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Before going to medical school, Dr. Vanessa Knoedler did research in neonatal neuropathology at Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts for two years. She then earned her medical degree at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York in 2007, and completed her residency in 2011 at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago. She is board certified and has been inducted as a Fellow in the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG). Dr. Knoedler has been named as a “Top Doctor Rising Star” by Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine multiple times.


Dr. Knoedler’s special medical interests include reproductive medicine and infertility; robotic and minimally invasive surgery; and treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence, including InterStim® therapy.

Philosophy of Care

Her practice style is straightforward and communicative; she sees herself as a woman’s advocate. She enjoys the surgical aspect of gynecological care, offering surgery when needed but also focusing on how to avoid surgery when appropriate with physical therapy, behavior modification, lifestyle changes and weight loss. She likes the mix of clinic and hospital time that her practice offers, and appreciates the opportunity to care for women across the whole spectrum of their life.

Clinic Locations & Affiliations

Dr. Knoedler sees patients at Metro OBGYN clinic locations in Maplewood and Woodbury. She is also a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA).

Personal Notes

In her free time, she enjoys downhill skiing and water skiing, reading science fiction, and traveling the world.

Undergraduate Degree: Swarthmore College, Swarthmore PA, 2001

Research: Harvard Medical School, 2001-2003

Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla NY, 2007

Residency: Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago IL, 2011




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