Wendy L. Peltier, MD



  • Froedtert Hospital
  • 900 N. 92nd St.
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226


  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Inpatient Only (Hospital Based)

My care philosophy has always been holistic, and patient/family- centered. Palliative medicine practice is my passion, and I view it as a privilege to help patients and families at difficult times, with focus on support, advanced care planning and quality of life. Many years of practice as a neuromuscular neurologist has given me insight to the importance of providing comprehensive support and guidance to patients with life-limiting illness. The multidisciplinary, team-based approach in palliative medicine and hospice allows us to meet these needs for a wide spectrum of medical conditions, one patient and family at a time.


Diseases and Conditions

  • Advanced Cancer
  • Heart Failure
  • Metabolic and Drug Induced Myopathies
  • Mitochondrial Disorders
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuromuscular Disease

Treatments and Services

  • Inpatient Palliative Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Palliative Care Consultation
  • Virtual Visit

Patients Ages Seen

  • Adult
  • Senior


  • English

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee

Board Certifications

  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Neurology

Clinic Locations

Froedtert Hospital

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Dr. Peltier is a professor of medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Section Head of the Palliative Care Center in the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine. She has extensive background in medical education, leadership and neuromuscular neurology. She brings these skills to palliative care in the areas of clinical pathways and teaching communication skills. Her research interests are in quality improvement and the development of models for 'upstream' palliative care in serious illness as well as for inpatient hospice in the critically ill patient.

Education and Training

Doctor of Medicine - Rush Medical College - Chicago, IL (1991)
Residency in Neurology - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI (1992-1994)
Fellowship in Neuromuscular Diseases & EMG - University of Michigan Hospitals - Ann Arbor, MI (1995-1996)
Internship in Medicine - Rush Medical College - Chicago, IL (1991-1992)