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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Stein is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He joined the UW Medical School's Cardiovascular Medicine Division in 1996 and serves as Director of Preventive Cardiology. He also is Director of the Vascular Health Screening Program. Dr. Stein has been named one of Madison's "Top Docs" in Cardiology by Madison Magazine since 2000. In 2007 he was named one of the 20 best cardiologists in America by Men's Health Magazine. In 2008 he was named one of the 20 best cardiologists in America by Women's Health Magazine. Dr. Stein has received several awards for excellence in teaching from the medical students and residents. He also received the American College of Cardiology W. Proctor Harvey Young Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Stein is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Echocardiography, and the National Lipid Association.



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UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Cardiovascular Disease
Fellowship Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Residency University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Internship University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Medical School Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

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Dr. Stein's research interests include ultrasound assessment of atherosclerosis, endothelial function and clinical trials in preventive cardiology. Specific interests include the detection and characterization of subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with sleep apnea, tobacco use and human immunodeficiency virus, and the use of carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) measurements for determination of "vascular age" and cardiovascular risk prediction. Dr. Stein has directed the core CIMT and/or brachial artery ultrasound laboratory for several multicenter research studies.

PubMed Articles
McDermott MM Polonsky TS Guralnik JM Ferrucci L Tian L Zhao L Stein J Domanchuk K Criqui MH Taylor DA Li L Kibbe MR Racial Differences in the Effect of Granulocyte Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor on Improved Walking Distance in Peripheral Artery Disease: The PROPEL Randomized Clinical Trial. J Am Heart Assoc . 2019 Jan 22;8(2):e011001
[PubMed ID: 30661439]
Shea S Stein JH Jorgensen NW McClelland RL Tascau L Shrager S Heinecke JW Yvan-Charvet L Tall AR Cholesterol Mass Efflux Capacity, Incident Cardiovascular Disease, and Progression of Carotid Plaque. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol . 2019 Jan;39(1):89-96
[PubMed ID: 30580560]
Kumar N Simek S Garg N Vaduganathan M Kaiksow F Stein JH Fonarow GC Pandey A Bhatt DL Thirty-Day Readmissions After Hospitalization for Hypertensive Emergency. Hypertension . 2019 Jan;73(1):60-67
[PubMed ID: 30571563]
Stein JH Yeh E Weber JM Korcarz C Ridker PM Tawakol A Hsue PY Currier JS Ribaudo H Mitchell CKC Brachial Artery Echogenicity and Grayscale Texture Changes in HIV-Infected Individuals Receiving Low-Dose Methotrexate. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol . 2018 Dec;38(12):2870-2878
[PubMed ID: 30571173]
Osawa K Trejo MEP Nakanishi R McClelland RL Blaha MJ Blankstein R McEvoy JW Ceponiene I Stein JH Sacco RL Polak JF Budoff MJ Coronary artery calcium and carotid artery intima-media thickness for the prediction of stroke and benefit from statins. Eur J Prev Cardiol . 2018 Dec;25(18):1980-1987
[PubMed ID: 30183342]
Aziz F Garg N Parajuli S Djamali A Stein JH Mandelbrot D Lipid lowering in dialysis patients with cardiovascular disease who are awaiting kidney transplantation. Clin Transplant . 2018 Nov 22;:e13452
[PubMed ID: 30466167]
Berroug J Korcarz CE Mitchell CK Weber JM Tian L McDermott MM Stein JH Brachial artery intima-media thickness and grayscale texture changes in patients with peripheral artery disease receiving supervised exercise training in the PROPEL randomized clinical trial. Vasc Med . 2018 Nov 12;:1358863X18804050
