Leslie Pratt - MD

Leslie Pratt - MD

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My Areas of Practice
I have a special interest and expertise Maternal Fetal Medicine (Perinatology).  I specialize in pregnancies complicated by preexisting maternal conditions such as cardiac concerns, hypertension, diabetes, lupus,and maternal stroke to name a few.  I also specialize in pregnancies that are complicated by multiple gestations (twins, triplets and more), fetal conditions such as fetal cardiac malformations, other fetal anomalies, placental problems, and fetal infections. I enjoy doing prenatal diagnosis (amniocentesis, CVS) and high level ultrasounds. I work with women who have ongoing pregnancy problems including incompetent cervix, preterm labor, abnormal fetal growth, preeclampsia, or a previous history of complicated pregnancy.  I am dedicated to helping all women reach their goal of a successful pregnancy.  I feel very priviledged to help families through a challenging preganncy and to be able to share in their joy with the delivery of a heathy baby (or babies!). 

General Information

Gender: Female

Practicing Since: 1981

Accepting New Patients: No


Practices at

3931 Louisiana Ave. S.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

1415 St. Francis Ave.
Shakopee, MN 55379

Burnsville OB GYN
14101 Fairview Drive, Suite 420
Burnsville, MN 55337

Education & Certifications

Medical Degree: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Madison, WI

Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maternal Fetal Medicine
1999, renewed 2010

Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology
1983, renewed 2010

Fellowship, Maternal Fetal Medicine: University of Wisconsin -  Madison
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Madison, WI

Obstetrics and Gynecology: St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center (Regions Hospital)
St. Paul, MN

Research & Publications

Fangman JJ, Mark PM, Pratt L, Conway KK, Healey ML, Oswald JW, Uden LD, Prematurity prevention programs: an analysis of successes and failures. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1995 May; 172(5):1639-40.

Kaufmann K, Baldinger S, Pratt L. Ultrasound detection of Apert syndrome: a case report and literature review. Am J Perinatol. 1997 Aug; 14(7):427-30

Pratt L, Digiosia J, Swenson JN, Trampe B, Martin CB Jr. Reversible fetal hydrops associated with indomethacin use. Obstet Gynecol. 1997 Oct;90 (4 Pt2):676-8.

Pratt L, Waschbusch L, Ladd W, Gangnon R, Hendricks SK. Multiple vs single betamethasone therapy - neonatal and maternal effects. J Reprod Med. 1999 March  44(3); 257-64.

Pratt L, Magness RR, Phernetton T, Hendricks SK, Abbott DH, Bird IM. Repeated use of betamethasone in rabbitts: effects of treatment variation on adrenal suppression, pulmonary maturation, and pregnancy outcome. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1999 Apr; 180:995-1005.

Professional Associations & Awards

Fellow, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Member, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Member, American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine

Member, International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Clinical Associate (Adjunct) Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis

Best Doctors in America Award 2011-2012

Top Doctors for Women awarded by Minnesota Monthly Magazine for 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011

Top Doctors in the Twin Cities awarded by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine for 2003


When not at Park Nicollet, I enjoy being with my family which includes my husband of 38 years, two grown children (and daughter-in-law) and two small dogs. I very much enjoy being outdoors year round and spend time hiking, biking, gardening, kayaking, skiing, and snowshoeing. I also continue to endeavor to improve my musical abilities by playing my flute in a community band and at my church.