Viktor Hraska, MD, PhD

Viktor Hraska, MD, PhD

Professor, Congenital Heart Surgery


  • Herma Heart Institute
    9000 W. Wisconsin Ave.
    Milwaukee, WI 53226


Dr. Hraska is a world-renowned pediatric cardiovascular surgeon who brings vast clinical, teaching and research expertise to his new roles with our organization. He trained in Czechoslovakia, Slovakia and Germany and at Boston Children’s Hospital – completing residencies in anesthesia, cardiology, surgery and vascular surgery, and fellowships in cardiac surgery and pediatric cardiac surgery. Dr. Hraska regularly lectures worldwide on pediatric cardiac surgery topics and has published extensively, including books, book chapters and articles. He served as surgeon-in-chief for the German Pediatric Heart Center in Sankt Augustin, Germany, and he is the Congenital Heart Disease chair of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, an organization dedicated to raising standards for operative outcomes through research and training in Europe.



  • Congenital Heart Surgery


  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • English
  • German
  • Slovakian
  • Russian