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Michael Beninati, MD
Assistant Professor (CHS)

Maternal-Fetal Medicine




Administrative Assistant
Elizabeth Cavadini
ecavadini@wisc.edu
608-417-6099


Education

2020 Fellowship Surgical Critical Care, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2019 Fellowship Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Women & Infants Hospital, Providence, RI

2016 Residency Obstetrics & Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

2012 M.D. University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL

2007 B.S. Biochemistry, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL


Certifications

Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology (ABOG)

Board Certified, Maternal Fetal Medinice (ABOG)

Board Eligible, Surgical Critical Care (ABS)


Honors and Awards

Top Fellow in Medical Student Education, Brown University Dept of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Excellence in Resident Education, Brown University Dept of Obstetrics & Gynecology

PGY-1 Resident of the Year, Baylor College of Medicine Dept of Obstetrics & Gynecology

PGY-2 Resident of the Year, Baylor College of Medicine Dept of Obstetrics & Gynecology

PGY-3 Resident of the Year, Baylor College of Medicine Dept of Obstetrics & Gynecology


Memberships

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists                           

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

American College of Surgeons

Society of Critical Care Medicine            

 

Use of dexamethasone, remdesivir, convalescent plasma and prone positioning in the treatment of severe COVID-19 infection in pregnancy: A case report

Jennifer Jacobson, Kathleen Antony, Michael Beninati, William Alward, Kara K Hoppe

Published Date: December, 2020 - pmid:33262932 - Case reports in women's health


Prediction Model for Vaginal Birth After Induction of Labor in Women With Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

Michael J Beninati, Sebastian Z Ramos, Valery A Danilack, Phinnara Has, David A Savitz, Erika F Werner

Published Date: July, 2020 - pmid:32649502 - Obstetrics and gynecology


Intrapartum Glucose Management in Women With Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Maureen S Hamel, Lindsey M Kanno, Phinnara Has, Michael J Beninati, Dwight J Rouse, Erika F Werner

Published Date: May, 2019 - pmid:31135731 - Obstetrics and gynecology


Survival after prolonged length of stay in a trauma intensive care unit

Vincent Trottier, Mark G McKenney, Michael Beninati, Ronald Manning, Carl I Schulman

Published Date: January, 2007 - pmid:17215746 - The Journal of trauma


 

Beninati MJ, Ramos SZ, Danilack VA, Has P, Savitz DA, Werner EF. Prediction Model for Vaginal Birth After Induction of Labor in Women With Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2020;136(2):402-410


Hamel MS, Kanno LM, Has P, Beninati MJ, Rouse DJ, Werner EF. Intrapartum Glucose Management in Women With Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2019;133(6):1171-1177.


Trottier V, McKenney MG, Beninati M, Manning R, Schulman CI. Survival after prolonged length of stay in a trauma intensive care unit. J Trauma. 2007;62(1):147-150


UW Ob-Gyn residents, fellows, faculty have strong showing at SMFM annual conference

Faculty and fellows from the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, as well as UW Ob-Gyn residents, brought an abundance of amazing research to the 2020 Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting in Grapevine, TX in early February! Just a few of their exciting accomplishments:

  • Janine Rhoades, MD, served as a reviewer for conference abstracts
  • Fellow Jacquelyn Adams, MD’s poster “Weight gain in pregnancy: can metformin steady the scales?” received a profile in MDEdge (read more here!)

Members of the department brought several great posters detailing their recent research accomplishments:

Congratulations to all who presented and attended! What an incredible showing from our department this year. 


Jacobson publishes on severe COVID infection in pregnancy in Case Reports in Women’s Health

A new article by Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellow Jennifer Jacobson, MD outlines treatment of a severe COVID-19 infection in a pregnant patient, offering insight into care for other such patients in the future.

Use of dexamethasone, remdesivir, convalescent plasma and prone positioning in the treatment of severe COVID-19 infection in pregnancy: A case report” is online now, and will appear in the January 2021 volume of Case Reports in Women’s Health:

Severe infection with COVID-19 virus in pregnancy offers unique management challenges for the obstetrician and critical care specialist. We report the case of a woman at 26 weeks of gestation with acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to COVID-19 infection treated with dexamethasone, remdesivir, convalescent plasma and mechanical ventilation. Cesarean delivery was performed at 29 weeks due to worsening maternal status. This case offers insight into the assessment and successful use of treatment strategies, including dexamethasone, remdesivir, convalescent plasma, early prone positioning, conservative fluid management, permissive hypoxia and low tidal volume parameters with ventilator support for pregnancies affected by severe COVID-19 infection.”

UW Ob-Gyn MFM faculty Katie Antony, MD, Michael Beninati, MD, and Kara Hoppe, DO are co-authors on this case report. Read the whole article here. Amazing work, Dr. Jacobson!


Beninati to discuss COVID vaccines and women’s health on News 3 Now, Fox 47

Tune in to WISCTV / News 3 Now at 5:30pm or 10pm on Sunday, April 18 to catch Michael Beninati, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, discussing how COVID and COVID vaccines can affect women’s health! Beninati’s segment will also run in the 9pm newscast on Fox 47 News on Sunday.

After it airs, the segment will be available on Channel 3000. You can also watch UW Department of Ob-Gyn social media – like our Facebook page, Instagram account, or Twitter account – for the video. Thanks for discussing this important topic with our community, Dr. Beninati!


Beninati discusses COVID vaccines and pregnancy with WISC-TV News 3 Now

To help answer common questions about COVID-19, vaccination and pregnancy, Michael Beninati, MD of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, spoke with WISC-TV News 3 Now.

In the interview, Beninati clarified vaccine advice from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and discussed pregnancy-related data that is available so far:

“He said the CDC is tracking side effects of COVID-19 vaccines through the V Safe app. Of the almost 87,000 pregnant women to register on the app, about 4,500 have logged side effects.

“Based on those data, it doesn’t appear that the vaccine increases the likelihood of miscarriage, or stillbirth, or neonatal death, or pregnancy complications, such as growth restriction or preeclampsia,” Beninati said.”

Watch the interview here!