Cardiologists, Surgeons Treating Heart Failure

Because we are an academic medical center, our physicians have access to the most up-to-date information and can help advanced heart failure patients make the most informed decisions about their treatment options. We offer individualized care, and we strive to provide immediate positive results, long-term survival and improved quality of life.

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Michael Cinquegrani, MD, MS
Interventional Cardiologist
Director, Heart and Vascular Service Line
Cardiovascular Medicine

Nunzio Gaglianello, MD
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist

Claudius Mahr, DO
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist
Medical Director of Heart Failure, Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation

Heart Transplant Coordinators
Jennifer Beckman, RN, BSN
Kristen Dwyer, BSN, RN
David Schuster, BSN, RN 

Cardiac Surgery

Wade L. Fischer, MD, MS
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Surgical Director, Heart Transplantation

Robert B. Love, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Chief, Cardiac Surgery

Michael E. Mitchell, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon (Pediatric)

James S. Tweddell, MD
Cardiac Surgeon

Zahir Rashid, MD
Cardiac Surgeon

Ronald K. Woods, MD, PhD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon (Pediatric)

See a comprehensive list of the Exceptional Staff who are part of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Heart and Vascular Center.


For advanced heart failure and transplantation:

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Heart & Vascular Center, Froedtert Hospital 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226