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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Kara Hoppe is an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a practicing Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist and physician scientist.  Her clinical interests lie within caring for women with high-risk pregnancies, complex maternal medical conditions, diabetes, hypertension-related disorders, fetal alloimmunization, and cervical insufficiency/preterm birth prevention. Her patient care experiences fuel her passion for enhancing knowledge and improving the care we can provide pregnant women through clinical research investigation.  She has completed a Master’s degree Clinical Investigation and will be going on to complete her PhD starting this fall through the University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). Her current research interests focus on maternal hypertension during and after pregnancy. She has developed and studied a remote monitoring-based postpartum hypertension intervention. Her preliminary work has demonstrated remote patient monitoring for management of postpartum hypertension is feasible, cost-effective, reduces hospital readmissions, and is satisfying to patients. In addition she is the site-PI for the Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy (CHAP) at the University of Wisconsin and another site through the Wisconsin Network for Health Research (WiNHR). She serves as a members on the Wisconsin Perinatal Foundation and Wisconsin Perinatal Quality Collaborative (WisPQ) hypertension committee. Both of these volunteer positions allow her insight into  the impact of adverse perinatal outcomes and the importance of a statewide initiative to improve access to care for Wisconsin women.  



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UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Fellowship University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Residency University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Medical School Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL

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Dr. Hoppe's research interests revolve around maternal medical conditions, infectious diseases, hypertension-related disorders during pregnancy, labor, quality improvement and preterm birth prevention.

PubMed Articles
MacKinnon HJ Schiff MA Hoppe KK Benedetti TJ Delaney S Increased length of active labor is associated with adverse perinatal outcomes among nulliparous women undergoing labor induction. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med . 2020 Jul 28;:1-7
[PubMed ID: 32722982]
Gupta VK Adams JH Heiser T Iruretagoyena JI Hoppe KK Antony KM Detailed Fetal Anatomic Ultrasound Examination Duration and Association With Body Mass Index. Obstet Gynecol . 2019 Oct;134(4):774-780
[PubMed ID: 31503163]
Hoppe KK Williams M Thomas N Zella JB Drewry A Kim K Havighurst T Johnson HM Telehealth with remote blood pressure monitoring for postpartum hypertension: A prospective single-cohort feasibility study. Pregnancy Hypertens . 2019 Jan;15:171-176
[PubMed ID: 30825917]
Hoppe KK Schiff MA Benedetti TJ Delaney S Duration of Spontaneous Active Labor and Perinatal Outcomes Using Contemporary Labor Curves. Am J Perinatol . 2018 Oct;35(12):1186-1191
[PubMed ID: 29695019]
Antony KM Gupta VK Hoppe KK Quamme T Feldman N Stewart K Travel During Pregnancy: Results From an Ultrasound Unit-Based Questionnaire. WMJ . 2017 Dec;116(5):205-209
[PubMed ID: 29357209]
Blondon M Casini A Hoppe KK Boehlen F Righini M Smith NL Risks of Venous Thromboembolism After Cesarean Sections: A Meta-Analysis. Chest . 2016 Sep;150(3):572-96
[PubMed ID: 27262227]
Fay EE Hoppe KK Schulkin J Eckert LO Survey of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents Regarding Pneumococcal Vaccination in Pregnancy: Education, Knowledge, and Barriers to Vaccination. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol . 2016;2016:1752379
[PubMed ID: 26949324]
Hoppe KK Schiff MA Peterson SE Gravett MG 30 mL Single- versus 80 mL double-balloon catheter for pre-induction cervical ripening: a randomized controlled trial. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med . 2016;29(12):1919-25
[PubMed ID: 26302817]
Hoppe KK Fialkow MF Dighe M Cheng E Intrauterine air embolism associated with a rectovaginal fistula in a pregnant woman. Obstet Gynecol . 2011 Aug;118(2 Pt 2):481-4
[PubMed ID: 21768860]
Hoppe KK Eckert LO Achieving high coverage of H1N1 influenza vaccine in an ethnically diverse obstetric population: success of a multifaceted approach. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol . 2011;2011:746214
[PubMed ID: 21760700]