UW Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin - Madison (UW) is a dynamic and growing academic division balancing excellence in teaching, clinical care, and research in the setting of a world-class university. The clinical obstetrical facilities for the University of Wisconsin Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology are housed at Meriter Hospital, which is the primary site for UW high-risk obstetrics. The Center for Perinatal Care has been a joint program of the UW and Meriter Hospital for almost three decades, and provides services to a large number of patients from Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. The UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has two American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)-approved training programs: A Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship and an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency. Currently, the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) has four faculty members and three fellows on staff and plans to continue to grow.

Our Clinical Program

Our clinical program encompasses comprehensive MFM services including comprehensive management of high-risk pregnancies and a full complement of prenatal diagnostic services.

Center for Perinatal Care

The Center for Perinatal Care is a tertiary center for maternal and neonatal transports and provides intensive perinatal care for a full spectrum of medical conditions. The Diabetes in Pregnancy Program provides diabetes care and education from preconception to post-delivery. The Meriter Diabetes Self-Management Education Program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education*. A multidisciplinary-team approach is used for complex conditions affecting the mother and fetus. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Meriter Hospital is the University's exclusive tertiary-care unit for sick newborns. A full-complement of UW pediatric subspecialists, including pediatric surgeons, offers the comprehensive spectrum of care for these infants.

Our Prenatal Diagnosis

Our Prenatal Diagnosis unit is a state-of-the-art unit that is accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), and it is the only facility in the region to be AIUM-accredited. In addition to the MFM subspecialists and fellows, the unit is staffed with six sonographers and three genetic counselors. We have three 3D/4D-capable diagnostic rooms. Invasive diagnostic procedures including chorionic villus sampling, fetal blood sampling, and transfusion are offered. We also provide first trimester screening, advanced targeted sonography, personalized preconception genetic risk assessments, genetic sonograms, genetic counseling, and teratogen information. Our specialists assess fetal well-being through fetal monitoring, fetal biophysical profiles, and Doppler assessment of maternal uterine, umbilical, and other fetal vessels. In collaboration with UW Pediatric Cardiology, fetal echocardiography services are also available.

Reproductive Sciences Division

Our Reproductive Sciences Division, directed by Dr. Ron Magness, has a state-of-the-art research facility at Meriter Hospital. The laboratory research space for the Division of MFM is housed within these research facilities. This allows investigators and fellows to actively interact with several senior, internationally-renowned scientists. The research of the center has a focus on perinatal vascular biology, which complements the current research interests of the division in the pathogenic mechanisms of preeclampsia.

Contact Us

Karen Watson
Maternal Fetal Medicine

Meriter Hospital
1010 Mound Street
McConnell Hall 4th Floor MFM
Madison WI 53715

Phone: 608-417-6099
Email: Contact Email Ann Hodges

Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program

For an extensive look at our Fellowship program, visit the MFM Fellowship Program.

Partnerships With

Meriter Hospital

Center for Perinatal Care

 American Diabetes Association