Cardiovascular Medicine

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Welcome from our Division Chief

Our principal vision and mission is to improve cardiovascular health in Southeast Wisconsin and beyond through innovative, cost-efficient health care delivery and cutting-edge research. 

Dr Benjamin is a physician-scientist and general cardiology consultant who has research interests in the genetic basis of heart disease, myocardial infarction, and regenerative medicine.  He has been actively engaged, along with his trainees and co-investigators, in basic and translational collaborative research for over two decades.  Dr. Benjamin has a track record of innovative research exemplified by the NIH Director's Pioneer Award, which has supported his commitment to transformative lines of investigation on signaling pathways linked to oxido-reductive stress and protein misfolding disorders in humans.  Modeling of a complex multifactorial disorder such as atrial fibrillation presents both 'high risk/high reward' translational sciences for which there is no existing support for this work.  Our multidisciplinary translational program is to exploit standard approaches (e.g., induced pluripotent stem cells, high throughput electrophysiological screening) to improve clinical decision making for therapeutic intervention and, ultimately, disease prevention.

Ivor Benjamin, MD, FAHA, FACC
Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Vice Chair, Translational Research
Director, Cardiovascular Center
Froedtert & Medical College 

Clinical Services

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:

 Read more about our faculty......

Contact Cardiovascular Medicine

9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue Suite 5100
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: 414-955-6777
Fax: 414-955-6203


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