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Drs. Lyle and David Joyce

Cardiothoracic Surgeons Join Medical College Physicians

Lyle Joyce, MD, PhD, and David Joyce, MD, recently joined the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Both physicians – Lyle is the father of David – came from Mayo Clinic in Rochester and are highly experienced in the field of advanced cardiothoracic surgery, including heart and lung transplantation.
Dr. Lyle Joyce is a professor at Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. David Joyce is an associate professor, and they are both board-certified in cardiac and thoracic surgery. Based at Froedtert Hospital, they join a team of top talent, including Paul Pearson, MD, PhD; Chris Rokkas, MD and Charan Mungara, MD.

“The addition of Dr. Lyle Joyce and Dr. David Joyce adds a unique level of experience in advanced cardiac procedures to the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network that will benefit patients in southeastern Wisconsin and beyond,” said Paul Pearson, MD, PhD, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Froedtert Hospital and Professor of Surgery at Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Lyle Joyce completed his general surgery residency at University of Minnesota Hospital from 1969 to 1973, followed by a cardiovascular pathology internship at Dr. Jesse Edwards Miller Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., a cardiothoracic surgery residency at University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and a post-doctoral fellowship (Major – surgery, Minor – physiology) at University of Minnesota. Dr. Lyle Joyce also completed the executive program in health care policy at Harvard Medical School. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1973 and his bachelor of science from Baylor University in 1969.

Dr. Lyle Joyce’s clinical interests include aortic diseases, cardiac assist devices, Maze procedure valve repair, aortic reconstruction, beating heart coronary artery bypass, pulmonary thromboendoarterectomy, heart transplantation and the surgical treatment of heart failure. He was on the team that implanted the first permanent artificial heart in a human, and he was the first surgeon ever to use a total artificial heart in a woman, saving her life.

Cardiac assist devices, ventricular restoration and atrial fibrillation are Dr. Lyle Joyce’s research interests. He is currently program director, principal investigator or co-investigator for five ongoing clinical studies and has been a part of many others.

Dr. Lyle Joyce received twice the Best Doctors in America award in 2011-2012 and was awarded the Socrates Award from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons in 2011. The American Registry-Castle Connolly honored him as an America’s Top Doctor in 2012. In 2013, he served on the American Registry for Castle Connolly Top Doctors by the American Academy, LLC.
Dr. Lyle Joyce belongs to more than 25 professional and community organizations, including the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and the American Heart Association. He is a reviewer for the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs and Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Dr. Lyle Joyce has authored or co-authored 191 articles and delivered more than 100 invited lectureships nationally and internationally. With his son Dr. David Joyce, he authored the book, Mechanical Circulatory Support: Principals and Applications.

Dr. David Joyce completed a general surgery residency at both The John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, England and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, followed by a cardiovascular surgery residency at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. He was a research fellow at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and at the National Institutes of Health within the Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in Bethesda, Md. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 2001 and his bachelor of science from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Co. in 1997.

Dr. David Joyce’s work focuses on heart transplantation, mechanical circulatory support and lung transplantation. He also has an expertise in minimally invasive cardiac surgical procedures including off-pump minimally invasive bypass procedures, minimally invasive valve procedures and minimally invasive insertion techniques for mechanical support devices. He also performs a variety of complex aortic procedures, including valve sparing aortic root replacements and pulmonary thromboendoarterectomies.

Dr. David Joyce has earned many honors and awards, namely the Innovator Accelerator Award from the Department of Surgery for Mayo Clinic in both 2015 and 2016, the Richard C. Lillehei/Earl Bakken Prize and the Bay Area Society of Thoracic Surgeons Research Award.
Dr. David Joyce belongs to the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplant and the American College of Surgeons. He serves on the program committee for the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery and is a journal reviewer for Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, ASAIO Journal and Journal of Heart and Lung Transplant.
Dr. David Joyce has authored or co-authored 41 articles and delivered more than 30 invited lectureships nationally and internationally.

Medical College Physicians
8701 Watertown Plank Rd

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

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