Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology


Katharina Stewart, MD, MS
Professor (CHS)
Director of Core Clinical Curriculum, Phase 2 Director

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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

Administrative Assistants

608-417-6642 Natalie Duerst

Foundational to the practice of medicine is the role of educator. Be it teaching our patients, our medical students and residents, or our professional colleagues, we engage each other to push ourselves as we pursue excellence in medical care and expand the breadth and depth of our fields. Integral to that goal is the development of strong educators in our field. I have the expertise, leadership, training, and motivation necessary to successfully carry out the proposed research project designing, implementing and assessing a two-week course that will provide the pedagogical underpinnings for residents to develop their skills as educators. My academic career focus has been undergraduate and, to a lesser extent, graduate medical education. During my tenure at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, I have either led or served on every major medical education office committee and have over the last four years assumed the role of Director for the Core Clinical Curriculum. During my four years, I led the integration and restructuring of our traditional nine clerkships into four longitudinally structured clinical courses which focus on scaffolding clinical practices, professional development and basic science knowledge across our 250-mile statewide campus. The current application builds logically on my prior work in curriculum design, implementation and assessment.


1988 B.S. - Summa Cum Laude Biology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
1992 M.D. - Magna Cum Laude Medicine, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
1996 Residency Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH
1998 Fellowship Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine/ Mutzel Hospital, Detroit, MI
2006 M.S. Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, WI


Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Accreditation

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

National Certification Corporation-Electronic Fetal Monitoring (C-EFM)

Department Leadership Role

Director of Core Clinical Curriculum 

Phase 2 Director

Employment History

1998-2005                   Assistant Professor (CHS), Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, UWSMPH, Madison, WI

2002-2018                   Director, Ob/Gyn Clerkship, UWSMPH, Madison, WI

Honors and Awards

Frank Brooks Award for Excellence in Research, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Roessler Research Scholarship, Ohio State University College of Medicine (OSUCM), Columbus, OH

Medical Student Teaching Award, OSUCM, Columbus, OH

Departmental Resident Teaching Award, OSUCM, Columbus, OH

Outstanding Resident Research Project, OSUCM, Columbus, OH

Michigan American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) First-Place Research Award, Detroit, MI

Outstanding Fellow Research Project, Detroit, MI

Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) Excellence in Teaching Award, APGO National Resident Teaching Award

Clinical Faculty Teaching Award, UWSMPH, Madison, WI

John M. Anderson Award for Resident Clinical Mentoring, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UWSMPH, Madison, WI

Deans’ Teaching Award, UWSMPH, Madison, WI

Henderson Humanism Award, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UWSMPH, Madison, WI

The Multispecialty Peer Review Oversight Committee Exemplary Care Award, UWSMPH, Madison, WI

Madison Magazine, Best of Madison: Top Doctors, from Dane County Physician Survey, Madison, WI

First Place Poster Award, Session IV, 18th Annual Meeting (1997 Meeting of the Society for Perinatal Obstetricians)

Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education

Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) National Faculty Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education

Professional Services

Faculty peer reviewer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UWSMPH

Director, 4th Year Medical Student Sub-Internship, UWSMPH

Director, Medical Student Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship

Resident Didactic Curriculum Focusing on Residents as Teachers

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Education Committee

Director of Integrated Clinical Education, Phase 2 workgroup, UWSMPH

Session leader and planner, Medical Education Day, UWSMPH

Author, MFM Fellowship Program application for ACGME accreditation

Forward Clinical Curriculum Committee (FCCC) Member, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Student Promotion and Review Committee (SPARC) member, UW SMPH

Fresh Beginnings Committee (FBC), Unity-Point Meriter

Department representative, Passport to Success New Faculty orientation and Welcome Event, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Wellness Committee

