Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology


Jacquelyn Adams, MD
Assistant Professor (CHS)
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Office Address
McConnell Hall, 4th Floor
1010 Mound Street
Madison, WI, 53715

Clinic Address
Center for Perinatal Care
202 S Park St
Madison, WI, 53715
Phone: 608-417-6667

Administrative Assistant
Alex Kress


B.S. Marshall University, Huntington, WV
M.D. Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, WV
Residency Summa Health System/Northeast Ohio Medical University, Akron, OH
Fellowship University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Honors and Awards

Louis M. Walker Award,
For resident achievement in both obstetrics and gynecology at Summa Health System.Academic Achievement Award,
Given to the resident with highest CREOG exam scores for four years

Women’s Health Service And Leadership Award,
Cleveland Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Maternal Fetal Medicine 2nd Place Award,
Cleveland Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology

First place in original research across Northeast Ohio Medical University teaching sites in
obstetrics and gynecology, Northeast Ohio Medical University Obstetrics and Gynecology Research Day

The Robert Flora and Linda Upp Award,
Given for outstanding research in women’s health at Summa Health System Post Graduate
Research Day


Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Blue carbon sinks in South Africa and the need for restoration to enhance carbon sequestration

J L Raw, L Van Niekerk, O Chauke, H Mbatha, T Riddin, J B Adams

Published Date: November, 2022 - pmid:36375557 - The Science of the total environment

Enhancing Care for Older Adults Living in Rural Areas Using an Evidence-Based Screening Tool to Recognize Geriatric Syndromes

Jacquelyn D Adams, Sue Anderson, K LuAnn Cook, Laura J Tivis

Published Date: August, 2022 - pmid:36007211 - Journal of gerontological nursing

Weight gain in pregnancy: can metformin steady the scales?

Jacquelyn H Adams, John Poehlmann, Jenna L Racine, J Igor Iruretagoyena, April Eddy, Kara K Hoppe, Katharina Stewart, Janine Rhoades, Kathleen M Antony

Published Date: March, 2022 - pmid:35272547 - The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians

Terbutaline-triggered fetal arrhythmia prior to neonatal diagnosis of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome: A case report

Maya Gross, J Igor Iruretagoyena, Shardha Srinivasan, Jennifer Karnowski, Jacquelyn Adams

Published Date: January, 2022 - pmid:35070730 - Case reports in women's health

Postoperative Respiratory Compromise following Cesarean Birth: The Impact of Obesity and Systemic Opioids

Jessica L Walker, Jacquelyn H Adams, Aimee T Broman, Peter G Pryde, Kathleen M Antony

Published Date: January, 2022 - pmid:35036046 - AJP reports

Implementation and evaluation of a virtual learning advanced pharmacy practice experience

Jackie P Johnston, Liza Barbarello Andrews, Christopher D Adams, Maria Cardinale, Deepali Dixit, Muhammad K Effendi, Danielle M Tompkins, Jessica A Wilczynski, Yekaterina Opsha

Published Date: June, 2021 - pmid:34074519 - Currents in pharmacy teaching & learning

Metformin Exposure and Risk of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Jenna L Racine, Jacquelyn H Adams, Kathleen M Antony, Kara K Hoppe, Jesus I Iruretagoyena, Katharina S Stewart, April Eddy, Janine S Rhoades

Published Date: May, 2021 - pmid:33940652 - American journal of perinatology

Lidocaine patches for postcesarean pain control in obese women: a pilot randomized controlled trial

Kathleen M Antony, Jacquelyn H Adams, Laura Jacques, Scott Hetzel, Richard J Chappell, Sarah E Gnadt, Amye J Tevaarwerk

Published Date: January, 2021 - pmid:33451596 - American journal of obstetrics & gynecology MFM

A Matter of Time: Does Gestational Age Affect the Duration of the Fetal Anatomic Survey?

John R Poehlmann, Ainsley Timmel, Jacquelyn H Adams, Vivek K Gupta, Janine S Rhoades, J Igor Iruretagoyena, Kara K Hoppe, Kathleen M Antony

Published Date: November, 2020 - pmid:33155692 - Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Detailed Fetal Anatomic Ultrasound Examination Duration and Association With Body Mass Index

Vivek K Gupta, Jacquelyn H Adams, Timothy Heiser, J Igor Iruretagoyena, Kara K Hoppe, Kathleen M Antony

Published Date: September, 2019 - pmid:31503163 - Obstetrics and gynecology

Management of Maternal Cardiac Arrest in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy: A Simulation-Based Pilot Study

Jacquelyn Adams, Jose R Cepeda Brito, Lauren Baker, Patrick G Hughes, M David Gothard, Michele L McCarroll, Jocelyn Davis, Angela Silber, Rami A Ahmed

