Meet Our Nursing Leaders: Barbara Pankratz, MSN, RN

Barbara Pankratz, BSN, MSNDirector of Surgical Services
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Why do you enjoy working for UW Hospital and Clinics?


"I feel very fortunate to practice at an organization that prioritizes high quality, patient-centered care. The team approach that this requires, coupled with the sense of satisfaction that result, make UW Hospital and Clinics an extremely satisfying environment in which to practice."




Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Master of Science in Nursing
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Areas of Responsibility

  • Inpatient, Outpatient and American Family Children's Hospital Operating Rooms and PACUs
  • Ambulatory Surgery
  • First Day Surgery
  • American Family Children's Hospital Pre/Post-op
  • GI Procedures and Ambulatory Procedure Center

Honors and Awards

  • Nurse Excellence Award 
  • Presidential Leadership Award