Faculty Development Advisory Committee, UWSMPH

Educational Policy Committee (EPC), UWSMPH

Curriculum Transformation Committee, UWSMPH

Neonatal Care Committee, Meriter Hospital and UWSMPH

Curriculum Transformation Leadership Committee, UWSMPH

Women’s Health Steering Committee, UnityPoint Health - Meriter Hospital

Transitional Clerkship, Director Outpatient Setting, UWSMPH

Student Promotions Committee, UWSMPH

Meriter Quality Operations Committee, UnityPoint Health - Meriter Hospital

Obstetrics Quality and Operations Committee, UnityPoint Health - Meriter Hospital  

Palliative Care Committee, UnityPoint Health - Meriter Hospital

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Workgroup, UnityPoint Health - Meriter Hospital

Chair, Clerkship Curriculum Committee, UWSMPH

Hypertension Session Leader, Women’s Health Perinatal Summit 2016, UnityPoint Health - Meriter Hospital

Fetal Heart Tone Session Leader, Women’s Health Perinatal Summit 2016, UnityPoint Health - Meriter Hospital

Medical Education Subcommittee, Liaison Committee on Medical Education, UWSMPH

Curriculum Content Subcommittee, UWSMPH

Competency Assessment Committee; UWSMPH

Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care – Perinatal Quality Collaborative on Hypertension

TRIUMPH Advisory Committee Member, Milwuakee, WI

Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA) Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Innovations in Medical Education, Scientific Reviewer 

AAMC Best Practices in Medical Education Reviewer

APGO/CREOG Abstract reviewer for Annual meeting


The American Medical Association

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care

Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics

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

First, do no harm: impact of the transition to an integrated curriculum on medical knowledge acquisition of the transitional cohort

Kirstin Nackers, Raquel Tatar, Eileen Cowan, Laura Zakowski, Katharina Stewart, Sarah Ahrens, Laura Jacques, Shobhina Chheda

Published Date: November, 2021 - pmid:34813397 - Medical education online

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

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Elaine M Pelley, Shobhina G Chheda, Christine S Seibert, Katharina S Stewart, William Aughenbaugh, Elizabeth M Petty

Published Date: February, 2021 - pmid:33626768 - Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Patient care, public health, and a pandemic: adapting educational experiences in the clinical years

Kirstin Nackers, Amy Becker, Katharina Stewart, Mark Beamsley, William Aughenbaugh, Shobhina Chheda

Published Date: December, 2020 - pmid:33363270 - FASEB bioAdvances

BMP signaling: at the gate between activated melanocyte stem cells and differentiation

Nicole R Infarinato, Katherine S Stewart, Yihao Yang, Nicholas C Gomez, H Amalia Pasolli, Lynette Hidalgo, Lisa Polak, Thomas S Carroll, Elaine Fuchs

Published Date: November, 2020 - pmid:33184221 - Genes & development

Helping Low Income Pregnant Women Quit Smoking: Improving the First Breath Program

Kristine Alaniz, Bruce Christiansen, Katharina Stewart, Tingting E Sullivan, Lisette Khalil, Michael C Fiore

Published Date: November, 2019 - pmid:31682747 - WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin

Travel During Pregnancy: A Study of Postpartum Women in Madison, Wisconsin

Lauren Melidosian, Elizabeth Evans, Katharina Stewart, Kathleen M Antony

Published Date: November, 2019 - pmid:31682746 - WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin

Comprehensive transcriptome analysis and functional characterization of PR-5 for its involvement in tomato Sw-7 resistance to tomato spotted wilt tospovirus

Chellappan Padmanabhan, Qiyue Ma, Reza Shekasteband, Kevin S Stewart, Samuel F Hutton, John W Scott, Zhangjun Fei, Kai-Shu Ling

Published Date: May, 2019 - pmid:31114006 - Scientific reports

Structured Training for Fetal Diagnostic Skills in a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship

Kathleen M Antony, Nauman Khurshid, Barbara Trampe, Vivek K Gupta, J Igor Iruretagoyena, Katharina S Stewart, Dinesh Shah

Published Date: October, 2018 - pmid:30370179 - AJP reports

Travel During Pregnancy: Results From an Ultrasound Unit-Based Questionnaire

Kathleen M Antony, Vivek K Gupta, Kara K Hoppe, Tracy Quamme, Nora Feldman, Katharina Stewart