Published Date: August, 2016 - pmid:27555967 - Critical care research and practice

Use of nonpathogenic, green fluorescent protein-marked Escherichia coli Biotype I cultures to evaluate the self-cleansing capabilities of a commercial beef grinding system after a contamination event

Jennifer A Wages, Jennifer Williams, Jacquelyn Adams, Bruce George, Eric Oxford, Dan Zelenka

Published Date: November, 2014 - pmid:25364922 - Journal of food protection

Beliefs about preventive care, individual health, and lifestyle change among low-income African American women at risk for diabetes

Adam M Bernstein, Natalie Rudd, Gina Gendy, Kristie Moffett, Jacquelyn Adams, Scott Steele, Michelle Frietchen

Published Date: December, 2013 - pmid:24304627 - Holistic nursing practice

Using autoethnography to reclaim the 'place of healing' in mental health care

J Liggins, R A Kearns, P J Adams

Published Date: July, 2012 - pmid:22795913 - Social science & medicine (1982)

Analysis of genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of toxicity: potential roles of toxicogenomics and proteomics in toxicology

S W Burchiel, C M Knall, J W Davis, R S Paules, S E Boggs, C A Afshari

Published Date: February, 2001 - pmid:11158710 - Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology

Operation, formulary decision-making activities of a P & T Committee in a managed care setting

J Adams, J Richardson

Published Date: April, 1991 - pmid:10109798 - Hospital formulary

UW Ob-Gyn brings research, developments to 2021 SMFM Conference

Faculty, residents, fellows, researchers and more brought numerous posters and presentations to the virtual 2021 Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting at the end of January! Learn more about the wealth of research shared by our colleagues at the conference:


Racial disparities in post-operative pain experience and treatment following cesarean birth

John Poehlmann; Tiffany Green, Katie Antony, Amy Godecker


Trouble with the curve: Is an ultrasound growth curve needed to predict SGA infants?

Bradley Bosse; Jacquelyn Adams, Melissa Meyer, John Poehlmann, Janine Rhoades, Igor Iruretagoyena

Obtaining accurate blood pressures: A quality improvement initiative to increase obstetric nursing knowledge and confidence

Matt Wagar; Jacquelyn Adams, Amy Godecker, Katie Antony

Prediction of vaginal delivery utilizing intrapartum transperineal ultrasound

Stephanie Peace; Melissa Meyer, Jacquelyn Adams, Katie Antony; Luther Gaston

Comparing 32-week vs 36-week growth ultrasound for prediction of LGA infants in obese gravidae

John Poehlmann; Jacquelyn Adams, Melissa Meyer, Jenna Racine, Janine Rhoades, Igor Iruretagoyena

Impact of a Standardized Post-Cesarean Analgesia Regimen on Postpartum Opioid Use

Melissa Meyer; Katie Antony

The impact of pre-existing maternal anxiety on pain and opioid use following cesarean birth

John Poehlmann; Amy Godecker, Katie Antony

Blood pressure pattern of women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy is highly affected by obesity

Narmin Mukhtarova (MFM research intern); Kara Hoppe co-authored

Postpartum blood pressure of Black women is significantly higher compared to non-Black women

Narmin Mukhtarova (MFM research intern); Kara Hoppe co-authored

Did institutional changes and patient behaviors surrounding COVID-19 affect perinatal outcomes?

Jenna Racine; Igor Iruretagoyena, Kara Hoppe

Distance matters. The effect of distance to the hospital on estimated blood loss.

Kara Hoppe; Alexa Lowry

Blood pressure pattern pre-pregnancy through 42-day postpartum of women with preeclampsia, gestational, and chronic hypertension

Narmin Mukhtarova (MFM research intern); Kara Hoppe

UW Ob-Gyn brings posters, presentations to 2022 SMFM Annual Pregnancy Meeting

Though the meeting was virtual this year, the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine brought an impressive raft of research to the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s 42nd Annual Pregnancy Meeting! Read about some of the incredible posters and presentations they shared at the conference:

Risk calculator for hypertension related postpartum readmission - Jinxin Tao, Yonatan Mintz, Ramsey Larson, Dakota Dalton, Kara Hoppe

(check out the risk calculator, recently published on Dr. Hoppe’s Staying Healthy After Childbirth site!)

