Susan R Foerster, MD

Assistant professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin

Office Locations

8915 W. Connell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 266-7584 (office)
(877) 607-5280 (appointment)


Dr. Foerster was born in Canada and trained there in Pediatrics before being offered a training position at Boston Children’s Hospital, one of the most reputed pediatric cardiology programs in the country. She accepted a subspecialty 4th year of training in Boston in interventional cardiac catheterization, her current area of specialization. She worked in St. Louis at Washington University in St. Louis for 6 years before coming to work in the Milwaukee at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Pediatric Cardiology
Areas of Interest
  • Cardiology
  • Interventional cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiomyopathies/myocarditis
  • Quality improvement

Education & Awards

  • 1996, University of Manitoba-Faculty of Medicine, MD
  • 2000, Children's Hospital Health Sciences Centre-Winnipeg
  • 2004, Children's Hospital Boston

Research & Publications

  • Myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy outcomes, complications and outcomes in the congenital catheterization lab
  • Investigators Comparison of surgical, stent, and balloon angioplasty treatment of native coarctation of the aorta: an observational study by the CCISC (Congenital Cardiovascular Interventional Study Consortium).
  • Catheterization for congenital heart disease adjustment for risk method (CHARM). 
  • Ventricular remodeling and survival are more favorable for myocarditis than for idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy in childhood: an outcomes study from the pediatric cardiomyopathy registry.
  • Adverse event rates in congenital cardiac catheterization - A multicenter experience. 
  • Importance of totally anomalous pulmonary venous connection and postoperative pulmonary vein stenosis in outcomes of heterotaxy syndrome.

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