OBGYN West | Terri S. Johnson, MD
Terri S. Johnson, MD

Going beyond expectations.

Born and raised in Two Harbors, MN, Dr. Terri Johnson puts ordinary Minnesota nice to shame. As one of her medical associates says, "Terri has a lot of stamina and is incredibly generous. She can do a huge favor for a patient or colleague and think nothing of it. Sharing her skill and energy just comes naturally. The only complaint I've ever heard about her is that she's much too cheerful in the middle of the night."

Before attending medical school, Dr. Johnson worked as a medical technologist and her background in laboratory medicine still comes in handy. But working in a lab didn't provide enough contact with the human side of medical care. "I love getting to know my patients and I love how excited they get about their new babies."

Dr. Johnson has practiced at OBGYN West since 1987 and is the clinic's senior physician. She's cared for several generations of families and delivered more babies than she can count, including six from one mother.

In addition to being a very experienced obstetrician, she is a skilled gynecologic surgeon who has mastered minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Johnson is equally well versed in medical approaches to problems that can often avoid the need for surgery.

Though Dr. Johnson is highly accomplished and has been named a "Top Doctor" by Mpls St. Paul Magazine for several years, you'd never know it from talking to her. She'd rather talk about her medical mission trip to Bangladesh or her three kids, ages 14, 18 and 22. In her free time she enjoys downhill skiing, a sport that has been part of her life since her early years in northern Minnesota.

Medical School:

University of Minnesota Medical School

Residency Program:

University of Minnesota Medical School


Named a “Top Doc” by Mpls/St. Paul Magazine 2005–2009

Board Certified:

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG)


  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • Minneapolis Council of OBGYN
  • Minnesota State OBGYN Society