“After taking a high school physiology class where I was fascinated by the intricacies of the human body, I knew that I wanted to become a physician, says Dr. Amanda Huepfel. “When I delivered a baby for the first time, it was a life-changing experience. At that moment I knew I wanted to specialize in Obstetrics & Gynecology.” Dr. Huepfel loves connecting with patients and building trust. She says it’s a privilege to bond with women and walk with them through whatever they face in all phases of their lives.
Dr. Huepfel is a skilled surgeon and is trained in robotic, laparoscopic and other minimally invasive surgeries. Patients say she has a gift for talking them through what is to come and giving them confidence that she will guide them through the process. She loves being a surgeon because when she diagnoses a problem, she can also be the person to fix it. Patients value the fact that Dr. Huepfel remains calm in a crisis.
Dr. Huepfel and her husband, Will, have a son named Thomas, and a terrier named Teddy. She loves walking and biking around the Minneapolis lakes and traveling to see family, including her brother and parents in California and her identical twin sister in Tennessee.
Doctor of Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
B.S. Human Development
University of California at Davis
University of California Education Abroad Program
Georg-August University, Goettingen, Germany
- Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency – Administrative Chief Resident
- University of Minnesota/University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
- Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
- The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- Minnesota Medical Association
- Presentation: University of Minnesota Resident Research Day, May 2017
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health
Optimizing use of Bakri balloon in severe postpartum hemorrhage
- Presentation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Interdisciplinary Meeting, April 2016; July 2016
Update on Healthy Birth Initiative: Reducing Primary Cesareans Project
- Presentation: Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society, May 2012
Adiposity as a potential mediator of socioeconomic differences in cognitive functioning
- “Best Student Research Report” Award, University of California at Los Angeles, January 2012
- Medical Student Training in Aging Research Program