Martha was born in Rochester, Minnesota, raised in Edina, but traveled west to California to attend Stanford University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in human biology in 1990. She then spent three years doing research at the Palo Alto Veteran's Administration Hospital, and another three years working in marketing and sales for the San Jose Sharks. She switched gears, completed pre-medical training, and graduated from the University of California, San Diego medical school in 2002.
Dr. Engelbrekt then migrated back to the Midwest to complete her pediatric residency in 2005 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She finally returned "home" and joined the Wayzata Children's Clinic in 2005. Dr. Engelbrekt was our clinic's Medical Director from 2006-2013, and was our Board President from 2014-2017. She is board certified in pediatrics and lives in Eden Prairie with her husband Blair, son Jack, and daughter Brooke. She is an avid sports fan, and spends most of her free time with family.