Viktor  Hraska, MD

Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Children’s Wisconsin since 2016

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Viktor Hraska MD, PhD was trained at Boston Children’s Wisconsin. During the last 20 years he was in charge of pediatric cardiac surgical programs in Children’s Wisconsin Bratislava; Slovakia ; University Hospital Eppendorf Hamburg, Germany, the German Pediatric Heart Center Sankt Augustin; Germany. Currently he is the surgical director of the Herma Heart Institute. Dr. Hraska chose to come to the Herma Heart Institute because of the program’s high quality and multidisciplinary approach to heart care. He feels fortunate to be able to help families through their journey. His favorite part of the day is being in the operating room, working with his team, to provide the best outcomes for his patients.

Certifications

  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Areas of Interest

  • Pediatrics
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac research
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Congenital heart surgery
  • Tracheal surgery
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Education and Awards

Education

  • 1982, Comenius University in Bratislava, MD

Residencies

    1994, Boston Children's Hospital - Pediatric Cardiac Surgery1984, City Hospital - Surgery1986, Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases - Vascular Surgery

Fellowships

    1993, Children's Hospital - Bratislava - Ped Cardiac Surgery1987, Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases - Cardiac Surgery1991, Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases - Ped Cardiac Surgery

Awards

  • Milwaukee Magazine Top Doctors

Research and publications

Research

Clinical practice: The surgical treatment of complex congenital cardiovascular defects, performing 200 surgeries annually. Surgical caseload includes many regional, national, and international referrals.

Teaching: Clinical instruction offered to fellows in cardiovascular surgery.

Research: Clinical research is aimed at evaluating cardiovascular outcomes after surgery for congenital heart defects. Research involves introduction of several new techniques for treatment of congenital heart defects into clinical practice.

Invited presentations (last six years)

2016

  1. V. Hraška. Neonatal and Infant Aortic Valve Repair. 16th Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute Annual International Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease: Special Focus: Pediatric and Congenital Diseases of the Aorta. Feb 13 – 16, 2016 St. Petersburg Fl.
  2. V. Hraška.  Surgical debate ccTGA – double switch For: Pascal Vouhe (Paris) Against: Viktor Hraska (St. Augustin) Cardiology in the Young 21st – 23rd March 2016, London, UK
  3. V. Hraška. Techniques and Strategies for Single Ventricle Palliation.  26th Meeting of the World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Conference. Sept 9th -11th  2016, Cape Town South Africa.
  4. V. Hraška. 12h15: Ross procedure for AoV disease - indications and follow up.  26th Meeting of the World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Conference. Sept 9th -11th  2016, Cape Town South Africa,
  5. V. Hraška. The Bex-Nikaidoh operation.  26th Meeting of the World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Conference. Sept 9th -11th  2016, Cape Town South Africa.
  6. V. Hraška. The double switch operation – technical aspects.  26th Meeting of the World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Conference. Sept 9th -11th  2016, Cape Town South Africa.
  7. V. Hraška. Tumor of the heart - meet the experts. 30th annual meeting of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.  October 1-5 2016; Barcelona, Spain
  8. V. Hraška.  Mitral Valve Surgery in the Adult following CAVC Repair. Fifth Scientific Meeting of The World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. October 27-30, 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

