Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Peter S. Rahko, MD, FACC

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Transplant Medicine
Peter S. Rahko, MD, FACC


Dr. Rahko is Professor of Medicine in the Cardiovascular Medicine Division of the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is the director of the Adult Echocardiography Lab at UW Hospital and Clinics. His clinical interests include noninvasive imaging characterization of ventricular structure and function in patients with heart failure and heart failure devices. He also is involved in echocardiographic evaluation of valvular heart disease, particularly candidates for TAVR. He has an active practice in general cardiology and a specialized clinic for the medical management cardiomyopathies and of end-stage heart failure, including the evaluation of innovative pharmaceutical and device therapies for heart failure. He also has implemented an echo-based screening program for detection of heart disease in varsity athletes and implemented this as a part of the medical evaluation of all incoming athletes to the university.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Practice locations

    Education & credentials

    Board certifications
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    Medical School
    • University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN
    • University of Pittsburgh Health Center Hospitals, Pittsburgh, PA
    • Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
    • Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN


    Additional conditions and treatments
    • Cardioversion
    • Echocardiogram
    • Heart Failure, Transplant, Mechanical Circulatory Support
    • Heart Failure/Heart Transplant Medicine
    • Left Ventricular Assist Device
    • Medical Management of Transplant Patients
    • Stress Echocardiogram