Lyle D. Joyce, MD, PhD

Professor; Chief, Section of Adult Cardiac Surgery


  • Froedtert Hospital
  • 9200 West Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226


  • Transplant Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Diseases and Conditions

  • Aortic Valve Diseases
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Aortic Diseases

Treatments and Services

  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • MAZE Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
  • Valve Repair
  • Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy
  • Vascular Bypass

Patients Ages Seen

  • Adult
  • Senior


  • English

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee
  • Community Memorial Hospital – Menomonee Falls

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Clinic Locations

Froedtert Hospital

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Dr. Lyle Joyce has been practicing in the field of cardiothoracic surgery for more than 40 years, focusing on heart transplantation and the surgical treatment of heart failure. He is world-renowned in the field of cardiothoracic surgery having been on the team that implanted the first permanent artificial heart in a man, and was the first surgeon ever to use a total artificial heart in a woman. 

Education and Training

Doctor of Medicine - Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX (1973)
Residency in General Surgery - University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic - Minneapolis, MN (1980)
Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery - University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT (1982)
Post-doctoral Fellowship in Surgery - University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic - Minneapolis, MN (1982)