In the News: Beninati on Wisconsin woman’s heart failure in pregnancy

UW Health shared the remarkable story of a Wisconsin woman who gave birth and received a heart transplant within an eight-week span in late 2022 and early 2023. Michael Beninati, MD, assistant professor in the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, was a critical part of the team that cared for the patient and her baby:

““We put together a huge team of experts at UW Health including surgeons, neonatologists, pediatricians, OBGYNs, cardiologists, critical care teams, nurses and anesthesiologists to figure out what to do,” Beninati said. “At the end of this process, around 30 doctors and dozens of nurses worked together to save Susan and her baby.”

You can read the whole article and watch an excellent video from UW Health here. This remarkable story was covered extensively in statewide and national media, including an interview with Dr. Beninati:

Wisconsin woman overcomes heart failure, transplant to become 1st-time mom – CBS 58

Wisconsin mom celebrates first Mother’s Day after heart transplant saves her life – NBC 15

WDTV West Virginia

New mom gets heart transplant to save her life – CBS Philadelphia

Incredible work, Dr. Beninati!