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Dr. Robert B. Love to Join the Department of Surgery in August 2012 as Section Chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery

Robert B. Love, MDOn behalf of the Department of Surgery and Dr. Jim Tweddell and the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, we are excited to announce that Dr. Robert Love will be joining us as Section Chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery on August 1. Dr. Love is currently Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center and Director of the Lung Transplantation Program. Prior to joining Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, he was Vice Chair of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Wisconsin and Director of the Complex Aortic Surgery Program. 

Dr. Love is a graduate of Bethel College and Rush Medical School. His general surgery training was at the University of Wisconsin and he completed a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in England and his Cardiothoracic Surgical Fellowship was also at UW in Madison. Dr. Love then joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin where he remained until being recruited to Loyola in 2006. Dr. Love brings with him twenty years of experience in all aspects of cardiac surgery and heart and lung transplantation. He maintains an active laboratory exploring ways to optimize pulmonary function in recipients of lung transplants. He has over 80 publications in the peer-reviewed literature and is committed to the innovation and discovery necessary for the next decade of advances in cardiac surgery as well as heart and lung transplantation. Dr. Love joins an extremely experienced and accomplished adult cardiothoracic surgery program including Drs. Al Nicolosi, Zahir Rashid, Eric Lilly, George Haasler, David Johnstone, Mario Gasparri, Bill Tisol, Daryl Pearlstein, and Hossein Almassi. This multi-talented group of adult cardiothoracic surgeons comprises the Medical College of Wisconsin Cardiac and Thoracic group which has now become city-wide under the leadership of Drs. Tweddell, Haasler, Nicolosi and the successful outreach efforts of Dr. Pearlstein.

Dr. Love’s recruitment was made possible through a collaborative effort of many individuals at MCW and Froedtert Health, as well as tremendous support from the Department of Medicine and the Cardiovascular Service Line under the leadership of Dr. Mike Cinquegrani. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Love; you can reach him at

Douglas B. Evans, MD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Surgery

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