Erika L. Peterson, MD

"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."

Erika L. Peterson, MD

Associate Professor;
Chief, Maternal - Fetal Medicine

Peterson, Erika L., MD

July 15, 2013  |  Doctors

Introduction

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.

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

Publications

Research

Principal InvestigatorTitle of Research Study
Awards / Publications / Presentations
Peterson, Erika L., MDOutcomes for Neonates With Gastroschisis Based On Gestational Age at Delivery
Peterson, Erika L., MDNAFTNet 01-13: Complicated Monochorionic Twin Pregnancy Registry
Peterson, Erika L., MD"Fetal MMC Repair and Neonatal Resuscitation Options"

In the News

Best Doctors

Best Doctors 2014-2015

462 Medical College Doctors Recognized as Best Doctors in America
A total of 462 Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) faculty physicians, representing 63 specialties, are listed… Read More ›

Child Thriving A Year After Miracle Surgery

Child Thriving A Year After Miracle Surgery

12/23/2015  |  Department News

A young boy is thriving after a first-of-its-kind surgery. Miles was born prematurely with Spina Bifida, a birth defect that can cause paralysis. He and… Read More ›

Milwaukee Magazine's 2015 Top Doctors

Milwaukee Magazine’s 2015 Top Doctors

553 Medical College Doctors Recognized as Top Doctors in Metro Milwaukee
Milwaukee Magazine’s list of Metro Milwaukee’s 553 Top Doctors for 2015 identifies 298 MCW physicians;… Read More ›

Little Miracles

Little Miracles

01/30/2015  |  Department News

Heather Hanson’s second pregnancy was going well – including the welcome surprise that she was carrying twins – when her 18-week ultrasound revealed one baby… Read More ›

Baby Still in Womb Undergoes Groundbreaking Procedure at Children's Hospital of WI

Baby Still in Womb Undergoes Groundbreaking Procedure at Children’s Hospital of WI

11/19/2014  |  Department News

After discovering their unborn child had a birth defect that could be corrected, but only with a first-of-its-kind surgery, a Little Chute couple went ahead… Read More ›

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program Approved

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program Approved

10/07/2014  |  Department News

We are very excited to announce that the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has been approved for a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program through the American… Read More ›

Advanced Procedure Helps Bring Healthy Twins into the World

Advanced Procedure Helps Bring Healthy Twins into the World

09/03/2014  |  Department News

As seen in: Froedtert Today August 2014: IMPOSSIBLE Download the Full Article

Pregnancy can be an exciting and also challenging time. Heather… Read More ›

Identical Triplets from West Allis Celebrate Birthday on Father's Day

Identical Triplets from West Allis Celebrate Birthday on Father’s Day

06/16/2014  |  Department News

A set of medical wonders celebrated a birthday over Father’s Day weekend.

Hannah, Lucy and Norah are identical triplets from West Allis, and they’re celebrating their… Read More ›

Best Doctors 2013-2014

Best Doctors 2013-2014

02/03/2014  |  Awards & Recognition

458 Medical College Doctors Recognized as Best Doctors in America

A total of 446 Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) faculty physicians, representing 63 specialties, are listed… Read More ›

2013 News from the Residency Program Campuses

2013 News from the Residency Program Campuses

06/18/2013  |  Resident & Alumni News

News from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital
Once again, we bring a successful year to a close in the MCWAH Obstetrics and Gynecology… Read More ›

Best Doctors 2012-2013

Best Doctors 2012-2013

02/11/2013  |  Awards & Recognition

458 Medical College Doctors Recognized as Best Doctors in America

A total of 458 Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) faculty physicians, representing 63 specialties, are listed… Read More ›

Top Doctors 2012-2013

Three Department Doctors Named in U.S. News Top Doctors List

07/20/2012  |  Awards & Recognition

Three MCW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology physicians were named in the 2012-2013 U.S. News & World Report Top Doctors List. The list was compiled… Read More ›

Perinatologist Erika Peterson, MD

Perinatologist Erika Peterson Joins College Faculty

08/18/2011  |  Department News

Perinatologist Erika Peterson, MDErika Peterson, MD, has been appointed Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine) at the Medical College of… Read More ›