Published Date: January, 2018 - pmid:29357209 - WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin

Demodex Blepharitis Treated with a Novel Dilute Povidone-Iodine and DMSO System: A Case Report

Jesse S Pelletier, Kara Capriotti, Kevin S Stewart, Joseph A Capriotti

Published Date: June, 2017 - pmid:28643231 - Ophthalmology and therapy

Epidemiologic factors and urogenital infections associated with preterm birth in a midwestern U.S. population

William A Agger, Danish Siddiqui, Steven D Lovrich, Steven M Callister, Andrew J Borgert, Kenneth W Merkitch, Tina C Mason, Dennis J Baumgardner, James K Burmester, Sanjay K Shukla, Joseph D Welter, Katharina S Stewart, M J Washburn, Howard H Bailey

Published Date: December, 2014 - pmid:25437726 - Obstetrics and gynecology

The epidemiology of maternal overweight in Dane County, Wisconsin

Carley Zeal, Patrick Remington, Mamadou Ndiaye, Katharina Stewart, Daniel Stattelman-Scanlan

Published Date: April, 2014 - pmid:24712217 - WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin

A transcervical chorionic villus sampling model for teaching

J Igor Iruretagoyena, Barbara Trampe, Katharina Stewart, Sabine Droste

Published Date: July, 2013 - pmid:23887961 - Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Technical challenges of a term delivery in a separated ischiopagus twin

Jennifer L Krupp, Daniel C Mandel, Katharina S Stewart, Dinesh M Shah

Published Date: January, 2013 - pmid:23344415 - Obstetrics and gynecology

Tumor Vessel Development and Expansion in Ewing's Sarcoma: A Review of the Vasculogenesis Process and Clinical Trials with Vascular-Targeting Agents

Keri S Stewart, Eugenie S Kleinerman

Published Date: July, 2011 - pmid:21785569 - Sarcoma

Bone marrow cells participate in tumor vessel formation that supports the growth of Ewing's sarcoma in the lung

Zhichao Zhou, Keri Schadler Stewart, Ling Yu, Eugenie S Kleinerman

Published Date: December, 2010 - pmid:21184173 - Angiogenesis

Delta-like ligand 4-Notch signaling regulates bone marrow-derived pericyte/vascular smooth muscle cell formation

Keri Schadler Stewart, Zhichao Zhou, Patrick Zweidler-McKay, Eugenie S Kleinerman

Published Date: October, 2010 - pmid:20944072 - Blood

Nonischemic cardiomyopathy after orthotopic liver transplantation: a report of three cases and a review of the literature

Kenneth S Stewart, Chun H Rhim, Michelle L Bahrain, Zahra D Ashkezari, Metin Ozdemirli, Thomas M Fishbein, Lynt B Johnson, Amy D Lu, Jeffrey S Plotkin

Published Date: April, 2005 - pmid:15838869 - Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society

Images in clinical medicine. Lymphoma-associated "ivory rib"

Kenneth S Stewart, Donald L Steinweg

Published Date: June, 2003 - pmid:12802028 - The New England journal of medicine

Probable identity of Goltz syndrome and Van Allen-Myhre syndrome: evidence from phenotypic evolution

Susan Hancock, Peter Pryde, Christine Fong, Jane E Brazy, Katharina Stewart, Amy Favour, Richard M Pauli

Published Date: July, 2002 - pmid:12116212 - American journal of medical genetics

Adherence to health advice amongst young people with chronic illness

K S Stewart, A K Dearmun

Published Date: February, 2002 - pmid:11839077 - Journal of child health care : for professionals working with children in the hospital and community

Color Doppler ultrasonography for distinguishing myomas from uterine contractions in pregnancy

B S Trampe, P G Pryde, K S Stewart, S Droste, S Zieher, H H Kay

Published Date: October, 2001 - pmid:11584478 - The Journal of reproductive medicine

