"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."

Anna Palatnik, MD

Assistant Professor;
Associate Clerkship Director

Palatnik, Anna, MD

September 13, 2016  |  Doctors

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.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cervical Insufficiency
  • High Risk Obstetrics
  • Multiple Gestations
  • Maternal Fetal Care
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Ultrasonography
Anna Palatnik, MD

Board Certification

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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, MD"Smoking Cessation Among Pregnant Women"
Anna Palatnik, MDA Comparison of Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes with Two Diagnostic Strategies for Gestational Diabetes

* Presenting at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's 37th Annual Pregnancy Meeting, January 23-28, 2017

In the News

Dr. Anna Palatnik Publishes Paper on

Dr. Anna Palatnik Publishes Paper on “Medical and Obstetric Complications Among Pregnant Women With Liver Cirrhosis” in the OBGYN Green Journal

05/12/2017  |  Department News, MCW News

Anna Palatnik, MDMaternal-Fetal Medicine physician, Anna Palatnik, MD, published her paper on “Medical and Obstetric Complications Among Pregnant Women With Liver… Read More ›

Class of 2013

Farewell to the Class of 2013; Welcome Class of 2017

06/19/2013  |  Resident & Alumni News

The residency program has had a wonderful year, culminating with graduating another fine class. We bid farewell to our graduates with a sense of pride,… Read More ›

2012 – 2013 Awards for Residents & Faculty

2012 – 2013 Awards for Residents & Faculty

Dr. John J. and Joan M. Brennan Endowed Award in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stephanie Miller, MD was presented the Dr. John J. and Joan M. Brennan… Read More ›