David A Hehir, MD

Assistant professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin

Office Locations

8915 W. Connell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(877) 607-5280



Best Doctors 2013David Hehir is board certified in Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. His primary clinical role is attending physician in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. In addition, he staffs a pediatric cardiology clinic with a focus on patients with complex multisystem disease as well as the interstage single ventricle clinic at the Herma Heart Center. He is the Associate Fellowship Director for the Pediatric Critical Care Division, and Director of Fellow research within Pediatric Critical Care. His research focus is the detection and prevention of organ dysfunction following heart surgery through improved and cutting edge monitoring modalities, including novel applications of technologies such as Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) and serum and urine biomarkers. Dr. Hehir’s other research interests include growth and nutrition in congenital heart disease, outcomes of single ventricle heart disease, and the impact of peri-operative complications on long term outcomes. Dr. Hehir is involved in Quality Improvement projects to improve hospital care of children with congenital heart disease, and is active in community advocacy and family support groups for children with congenital heart disease.

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Cardiology
Areas of Interest
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac critical care
  • Interstage home monitoring
  • Single ventricle heart disease

Education & Awards

  • 2000, SUNY Upstate Medical University, MD
  • 2003, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Pediatrics
  • 2007, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Ped Cardiology
  • 2008, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Ped Critical Care
  • 2000 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • 2005 Graduate with Honors, Dartmouth College
  • 2006 Clinical Research Award, Fellow's Poster Day - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • 2006 Research Citation Finalist Award; Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress
  • 2010 NIH Loan Repayment Program Recipient
  • 2012-13 Milwaukee’s Top Docs
  • 2013 Best Doctors in America

Research & Publications