A Spatial Approach to Examining Individual and Disparity-Level Factors and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy - Erin Bailey, Maria Kamenestky, Alexa Lowry, Ronald Gangnon, Kara Hoppe

Is isolated small head circumference at 20 weeks predictive of FGR or SGA at delivery? - Brad Bosse, Madeline Wetterhahn, Erin Bailey, Janine Rhoades, J. Igor Iruretagoyena, Jacquelyn Adams 

A Spatial Approach to Examining Individual and Disparity-Level Factors and Birth Outcomes - Alexa Lowry, Maria Kamenetsky, Erin Bailey, Ronald Gangnon, Kara Hoppe

Understanding endothelial dysfunction in preterm preeclampsia with severe features: utility of bedside brachial artery Doppler - Jenna Racine, Ryan Pewowaruk, Alejandro Roldan-Alzate, Ian Bird, Jason Austin, Dinesh Shah, J. Igor Iruretagoyena

Diabetes Distress Scores and Black race predicts poorer diabetes control in third trimester Jennifer Jacobson, Amy Godecker, Jennifer Janik, April Eddy, Jacquelyn Adams

Is an isolated short femur an indication for growth ultrasounds? - Erin Bailey, Brad Bosse, Madeline Wetterhahn, J. Igor Iruretagoyena, Janine Rhoades, Jacquelyn Adams

Predicting small for gestational age infants: is it time to update the Hadlock model? Joseph Chou, Brad Bosse, Madeline Wetterhahn, Jacquelyn Adams

Do obese women without comorbid conditions need a growth ultrasound during pregnancy? - Madeline Wetterhahn, Kathleen Antony, Brad Bosse, Jacquelyn Adams

Congratulations to all!

UW Ob-Gyn research and presentations at 2022 ACOG Annual Meeting

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists held the Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting in San Diego May 6-8, 2022. Faculty, fellows and residents in the UW Department of Ob-Gyn brought many exciting presentations and projects to the conference. Read more about some of their awesome accomplishments:

Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn Director Makeba Williams, MD gave the Morton and Diane Stenchever Lecture “The Women’s Health Initiative: Controversy, Confusion, Consensus” at the opening of the day on May 8: 

“In 2022, is hormone therapy safe? Have we reached a point of consensus? The Women’s Health Initiative hormone therapy trial preliminary results were released summer 2002, completely altering the practice of prescribing hormone therapy to midlife and menopausal women. Controversy and confusion immediately ensued. Attend this thought-provoking session to better understand current recommendations, management strategies and treatment options for menopausal patients.”

Division of Gynecologic Oncology Director Stephen Rose, MD, presented “A Revised Markov Model Evaluating Oophorectomy at the Time of Hysterectomy for Benign Indication”, co-authored by Gynecologic Oncology Fellow Shannon Rush, MD, during a late-breaking abstracts session on May 8.

More posters and presentations:

Black Women With Low Numeracy Fare Worse in Diabetic Pregnancies - Jennifer Jacobson, MD; Amy Godecker, PhD; Jennifer Janik, MD; April Eddy, MS; Jacquelyn Adams, MD

Assessment of In-Hospital Pain Control After Childbirth and Its Correlation With Anxiety in the Postpartum Period – Clara Olson, BS; John Poehlmann, MD; Zachary Stowe, MD; Kathleen Antony, MD

Clinical Application of a Previously Validated Pregnancy-Specific Screening Tool for Sleep Apnea – Kathleen Antony, MD

Operationalizing Aspirin to Reduce Preeclampsia Risk and Related Morbidity and Mortality – Maya Gross, MD; Katherine Sampene, MD

Leveraging Quality Improvement to Promote Health Equity: Prenatal Aspirin Recommendations by Race - Maya Gross, MD; Katherine Sampene, MD

In the Eye of the Beholder: Perspectives of Fellowship Applicants on Virtual Interviews - Christine Heisler, MD

Cost-Effectiveness of Opportunistic Salpingectomy Following Vaginal Delivery for Ovarian Cancer Prevention – Matthew Wagar, MD; Makeba Williams, MD

Incredible work, all!

Adams to co-chair Wisconsin Maternal Mortality Review Team

We are pleased to share that Jackie Adams, MD, MS, assistant professor in the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, was recently named co-chair of the Wisconsin Maternal Mortality Review Team! Adams will co-chair alongside Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the UW SMPH Department of Pediatrics and Chief Medical Officer for Community Health in the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

The Wisconsin MMRT mission is to increase awareness of the issues surrounding pregnancy-associated deaths and make recommendations to promote change among individuals, communities, and health care systems in order to eliminate preventable maternal deaths among Wisconsin residents.

Congratulations, Dr. Adams!

UW Ob-Gyn brings impressive slate of research to 2023 SMFM meeting

​Faculty, residents, and fellows brought an exciting variety of posters and presentations to the 2023 Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Annual Pregnancy Meeting February 6-11 in San Francisco! Just some of their incredible accomplishments:

Erin Bailey, MD, MS (MFM fellow) presented “Treatment for mild chronic hypertension during pregnancy: is tighter better?” during an oral plenary session to an audience of more than 3,000 people! The abstract won the Norman F. Gant Award for Best Research in Maternal Medicine.

