Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Kara K. Hoppe, DO, MS

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Kara K. Hoppe, DO


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.

Languages spoken
  • English

Practice locations

    Education & credentials

    Board certifications
    • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Medical School
    • Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL
    • University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
    • University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA


    Additional conditions and treatments
    • Advanced Hypertension Program
    • Cervical Cerclage

    Research and publications

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