Domeyer-Klenske to join UW Department of Ob-Gyn as ASOG Division Director

After a highly competitive search with many exceptional candidates, Amy Domeyer-Klenske, MD, has accepted our offer to join the UW Department of Ob-Gyn as the next Director of the Division of Academic Specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology, with an anticipated start date of May 1, 2023. Please help welcome Dr. Domeyer-Klenske to the department!  

Dr. Domeyer-Klenske went to the University of Iowa for her undergraduate degree. She stayed in Iowa for medical school, graduating from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, followed by ob-gyn residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME. She joined the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Ob-Gyn faculty in 2016, where she practices and teaches the full spectrum of ob-gyn care.   

When she joined MCW, she also took on the role of Patient Safety and Quality Officer in the Department of Ob-Gyn. In that time, Dr. Domeyer-Klenske has been instrumental in transforming obstetrics care. She led the implementation of Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) bundles at Froedtert Hospital focused on issues like obstetric hemorrhage and severe hypertension; this implementation included developing interdisciplinary simulation education for all staff in the birthing center.   

Dr. Domeyer-Klenske has distinguished herself as a statewide leader in obstetrics and gynecology. She has been an active member of the Wisconsin Section of the American College of Ob-Gyn since 2020; she was named Chair of the Wisconsin section in September 2022. She has led statewide advocacy efforts for some of Wisconsin’s most pressing reproductive health issues, including expanding postpartum Medicaid coverage to 12 months and developing clinical guidelines for providing care after Dobbs v. Jackson. She was appointed to the Wisconsin Perinatal Quality Collaborative (WisPQC) steering committee in 2019, where she assists in efforts to improve perinatal care outcomes for women across the state of Wisconsin. 

Her academic star is also on the rise, with no doubt she will continue this trajectory as part of our department: this year, she is working on a book chapter on advocacy, has an article in progress in Academic Medicine with requested revisions, as well as multiple submissions to the upcoming national ACOG meeting. One of her essays will also be published in a new MCW book Character and Caring: Medical Education Finds Our Way Out of the Pandemic. 

Dr. Domeyer-Klenske has demonstrated a commitment to high-quality education for learners at all levels during her career in academic medicine. She is consistently well-reviewed by residents in the MCW Department of Ob-Gyn as an excellent role model who is committed to quality improvement. She is a committed mentor to MCW medical students, supporting them to presentations at regional and national meetings.  

A native of Dubuque, IA, Dr. Domeyer-Klenske, her husband, and two young children are looking forward to being a little bit closer to family once they move to Madison. We look forward to welcoming her to our Badger family (though she may always be a bit of a Hawkeye at heart) this spring!