Dr. Elvis Peter is a fellowship-trained
interventional cardiologist who uses
minimally invasive procedures to open up
blockages in the heart, legs or other parts
of the vascular system. Dr. Peter’s expertise
is in catheter-based procedures that use an
artery in the wrist as an entry point instead
of an artery in the groin for less bleeding
risk and quicker recovery times for patients.
He also performs minimally invasive
procedures to correct problems with heart
valves as well as close holes and other
defects in the heart. His field of research
has been peripheral artery disease or
PAD, a condition that affects millions of
Americans and causes pain in the legs with walking due to problems with blood supply to the legs.
Prior to becoming a cardiologist, Dr. Peter was a hospitalist and board-certified internal medicine and sleep medicine physician at Howard Young Medical Center in Minocqua. These skill sets in areas often related to heart disease give him experience and insights into providing superior heart care.
“Having lived in the Northwoods for 7 years, I am happy to be back home in Wisconsin,” he said. When not spending time with his two daughters and wife, he loves to be out on the golf course, though, as he says; “My golfing ability has yet to match my love of the game.”
Dr. Peter went to medical school at Armed Forces Medical College in India. He did his internal medicine residency at State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed fellowships in cardiovascular diseases at Louisiana State University at Shreveport and interventional cardiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.