Stuart Berger, MD

Medical director, Cardiology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Professor and chief, the Medical College of Wisconsin

Office Locations

8915 W. Connell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 266-2434
(877) 607-5280 (appointment)
(414) 266-2380 (clinic)


Best Doctors 2013Dr. Berger is a board certified pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Berger is involved in the heart transplant program and cardiac interventional catheterization lab. Dr. Berger’s clinical interests include sudden cardiac arrest in children and its prevention, cardiac transplantation, pulmonary hypertension, interventional cardiac catheterization, critical care cardiology and DiGeorge syndrome immunology and Congenital Heart Disease.

It is under Dr. Berger’s direction that Project ADAM was established, in November of 1999, after the sudden, unexpected deaths of several student athletes in Southeastern Wisconsin. He along with several other members of Project A.D.A.M., and with the help of Senators Russ Feingold and Susan Collins wrote the legislation for and advocated for passage of the ADAM Act in the United States Congress, a bill that will provide funding for a national clearinghouse for the dissemination of information that will help schools across the country establish AED programs. 

Dr. Berger has published several papers, chapters and has edited books in the field of pediatric cardiology as well as on the topic of sudden cardiac death in children and adolescents.

Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics
Areas of Interest
  • Cardiology
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Cardiac critical care
  • Heart transplantation
  • Interventional cardiac catheterization
  • Sudden cardiac death
  • Pulmonary hypertension

Education & Awards

  • 1979, UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, MD
  • 1982, University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • 1985, University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • 2000 Hero's Award, National School Nurses Meeting, Milwaukee (for the establishment of Project ADAM)
  • 2002 AHA Award for Research; Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 2006 Resident Best Teaching Award

Research & Publications