OBGYN West | Eric J. English, MD
Eric J. English, MD

Dr. English speaks the language of caring and competence.

From a very a young age, Eric English knew “there was more to medicine than just learning the text book”. The son of a family physician in Apple Valley, Minnesota, young Eric would often do rounds with his father. It was at his dad’s side, he learned what really mattered in life: Caring for the whole person, not just their physical condition.

“One time, my dad actually made me watch him set a girl’s broken arm,” Dr. English recalls. Watching his father perform this delicate and potentially scream-inducing procedure, Eric was impressed by his father’s skills, but also aware of the intense need for empathy for the patient’s fears and apprehension. (By the way, the re-setting went smoothly and, thankfully, quite quickly for all involved.)

Certainly, Dr. English has always excelled in his practice. In fact, after attending the Creighton School of Medicine in Omaha, his residency at Mercy Medical Center in Chicago helped establish his reputation as one of the most accomplished practitioners of today’s minimally invasive procedures. But Dr. English strives to be more than to be a technically exceptional doctor and surgeon. He also endeavors to be the most caring doctor he can be for his patients.

“I’m grateful to come to OBGYN West. I love the positivity here and I feel their approach most closely matches my own,” he explains. “Like the other doctors, I want to take the time to work with you and get to know what’s on your mind. Truly, the patient interactions are what’s important to me.”

Coming from a clinic in St. Paul, Dr. English hopes many of his old patients will be able to join him now that he’s made the trek to the West Metro. But he also looks forward to meeting and helping many new patients as well. As one of this state’s top practitioners of da Vinci robotic surgery, Dr. English looks forward to solving his patient’s challenges as well as sharing in their joys.

Growing up with three younger sisters, Eric is now (surprisingly) the father of five boys (all under seven as of this writing). Dr. English and his wife reside in Sunfish Lake, Minnesota.

Medical School:

Creighton School of Medicine, Omaha

Residency Program:

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago


Epicenter Surgeon for Intuitive Surgical

Board Certified:

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology


  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG-FPMRS)
  • Epicenter trainer for upper Midwest area
  • Ability to do single site hysterectomy (only one in the upper Midwest in 2013)


  • Minnesota State Advisory Council of ACOG
  • Minnesota State OBGYN Society
  • Department Chair United Hospital