Dana Irrer, MD

  • Pediatric Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
Dana Irrer, MD


Dana Irrer, MD, is a UW Health Kids pediatric cardiologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He cares for children with heart and blood vessel disorders and adults with congenital (present at birth) heart disease.

Dr. Irrer diagnoses and treats children born with heart defects ranging from a hole between the two sides of the heart to complex heart and valve structural disorders and continues to treat adults with congenital heart disease. Many of these patients had heart surgery earlier in their lives and need lifelong follow-up appointments where he monitors their heart health and helps them live long, full lives.

Dr. Irrer’s expertise includes diagnostic MRIs and cross-sectional heart imaging. These noninvasive tests show heart blood flow and function, including muscle and valve health.

Dr. Irrer studies advanced imaging technologies that help doctors visualize real-time heart health. His research investigates ways to prevent heart disease and relieve symptoms.

In his free time, Dr. Irrer enjoys family time, including cooking, biking and activities ranging from trips to farmers' markets to youth sporting events.

Many of my patients were told their heart would hold them back, but when I see them complete their first race, finish college and live full lives, I know better things are possible.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatrics
Medical School
  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

Areas of expertise