2015

  1. V. Hraška. Biventricular repair of pulmonary atresia with intact septum. 11th DHZB Lange Symposium 17-18.01.2015, Berlin, Germany
  2. V. Hraška. Neonatal aortic stenosis is a surgical diseaseThe annual meeting of American association for thoracic surgery. April 25-29, 2105; Seattle WA, USA
  3. V. Hraška. Getting out of the trouble – tough case management.  The annual meeting of American association for thoracic surgery. April 25-29, 2105; Seattle WA, USA
  4. V. Hraška Cone reconstruction of Ebstein’s malformation of tricuspid valve in infants. The 3rd Moscow international course on cardiovascular pathology. May 16-17, 2105; Moscow, Russia
  5. V. Hraška Complex repair of TGA in criss cross heart. The 3rd Moscow international course on cardiovascular pathology. May 16-17, 2105; Moscow, Russia
  6. V. Hraška Management of ccTGA. The 3rd Moscow international course on cardiovascular pathology. May 16-17, 2105; Moscow, Russia
  7. V. Hraška Native coarctation in small children – surgery is still the golden standard The annual meeting of the Association for European Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology. May 20-23, 2105; Prague; Czech Republic
  8. V. Hraška Double switch for ccTGA: too much surgery for too little? The annual meeting of the Association for European Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology. May 20-23, 2105; Prague; Czech Republic
  9. V. Hraška  Anatomical correction of ccTGA: What can be surgically improved? 47 Jahrestagung der Duetschen Gesellschaft fur Padiatriche Kardiologie. June 6-9, 2015; Weimar; Germany
  10. V. Hraška. Surgical valvuloplasty in neonates and childrenAortic valve repair summit 2015. June19-21, 2105; Brussels, Belgium
  11. V. Hraška. Spectrum of RVOT conduits. June 24-27; iCI & CSI Franfurkt; Germany
  12. V. Hraška. Surgery is better in all Aortic valves. June 24-27; iCI & CSI Franfurkt; Germany
  13. V. Hraška. Do Stents get in the Surgeon’s Way? June 24-27; iCI & CSI Franfurkt; Germany
  14. V. Hraška. Terrible truncus – case presentation/meet the experts. 29th annual meeting of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 3-7 October 2015; Amsterdam, Netherlands
  15. V. Hraška. Biventricular repair of HLHS. 29th annual meeting of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 3-7 October 2015; Amsterdam, Netherlands
  16. V. Hraška. Key points of surgical repair of TGA+LVOTO. 29th annual meeting of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 3-7 October 2015; Amsterdam, Netherlands
  17. V. Hraška. Aortic valve reconstruction – wet lab. 29th annual meeting of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 3-7 October 2015; Amsterdam, Netherlands
  18. V. Hraška. Fallots Tetralogy – live in box surgery. EACTS academy course on congenital heart disease. 27 October 2015; Windsor, UK
  19. V. Hraška. Double outlet right ventricle – live in box surgery. EACTS academy course on congenital heart disease. 27 October 2015; Windsor, UK
  20. V. Hraška. Truncus arteriosus – live in box surgery. EACTS academy course on congenital heart disease. 27 October 2015; Windsor, UK
  21. V. Hraška. Total anomalous pulmonary venous return and anomalous venou drainage  – live in box surgery. EACTSacademy course on congenital heart disease. 27 October 2015; Windsor, UK
  22. V. Hraška. Atrioventricular septal defect – live in box surgery. EACTS academy course on congenital heart disease. 28 October 2015; Windsor, UK
  23. V. Hraška.  Mitral and tricuspid valve disease – live in box surgery. EACTS academy course on congenital heart disease. 28 October 2015; Windsor, UK
  24. V. Hraška. Left ventricular outflow tract and aortic valve disease – live in box surgery. EACTS academy course on congenital heart disease. 28 October 2015; Windsor, UK
  25. V. Hraška. Vascular rings, coarctation of the aorta and interruption of the aortic arch – live in box surgery. EACTSacademy course on congenital heart disease. 28 October 2015; Windsor, UK
  26. V. Hraška. Transposition of the great arteries – live in box surgery. EACTS academy course on congenital heart disease. 29 October 2015; Windsor, UK
  27. V. Hraška.  Complex transposition and congenitally corrected transposition – live in box surgery. EACTS academy course on congenital heart disease. 29 October 2015; Windsor, UK
  28. V. Hraška.  Univentricular heart - neonatal palliation, including hybrid approach  – live in box surgery. EACTS academy course on congenital heart disease. 29 October 2015; Windsor, UK
  29. V. Hraška.  Univenricular heart - staged palliations, BDG, Fontan – live in box surgery. EACTS academy course on congenital heart disease. 29 October 2015; Windsor, UK
  30. V. Hraška.  New ideas in the management of ccTGA. EACTS advanced course on ccTGA. 3-4 December 2015; Sankt Augustin, Germany 

