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Local Surgeon Receives Grant Award to Provide Treatment for At-Risk Populations

Milwaukee, April 29, 2019 – Lyle D. Joyce, MD, PhD received a grant award totaling $35,000 from the Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF) – a charitable arm of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. This grant will assist Dr. Joyce’s team in developing a cardiothoracic residency program in Africa that will provide surgical expertise in the treatment of rheumatic valve disease in Kenya later this September. The 24 grant awards, which total $916,500, all seek to help advance research and develop treatment options for patients with heart and lung diseases and offer medical care to underserved patients in developing countries.

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“I am beyond thankful to be honored for such an award. My desire is to help the underserved through whatever means possible.” Dr. Joyce said. “It is our hope that this project will not only provide surgery for those patients in need today but also build a foundation of talented surgical teams that can further impact future generations.”

Dr. Lyle Joyce is a world-renowned cardiothoracic surgeon at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin. With more than 40 years of experience, he was on the team which implanted the first permanent artificial heart within a man, was the first surgeon to ever place a total artificial heart within a woman.

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