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Haywood S. Gilliam, MD

"It is a privilege to be allowed to take care of human beings – helping them to achieve their goals and alleviate their suffering."

Mile Bluff Medical Center

1050 Division Street
Mauston, WI 53948
(608) 847-6161

Hospital Affiliations

Hess Memorial Hospital Assn
Select Specialty Hospital
William S Middleton Veterans Hospital

Education and Board Certification

2013, Prior Affiliation, Meriter Hospital
2012, Prior Affiliation, St. Mary's Hospital
1986, Fellowship, Letterman Army Medical Center
1986, Cardiothoracic Residency, Letterman Army Medical Center
1982, Residency, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center
1982, General Surgery Residency, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center
1978, Internship, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center
1978, Categorical Surg. Intern., Fitzsimons Army Medical Center
1977, Medical School, Creighton University School of Medicine
1969, Undergraduate, Hampton Institute
ABMS Certification, American Board of Surgery - General Surgery
ABMS Certification, American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care
ABMS Certification, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Medical Interests

In addition to cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Gilliam is interested in medical ethics and surgical critical care.

Medical Philosophy

Dr. Gilliam has always been fascinated with medicine because it offers him a chance to directly impact the lives of others. He was captivated by the ever-growing field of cardiothoracic surgery, which centers on our most vital organ – the heart. Dr. Gilliam believes open dialogue is the key to a beneficial doctor-patient relationship, but it's on the physician to be a better listener than talker. He feels it's the only way to understand how conditions affect his patients' everyday lives, and thus, the best way to create realistic treatment goals.

Personal Interests

Dr. Gilliam likes to spend time with his family, especially his granddaughter, Maya, as well as jogging and reading. He served in the armed forces for over 30 years, achieving the rank of Brigadier General before his retirement.

About Cardiothoracic Surgeons

A Cardiothoracic (CT) Surgeon specializes in treating diseases that affect the heart, lungs and other structures within the chest. CT surgeons undergo extensive medical and surgical training and perform procedures such as coronary artery bypass grafting, aortic valve replacement, mitral valve repair and replacement, aortic vascular surgery, lung cancer surgery and many others.