Welcome from our Division Chief
Dr Ivor Benjamin
Division Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine
The Medical College of Wisconsin is a private medical school in partnership with the Froedtert Hospital Health System, located in suburban Milwaukee. Froedtert Health Systems cares for over 28,000 admissions and 62,000 emergency room visits annually. As a major national research center, the College attracts over $150 million in external support for research including over $95 million in support from the NIH. This partnership also includes the Medical College Physicians, the largest multispecialty practice with more than 1,250 physicians in Wisconsin, delivering all levels of care for all ages of patients.
The Mission of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is to improve cardiovascular health in Southeast Wisconsin and beyond through innovative, cutting-edge research and cost-efficient health care delivery. The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, located in the Department of Medicine, has 37 faculty members who are involved in patient care, teaching, education and collaborative and innovative research projects with our flagship nationally recognized Cardiovascular Center, MCW Cancer Center, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. The Division also is an integral part of the Heart and Vascular Service Line, which supports multidisciplinary cardiovascular care, education research across all related disciplines in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Medicine and Surgery, and Critical Care Anesthesiology at the College. All these activities, ultimately, result in a vibrant environment for collaborative clinical care, research, education and community engagement.
Ivor Benjamin, MD, FAHA, FACC
Chief-Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Vice Chair-Translational Research-MCW
Medical College of Wisconsin
We provide a broad spectrum of clinical services tailored to meet the needs of the patient. Our service line includes:
Cardiac catheterization and interventional procedures, including closure treatment for congenital problems such as ASD and PFO
Comprehensive cardiac imaging: Echocardiography (Transthoracic, transesophageal, and 3D), cardiac CT, cardiac MRI, nuclear cardiology
Comprehensive End-stage Heart Disease Evaluation and Treatment Program: Heart failure disease management, cardiac transplantation, and mechanical cardiac support devices
Electrophysiology services: Diagnostic EP studies, arrhythmia management, pacemaker and defibrillator implantation, pacemakers for heart failure, and ablation procedures for arrhythmia treatment
Our patients may also take advantage of opportunities to participate in clinical research trials. Clinical trials are not for everyone, but they are an option that may be of interest to some people. Our goal is provide the patient with individualized care be it diagnostic evaluations, therapeutic interventions, long-term disease management, or participation in clinical research aimed at addressing their problem.
We invite you to investigate our website to learn more about our cardiovascular medicine program. I or my colleagues would be happy to speak with you regarding our program or services.
St Joseph's Hospital in Washington County Partners with Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Heart and Vascular Center
A variety of services is being offered to referrals at St Joseph's Hospital and The West Bend Clinic in Washington County. A high level of cardiovascular care is currently provided by the following Doctors and Nurse Practitioners:
Marcie Berger, MD, FACC
Michael Cinquegrani, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Stacey Gardiner, MD
James Kleczka, MD, FACC
Javed Tunio, MD
Aimee Welsh, MD
Joel Schaeve, APNP
Christine Czarnecki, APNP
Jennifer Swift, APNP
Svetlana Zaharova, APNP
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