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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
Zhao YY Javaheri S Wang R Guo N Koo BB Stein JH Korcarz CE Redline S Associations Between Sleep Apnea and Subclinical Carotid Atherosclerosis: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Stroke . 2019 Oct 15;:STROKEAHA118022184
[PubMed ID: 31610764]
Gepner AD McClelland RL Korcarz CE Young R Kaufman JD Mitchell CC Stein JH Carotid artery displacement and cardiovascular disease risk in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Vasc Med . 2019 Oct;24(5):405-413
[PubMed ID: 31195916]
Fashanu OE Oyenuga AO Zhao D Tibuakuu M Mora S Otvos JD Stein JH Michos ED GlycA, a Novel Inflammatory Marker and Its Association With Peripheral Arterial Disease and Carotid Plaque: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Angiology . 2019 Sep;70(8):737-746
[PubMed ID: 31030528]
Mitchell C Piper ME Smith SS Korcarz CE Fiore MC Baker TB Stein JH Changes in carotid artery structure with smoking cessation. Vasc Med . 2019 Aug 17;:1358863X19867762
[PubMed ID: 31422759]
Slaven JE Haas DW Liu Z Stein JH Brown TT Gupta SK GCH1 haplotypes and cardiovascular risk in HIV. AIDS . 2019 Aug 1;33(10):1669-1671
[PubMed ID: 31082861]
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 . 2019 May 17;68(11):1877-1886
[PubMed ID: 30219823]
Stein JH Korcarz CE E-Cigarettes versus Nicotine-Replacement Therapy for Smoking Cessation. N Engl J Med . 2019 May 16;380(20):1973-1974
[PubMed ID: 31091383]
Wang M Sampson PD Sheppard LE Stein JH Vedal S Kaufman JD Long-Term Exposure to Ambient Ozone and Progression of Subclinical Arterial Disease: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution. Environ Health Perspect . 2019 May;127(5):57001
[PubMed ID: 31063398]
Djamali A Singh T Melamed ML Stein JH Aziz F Parajuli S Mohamed M Garg N Mandelbrot D Wesson DE Astor BC Metabolic Acidosis 1 Year Following Kidney Transplantation and Subsequent Cardiovascular Events and Mortality: An Observational Cohort Study. Am J Kidney Dis . 2019 Apr;73(4):476-485
[PubMed ID: 30704880]
Steffen BT Thanassoulis G Duprez D Stein JH Karger AB Tattersall MC Kaufman JD Guan W Tsai MY Race-Based Differences in Lipoprotein(a)-Associated Risk of Carotid Atherosclerosis. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol . 2019 Mar;39(3):523-529
[PubMed ID: 30727753]
Mitchell CC Korcarz CE Gepner AD Nye R Young RL Matsuzaki M Post WS Kaufman JD McClelland RL Stein JH Carotid Artery Echolucency, Texture Features, and Incident Cardiovascular Disease Events: The MESA Study. J Am Heart Assoc . 2019 Feb 5;8(3):e010875
[PubMed ID: 30681393]
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 . 2019 Feb;38(2):307-319
[PubMed ID: 30027550]
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 . 2019 Feb;24(1):12-22
[PubMed ID: 30418100]
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]
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 . 2019 Jan;33(1):e13452
[PubMed ID: 30466167]
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]
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]