Scott Infusino, MD (MFM fellow) gave an oral presentation during a Fellow Case session: “Mo' Baby, Mo' Problems” 

Kara Hoppe, DO, MS, presented during a Scientific Forum: “The CHAP trial: clinical implications and recommended practice changes”

The department and the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine were also well-represented during poster sessions throughout the conference: 

Poster: Does excess gestational weight gain increase the risk for neonatal hypoglycemia? (Erin Bailey, Carrie Sibbald, Janine Rhoades, Jacquelyn Adams)

Poster: Evaluation of a cesarean surgical site infection (SSI) prevention protocol on SSI and neonatal hypoglycemia (Gabrielle Avery, Daniel Shirley, Sarah Gnadt, Dolores Krickl, Kelly Parrette, Kathleen Antony)

Poster: Body mass index and persistent hypertension in patients with hypertension disorders of pregnancy one-year postpartum (Kara Hoppe and MCW co-authors)

Poster: Prediction modeling of postpartum blood pressure spikes and investigation of preventive management strategies (Jinxin Tao, Scott Infusino, Yonatan Mintz, Kara Hoppe)

Poster: Is interpreter use an independent risk factor for small for gestational age infants? (Carrie Sibbald, Amy Godecker, Erin Bailey, Janine Rhoades, Jacquelyn Adams)

Huge congratulations to all involved!

Adams accepted into Johns Hopkins Mixed Methods Research Training Program

Congratulations to Jackie Adams, MD, MS, assistant professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, who was recently accepted into the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences!

The Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences is funded by the National Institutes of Health through the Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research (OBSSR), and is the only program of its kind in the United States. Only 14 scholars are selected to join each year. 

During the program, scholars participate in an interactive three-day summer course and online learning communities, connect with mentors who can support their research interests, and more.

Adams is the first ob-gyn selected to participate in this highly competitive program. Incredible work, Dr. Adams! 

Adams named Co-chair of UW Health/Meriter Maternal Child Health Steering Group

Jackie Adams, MD, MS, assistant professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, was recently named co-chair of the UW Health/UnityPoint Health-Meriter Maternal and Child Health Steering Group!

The Maternal and Child Health Steering Group is comprised of stakeholders from UW Health and UPH- Meriter in clinical/non-clinical areas such as OB, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Social Work, Population Health, Healthy Kids Collaborative (School-based initiatives), and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. The group was formed as a strategic initiative in response to the racial inequities in maternal and child health in Dane County identified in the 2019-2021 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The group’s primary objective is to improve health outcomes for babies born to African American birthing persons using a reproductive justice framework. 

Congratulations, Dr. Adams!

Adams earns Masters in Clinical Investigation from UW ICTR

Congratulations to Jackie Adams, MD, MS, assistant professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, who recently completed a master’s in clinical investigation through the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research!

Adams started the master’s program during her time as MFM fellow in our department and continued to work on it when she joined the MFM division faculty. Graduates of the program develop skills in conceptualizing and designing multidisciplinary patient-oriented research protocols, executing multidisciplinary therapeutic intervention studies, interpreting and reporting research findings, and more.

Incredible work, Dr. Adams!

Grand Rounds: Adams and Bhatanagar present “Pregnancy and Drug Use: Dispelling the Myths and Understanding Legal Implications”

Jacquelyn Adams, MD, assistant professor in the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and Ritu Bhatnagar, MD, MPH, of the UW SMPH Department of Psychiatry, presented the Ob-Gyn Grand Rounds lecture “Pregnancy and Drug Use: Dispelling the Myths and Understanding Legal Implications” on August 4, 2022.

In the lecture, they explained the benefits of medications for addiction treatment during pregnancy, outlined the importance of sensitive language when working with patients with substance use disorders, and examined the legal ramifications of substance use disorders in pregnancy and what that can mean for care. 

Watch the whole presentation here!

Antony’s OBLido study published in AJOG MFM

A study by Katie Antony, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology – Maternal-Fetal Medicine! Jackie Adams, MD, of the MFM Division, and Laura Jacques, MD, of the Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn, co-authored the study.

Lidocaine patches for postcesarean pain control in obese women: a pilot randomized controlled trial” assessed the impact of using lidocaine patches around cesarean incisions in patients with obesity in their overall opioid use.

The pilot study included 61 participants, who were randomized into trial or placebo group. The study assessed cumulative opioid dose within 24 hours after cesarean delivery, as well as pain and patent satisfaction:

“This pilot suggests that 5% lidocaine patches applied superior and lateral to the cesarean incision are not effective at reducing the average total dose of morphine milligram equivalents administered in the first 24 hours after cesarean delivery among women with obesity, and they did not seem to improve median pain scores. An appropriately powered randomized trial would not be expected to demonstrate reduction in opioid use or pain." 

Read the whole study here!