David Curran, MD, is a board-certified Physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The practice has two locations with offices in Edina and Burnsville, Minnesota.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, followed by a Doctor of Medicine from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire. He completed his residency at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
“The joke about me is I used to be a pitcher — and now I’m a catcher!” says Dr. Curran, with a grin. In the late 1970s, right out of college, Curran pitched in the Milwaukee Brewers’ minor-league system for two and a half seasons before being sidelined with an elbow injury.
He had to decide — to have surgery on his arm and keep playing baseball or accept an offer of admission from Dartmouth Medical School, which was a dream come true. He believes life unfolds for a reason, and he always knew he wanted to be a doctor.
His life plan became even more apparent during his first medical school rotations in OBGYN. On one of the rotation's first nights, I was on a call with an OB doctor. His beeper went off, and he said, ‘Let’s go. It’s time to attend a delivery!”
Dr. Curran always thought he would be a sports doctor, but he’ll never forget that night on rotation. He’d never seen anything born and was overwhelmed, amazed, and moved. He thought to himself, ‘This is it.’
Dr. Curran likes to play golf and travel, but he devotes most of his leisure time to family activities.
He and his wife, Dr. Dina Curran (a pediatrician at Southdale Pediatrics), have three children: a daughter who’s talented in the performing arts, a son who’s an Army officer, and another son who plays college baseball and has been guaranteed acceptance into Medical school.