Joshua L. Hermsen
MD

  • Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Pediatric Transplant Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery

About

Dr. Hermsen is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery in Adult Cardiothoracic and Congenital (Pediatric) Cardiac Surgery. Dr. Hermsen earned his degree from The Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, and, after finishing surgery residency at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, he completed two fellowships at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA, in adult and pediatric cardiac surgery. After three years on the University of Washington faculty, he returned to Madison to join the UW Health Adult Cardiothoracic and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery teams. His clinical interests include surgery for pediatric and adult congenital heart defects, heart transplantation, circulatory support, and surgery for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Surgery

Practice locations

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  • American Family Children's Hospital - Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
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  • University Hospital - Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 890-5700
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  • University Hospital - Heart Transplant Clinic
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-1690
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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Medical School
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Fellowships

Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA

Residencies
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Internships
  • University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center, Madison, WI

Specialties

  • Heart Transplant Surgery
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device
  • Fetal Echocardiography

Research and publications

Dr. Hermsen's research interests include application of 3D printing in surgery for HCM and using simulation to improve training of new cardiothoracic surgeons.