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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Walter Kao, MD has served as principal investigator on numerous research projects focusing on medical therapy for advanced heart failure, metabolic and structural abnormalities of skeletal muscle in heart failure and prevention of sudden death in patients with advanced heart failure.


Cardiovascular Medicine

Transplant Medicine

Artery Disease

Heart Failure

Heart Failure, Transplant, Mechanical Circulatory Support

Heart Failure/Heart Transplant Medicine

Heart Transplant

Left Ventricular Assist Device

Medical Management of Transplant Patients

Pulmonary Stress Test


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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine
Fellowship Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Residency Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Internship Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Medical School Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY

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Dr. Kao’s current research interests include investigational medical therapy for patients with chronic heart failure, candidate evaluation and selection for heart transplantation and implementation and management of mechanical circulatory support in patients with severe heart failure.

PubMed Articles
Nakamura T Kohmoto T Kao WG Osaki S Block KL Weigel TL Unusual late presentation of asymptomatic diaphragmatic hernia following ventricular assist device explantation. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg . 2008 Feb;7(1):141-3
[PubMed ID: 18042565]