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Judith M. Stark, MD

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Judith M. Stark, MD

Physician

Biography/Personal Interests

Dr. Judy Stark joined Southdale Ob/Gyn more than 20 years ago as one of its first female physicians. She’s proud of the part she’s played in helping the clinic grow and change over the years — and equally proud of the ways she hasn’t changed. Stark has never been one to settle on easy solutions if they aren’t in the best interest of her patients. “When a woman comes to me with a problem, I’m committed to helping her solve it without automatically resorting to something like a hysterectomy,” she says. “We’re committed to the highest quality of care here, and we always have been.”

Dr. Stark was attracted to ob/gyn because of its variety. “When I did my medical-school rotation in ob/gyn, I thought ‘This is perfect for me.’ It’s women’s health care; it has surgery, endocrinology, and obstetrics. You can do all these things without having to pick just one as a specialty.”

Her first love is surgery, though: “You get to use your hands, it’s technical, it’s challenging, and I find it endlessly fascinating.”

She jokes that surgery’s a little like playing the clarinet. Dr. Stark entered college as a clarinet performance major, but found long hours in practice rooms to be “too lonely!” A self-described “people person,” Stark loves seeing her patients every day. “I have a pretty open personality,” she says. “I think I’m approachable … and a good listener. I try hard to let my patients know there isn’t anything I wouldn’t want to hear about, or talk about.”

In her non-working hours, Dr. Stark enjoys downhill skiing, reading (“especially historical fiction”), golf (“I’m not very good”), traveling with her husband, Randy, a cardiologist at Mercy Hospital, and being a grandma!

Since 2011 she has traveled to rural Haiti every year with CHI–Haiti (Community Health Initiative Haiti), where she uses her skills as an ob/gyn consultant and performs surgery. “When I retire I plan to stay for more extended trips,” she says. “It keeps me energized and excited about what I do.”

Education

Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University
Doctor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Residency

University of Minnesota

Certification

Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Memberships

Fellow – American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG)
American Medical Association (AMA)
Hennepin County Medical Society (HCMS)

Leadership

Past President – Southdale ObGyn Consultants

Awards

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine “Top Doctor”
Minnesota Monthly Magazine “Best Doctor for Women”
Champion of Care, Fairview Health Services

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3625 West 65th, Suite 100
Edina, MN 55435
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305 East Nicollet Blvd. Suite 393
Burnsville, MN 55337
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