Cardiothoracic Surgery

Welcome to the Medical College of Wisconsin Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic surgery is a specialty consisting of the surgical treatment of congenital and acquired abnormalities of the heart and cardiovascular system, lungs and chest wall. Surgeons address the entire spectrum of problems in patients of all ages, sizes and maturity levels - from prenatal consultation to adults with congenital heart disease.

Cardiac Team Photo

Cardiac Team

Thoracic Team in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Thoracic Team


This is Chuck.

While Chuck had thrived as a cowboy for 31 years after his first transplant, his second heart was finally giving out. But thanks to generations of transplant expertise and innovation, a third heart is getting Chuck back in the saddle. 

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Lung Transplant Program

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin highlight the lung transplant program which includes interviews with Joseph Kerschner, MD, George Haasler, MD, Kenneth Presberg, MD, and two lung transplant patients.

Cardiothoracic Surgery Professor and Chief


Paul Joseph Pearson, MD, PhD

Chief, Professor

Contact Cardiothoracic Surgery

Administrative Office:

Medical College of Wisconsin
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Hub for Collaborative Medicine
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Patient Appointments (Adult)
(414) 955-6900
(414) 955-0079 (fax)

Administrative Offices
(414) 955-6900
(414) 955-0079 (fax)

Residency Program
(414) 955-6904
(414) 955-0079 (fax)
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