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Dr. Catharine Malmsten Named Top Healthcare Professional

Under 40

            Catharine Malmsten, M.D., assistant professor of

medicine (cardiovascular medicine) at the Medical College

of Wisconsin (MCW), was named a “Top Healthcare

Professional Under 40” at the National Medical Association’s

(NMA) annual conference.  Dr. Malmsten is one of 40

physicians nationwide to receive this honor.


Dr. Malmsten, who also serves as the assistant director of

Cardiovascular Inpatient Services at Froedtert Hospital,

joined the MCW faculty in 2010.


Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Malmsten conducted a

cardiology fellowship at the Medical College, during which

she served as chair of the Underrepresented in Medicine

Housestaff Committee.


“Being a cardiologist, as a woman of color, is rare, and I am

proud to be a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology,

and to serve my patients,” she said.


Dr. Malmsten completed her residency in general internal

medicine at the University of California at Davis in Sacramento, Calif., in 2007. She received her medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco in 2003, and completed a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology at the University of California-Berkeley in 1999.

The NMA promotes the collective interests of physicians and patients of African descent. Its missions are to advance the art and science of medicine for people of African descent through education, advocacy, and health policy to promote health and wellness, to eliminate health disparities, and sustain physician viability.


About the Medical College of Wisconsin

The Medical College of Wisconsin is the state’s only private medical school and health sciences graduate school.  Founded in 1893, it is dedicated to leadership and excellence in education, patient care, research and service. More than 1,200 students are enrolled in the Medical College’s medical school and graduate school programs.  A major national research center, it is the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area and second largest in Wisconsin. In FY 2011 – 12, faculty received more than $166 million in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes, of which more than $152 million is for research. This total includes highly competitive research and training awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Annually, College faculty direct or collaborate on more than 2,000 research studies, including clinical trials. Additionally, more than 1,350 physicians provide care in virtually every specialty of medicine for more than 425,000 patients annually.





Dr. Catharine Malmsten Named Top Healthcare Professional Under 40

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