Meredith Ordonez Cruz, MD, MPH, MBA

Associate Professor;
Director, Maternal Fetal Care Center and Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Fellowship Program

"Patient education, compassion, and clear, honest communication are vital to the
partnership necessary to optimize the health of both mother and her unborn baby."

Cruz, Meredith Ordonez, MD


Dr. Meredith Cruz joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College of Wisconsin as an Assistant Professor in October, 2012. She earned her B.S. with Honors from the University of Wisconsin, followed by a MPH/MBA from the University of Illinois Chicago. Dr. Cruz then pursued her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School and completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Illinois Hospital where she served as Administrative Chief Resident. She recently completed a Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship at the University of Illinois Hospital prior to joining the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Cruz specializes in Maternal Fetal Medicine with an emphasis on critical care and high risk obstetrics, prenatal diagnosis, and ultrasonography. Her other areas of expertise include hypertension, diabetes, and cardiac issues in pregnancy.

Dr. Cruz’s research interests include hypertensive and cardiac disease in pregnancy. She has had multiple peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed publications in her areas of research interest in addition to research presentations at national meetings. She holds multiple positions in ACOG and SMFM and is active in the community including volunteering at free medical clinics. She also has a special interest in public health and advocacy.

As a native of the Milwaukee area, Dr. Cruz enjoys spending time with family and friends and is active in a variety of activities including running, yoga, group fitness, tennis, snowboarding, piano playing, and ballroom dancing.

At a Glance

Areas of Expertise

  • High Risk Obstetrics, including: Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiac Disease, Thrombophilias, Lupus, and other high risk issues
  • Critical Care
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • Placenta Accreta Spectrum
  • Cervical Insufficiency
  • Cesarean hysterectomies
  • Abdominal cerclages

Board Certification(s)

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Meredith Ordonez Cruz, MD, MPH, MBA
Patient Ages Seen

  • Infant (0-12 months)
  • Child (1-12 yrs)
  • Adolescent (13-18 yrs)
  • Adult (18 + )
  • Senior (60 +)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Education / Training

  • MBA/MPH – University of Illinois at Chicago (2001)
  • Doctor of Medicine – University of Wisconsin Medical School (2005)
  • Ob/Gyn Residency – University of Illinois Hospital (2009)
  • MFM Fellowship – University of Illinois Hospital (2012)
  • Graduate, Clinical Research Scholars Program, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin (2017)

MCW Start Date

  • 10/15/2012



Principal InvestigatorTitle of Research Study
Awards / Publications / Presentations
Cruz, Meredith, MDNewborn Blood Spot Screening: Assessing the level of knowledge of genetic testing among mothers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Cruz, Meredith, MDNeuromuscular Function in Women Postpartum
Cruz, Meredith, MD and Harrison, Rachel, MDFetal Macrosomia & the Expression and Regulation
*Grant funded by Women's Health Research Program (WHRP)
Harrison, Rachel, MD

Mentor: Cruz, Meredith, MD and John Corbett, PhD
Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 Placental Levels in Infants with Macrosomia

Presented at OBGYN Resident and Fellow Research & Alumni Day 2020
Menon, Seema, MD (co-investigator);
Cruz, Meredith, MD (co-investigator);
Kruper, Abbey, PsyD (co-investigator); Kaljo, Kristina, PhD (co-investigator)
Advancing Equity in Maternal and Child Health
*Grant funded by Wisconsin Doulas of Color Collective

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