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Chris Rokkas

Chris K. Rokkas, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.

University of Wisconsin - Madison
UW Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI  53792
United States
608-263-0547 (alternative)
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


University of Athens Medical School (M.D. 1984)
Washington University, St. Louis, USA (General Surgery, 1987-1990)
Washington University (Cardiac Surgery Research, 1990-1993)
State Univ. of New York, Syracuse, USA (General Surgery, 1993-1995))
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA (Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1995-1997)
Misouri Baptist Medical Center (Advanced Fellowship, Cardiac and Aortic Surgery, 1997-1999)
American Board of Surgery Certification
American Board of Thoracic Surgery Certification
European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons Certification
Assoc. Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Athens, Attikon Hospital
Assoc. Professor of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Other Interests

Reoperative and high risk cardiac surgery
Ventricular assist devices, heart failure surgery
Spinal cord and brain protection in aortic surgery
Bloodless (no transfusion) cardiac surgery
Marfan's Syndrome - Comprehensive surgical approach
Surgery for aneurysms of the aorta (thoracic, abdominal)
Minimal invasive coronary surgery, off-pump grafting, beating heart surgery
Stroke prevention in cardiac surgery
Mitral valve repair, aortic root reconstruction
Total arterial coronary revascularization

Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Cardiac
  • Coronary disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Mechanical circulatory assistance
  • Valve disease
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Great vessels
  • Aorta
  • Professional Affairs