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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. McBride co-directs a comprehensive clinical preventive cardiology program with more than 20 professional staff members. The program includes inpatient and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation, a busy preventive cardiology/cholesterol clinic (one of the first in the U.S.), a diabetes prevention program, and many other clinical initiatives for people at risk for cardiovascular disease. Working with the American Heart Association and the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. McBride was a leader in developing and implementing statewide teaching programs on cholesterol screening and management and smoking cessation for physicians, nurses, dietitians and physician's assistants. Dr. McBride is the recipient of 11 local and national teaching awards, including a prestigious Distinguished Education Award from the University of Wisconsin.


Cardiovascular Medicine


Preventive Cardiology

UW Health Clinics

Research Park Clinic
(608) 263-1530 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
Research Park Clinic
(608) 263-1530 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Professional Certifications and Education

Residency Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, SC
Internship Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, SC
Medical School University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (formerly UW Medical School), Madison, WI, 1980


Best Doctors® in America 2015

UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award 2015

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Dr. McBride is currently an investigator on several NIH grants, including the Nutrition Academic Award, the Women's Health Initiative Trial and a study of cardiovascular disease in people with Type I diabetes. His primary areas of research are in preventive cardiology, cholesterol treatment and the quality of cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice. His has numerous publications on heart disease and its prevention.

PubMed Articles
Fasula K Evans CA Boyd L Giblin L Belavsky BZ Hetzel S McBride P DeMets DL Hennekens CH . Randomized Trial of Plaque-Identifying Toothpaste: Decreasing Plaque and Inflammation. Am J Med. 2017 Jun;130(6):746-749
[PubMed ID: 27771276]
Sallis RE Matuszak JM Baggish AL Franklin BA Chodzko-Zajko W Fletcher BJ Gregory A Joy E Matheson G McBride P Puffer JC Trilk J Williams J . Call to Action on Making Physical Activity Assessment and Prescription a Medical Standard of Care. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2016 May-Jun;15(3):207-14
[PubMed ID: 27172086]
Wentland AL Wieben O Shanmuganayagam D Krueger CG Meudt JJ Consigny D Rivera L McBride PE Reed JD Grist TM . Measurements of wall shear stress and aortic pulse wave velocity in swine with familial hypercholesterolemia. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2015 May;41(5):1475-85
[PubMed ID: 24964097]
Bartels CM Johnson H Voelker K Thorpe C McBride P Jacobs EA Pandhi N Smith M . Impact of rheumatoid arthritis on receiving a diagnosis of hypertension among patients with regular primary care. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Sep;66(9):1281-8
[PubMed ID: 24585741]
McBride P Stone NJ Blum CB . Should family physicians follow the new ACC/AHA cholesterol treatment guideline? Yes: implementing the new ACC/AHA cholesterol guideline will improve cardiovascular Outcomes. Am Fam Physician. 2014 Aug 15;90(4):212-6
[PubMed ID: 25250994]
Limberg JK Johansson RE McBride PE Schrage WG . Increased leg blood flow and improved femoral artery shear patterns in metabolic syndrome after a diet and exercise programme. Clin Physiol Funct Imaging. 2014 Jul;34(4):282-9
[PubMed ID: 24237709]
Bartels CM Kind AJ Thorpe CT Everett CM Cook RJ McBride PE Smith MA . Lipid testing in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and key cardiovascular-related comorbidities: a medicare analysis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2012 Aug;42(1):9-16
[PubMed ID: 22424813]
McBride PE Kavey RE . Lipid screening and treatment recommendations for children and adolescents. Pediatr Ann. 2012 Jul;41(7):1-10
[PubMed ID: 22765031]
Asthana A Piper ME McBride PE Ward A Fiore MC Baker TB Stein JH . Long-term effects of smoking and smoking cessation on exercise stress testing: three-year outcomes from a randomized clinical trial. Am Heart J. 2012 Jan;163(1):81-87.e1
[PubMed ID: 22172440]
Julius BR Ward BA Stein JH McBride PE Fiore MC Colbert LH . Ambulatory activity associations with cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in smokers. J Phys Act Health. 2011 Sep;8(7):994-1003
[PubMed ID: 21885891]
Bartels CM Kind AJ Everett C Mell M McBride P Smith M . Low frequency of primary lipid screening among medicare patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2011 May;63(5):1221-30
[PubMed ID: 21305507]
Soyk C Pfefferkorn B McBride P Rieselbach R . Medical student exposure to and attitudes about pharmaceutical companies. WMJ. 2010 Jun;109(3):142-8
[PubMed ID: 20672554]
Carlsson CM Nondahl DM Klein BE McBride PE Sager MA Schubert CR Klein R Cruickshanks KJ . Increased atherogenic lipoproteins are associated with cognitive impairment: effects of statins and subclinical atherosclerosis. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2009 Jan-Mar;23(1):11-7
[PubMed ID: 19266697]
Knox KE Getzin A Bergum A McBride P Rieselbach R Friedsam D . Short report: factors that affect specialty choice and career plans of Wisconsin's medical students. WMJ. 2008 Dec;107(8):369-73
[PubMed ID: 19331006]
McBride P . Triglycerides and risk for coronary artery disease. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2008 Oct;10(5):386-90
[PubMed ID: 18706279]
Carlsson CM Gleason CE Hess TM Moreland KA Blazel HM Koscik RL Schreiber NT Johnson SC Atwood CS Puglielli L Hermann BP McBride PE Stein JH Sager MA Asthana S . Effects of simvastatin on cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers and cognition in middle-aged adults at risk for Alzheimer's disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2008 Mar;13(2):187-97
[PubMed ID: 18376061]
Wyman RA Gimelli G McBride PE Korcarz CE Stein JH . Does detection of carotid plaque affect physician behavior or motivate patients? Am Heart J. 2007 Dec;154(6):1072-7
[PubMed ID: 18035077]
Guttormsen BN Stein JH McBride PE Cullen MW Gangnon R Keevil JG . Rationale for targeted rather than population based screening with C-reactive protein using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1999 to 2002). Am J Cardiol. 2007 Oct 1;100(7):1130-3
[PubMed ID: 17884376]
Keevil JG Cullen MW Gangnon R McBride PE Stein JH . Implications of cardiac risk and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol distributions in the United States for the diagnosis and treatment of dyslipidemia: data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999 to 2002. Circulation. 2007 Mar 20;115(11):1363-70
[PubMed ID: 17353444]
Stein JH McBride PE . Should advanced lipoprotein testing be used in clinical practice? Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med. 2006 Dec;3(12):640-1
[PubMed ID: 17122792]