Joseph A. Bellissimo | Cardiology Portage

Joseph A. Bellissimo, M.D., M.S.

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"My greatest satisfaction as a physician is to walk with my patients through their most difficult times and to have them know that they are not alone."

Medical Interests

In addition to general cardiology, Dr. Bellissimo has a special interest in noninvasive imaging, including nuclear imaging, stress tests and Transesophageal echocardiography.

Medical Philosophy

Dr. Bellissimo believes that the ideal patient/provider relationship develops over time. As the relationship grows, both he and the patient develop trust, respect and comfort. He encourages patients to take an active role in their health care and hopes to collaborate to achieve optimal patient care.

Personal Interests

Outside of work, Dr. Bellissimo enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, reading and cooking.

About Cardiologists

Cardiologists offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of heart attack and heart failure, arrhythmias, aneurysm, stroke, high blood pressure and other conditions. Cardiologists also have knowledge in internal medicine and other specialties to help patients achieve optimum overall health.



College/Medical School

UW Madison, UW School of Medicine and Public Health


UW Graduate Medical Education

Board Certification(s):

ACLS: Airway / Life Support Cert, American Board of IM / Cardiovascular Disease: ABMS / AOA Certification