[PubMed ID: 30418100]
Tattersall MC Evans MD Korcarz CE Mitchell C Anderson E DaSilva DF Salazar LP Gern JE Jackson DJ Lemanske RF Jr Stein JH Asthma is associated with carotid arterial injury in children: The Childhood Origins of Asthma (COAST) Cohort. PLoS One . 2018;13(9):e0204708
[PubMed ID: 30261051]
Hsue PY Ribaudo HJ Deeks SG Bell T Ridker PM Fichtenbaum C Daar ES Havlir D Yeh E Tawakol A Lederman M Currier JS Stein JH Safety and Impact of Low-Dose Methotrexate on Endothelial Function and Inflammation in Individuals with Treated Human Immunodeficiency Virus: AIDS Clinical Trials Group Study A5314. Clin Infect Dis . 2018 Sep 14;
[PubMed ID: 30219823]
El Khoudary SR Ceponiene I Samargandy S Stein JH Li D Tattersall MC Budoff MJ HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) Metrics and Atherosclerotic Risk in Women. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol . 2018 Sep;38(9):2236-2244
[PubMed ID: 30026268]
Mitchell C Korcarz CE Gepner AD Kaufman JD Post W Tracy R Gassett AJ Ma N McClelland RL Stein JH Ultrasound carotid plaque features, cardiovascular disease risk factors and events: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis . 2018 Sep;276:195-202
[PubMed ID: 29970256]
McDermott MM Peterson CA Sufit R Ferrucci L Guralnik JM Kibbe MR Polonsky TS Tian L Criqui MH Zhao L Stein JH Li L Leeuwenburgh C Peripheral artery disease, calf skeletal muscle mitochondrial DNA copy number, and functional performance. Vasc Med . 2018 Aug;23(4):340-348
[PubMed ID: 29734865]
Steffel CN Brown R Korcarz CE Varghese T Stein JH Wilbrand SM Dempsey RJ Mitchell CC Influence of Ultrasound System and Gain on Grayscale Median Values. J Ultrasound Med . 2018 Jul 19;
[PubMed ID: 30027550]
Kelesidis T Moser CB Johnston E Stein JH Dube MP Yang OO McComsey GA Currier JS Brown TT Brief Report: Changes in Plasma RANKL-Osteoprotegerin in a Prospective, Randomized Clinical Trial of Initial Antiviral Therapy: A5260s. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr . 2018 Jul 1;78(3):362-366
[PubMed ID: 29533303]
Bell EJ Decker PA Tsai MY Pankow JS Hanson NQ Wassel CL Larson NB Cohoon KP Budoff MJ Polak JF Stein JH Bielinski SJ Hepatocyte growth factor is associated with progression of atherosclerosis: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Atherosclerosis . 2018 May;272:162-167
[PubMed ID: 29609131]
Elion RA Althoff KN Zhang J Moore RD Gange SJ Kitahata MM Crane HM Drozd DR Stein JH Klein MB Eron JJ Silverberg MJ Mathews WC Justice AC Sterling TR Rabkin CS Mayor AM Klein DB Horberg MA Bosch RJ Eyawo O Palella FJ Jr North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design of IeDEA. Recent Abacavir Use Increases Risk of Type 1 and Type 2 Myocardial Infarctions Among Adults With HIV. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr . 2018 May 1;78(1):62-72
[PubMed ID: 29419568]
Mitchell C Piper ME Korcarz CE Hansen K Weber J Fiore MC Baker TB Stein JH Echogenicity of the carotid arterial wall in active smokers. J Diagn Med Sonogr . 2018 May;34(3):161-168
[PubMed ID: 30035269]
Mitchell CC Korcarz CE Tattersall MC Gepner AD Young RL Post WS Kaufman JD McClelland RL Stein JH Carotid artery ultrasound texture, cardiovascular risk factors, and subclinical arterial disease: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Br J Radiol . 2018 Apr;91(1084):20170637
[PubMed ID: 29308915]
Aroner SA Koch M Mukamal KJ Furtado JD Stein JH Tattersall MC McClelland RL Jensen MK High-Density Lipoprotein Subspecies Defined by Apolipoprotein C-III and Subclinical Atherosclerosis Measures: MESA (The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). J Am Heart Assoc . 2018 Mar 14;7(6)
[PubMed ID: 29540426]
Steffen BT Guan W Stein JH Tattersall MC Kaufman JD Sandfort V Szklo M Tsai MY Plasma n-3 and n-6 Fatty Acids Are Differentially Related to Carotid Plaque and Its Progression: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol . 2018 Mar;38(3):653-659
[PubMed ID: 29326315]