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Children’s Hospital adds full-time cardiologist to Fox Valley hospital

June 29, 2016

NEENAH – To better serve the 3,500 heart patient visits in the Fox Valley, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is adding a second full-time cardiologist to its Fox Valley hospital and clinics.

Buelow057aMatthew Buelow, MD, will begin seeing patients July 1. He and Janette Strasburger, MD, who has lived and worked in the area since 2002, will see patients full time in the Fox Valley. Nine other Children’s cardiologists split their time in Fox Valley sites along with other clinic locations throughout the state.

Buelow, who completed his fellowship at Children’s Milwaukee location in June, adds to the services of Herma Heart Center at Children’s, the sixth-ranked pediatric cardiology program in the nation.

In addition to serving the Neenah hospital, Buelow will see patients at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Mercy Medical Center – Oakwood Clinic in Oshkosh. He specializes in pediatric cardiology, adult congenital heart disease and echocardiography.

“The cardiology practice has continued to grow over the last several years, as we have worked to partner with existing health systems to complement their services with pediatric, fetal and adult congenital sub-specialization, which has provided greater care for all and an impetus for collaboration and partnerships,” said Aaron Kinney, service line administrator for Herma Heart Center. “We are adding Dr. Buelow to the practice to meet the demand for our services.” 

Buelow is moving to Neenah later this summer with his wife, Becky Buelow, MD. Becky Buelow is scheduled to start a new asthma/allergy practice for adults and kids at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley on Oct. 1.

The Buelows have a 16-month-old daughter, Charlotte, and they are expecting twin boys in July.

“I look forward to contributing to the expansion of services in northeast Wisconsin and to providing more continuity for our patients,” Mathew Buelow said. “Becky and I are also excited about getting involved and invested in the community. The Fox Valley is a fantastic area to raise a family.”

Matthew and Becky Buelow earned their medical degrees and completed their residencies and fellowships at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He will become an assistant professor of pediatric cardiology on July 1, and she is an assistant professor of allergy/immunology in the pediatrics department at the Medical College.

About the Herma Heart Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

The Herma Heart Center is the largest pediatric cardiac center in Wisconsin with more than three times the providers of any other system in Wisconsin. It is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the sixth pediatric cardiology and heart surgery program in the nation. Children’s survival rates are among the country’s best and have earned the program a three-star rating (the highest possible) by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. The program is among the highest volume congenital heart surgery programs in the country, performing more than 300 open-heart surgeries and more than 700 total heart procedures a year.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the region’s only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. The hospital, with locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wisconsin, is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States. It is ranked in all 10 specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals report. Children’s provides primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. In 2014, Children’s invested more than $102 million in the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. Children’s achieves its mission in part through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website at chw.org.

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