meet the sofia team

Every staff member at Clinic Sofia is part of a team. Together, we work to provide a comfortable, caring environment where your individual health and well-being are our sole focus. We are there for you when you have questions, concerns or just need reliable, medically sound advice.

Donna Block


University of Minnesota Medical School, M.D.


University of St. Thomas, M.B.A


Residency: University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists


awards and honors

Serves on the Harvard Kennedy Women’s Leadership Board since 2009


Perennial “Top Doc” honoree by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine


Named a “Best Doctor for Women” by Minnesota Monthly


Listed in the “Guide to America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists” from the Consumers’ Research Council of America

donna block, md, mba

The ancient Greek goddess of wisdom and nurturing would be proud of her modern-day legacy. When Dr. Donna Block founded Clinic Sofia, named after the legendary goddess named Sophia, she envisioned a healthy, nurturing and supportive clinic for women enriched by wisdom, conversation and connection. It was a vision sparked by a “little girl who loved babies” and one that continues to shine today.

“It’s all magical. I love to deliver babies, I love to operate and I love to connect with women at all stages of their lives. “

A native of the small town of Columbus, Nebraska, Dr. Block moved to the Twin Cities in 1975 and worked as an audiologist before starting medical school at age 32, with the desire to “make sure my daughters had access to a different experience of healthcare as well as be a part of women’s lives at such important stages. Practicing medicine since 1987, Dr. Block went on to open Clinic Sofia in 2004 and fulfill her dream to offer a better approach to women’s healthcare by giving women the nurturing, insight and guidance they need from obstetrics to childbirth to menopause and everything in between. She has a special interest in gynecological surgery, obstetrics and menopause.

“Women’s lives are so dynamic, and I enjoy working with them as they move from one stage to the next.”

Her patients describe her as “a friend,” “caring” and “someone who tailors her services to where I am right now.” When she’s not seeing patients or delivering babies, Dr. Block loves spending time with her two daughters and her friends, painting and other creative projects, reading and working out with her trainer.

Clinic Hours
Mon: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tue – Thu: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am – noon
24-hour phone: 952.922.7600

Clinic Locations
6545 France Avenue South,
Suite 490
Edina, MN 55435
fax 952.345.4448
Maple Grove
15679 Grove Circle North
Maple Grove, MN 55369
fax 763.416.1758
Hospital Affiliations
We use FAIRVIEW SOUTHDALE HOSPITAL and MAPLE GROVE HOSPITAL for labor, delivery and surgical procedures.