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Chris K. Rokkas, MD

Chris K. Rokkas, MD

Associate Professor

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  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certification

  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital
  • Columbia - St. Mary's Hospital
  • Waukesha Memorial Hospital

Patient Ages Seen

  • Adult
  • Senior

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Treatments & Services

  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Aortic Surgery
  • Beating Heart Surgery
  • Heart Failure Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Clinic Locations

Heart and Vascular Center - Froedtert Hospital

9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee WI,  53226
(414) 805-6000
Fax:(414) 805-8778
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Dr. Rokkas’ clinical interests include adult cardiac surgery, particularly as it relates to developing and applying cutting-edge technology and minimally invasive surgical therapies.  He has also developed a focus in aortic surgery, which is leading to the development of a multi-disciplinary team for caring for patients with aortopathies of a congenital or acquired nature. Research interests include pathophysiology and genetics of aortic aneurysms as well as developing interventional techniques for effective treatment, taking into consideration protection of the central nervous system.

Education / Training

  • Doctor of Medicine - National University of Athens - Greece (1984)
  • Fellowship in Cardiac and Aortic Surgery - Missouri Baptist Medical Center - St. Louis, MO (1997-1999)
  • Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery - Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (1995-1997)
  • Residency in Surgery - Washington University - St. Louis, MO (1988-1990)