Michael N. Fortsas, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I

"Being a patient with a cardiac diagnosis can be frightening and confusing. Choosing among various treatment options can be a complex process for a patient, especially in this era of easy accessibility of information. Because of this, without guidance it can be difficult for a patient to know which treatment is best for them. As a physician, I strongly believe that it is my role to be my Patientís Advocate while guiding them through all aspects of cardiac disease, diagnosis, and treatment.

I believe that treatment should be tailored to the individual patient and in addition to invasive treatments there are many excellent conservative options available as well. The practice of Cardiology is extremely rewarding and gives me a sense of pride not only from successful diagnosis and treatment, but also from the involvement in each patientís personalized treatment plan and helping them to commit to a lifestyle change."

After completing work on his bachelorís degree at the University of Chicago, Dr. Fortsas attended Ross University for Medical Sciences and earned a MD degree in 1989. Following his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals, Milwaukee, he completed his fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI.

He holds board certifications in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Fortsasí specialty interests in Cardiology include Metabolic Syndrome, Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease, treatment and diagnosis of Congestive Heart Failure, and Interventional Cardiology.

Dr. Fortsas and his wife have two children. The Fortsas family enjoys spending time together through involvement with their church, going to the movies and bike riding.

Dr. Fortsasí interests are many. He especially enjoys history with a special interest in the Byzantine Era. His other activities include hunting and playing basketball.

Fellowship
University of Wisconsin Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI

Residency
University of Wisconsin Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI

Medical Degree
Ross University School of Medicine

Education
University of Chicago

Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology

Professional Distinctions
Fellow, American College of Cardiology
Fellow, Society Coronary Angiography and Intervention
Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine

"To study the phenomenon of disease without books is to sail on uncharted sea,
while to study books without patients is not to go to the sea at allÖ"
-Hippocrates



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