Special medical interests include menopause and midlife transitions; incontinence; pelvic organ prolapse; minimally invasive surgery; in-office procedures; laparoscopic surgeries; and complex GYN conditions.
Biography and Personal Interests
I decided that I wanted to be a doctor in the third grade. I made the right choice, choosing obstetrics and gynecology because it is the only specialty that combines a surgical focus with the possibility of being a patient’s primary doctor. I especially enjoy building relationships with my patients and becoming their health confidant and advisor.
Just as many of my patients have gone through transitions in life, so have I. In 2012, I stopped obstetrics and delivering babies to focus on the “Gyn portion of Ob-Gyn”. I have delivered more than 5,000 babies in my career and have been fortunate to have been able to share those experiences with my patients. I truly miss that portion of my practice.
My new direction has been born out of my longtime interest in women’s midlife issues. As women age, the need for surgical and non-surgical treatment options for such conditions as urinary leakage, abnormal uterine bleeding, and pelvic organ prolapse become more Read More
- Medical Degree: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
- Residency: University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics
Clinical Special Interests
Menopause, urogynecology conditions that include incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, minimally invasive surgeries, in-office procedures, laparoscopic surgeries and complex gynecologic conditions.
Professional interests also include innovation in healthcare and leadership.
- American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Certified Menopause Practitioner, North American Menopause Society
Awards and Recognition
- Minnesota Physician, 2012, Top 100 Influential Health Care Leaders
- Minnesota Monthly “Best Doctor for Women” 2015, 2007
- Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine “Top Doctor” 2016, 2015, 2014, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2001, 2000, 1996, 1994, 1992
- Top 10 ObGyn Doctors, WCCO-Television
- Raymond Albrecht ObGyn Resident Teaching Award, 1981
- Minnesota Health Care News, October 2015 – Hysterectomy: Alternative Surgical Approaches
- Minnesota Health Care News, June 2015 – Well-woman exams: A valuable preventive health care tool
- Minnesota Physician, June 2014 – Hormone therapy and the WHI: an update of the update
- Uterine Fibroids
- Evolution of Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Complementary and Alternative Remedies for Menopause
- More Recent Hormone Therapy Negative Publicity
- Hormone Therapy: A Good Surprise
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