Joy Maharaj - M.D.

Joy Maharaj - M.D.

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My Areas of Practice

I am passionate about providing patient-centered care to women in my practice as an OB/GYN. My goal is to listen actively and communicate clearly in order to individualize care for each patient. I focus on educating my patients so they are empowered to take ownership of their health. I chose OB/GYN because of the ability to form long-term relationships with my patients, whether over a pregnancy or over a lifetime.  It is a privilege to walk alongside women during some of their most joyful and challenging moments—and everything in between.

I strive to provide comprehensive care for all general OB/GYN concerns. My specific interests include abnormal bleeding, family planning and contraception, office based procedures, vaginal birth after cesareans, and both high and low risk pregnancies. I am dedicated to providing minimally invasive surgery to shorten recovery times, and I utilize the daVinci robot for complex cases. I have a commitment to the education of medical students, residents, and, first and foremost, my patients.

General Information

Gender: Female

Practicing Since: 2017

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Additional Languages
  • Spanish

Practices at

Methodist Hospital
6500 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Womens Center
6500 Excelsior Blvd.

5th floor
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Family Birth Center
6500 Excelsior Blvd
3rd floor
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Education & Certifications

Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Board Eligible

Residency: Mayo Clinic
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rochester, Minnesota

M.D.: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; summa cum laude
Chicago, Illinois

Bachelor of Arts: University of Notre Dame
Pre-Medicine, Psychology, and Spanish; summa cum laude
South Bend, Indiana

Research & Publications

I have performed research on endometrial ablation, contraception use in adolescents and adults after removal of an intrauterine device, genetic counseling in ovarian cancer, labor induction methods, and thromboembolism prophylaxis in ovarian cancer.

Professional Associations & Awards

Professional Associations:

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)

Society for Academic Specialists in General OB/GYN (SASGOG)

Phi Beta Kappa - Honor Society for liberal arts and sciences


Recognition of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology from AAGL, 2017

Rising Star Award from SASGOG, 2016

Lawrence Randall Travel Award for excellence in the field of OB/GYN, Mayo residency, 2016

Best senior resident teacher in Mayo OB/GYN, 2016 and 2017

Golden Stethoscope Award (Mayo Medical School's resident teacher of the year), 2015 


I grew up in St. Paul and am thrilled to now call the Twin Cities home again. When I’m not at Park Nicollet, I enjoy yoga, reading, running, journaling, and exploring new neighborhoods and restaurants with my husband. I love to travel and have spent extended time volunteering in the healthcare systems of Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, and Uganda. I think that I have the best job in the world as an OB/GYN (how lucky that my job doesn’t feel like work!) and am grateful to have found an exceptional place to practice at Park Nicollet.