Cardiovascular Academic Initiative (CAI)

Overview of Services

The Cardiovascular Academic Initiative (CAI) is an organized clinical/translational initiative to focus and support the cardiovascular academic missions and intertwine them with the clinical missions of MCW.
Strategic Objectives:
(1) Create collaborative spaces for innovation in cardiovascular research and clinical care
(2) Facilitate the translation of cardiovascular research between basic sciences, early human studies, and clinical practice
(3) Train the next generation of leaders in cardiovascular research and education


Monica Driessen Research Coordinator 414-955-6707
Amberly Anger Program Coordinator 414-955-6776
Michelle Knezevich Data Analyst    
Michael Widlansky MD, MPH/Director, Cardiovascular Academic Initiative

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday 8:00 am  to 4:30 pm 

8701 W. Watertown Plank Rd.

HUB for Collab Med- 5th fl

Milwaukee, Wi, 53226

Links and Resources


Name Role Phone Email Location

Amberly Anger
Financial Contact