Welcome from Dr. 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