Katie J. Toft, MD

Dedicated to building long-term relationships with her patients.

Dr. Toft joined the OB GYN West team in 2009 following completion of her residency program at the University Of Michigan . She is originally from the area – growing up in the small town of Nicollet, MN – which helped her develop a great a Midwestern work ethic. She moved back to Eden Prairie to raise her family close to family and friends.

"We had an extensive minimally invasive surgery program at the University of Michigan", explains Dr. Toft. "I've been performing advanced laparoscopic surgery since I was an intern. That's part of the reason I wanted to work with OBGYN West. I feel very comfortable with my experience in these new minimally invasive procedures, including the da Vinci gynecologic surgeries, and I'm happy to provide that option for my patients."

Dr. Toft has always been a quick study and more than a little ahead of the curve. While in high school, she spent her senior year taking freshman college courses just because she got "kind of bored". In addition to a double load of school work and a part-time job decorating cakes at her father's bakery, she also was involved in volleyball, dance line, choir and played saxophone, flute and piccolo in the high school band. "I've always had a lot of inner drive," she admits. "If I put my mind to something, I was going to do it."

By age 19, she had already decided she was going to be a doctor. But not before taking a year off after getting her undergraduate degree (at the ripe old age of 20) to work in group homes with autistic and severely mentally handicapped people. And to get married to her college sweetheart, Eric.

Then, it was off to the University of Minnesota where she soon learned that OBGYN was the perfect specialty for her. "The days were long, but I loved every minute of it," Dr. Toft confesses of her Obstetrics and Gynecology rotation. "I liked taking care of women, especially through labor and delivery. But then I got to see them back for their annual exam. And you can follow them over time. I really like that continuity of care and getting to follow someone through major life events."

When it came time to find that first job, OBGYN West was Dr. Toft's first choice. Not only did she like the other doctors she met ("they seemed very straight-forward, easy to talk to and very down-to-earth," she confides), but she admired their "with you every step of the way" approach.

"I'm interested in having long-term relationships with my patients. I want to take them through their pregnancies, help them transition into menopause. I'm a very positive person, but I always give the facts. So if a patient comes to me, they'll know all their options. And they'll know I'll help them make good decisions."

Dr. Toft likes to participate in 5K, 10K races in the area and enjoys spending time outdoors - fishing, jet skiing, bike riding. She and her husband, Eric, have 3 children – Jacob, Abigail and Clara.

Make an appointment with Dr. Katie Toft by calling us at 952-249-2000.

Medical School:

University of Minnesota Medical School

Residency Program:

University of Michigan Medical Center

Fellow:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG)

Member:

  • American Medical Association
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Norman F. Miller Gynecologic Society
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

Honors:

Rising Star Top Doctor – to be featured in October 2015 Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine

Special Interests:

  • Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery
  • High Risk Obstetrics
  • Menopause
  • Vulvar Diseases