Erika L. Peterson, MD

Associate Professor;
Chief, Maternal - Fetal Medicine;
Director, Froedtert & MCW Birth Center

"My focus as a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist is to try to optimize the care of women
and high risk pregnancies. I have a focus on prenatal diagnosis and helping families cope
with pregnancies affected by congenital abnormalities. My clinical focus is on cardiac
disease, and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, as well as isoimmunization and
hemolytic diseases."

Peterson, Erika L., MD


Dr. Erika Peterson joined the Department as an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in April, 2011. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Southern Illinois University in May 1999. She then went on to complete her residency in Obstetrics Gynecology and Women’s Health in St. Paul, Minnesota from 1999 to 2003. She attended Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine from 2004 to 2006.

Dr. Peterson’s practice has an emphasis in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Her areas of expertise include high risk obstetrics, prenatal diagnosis, fetal anomalies, cardiac disease in pregnancy, and hemolytic disease in pregnancy.

Dr. Peterson’s research area is in hypertension in pregnancy and Rh disease.

Top DoctorsRecently named in U.S. News & World Report’s Top Doctors List for 2012-2013, Dr. Peterson is ranked in the top 10% of Perinatologists regionally. Additional awards and honors include Best Doctors in 2009 and 2010. She also received the Tufts Medical Center Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the lake, and skiing in the winter.

At a Glance

Areas of Expertise

  • High Risk Obstetrics
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Fetal Anomalies
  • Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy
  • Hemolytic Disease in Pregnancy

Board Certification(s)

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Patient Ages Seen

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

Languages Spoken

  • English

Education / Training

  • Doctor of Medicine – Southern Illinois University School of Medicine – Springfield (1999)
  • Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology – University of Minnesota – Minneapolis (1999-2003)
  • Fellowship, Maternal Fetal Medicine – Tufts Medical Center – Boston, MA (2003-2006)

MCW Start Date

  • 04/11/2011



Principal InvestigatorTitle of Research Study
Awards / Publications / Presentations
Peterson, Erika, MD; Kruper, Abbey, PsyDBioethics: Drug Oversight - Public Health & Ethics (DOPE} Ensemble
*Grant funded by CTSI Ensemble
Peterson, Erika L., MDFederally-funded & Industry-sponsored Clinical Trials
Peterson, Erika L., MDOutcomes for Neonates With Gastroschisis Based On Gestational Age at Delivery
Peterson, Erika L., MD"Fetal MMC Repair and Neonatal Resuscitation Options"

In the News


Great staff! Dr. Peterson & Renee (ultrasound sonographer) were excellent! They showed professionalism and empathy. I felt well cared for! The front desk staff was wonderful as well. I would recommend this office to everyone!

Dr. Peterson is competent, intelligent and I felt very safe in her care. Would recommend her to anyone in need of a perinatologist.

My visit with Dr. Peterson was very pleasant!

Clinical Specialties

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