A pilot study of time allocation and reimbursement for routine obstetric ultrasonography

K S Stewart, M C Treadwell, I E Zador

Published Date: September, 2001 - pmid:11549158 - Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in pregnancy presenting as acute liver failure

K S Stewart, M C Gordon

Published Date: November, 1999 - pmid:10546758 - Obstetrics and gynecology

Temporal expression of the transgenic human protamine gene cluster

K S Stewart, J A Kramer, M I Evans, S A Krawetz

Published Date: April, 1999 - pmid:10202889 - Fertility and sterility

Congenital abnormalities in twins: selective termination

K S Stewart, M P Johnson, R A Quintero, M I Evans

Published Date: April, 1997 - pmid:9204236 - Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology

Coronary artery disease in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus of pregnancy (class H): a review of the literature

M C Gordon, M B Landon, J Boyle, K S Stewart, S G Gabbe

Published Date: July, 1996 - pmid:8807644 - Obstetrical & gynecological survey

Ultrasound placental localisation in early pregnancy

A T Khan, K S Stewart

Published Date: February, 1987 - pmid:3551067 - Scottish medical journal

Primary Hodgkin's disease of the ovary. Case report

M A Khan, S W Dahill, K S Stewart

Published Date: December, 1986 - pmid:3801362 - British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology

Prescribing in pregnancy. Bacterial infections

K S Stewart

Published Date: August, 1981 - pmid:7028348 - Clinics in obstetrics and gynaecology

Fetal response to cephalopelvic disproportion

K S Stewart, R H Philpott

Published Date: August, 1980 - pmid:7426524 - British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology

Pelvic dimensions and the outcome of trial labour in Shona and Zulu primigravidas

K S Stewart, D B Cowan, R H Philpott

Published Date: May, 1979 - pmid:472915 - South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde

Recurrent bleeding from the lower segment scar--a late complication of Caesarean section

K S Stewart, T W Evans

Published Date: August, 1975 - pmid:1180956 - British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology

Intensive care for the high-risk fetus in Africa

R H Philpott, K S Stewart

Published Date: April, 1974 - pmid:4471497 - Clinics in obstetrics and gynaecology

Distribution of parenteral ampicillin and cephalosporins in late pregnancy

K S Stewart, M Shafi, J Andrews, J D Williams

Published Date: October, 1973 - pmid:4757497 - The Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology of the British Commonwealth

A possible hazard of laparoscopic sterilization

K S Stewart, J F Pearson, M F Docker, L P Harvey, D I Rushton

Published Date: April, 1973 - pmid:4266257 - American journal of obstetrics and gynecology

ABO blood-groups and superficial puerperal thrombophlebitis

T M Allan, K S Stewart

Published Date: May, 1971 - pmid:4102638 - Lancet (London, England)

Measurement of central venous pressure

K S Stewart

Published Date: April, 1971 - pmid:4101461 - Lancet (London, England)

Suppression of lactation

K S Stewart, D F Kerridge, K J Dennis

Published Date: April, 1969 - pmid:5813682 - British medical journal

Neonatal sciatic palsy


Published Date: November, 1961 - pmid:14455762 - The Central African journal of medicine

Veitch S, Pryde P, Stewart K. Intussusception following postpartum hysterectomy. J Gyn Techniques. March, 2000; 6(1): 35-36


Evans MI, Rodeck CH, Stewart KS, Quintero RA, Yaron Y, Johnson MP. “Multiple gestations: genetic issues, selective termination and fetal reduction” in Principles and Practices of Medical Therapy in Pregnancy: 3rd EditionGleisher N, Buttino Jr, L, Elkayamu, Evans MI, Galbraith RM, Gall SA, and Sibai BM, editors. Appleton & Lang Publishing Co.; Norwalk, CT: 1997. 

Stewart KS, et al. Reviewer for Obstetrics and Gynecology, 5th Edition by Beckmann C, Ling FW, Smith RP, Barzansky BM, Herbert WNP, Laube DW. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2006. 

