Kathy Hartke, M.D., is an obstetrician/gynecologist in Brookfield, Wisconsin. She is past chair of the Wisconsin section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as well as its legislative cochair. She also serves on the board of the WI Association of Perinatal Care and the WI Perinatal Quality Collaborative. She has seven grandchildren.
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