Dr. Hartenbach is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and The Gloria E. Sarto MD PhD Chair of Women’s Health and Health Equity Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. She completed her residency at the University of Missouri and her Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Hartenbach holds board certifications in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, and Palliative Care.
Dr. Hartenbach joined the University of Wisconsin in 1995. She is dedicated to the delivery of compassionate comprehensive care to women with female pelvic cancers and to the development and refinement of strategies to improve outcomes. Over the course of her career, she has served in various key roles in the department as a clinician, educator, administrator, and researcher.
Dr. Hartenbach is recognized as a leader in the field of Gynecologic Oncology and has spoken extensively at national meetings since 1992. She is also passionate about improving the quality of life for patients facing life-threatening illness.
Dr. Hartenbach has acted as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on over 14 grants from various organizations, including the National Institute of Health (NIH). She is also an avid journal reviewer to ensure quality research is disseminated appropriately to health care providers. She has authored or co-authored over 50 peer reviewed journal articles and has co-authored two book chapters. Her current research involves the broader reproductive health issues of access to care and disparities in rural maternal health.
Dr. Hartenbach has been recognized with the UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award in 2013, Best Doctors in America in 2013 and 2011, Madison Magazine Top Docs in 2012 and UW Medical Foundation Physician Excellence Award for Clinical Practice in 2009.