Paul J. Pearson, MD, PhD

Professor and Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • Heart and Vascular Center - Center for Advanced Care - Froedtert Hospital
  • 8900 West Doyne Ave.
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

New & Established Patients Call


Diseases and Conditions

  • Aortic Valve Diseases
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Aortic Stenosis

Treatments and Services

  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • MAZE Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Mitral, Aortic, Tricuspid and Pulmonary Valve Repair/Replacement
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
  • Valve Replacement
  • Valve Repair
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Virtual Visit

Patients Ages Seen

  • Adult
  • Senior


  • English

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Clinic Locations


Dr. Pearson graduated from Wheaton College and received his MD and PhD degrees from Mayo Graduate School of Medicine.  He then completed an NIH-sponsored post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Physiology at Mayo Clinic, followed by his general surgery residency at the Virginia Mason Clinic in Seattle.  He returned to the Mayo Clinic for his cardiothoracic surgery training. Dr. Pearson is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and the American College of Chest Physicians. He has dedicated the majority of his career to clinical trial participation and device development, largely in the field of cardiac valve replacement and repair.

Education and Training

Doctor of Medicine - Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN (1991)
Doctor of Philosophy - Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN (1991)
Post Doctoral Fellowship in Physiology - National Institutes of Health - Bethesda, MD (1991-1992)
Residency in Surgery - Virginia Mason Hospital - Seattle , WA (1993-1995)
Chief Resident in Surgery - Virginia Mason Hospital - Seattle , WA (1995-1996)
Residency in Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery - Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN (1996-1998)
Chief Resident Associate in Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery - Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN (1998-1999)