Nov. 26, 2012 – As the newly appointed division chief of cardiovascular medicine for Meriter Medical Group, Matthew Wolff, MD is at the heart of one of Wisconsin’s greatest health concerns. Reducing the burden of heart and vascular disease in the region by targeting cardiovascular risk factors and ensuring access to timely, expert care will be his critical focus going forward as he takes the reins from previous division chief, Dr. John Moses.
“There is nothing more important to me and our dedicated, experienced heart team at Meriter than reducing Wisconsin’s risk for heart disease,” says Dr. Wolff. “We are confident that the unique, highly integrated approach offered by the Meriter Medical Group will make a real difference in the cardiovascular health of the Madison community.”
In his new role, Dr. Wolff will oversee Meriter’s cardiovascular outreach program. The largest in southern Wisconsin, the program includes offering services to patients throughout Madison and in 14 surrounding communities, including: Beaver Dam, Boscobel, Columbus, Darlington, Edgerton, Ft. Atkinson, Friendship, Mauston, Platteville, Portage, Reedsburg, Richland Center, Sauk City and Waupun.
“We want to ensure both urban and rural residents benefit from prompt access to world-class cardiovascular care, close to home,” says Dr. Wolff.
Dr. Wolff brings expertise earned by more than a decade of cardiac leadership at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, where he served as Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Director of Cardiology Fellowship Program, Director of the UW Adult Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, as well as Director of Oscar Rennebohm Cardiovascular Research Laboratory and Tuchman Professor of Cardiology at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. Dr. Wolff received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowships in Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology at that institution. From 1988 to 1989, Dr. Wolff was the Assistant Chief of Service in Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Wolff specializes in ischemic heart disease and treating complex cardiovascular cases, including percutaneous therapies for valvular and structural heart disease. Along with an active local and regional practice in interventional cardiology, Dr. Wolff has served as the Governor of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and has been the Chair of the National Institutes of Health Cardiovascular Diseases Small Business Special Emphasis Panel.
For more information, please visit Meriter Heart & Vascular at meriterheart.com.