OBGYN West | Jennifer L. Smolinski, MD
Jennifer L. Smolinski, MD

Honest, compassionate, down-to-earth and always wearing a smile.

“I truly care about my patients and I take the time necessary to properly address their medical concerns,” says Dr. Jennifer Smolinski. “As part of my job as a doctor I also fulfill a role as a nurturer and confidant. I enjoy getting to know my patients.”

Dr. Smolinski says there were many reasons that she decided to concentrate on obstetrics and gynecology in medical school. She felt that this specialty was one where she could truly be an ally and a friend to her patients. “I love the opportunity to take part in major events in women’s lives and being able to relate with my patients,” says Dr. Smolinski. “It is so rewarding to be able to teach women and encourage them to become advocates for their own health and the health of their loved ones.”

Beyond delivering babies, Dr. Smolinski’s areas of interest include contraceptive management, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Endometriosis surgery, and adolescent gynecology.

Prior to joining OBGYN West Dr. Smolinski worked at another OBGYN clinic in the Twin Cities. While in residency at Penn State College of Medicine Dr. Smolinski received the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism & Excellence in Teaching Award two separate times.

In her free time she enjoys going up to her family’s cottage on Lake Mille Lacs. Dr. Smolinski can also be seen at the dog park playing with her chihauhua Obie, and she enjoys dining out with friends and family.

Medical School:

Ohio State University College of Medicine

Residency Program:

Penn State College of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Board Certified:

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology


  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine