Erica Berven - MD

Erica Berven - MD

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My Areas of Practice
Minimally-Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (including Da Vinci robotic-assisted laparoscopy), Obstetrics, Menstrual Disorders, Adolescent Health, Contraception, Office-based gynecologic procedures (including ESSURE office sterilization), Premature Menopause

General Information

Gender: Female

Practicing Since: 2006

Accepting New Patients: Yes


Practices at

St Louis Park
3850 Park Nicollet Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

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

Education & Certifications

Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Residency: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rochester, MN

Medical School: Mayo Medical School
Rochester, MN

Bachelor of Science: University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences
Genetics and Cell Biology, magna cum laude
Minneapolis, MN

Research & Publications


Cervical Cancer Screening: New Guidelines, New Challenges. Park Nicollet Institute Continuing Medical Education Conference: Primary Care Update. Nov. 22, 2013.

Contraceptives Old and New: Birth Control and More! Park Nicollet Institute Continuing Medical Education Conference: New and Old Drugs: Best Choices, Combinations and Other Treatments; April 28, 2006.

Practical Approach to Infertility. Park Nicollet Institute Continuing Medical Education Conference: Diabetes and Endocrinology Update; Nov. 30, 2006.


Pharmacokinetics and biodistribution of radioimmunoconjugates of anti-CD19 antibody and single-chain Fv for treatment of human B-cell malignancy. Li Q, Hudson W, Wang D Berven E, Uckun FM, Kersey JH.Cancer Immunol Immunother. 1998 Nov;47(3):121-30.

Generation and characterization of an anti-CD19 single-chain Fv immunotoxin composed of C-terminal disulfide-linked dgRTA. Wang D, Li Q, Hudson W, Berven E, Uckun F, Kersey JH. Bioconjug Chem. 1997 Nov-Dec;8(6):878-84.

Optimization of conditions for formation and analysis of anti-CD19 FVS191 single-chain Fv homodimer (scFv')2. Wang D, Berven E, Li Q, Uckun F, Kersey JH. Bioconjug Chem. 1997 Jan-Feb;8(1):64-70.
Development and characterization of three recombinant single chain antibody fragments (scFvs) directed against the CD19 antigen. Bejcek BE, Wang D, Berven E, Pennell CA, Peiper SC, Poppema S, Uckun FM, Kersey JH. Cancer Res. 1995 Jun 1;55(11):2346-51.

Professional Associations & Awards

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 

American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology

American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.


I grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. As an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, I worked as a junior scientist in a children’s cancer research laboratory at the University’s Cancer Center. Upon graduation, I relocated to Rochester, Minnesota to attend the Mayo Medical School. I completed my residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine in 2006.

I have special interests in high-risk obstetrics, minimally-invasive gynecological surgery (including Da Vinci robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery), menstrual disorders, adolescent health, contraception, premature menopause, and office-based gynecological procedures – including ESSURE office-based tubal sterilization. I also provide care to uninsured and underinsured women at the Neighborhood Involvement Clinic (NIP) in Uptown, Minneapolis. I am also fortunate to serve as the Vice Chair of Clinical Practice for my department at Park Nicollet.

I enjoy the wealth of backgrounds, age, and life experience that my practice in OB/GYN provides. I choose to practice at Park Nicollet because of the collegiality and team approach of my group. I strive to be pragmatic as I provide individual care for each patient; my focus remains on the wonderful diversity of patients within my care. I strive to understand the need to listen rather than preach. I try to explore multiple treatment options for my patients – both medical and surgical.

In my free time, I enjoy the visual arts with my husband (who is a local painter and a college art instructor). I also enjoy being a frustrated knitter, a novice landscape gardener, as well as an active collector of vinyl 45-rpm records (for my two vintage Seeburg jukeboxes) and other midcentury memorabilia. Surprisingly, I have also recently developed a wicked addiction to Korean dramas. While my academic endeavors have informed my practice, my outside interests hopefully invest sensitivity and humor to my collaboration with patients.