“I want my patients to trust and confide in me, to think of me as their friend and their physician.”
Dr. Melissa Stoffel knew she wanted to
be an OB/GYN physician when she was
in eighth grade. While taking part in a
Marshfield Clinic Health System medical
explorers program, she shadowed an
obstetrican for a day and was there
when a patient had a baby girl.
“It was a life-changing moment for me,”
Dr. Stoffel said. “I knew that’s what I
wanted to be.”
Dr. Stoffel is especially interested in
infertility, higher-risk obstetrics and
laparoscopic hysterectomies. But, she
says the highlight of her career is the
birth of any child.
“To see the tears of joy on the face of
parents gives me chills every single
time,” she said.
Dr. Stoffel earned her medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Missouri. She did her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Michigan State University – Metropolitan Hospital. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.
She married Kyle, her high school sweetheart, and they have two sons and one daughter. Dr. Stoffel loves being a mom. She also enjoys running and has completed multiple half-marathons.