2014

  1. V. Hraška. Surgical management of neonatal aortic stenosis. 14th annual international symposium on Congenital Heart Disease. February 15-18, 2104; St. Peterburg, Fl, USA
  2. V. Hraška. Our philosophy with aortic valve repair in children.  44th annual meeting of the Japanese Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, February 18-21, 2014; Kumamoto, Japan
  3. V. Hraška. Aortic valve repair. 94th annual meeting of American Association of Thoracic Surgery. April 26-30, 2104; Toronto, Canada
  4. V. Hraška. Ross-Konno operation with resection of EFE. 94th annual meeting of American Association of Thoracic Surgery. April 26-30, 2104; Toronto, Canada
  5. V. Hraška 15 years old athlete with aortic valve disease: Repair or replace? 94th annual meeting of American Association of Thoracic Surgery. April 26-30, 2104; Toronto, Canada
  6. V. Hraška What surgeon should know before TOF repair? ANKK-Jahrestagung, May 10; Franfurkt, Germany
  7. V. Hraška. Current technique of aortic valve reconstruction. Admedus symposium. June 21; Prague; Czech Republic
  8. V. Hraška. Aortic arc reconstruction. Admedus symposium. June 21; Prague; Czech Republic
  9. V. Hraška. After all this imaging – Is cardiac catheterization still needed before surgery?  June 25-28; iCI & CSI Frankfurt; Germany
  10. V. Hraška. Perimemebranous VSD should be closed surgically. June 25-28; iCI & CSI Frankfurt; Germany
  11. V. Hraška Critical aortic stenosis in the neonate and infant: Surgical Aortic valvuloplasty. The 4th  scientific meeting of World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. July 17-20, 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  12. V. Hraška Aortic valvuloplasty.  The 4th  scientific meeting of World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. July 17-20, 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  13. V. Hraška. Reoperations for recurrent obstruction of the left ventricular outflow tract. 28th annual meeting of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 11-15 October 2014; Milano, Italy.
  14. V. Hraška En block rotation for complex DORV/TGA & Long term outcomes with treatment of heterotaxy syndrome. 28th annual meeting of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 11-15 October 2014; Milano, Italy.
  15. V. Hraška Aristotle Scoring System for Evaluating Surgical performance. 13th annual meeting of Turkish Society of Cardiovascular Surgery, October 30- November 2, 2104; Antalya, Turkey
  16. V. Hraška DORV with remote VSD – surgical alternatives. 13th annual meeting of Turkish Society of Cardiovascular Surgery, October 30- November 2, 2104; Antalya, Turkey

2013

  1. V. Hraška. Classical CoA: Why we still need a surgeon? 9th DHZB Lange Symposium 19-20.01.2013, Berlin, Germany
  2. V. Hraška Reoperations after SAS repair: difficulties and solutions.  6th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, February 18-22; Cape Town; South Africa
  3. V. Hraška. Long-term outcomes of surgical aortic valvuloplasty.  6th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery February 18-22; Cape Town; South Africa
  4. V. Hraška The Real World Debate: Unit closures/Service rationalisation: A necessity in our day.  6th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery February 18-22; Cape Town; South Africa
  5. V. Hraška .AV valve reconstructions. 93rd annual meeting of American Association for  Thoracic Surgery May 4-8; Minneapolis; USA
  6. V. Hraška. Our philosophy with repair of ccTGA. Birmingham Paediatric Cardiac Workshop; 19th June 2013; Birmingham; UK
  7. V. Hraška Perfusion- past, presence and future. New horizons in cardiopulmonary perfusion.14th September 2013; Bologna; Italy
  8. V. Hraška Borderline left heart – surgical considerations. 27.9 – 28.9.2013, DZFT Symposium - UGKM Giessen, Germany
  9. V. Hraška HLHS in DKHZ. 27.9 – 28.9.2013, DZFT Symposium - UGKM Giessen, Germany
  10. V. Hraška. Nikaidoh operation. 27th annual meeting of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 5-9 October 2013; Vienna, Austria
  11. V. Hraška. What is the appropriate treatment of simple coarctation of aorta? The 66th annual scientific meeting of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery. 16-19 October 2013; Sendai, Japan
  12. V. Hraška. Surgical treatment of ccTGA .The 66th annual scientific meeting of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery. 16-19 October 2013; Sendai, Japan
  13. V. Hraška Service rationalization and quality control in pediatric cardiac surgery: A necessity in our days in Europe. The 66th annual scientific meeting of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery. 16-19 October 2013; Sendai, Japan
  14. V. Hraška. Complex TGA: surgical options. Annual meeting of the British Congenital Cardiac Association. 20-21 November 2013; Edinburgh, UK.
  15. V. Hraška AV & VA discordance: new ideas of management.  Annual meeting of the British Congenital Cardiac Association. 20 -21 November 2013; Edinburgh, UK

