Expertise of Thomas M. Shimshak, MD

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Biography

Thomas M. Shimshak, MD, is a board-certified Cardiologist with a subspecialty in Interventional Cardiology and Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Disease. Dr. Shimshak earned his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Wisconsin where he also completed his residency and subsequent fellowships. He has a number of professional affiliations and academic appointments and has been in clinical practice since 1988. Dr. Shimshak has also been a physician trainer and proctor in a broad range of cardiovascular areas, sits on a variety of advisory boards and is a key participant and author in research projects and publications regarding heart disease.

Personal Interests

Hiking, biking, fishing, skiing, spending time with family.

Care Philosophy

Earning your trust is Dr. Shimshak’s highest priority. He knows that he’ll be working with you during what may be the most critical time in your life and he strives to build the highest confidence and trust with every interaction.

Also committed to research in the cardiovascular field, Dr. Shimshak and his experienced team of physicians and research nurses will connect you to innovative and promising new treatments and technologies to ensure you benefit from the most advanced approaches to cardiac care.

Awards & Recognitions
2018 Highlands News-Sun Highlander Surgeon of the Year Award
2019 Highlands News-Sun Surgeon of the Year Finalist
2008 Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group Growth and Innovation Award
2008 Milwaukee Business Journal Milwaukee Healthcare Hero Award
2008 GE Program Milwaukee A Silver Telly Award
2008 GE Program Milwaukee Communicator Award of Distinction
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 M Magazine Best Doctor Rating
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Best Doctors in America
June 2014 C3 – Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics Advanced Endovascular and Coronary Intervention Global Summit Lifetime Achievement Award
Areas Served
Wauchula, FL | Sebring, FL | Lake Placid, FL
Languages Spoken
English
Education

Medical College of Wisconsin

Residencies

Internal Medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Fellowships

Cardiology at Medical College of Wisconsin

Advanced Angioplasty at Mid America Heart Institute

Medical Organization Memberships and Committees

American College of Cardiology Fellow, American College of Physicians Fellow, Council of Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association Fellow, American College of Angiology Fellow, Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions Fellow, American Society of Cardiovascular Interventionists, American Heart Association of Kansas City Board President 1994-1996, International Society of Endovascular Specialists, American Medical Association, Society of Vascular Ultrasound, New Horizons Physicians International Group 2012 to present

Board Certification

Cardiovascular Disease: The American Board of Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine: The American Board of Internal Medicine

Publications

Crossing Chronic Total Occlusions. New Cardiovascular Horizons. March 7, 2015. Orlando, FL.

Live Case Discussant. New Cardiovascular Horizons at CIT 2015. March 20, 2015. Beijing, China.

Endovascular Therapy for Critical Limb Ischemia. New Cardiovascular Horizons at CIT 2015. March 21, 2015. Beijing, China.

Crossing Chronic Total Occlusions. Guiding Principles, Tools and Techniques. March 7, 2015. New Cardiovascular Horizons Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Appropriate Device Selection for Endovascular Procedures Fellows’ Meeting. May 26, 2015. New Cardiovascular Horizons Fellows’ Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Live Case Transmission Site. C3 Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics. June 16, 2015. Orlando, FL.

Access for Endovascular Therapy: Contralateral, Antegrade, Popliteal & Transpedal. C3 Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics. June 17, 2015. Orlando, FL.

Technical Aspects of Wire Recanalization of SFA/Popliteal Chronic Occlusions. C3 Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics. June 18, 2015. Orlando, FL.

Wire Based Strategies for Crossing FemoroPopliteal Chronic Occlusions. C3 Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics. June 2015. Orlando, FL.

Live Case and Session Moderator. C3 Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics. June 18, 2015. Orlando, FL.

A Primer on Carotid Artery Stenting: Indications, Anatomy, Arteriography, Equipment and Technical Aspects CVC Fellows’ Meeting, July 12, 2015. Chicago, IL

Is Endografting the Ideal Tool for the Management of Complex Aorto-Iliac Occlusive Disease? Chicago Vascular Conference, July 12, 2015. Chicago, IL.

Atherectomy for Complex Endovascular Interventions. AMP, August 12, 2015. Chicago, IL.

Latest Update on Rotational (Aspiration) Atherectomy Data, Including its Effect on Calcium. AMP 2015, August 14, 2015. Chicago, IL.

Session Moderator. Endovascular and Surgical Approach for Critical Limb Ischemia. AMP 2015, August 14, 2015. Chicago, IL.

Common Femoral Artery Endovascular Revascularization When Surgery is Not an Option. AMP 2015.

Use of Bifurcated Stent Graft for Aorto-Iliac Occlusive Disease. New Cardiovascular Horizons – Miami. December, 2015.

Calcium Removal and Plaque Modification in the Era of DEB and Contemporary Stenting for Femoro-Popliteal Disease. January 27, 2016. LINC 2016. Leipzig, Germany

Initial Experience with a Bifurcated Aorto-Iliac Stent Graft for Aorto-Iliac Occlusive Disease. January 28, 2016. CLI and CTO Summit. LINC 2016. Leipzig, Germany.

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Insurances accepted by Thomas M. Shimshak, MD

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