Amy Fiedler, MD

Amy G. Fiedler, MD is the Chief of Cardiac Surgery at the W. Middleton Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Cardiac Surgery at The University of Wisconsin, Madison.  Her clinical practice is focused on adult cardiac surgery, heart transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support.  Dr. Fiedler has a passion for health and human rights, global surgery, and the important intersection of technology and surgical education.  A graduate of The George Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Fiedler completed her General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery residencies at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.  Dr. Fiedler has extensively published and her research has been supported through the receipt of numerous grants from the Thoracic Surgery Research Foundation (TSF) and private industry.  Dr. Fiedler’s leadership potential has been recognized by Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush as she was selected as one of 60 scholars across the nation to join the Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) Class of 2020.  She is a member of the inaugural class of the LBJ Women’s Campaign School, a cohort of 50 women leaders tasked with promoting the presence of women in politics in a bipartisan fashion.  Dr. Fiedler lives in Madison, WI with her wife and their two French bulldogs, Walter and Lucille.
After I returned from Rwanda, each time I passed my to do list, my pencil hovered to cross off Rwanda–I could not do it. Rwanda was not finished.

I am thankful to Team Heart for saving my life and allow me to return to my studies energetically and it does me proud to be studying public health

Rwanda can eradicate rheumatic heart disease in a generation-it is an achievable goal

I consider being a part of Team Heart to be the biggest achievement in my nursing career, and one of the best parts of my life!