2012

  1. V. Hraška Double switch operation – everything is possible?. 8th DHZB Lange Symposium 21-22.01.2012, Berlin, Germany
  2. V. Hraška. Any need for mitral/left AV valve replacement? Cardiology in the Young; 2 – 4.4.2012, London, UK
  3. V. Hraška. Aortic valve surgery in childhood.  XX annual meeting of “The Czech Cardiology Association”; 13-16.5.2012, Brno, Czech Republic
  4. V. Hraška Aortic translocation. Kinderherz Symposium.  June 15.-16. 2012; Linz, Austria
  5. V. Hraška. Open valvotomy for critical aortic stenosis. Kinderherz Symposium.  June 15.-16. 2012; Linz, Austria
  6. V. Hraška Aortiv valve surgery in children. Lesson learned over the years. Expert Forum; Optimal treatment of cardiovascular diseases: Surgery vs. innovative techniques. July 2–3 2012; Rome, Italy
  7. V. Hraška Anatomical correction of ccTGA. What can be surgically improved? July 4. Padua’s University, Padua, Italy.
  8. V. Hraška Can we change our surgical technique to reduce the incidence of arrhythmias? 26th annual meeting of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 27-31 October 2012; Barcelona, Spain.
  9. V. Hraška Current treatment strategy for TOF. 26th annual meeting of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 27-31 October 2012; Barcelona, Spain
  10. V. Hraška Invited discussion to the paper: Contemporary surgical management of truncal valve regurgitation. 26th annual meeting of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 27-31 October 2012; Barcelona, Spain
  11. V. Hraška Different technique for aortic valve reconstruction. 26th annual meeting of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 27-31 October 2012; Barcelona, Spain
  12. V. Hraška. Complete TGA – long term outcomes. 14th annual meeting of the Finish Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 21-23 November 2012; Helsinki, Finland
  13. V. Hraška Aortic reconstruction – mid-term outcomes. 14th annual meeting of the Finish Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 21-23 November 2012; Helsinki, Finland

2011

  1. V. Hraška Reconstruction of atretic right ventricular outflow tract by direct anastomosis with pulmonary arteries. The First European Joint EACTS & AEPC Course. 11 – 12. 03.2011; Palma de Mallorca; Spain.
  2. V. Hraška Ross-Konno procedure. Annual meeting of “The Association for European Pediatric Cardiology”. May 18 – 21. 2011; Granada; Spain.
  3. V. Hraška. Nikaidoh procedure.  Annual meeting of “The Association for European Pediatric Cardiology”. May 18 – 21. 2011; Granada; Spain.
  4. V. Hraška. Optimal treatment of the functionally univentricular heart with systemic obstruction”.  The 3rd Scientific Meeting of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery June 23 – 26. 2011; Istanbul; Turkey
  5. V. Hraška. Surgical treatment of AVSD, HLHS and d-TGA. Angeborene Herzfehler: Diagnose und prognostische Einschätzung der häufigsten Vitien; Fortbildungsreihe in Köln, 14.09.2011
  6. V. Hraška. Invited discussant: Spectrum and outcome of reoperations after the Ross procedure in children. 25th annual meeting of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 1 - 5 October 2011; Lisbon, Portugal.
  7. V. Hraška Aortic valve repair.  The meeting of Albert Einstein College of Medicine “Controversies in Pediatric Heart Diseases”. October 27 – 29; New York, USA
  8. V. Hraška Management of Corrected TGA-VSD-PS.  The meeting of Albert Einstein College of Medicine “Controversies in Pediatric Heart Diseases”. October 27 – 29; New York, USA
  9. V. Hraška. Current management strategy of HLHS in DKHZ. The XVII annual meeting of Slovak Pediatric Heart Center. 10.11.2011; Bratislava; Slovakia
  10. V. Hraška Quality Control in Congenital Heart Surgery: Dream or reality? Prague Symposium on Congenital Heart Diseases. December 5 - 6; Prague; Czech Republic.

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