Invasive and Interventional Cardiology

The Medical College of Wisconsin Section of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology offers state-of-the art diagnostic and minimally invasive treatment options for patients with a variety of heart conditions including: acute myocardial infarction, coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, and congenital heart disease. 

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About Us

Our physicians participate collaboratively with colleagues in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Medicine, Radiology, and Cardiac Anesthesia to determine the best therapeutic option for each patient. Our physicians perform over 2,000 procedures annually in the Froedtert Hospital cardiac catheterization laboratory and are actively engaged in research, education, and health care leadership. Our physicians have been recognized for their excellence locally and nationally and hold leadership positions in various national organizations (e.g., American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology). 

Research Studies and Clinical Trials

The MCW Interventional Cardiology section conduct and participate in local and national research studies and clinical trials related to coronary artery disease, cardiogenic shock, arrhythmia, and structural heart disease. Actively recruiting clinical trials include:

  • NCSI Shock Registry

If you are interested in participating in a trial, or referring a patient for one, please call (414) 955-6777.

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Search by cardiac subspecialty.

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Meet Our Team


Jorge Saucedo, MD, MBA, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI

Professor and Division Chief


Panayotis Fasseas, MD, FACC

Associate Professor


David S. Marks, MD, MBA

Professor of Medicine and Radiology, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Froedtert Hospital Senior Medical Director - Inpatient


Peter Mason, MD, MPH

Associate Professor


Russell C. Dabrowski, MD

Assistant Professor

Clinical Staff 2F 2M

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

In addition to being actively involved in teaching MCW medical students, residents and fellows the MCW Interventional Cardiology section also offers a one-year ACGME-certified interventional cardiology fellowship training program.

Comprehensive Treatment Options

Procedures conducted in the cardiac catheterization laboratory to assist in diagnosis include:
  • Right and left heart catheterization
  • Ventriculography
  • Coronary and peripheral angiography
  • Coronary physiology assessment
  • Endomyocardial biopsy
  • Intracardiac and intravascular ultrasound

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Procedures conducted in the catheterization laboratory for management and treatment of heart disease include:
  • Angioplasty and stenting for coronary and/or peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Plaque removal with rotational or laser atherectomy
  • Intracoronary physiologic assessment and intracoronary imaging to determine the significance of artery and vein blockages
  • Clot removal with aspiration thrombectomy
  • Intracoronary brachytherapy for treatment of recurrent in-stent narrowing
  • Ventricular assist device insertion
  • Septal ablation to treat hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Closure of periprosthetic valve leaks
  • Nonsurgical closure of atrial septal defects (AS) and patent foramen ovale (PFO)
  • Insertion of left atrial occluder devices for reducing the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation
  • Valvuloplasty for management of aortic, mitral, pulmonic and tricuspid stenosis
  • Transcatheter mitral and aortic valve replacement therapies (TAVR and TMVR)
  • Transcatheter mitral valve edge-to-edge reduction (MitraClip)
  • Balloon valvuloplasty and stent placement to treat coarctation of the aorta

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Patient Education

Meet the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Peter Mason, MD
Meet the Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Jorge Saucedo
Q & A with Interventional Cardiologist Michael Cinquegrani, MD
Q & A with Interventional Cardiologist David Marks, MD

Contact Us

Referring Physicians Information
To transfer a patient or consult with a specialist: Call the Access Center at (414) 805-4700 or (877) 804-4700.
(For physicians and staff only.)

Nurses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Patient Information
Please call 1-800-DOCTORS to make an appointment in the Heart & Vascular clinic at Froedtert.
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