Michael A. Schellpfeffer, MD, MS

Michael A. Schellpfeffer, MD, MSAdjunct Associate Professor

Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-3548

(414) 955-8115
(414) 955-6517 (fax)
mschellpfeff@mcw.edu

MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1980

Post Graduate
University of Florida, Dept. Ob/Gyn, 1984
Medical College of Wisconsin, MS, 2005

Research Area

High frequency ultrasound imaging of the chick embryo as a model to study intrauterine growth restriction, and to study the developing cardiovascular system using microbubble contrast imaging

I am a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist in Kenosha, WI. I started my academic career when I returned to MCW in 2003, and began a course of study in the Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy leading to a Master’s Degree. My Master’s thesis involved high frequency ultrasound imaging of the normal growth and development of the chick embryo (much like the normal human fetus is examined in clinical medicine). My current research interests involve the use of chronic hypoxia in the chick embryo model to better understand intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). I also have developed techniques to better visualize the developing chick cardiovascular system using ultrasound microbubble contrast imaging which may have implications in more precise prenatal diagnosis of birth defects.

In addition, after finishing my Master’s degree I continued to work in the Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy teaching in the Clinical Human Anatomy course. During this time I received the Outstanding Medical Student Teacher award in 2007 and 2010 as well as the Marvin Wagner Preceptor Award in 2011. My hope is that I might follow in the footsteps of Dr. Wagner, and continue to teach anatomy for as long as and with as great a dedication as he has.

Recent Publications

Schellpfeffer MA, Gillespie KH, Rohan AM, Blackwell SP. “A Review of Pregnancy-Related Maternal Mortality in Wisconsin, 2006-2010 WMJ 114(5):28-33 Oct 2015

Kilpatrick SJ, Berg C, Bernstein P, Bingham D, Delgado A, Callaghan WM, Harris K, Lanni S, Mahoney J, Main E, Nacht A, Schellpfeffer MA, Westover T, Harper M. “Standardized Severe Maternal Morbidity Review” JOGNN 43(4):403-08 2014

Kilpatrick SJ, Berg C, Bernstein P, Bingham D, Delgado A, Callaghan WM, Harris K, Lanni S, Mahoney J, Main E, Nacht A, Schellpfeffer MA, Westover T, Harper M. “Standardized Severe Maternal Morbidity Review” OB/GYN 124(2) Pt. 1:361-66 2014

Schellpfeffer MA. “Ultrasound Imaging in Research and Clinical Medicine” Birth Defects Research-Part C 99:83-92 2013

Schellpfeffer MA, Kolesari GL. “Microbubble Contrast Imaging of the Cardio-Vascular System of the Chick Embryo” Ultrasound Med Biol 38(3):504-10 March 2012

Schellpfeffer MA. “A Novel Laparoscopic Tissue Retrieval Device” J Soc Laparoendoscopic Surg 15(4):527-32 2011

Schellpfeffer MA, Conway AE. Maternal Mortality in Wisconsin: 2002-05” April 2008 retrievable@ www.perinatalweb.org

Schellpfeffer MA, Bolender DL, Kolesari GL. “High Frequency Ultrasound Imaging of the Growth and Development of the Normal Chick Embryo” Ultrasound Med Biol 33(5):751-61 May 2007

Schellpfeffer MA, Kolesari GL. Kuhlmann RS, Bolender DL, Ruffolo CG. “Preliminary Investigation of the Use of High Frequency Ultrasound Imaging of the Chick Embryo” Birth Defects Research Part A 73(1):39-49 Jan 2005

Mascola MA, Schellpfeffer MA, Kruse TK, Conway AE, Kvale KM, Katcher ML. Pregnancy-Associated Deaths and Pregnancy-Related Deaths in Wisconsin, 1998-2001 Wis Med J 103(5):61-66 2004

Pascoe JM, Pletta K, Schellpfeffer MA, Beasley J. Letter to the Editor - Best Start Breastfeeding Promotion Campaign. Pediatrics 109(1): 170 2002

Schellpfeffer MA. Vasa previa: Improved neonatal outcome with aggressive intrapartum management. J Reproductive Medicine 40(3): 327-332, April 1995

Schellpfeffer MA. Sonographic detection of free pelvic peritoneal fluid. J Ultrasound Medicine 14(3): 205-9, March 1995

Schellpfeffer MA. A spontaneous combined (heterotopic) pregnancy: A case report. Wis Med J 91(8): 482-84, August 1992

Schellpfeffer MA, Hoyle D, Johnson JWC. Antepartal uterine hyperstimulation secondary to nipple stimulation. OB/GYN 65(4):588-91, April 1985

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