Anna Palatnik, MD

Associate Professor

"As maternal fetal medicine physician, my goal is to provide women and their unborn babies
the most comprehensive, compassionate and up-to-date care, while taking an individual
approach and working together as a team in order to achieve best outcome possible."

Palatnik, Anna, MD


Dr. Anna Palatnik joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in September, 2016 in our Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine. Dr. Palatnik received her Medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University, Israel, in 2009. She went on to complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee from 2009 to 2013 and then completed her fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the Northwestern University in Chicago from 2013-2016, prior to joining the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Palatnik’s areas of expertise include high risk obstetrics with an emphasis on pregnancies complicated by maternal chronic medical conditions, as well as fetal growth restriction, multiple gestations, preterm birth and cervical insufficiency. Her other areas of expertise are prenatal diagnosis and ultrasonography.

Dr. Palatnik’s research interests include clinical obstetrics, fetal growth restriction and prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease. She has presented her research in several national and international meetings and has multiple peer-review publications.

Dr. Palatnik is actively involved in the education of residents and medical students and has received “The Northwestern University Best Residents’ Teacher award” in 2016, as well as “Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals Medical Students Teaching Award” in 2012.

Dr. Palatnik sees patients in the Maternal Fetal Care Center clinic at Froedtert Hospital, as well as the perinatology clinics at Community Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph’s Health Center.

Outside of work, she likes to spend time with her family and friends, enjoys traveling, yoga, piano playing and musicals.

At a Glance

Areas of Expertise

  • Cervical Insufficiency
  • High Risk Obstetrics
  • Multiple Gestations
  • Maternal Fetal Care
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Ultrasonography

Board Certification

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Anna Palatnik, MD
Patient Ages Seen

  • Adolescent (13-18 yrs)
  • Adult (18 + )

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Russian

Education / Training

  • Doctor of Medicine – The Sackler School of Medicine at the University of Tel Aviv, Israel (2004-2008)
  • Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology – Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, WI (2009-2012)
  • Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal-Medicine – Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL (2013-2016)

MCW Start Date

  • 09/01/2016



Principal InvestigatorTitle of Research Study
Awards / Publications / Presentations
Anna Palatnik, MDFederally-funded & Industry-sponsored Clinical Trials
Anna Palatnik, MD and Harrison, Rachel, MD"Peripartum Infectious Morbidity in Women with Preeclampsia"
* Presented at the Society for Reproductive Investigation 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, March 12-16, 2019
Anna Palatnik, MD and Harrison, Rachel, MD"Threshold for Initiation of Medical Treatment for Women with Gestational Diabetes"
* Presented at the Society for Reproductive Investigation 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, March 12-16, 2019
Anna Palatnik, MDInvolvement of Micro-RNA 223 in the Pathogenesis of Preeclampsia through Interference with Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition of the Extravillous Trophoblast
*Grant funded by AMAG Pharmaceuticals
Anna Palatnik, MDThe Role of Mirco-RNA 223 in the Pathogenesis of Preeclampsia
*Grant funded by Women's Health Research Program (WHRP)
Anna Palatnik, MDRacial Differences in DNA-Methylation Profiling of Human Placentas in Pregnancies Complicated by Preeclampsia
*Grant funded by CTSI Traditional Pilot Award
Anna Palatnik, MD"Smoking Cessation Among Pregnant Women"
Anna Palatnik, MDA Comparison of Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes with Two Diagnostic Strategies for Gestational Diabetes
* Presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's 37th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, January 23-28, 2017
Anna Palatnik, MDThe Utilization of Sequential Compression Devices Among Pregnant Women
* Presented at MCW's Research Day, September 12, 2017
Anna Palatnik, MD, Sarah De Cicco, MD, Liyun Zhang, MS, Pippa Simpson, PhD, Judith U. Hibbard, MD, Alison J. Kriegel, PhD The Association Between Fetal Growth Restriction and Advanced Maternal Age
* Presented at SMFM's 39th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, February 11 - 16, 2019

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