Meet Your Provider

Elina Pfaffenbach, MD

Dr. Pfaffenbach joined Women’s Health Specialists in 2006. Previously, Dr. Pfaffenbach practiced as an OB/GYN physician in the United States Army. Dr. Pfaffenbach enjoys all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology and has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, pelvic organ prolapse and robotic surgery.

  • Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Medical Director for Family Fertility, a division of Women’s Health Specialists, S.C.
  • Medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois
  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • Member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Dr. Pfaffenbach lives in Appleton with her husband, four children and dog. In her free time, she enjoys being with her family, running, kayaking, ballroom dancing, biking and cooking.


“Compassion, trust, respect and honesty are the key values in my relationship with my patient. I believe that every birth is a miracle and I am honored to share this amazing experience!  I thoroughly enjoy practicing both obstetrics and gynecology.  I strive to be there for my patient on her journey through life and I am grateful for the privilege of being her doctor!”

“A friend of mine recommended Dr. Pfaffenbach and she really turned my world around. I have Crohn’s disease and other doctors had told me I wouldn’t be able to get pregnant. Dr. Pfaffenbach carefully monitored my Crohn’s disease, worked closely with my doctor in Milwaukee and personally called me numerous times throughout each of my four pregnancies. I always felt comfortable with her.”

—Joanne Bunnell

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Experienced Physicians

Our physicians take the time to listen to your wants, needs, and concerns so, together, we can develop the best plan of care for you.  The current all-women team of physicians will discuss the care plan with you in a professional and clear manner.  They will answer all of your questions and support you every step of the way.

Above & Beyond Care Team

From the moment you walk into our office, you are welcomed by our friendly receptionists. Our Doctor-Nurse teams go above and beyond to give the best care in The Fox Valley. Women’s Health Specialists has been voted Appleton Post Crescent Readers’ Choice for Best OB/GYN in the Fox Valley area for 14 years running!

Care For Life

Strong relationships are the foundation of excellent care. The doctor you choose will be there for every stage of your life and know your unique history. From treating PMS symptoms to delivering your baby, to helping ease the frustrations of menopause — we are here for you every step of the way.

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