About the MCW Cardiovascular Center


The Cardiovascular Community at Froedtert Hospital & the Medical College of Wisconsin aims to become the premier integrated Basic and Translational Academic Organization in the U.S.


The objective is to improve cardiovascular health in Southeast Wisconsin and beyond, through innovative, cutting-edge research, and cost-efficient healthcare delivery.

Created in 1992, the Cardiovascular Center (CVC) is focusing on the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of the large family of cardiovascular diseases.

As a result, recent years have witnessed cardiovascular research being well-established at the Medical College of Wisconsin, encompassing broad well-funded areas of investigation addressing the physiological and pathophysiological structure and function of the heart and the vasculature. Important ongoing areas of study include embryonic/fetal heart development, cardiac regeneration, cardiac anomalies, arrhythmias, renal and pulmonary hypertension, angiogenesis and vasculogenesis, cardiomyopathies, heart failure, atherosclerosis, and ischemic injury and the impact of human behaviors and genetic and environmental factors on each of these.

Along with the Cardiovascular Center, the NIH’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) has been a transformative platform for centralizing clinical and translational research, increasing the investigative workforce, and filling the critical needs within a seamless infrastructure for enhancing integration of basic discovery and clinical outcomes along the T0-T4 continuum.

With the advent of new leadership in the Cardiovascular Research Center (CVC) and the Division of Cardiology, and with newly enhanced programs in heart failure and heart transplant, MCW is poised for a new era in cardiovascular research that integrates studies across the pediatric and adult practice.

Both the CVC Advisory Board and Scientific Advisory Committee will help us achieve our objectives.

Further details about the CVC, including a description of the work conducted in each individual laboratory, are provided on the site.


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