Ellen M. Hartenbach, MD Print Friendly PageFaculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Ellen M. Hartenbach, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology is the head of the Gynecologic Oncology research program at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. She completed her residency at the University of Missouri and her Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship at the University of Minnesota. She is Board Certified in both Ob/Gyn and Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Hartenbach has been at the UW for more than ten years and is the site Principal Investigator for the national Gynecologic Oncology Group trials. Her passion is the delivery of compassionate comprehensive care to women with gynecologic cancers and to the development and refinement of strategies to improve cancer outcomes. She is a busy clinician and surgeon with a strong interest in clinical cancer trials and medical education.
UW Health Clinics
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UW School of Medicine and Public Health
|Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology|
Professional Certifications and Education
Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics
University of Missouri, Kansas City
University of Missouri, Kansas City
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.
- Robotic Hysterectomy
Dr. Hartenbach’s clinical expertise is hereditary ovarian cancer, complex pelvic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and ovarian cancer care. Her research interests include ovarian cancer prevention and early detection, evaluation of sentinel lymph node biopsy techniques for cancer, peri-operative pain control and ovarian cancer therapeutics.
Uppal S Al-Niaimi A Rice LW Rose SL Kushner DM Spencer RJ Hartenbach E .
Preoperative hypoalbuminemia is an independent predictor of poor perioperative outcomes in women undergoing open surgery for gynecologic malignancies. Gynecol Oncol. 2013 Nov;131(2):416-22
[PubMed ID: 23962700]
Uppal S Hernandez E Dutta M Dandolu V Rose S Hartenbach E .
Prolonged postoperative venous thrombo-embolism prophylaxis is cost-effective in advanced ovarian cancer patients. Gynecol Oncol. 2012 Dec;127(3):631-7
[PubMed ID: 22940486]
Al-Niaimi AN Einstein MH Perry L Hartenbach EM Kushner DM .
Uterine artery sparing robotic radical trachelectomy (AS-RRT) for early cancer of the cervix. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2011 Jan;112(1):76-80
[PubMed ID: 20947081]
DeWall RJ Varghese T Kliewer MA Harter JM Hartenbach EM .
Compression-dependent viscoelastic behavior of human cervix tissue. Ultrason Imaging. 2010 Oct;32(4):214-28
[PubMed ID: 21213567]
Jensen ME Hartenbach E McElroy JA Faerber A Havighurst T Kim KM Bailey HH .
Brief report: Measuring the attitudes of health care professionals in Dane County toward adolescent immunization with HPV vaccine. WMJ. 2009 Jul;108(4):203-5
[PubMed ID: 19753828]
Einstein MH Kushner DM Connor JP Bohl AA Best TJ Evans MD Chappell RJ Hartenbach EM .
A protocol of dual prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism prevention in gynecologic cancer patients. Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Nov;112(5):1091-7
[PubMed ID: 18978110]
Engle DB Bradley KA Chappell RJ Conner JP Hartenbach EM Kushner DM .
The effect of laparoscopic guidance on gynecologic interstitial brachytherapy. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2008 Sep-Oct;15(5):541-6
[PubMed ID: 18657479]
Kushner DM Connor JP Wilson MA Hafez GR Chappell RJ Stewart SL Hartenbach EM .
Laparoscopic sentinel lymph node mapping for cervix cancer--a detailed evaluation and time analysis. Gynecol Oncol. 2007 Sep;106(3):507-12
[PubMed ID: 17560635]
Hobson MA Kiss MZ Varghese T Sommer AM Kliewer MA Zagzebski JA Hall TJ Harter J Hartenbach EM Madsen EL .
In vitro uterine strain imaging: preliminary results. J Ultrasound Med. 2007 Jul;26(7):899-908
[PubMed ID: 17592053]
Einstein MH Pritts EA Hartenbach EM .
Venous thromboembolism prevention in gynecologic cancer surgery: a systematic review. Gynecol Oncol. 2007 Jun;105(3):813-9
[PubMed ID: 17449089]
Kushner DM Connor JP Sanchez F Volk M Schink JC Bailey HH Harris LS Stewart SL Fine J Hartenbach EM .
Weekly docetaxel and carboplatin for recurrent ovarian and peritoneal cancer: a phase II trial. Gynecol Oncol. 2007 May;105(2):358-64
[PubMed ID: 17258800]
Kiss MZ Hobson MA Varghese T Harter J Kliewer MA Hartenbach EM Zagzebski JA .
Frequency-dependent complex modulus of the uterus: preliminary results. Phys Med Biol. 2006 Aug 7;51(15):3683-95
[PubMed ID: 16861774]
Kushner DM LaGalbo R Connor JP Chappell R Stewart SL Hartenbach EM .
Use of a bupivacaine continuous wound infusion system in gynecologic oncology: a randomized trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Aug;106(2):227-33
[PubMed ID: 16055569]
Wilkin M Horwitz G Seetharam A Hartenbach E Schink JC Bruskewitz R Jarrard DF .
Long-term complications associated with the Indiana pouch urinary diversion in patients with recurrent gynecologic cancers after high-dose radiation. Urol Oncol. 2005 Jan-Feb;23(1):12-5
[PubMed ID: 15885577]
Hartenbach EM Becker JM Grosen EA Bailey HH Petereit DG Laxova R Schink JC .
Progress of a Comprehensive Familial Cancer Genetic Counseling Program in the Era of BRCA1 and BRCA2. Genet Test. 2002 Summer;6(2):75-8
[PubMed ID: 12229876]