Dr. Kaepernick grew up on Bainbridge Island near Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Cell Biology. She then went on to earn a Masters Degree in Medical Genetics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Kaepernick met her husband, Jim, in Wisconsin. She worked in the Department of Pediatrics at Michigan State University School of Medicine as a pediatric/adult genetic counselor followed by three years as a prenatal genetic counselor in California. Realizing that she really wanted to deliver babies, Dr. Kaepernick returned to the University of Wisconsin to earn her Medical Degree, graduating with honors and completing her residency in 2003. She and her husband have two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family which usually involves watching kids play sports, and in her free time enjoys knitting, sewing, skiing and spending time in our beautiful outdoors. Dr. Kaepernick specializes in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including outpatient hysterectomies.