Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor and Chair
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Barnabei received her Doctor of Philosophy in Biology and her Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Virginia in 1980 and 1985, respectively. She went on to complete her Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chicago, IL at Northwestern University Medical Center’s Prentice Hospital from 1985-1989. Dr. Barnabei was a faculty member at George Washington University from 1989-1998 before joining the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1998. She assumed the Chair here October 2012.
Dr. Barnabei’s clinical interests include menopause and the risks and benefits of hormone therapy at midlife, women’s health, gynecology and gynecologic surgery, and low risk obstetrics. She also has a special interest in disorders of the vulva such as lichen sclerosus and chronic pain.
Dr. Barnabei’s research interests include hormone therapy and menopause, gynecology and women’s health issues, and disease prevention. She was an investigator in several pivotal clinical trials on the risks and benefits of hormones in postmenopausal women.