John LaDisa

John LaDisa, PhD

Children’s Wisconsin since 2021
  • Researcher, Children's Wisconsin
  • Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin




Dr. LaDisa was a postdoc at Stanford University for 2.5 years after earning his PhD in Biomedical Engineering. He previously directed the Visualization Laboratory and Laboratory for Translational, Experimental and Computational Cardiovascular Research at Marquette University. He now serves as Director of the Computational Engineering and Visualization Program for the Section of Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. LaDisa’s lab is supported by grants to study cardiovascular disease, engineer treatments, and uniquely visualize results, while training the next generation of scientists. Together with his mentors and trainees, he has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and raised ~$4M in extramural funding.


  • Researcher

Areas of Interest

  • Research faculty
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac research
  • Hypertension
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Education and Awards


  • 2004, Marquette University, PhD
  • 2001, Marquette University, MS
  • 2000, Marquette University, BS


  • 2018 Outstanding Graduate School Educator - MCW Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • 2015 Milwaukee Business Journal 40 Under 40
  • 2012 STEM Forward Young Engineer of the Year
  • 2010 Sigma Xi Rising Star
  • 2009 Milwaukee Magazine’s Next Generation of Leaders

Research and publications