Presentations, posters, and more at the 2022 CREOG/APGO Annual Meeting!

UW Ob-Gyn faculty, residents, and affiliated medical students with interest and expertise in medical education showcased their work at the CREOG/APGO Annual Meeting​! The conference, which was organized around the theme “Together Again, Together Forever: Med Ed Family Reunion”, took place in Orlando, Florida March 9-12. Some of the exciting highlights from our department:

Ryan McDonald, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn, graduated from the APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders Program! Read more about his experience in the program and how UW Ob-Gyn Faculty Development Funds supported his training!

Laura Jacques, MD, director of medical student education and assistant professor in the Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn, presented during the breakout session “Getting the Right Ingredients for Your Sauce: An Innovative Tool for Applicant-Program Compatibility”. (Presenters: Seine Chiang, MD, Jesse Rafel, MD, Jenci Hawthorne, MD, Jennifer Hamm, MD, Laura Jacques, MD, Lauren Holt, Medical Student)

Jacques and Ryan Spencer, MD, MS, residency program director and gynecologic oncology fellowship director and associate professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, presented during the breakout session “A Crying Shame: A Structured Debriefing Workshop to Reduce Second-Victim Syndrome in Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents”. (Presenters: Laura Jacques, MD, Beverly Gray, MD, Samantha Hoffman, MD, Tamika Alexander, MD, Jessica Francis, MD, Ryan Spencer, MD, MS)

Jacques also co-authored the oral abstract “The More Cooks in the Kitchen the Better the Sauce? Impact of an Abortion VCAT Workshop on Medical Students”. (Authors: Elise Cowley, Medical Student, Jessie Chen, MD, Jessika Ralph, MD, MSCI, Allison Linton, MD, MPH, Sarah Hutto, MD, MPH, Laura Jacques, MD)

People in the department also brought many posters to the conference, including one that received second place in the conference poster awards!

Congratulations to the authors of “Ingredients for teaching confidence: A Fourth-year medical student clinical teaching elective”, which earned second place in the CREOG/APGO Annual Meeting Poster Awards! Authors: Kristen Kreh, John Poehlmann, Katharina Stewart, Amy Godecker, Laura Jacques

Opinions at the Thanksgiving Table: A comparison of medical student and resident attitudes about abortion” – Jessie Chen, Elise Cowley, Jessika Ralph, Amy Godecker, Daniel Pellicer, Laura Jacques

An Educational Program to Implement a Well-Validated Screening Tool for Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy” – Ryan McDonald, Samantha Haefner, Kaley Gyorfi, Heidi Brown

Congratulations to all on an impressive showing at the conference!

Stewart published in FASEB BioAdvances

Kathy Stewart, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, co-authored a new publication in the journal FASEB BioAdvances about adapting medical school instruction to meet educational needs and maintain safety during a public health emergency.

In the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Stewart is the Director of Core Clinical Curriculum and Phase 2 Director for medical student education. “Patient care, public health, and a pandemic: adapting educational experiences in the clinical years”, which was published in a special issue of FASEB BioAdvances dedicated to managing MD program curricula during the pandemic, describes the UW SMPH approach to adapting clinical curriculum and integration of public health principles for medical students during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic:

Despite the ongoing stresses maintaining highquality medical education throughout the pandemic, this experience has redemonstrated the scope of possibility from work of the committed teams that have built and now adapted the new ForWard curriculum. The initial building of a highly integrated curriculum forced the creation of necessarily collaborative teams. Having centralized so many of our educational processes also streamlined coordination with the healthcare institutions where UWSMPH students train across the state of Wisconsin, allowed for systemlevel solutions, rather than each course and department independently working to develop online curriculum and adapted clinical experiences. Without the preexisting collective mindset and dedication of individual faculty and staff of this medical school, these creative yet rapid adaptations may not have been possible.”

Read the whole article here. Congratulations to Dr. Stewart and UWSMPH curriculum leaders for adapting so successfully to the past year’s challenging circumstances!