Ronald K Woods, MD,PhD

Associate professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin

Office locations

8915 W. Connell Ct.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 266-2070
(877) 607-5280 (appointment)



Having the experience of the perspective of a parent as well as a congenital heart surgeon, Dr. Woods’ mission is to provide competent, compassionate care to patients and their families in a manner that he would want provided for him if either of his children, wife, or he were the patient.

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Surgery
Areas of interest
  • Neonatal and infant cardiac surgery
  • Arch reconstruction
  • Mechanical circulatory support
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Adult congenital cardiac surgery
  • Complex thoracic surgery
  • Cardiology

Education and awards

  • 2003, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Specialist Registrar
  • 1993, University of Illinois College of Medicine, MD
  • 1991, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign, IL), PhD
  • 2000, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine - Pediatric General Surgery
  • 2002, University of Washington School of Medicine - Thoracic Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • General Assembly Scholarship
  • McGraw-Hill Award
  • Ciba-Geigy Award
  • Chancellor Student Service Award
  • Upjohn Achievement Award
  • Warren H. Cole Scholar
  • Henry N. Harkins Award
  • Multicare Health System Quality Leadership Recognition Award
  • Multicare Health System President’s Award - Excellence in Total Quality
  • Seattle Magazine Best Doctors

Research and publications

  • Optimal Mechanical Circulatory Support of Patients with Failed Single-Ventricle Physiology
  • Multicenter Trials Evaluating Mechanical Circulatory Support in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease
  • Optimal Timing of Neonatal Cardiac Surgical Repair
  • Methods to Ensure Safety in the Operating Room
  • Improving Value in Pediatric Cardiac Care
  • Novel Methods of Visualization of 3D Cardiac Imaging Data
  • Better Options for Valve Replacement in Neonates and Infants
  • Determining Optimal Systemic to Pulmonary Artery Shunt Design in Neonates < 3 kg
  • Coarctation of the Aorta and Impact on Vascular Biology