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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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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital
UnityPoint Health - Meriter

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

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. 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
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]
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 Jun 12;
[PubMed ID: 29970256]
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]
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 May 1;:1358863X18765667
[PubMed ID: 29734865]
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]
McDermott MM Ferrucci L Tian L Guralnik JM Lloyd-Jones D Kibbe MR Polonsky TS Domanchuk K Stein JH Zhao L Taylor D Skelly C Pearce W Perlman H McCarthy W Li L Gao Y Sufit R Bloomfield CL Criqui MH Effect of Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor With or Without Supervised Exercise on Walking Performance in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease: The PROPEL Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA . 2017 Dec 5;318(21):2089-2098
[PubMed ID: 29141087]
Liu Y Reynolds LM Ding J Hou L Lohman K Young T Cui W Huang Z Grenier C Wan M Stunnenberg HG Siscovick D Hou L Psaty BM Rich SS Rotter JI Kaufman JD Burke GL Murphy S Jacobs DR Jr Post W Hoeschele I Bell DA Herrington D Parks JS Tracy RP McCall CE Stein JH Blood monocyte transcriptome and epigenome analyses reveal loci associated with human atherosclerosis. Nat Commun . 2017 Aug 30;8(1):393
[PubMed ID: 28855511]
Erlandson KM Fiorillo S Masawi F Scherzinger A McComsey GA Lake JE Stein JH Currier JS Brown TT Antiretroviral initiation is associated with increased skeletal muscle area and fat content. AIDS . 2017 Aug 24;31(13):1831-1838
[PubMed ID: 28590329]
Dysangco A Liu Z Stein JH Dubé MP Gupta SK HIV infection, antiretroviral therapy, and measures of endothelial function, inflammation, metabolism, and oxidative stress. PLoS One . 2017;12(8):e0183511
[PubMed ID: 28817706]
McDermott MM Leeuwenburgh C Guralnik JM Tian L Sufit R Zhao L Criqui MH Kibbe MR Stein JH Lloyd-Jones D Anton SD Polonsky TS Gao Y de Cabo R Ferrucci L Effect of Resveratrol on Walking Performance in Older People With Peripheral Artery Disease: The RESTORE Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Cardiol . 2017 Aug 1;2(8):902-907
[PubMed ID: 28403379]
Tedla YG Gepner AD Vaidya D Colangelo L Stein JH Liu K Greenland P Association between long-term blood pressure control and ten-year progression in carotid arterial stiffness among hypertensive individuals: the multiethnic study of atherosclerosis. J Hypertens . 2017 Apr;35(4):862-869
[PubMed ID: 28092279]
Dougherty RJ Schultz SA Boots EA Ellingson LD Meyer JD Van Riper S Stegner AJ Edwards DF Oh JM Einerson J Korcarz CE Koscik RL Dowling MN Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Bendlin BB Asthana S Hermann BP Sager MA Stein JH Johnson SC Okonkwo OC Cook DB Relationships between cardiorespiratory fitness, hippocampal volume, and episodic memory in a population at risk for Alzheimer's disease. Brain Behav . 2017 Mar;7(3):e00625
[PubMed ID: 28293467]
Gepner AD Young R Delaney JA Budoff MJ Polak JF Blaha MJ Post WS Michos ED Kaufman J Stein JH Comparison of Carotid Plaque Score and Coronary Artery Calcium Score for Predicting Cardiovascular Disease Events: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. J Am Heart Assoc . 2017 Feb 14;6(2)
[PubMed ID: 28196817]
King CC Piper ME Gepner AD Fiore MC Baker TB Stein JH Longitudinal Impact of Smoking and Smoking Cessation on Inflammatory Markers of Cardiovascular Disease Risk. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol . 2017 Feb;37(2):374-379
[PubMed ID: 27932354]
O'Brien MP Hunt PW Kitch DW Klingman K Stein JH Funderburg NT Berger JS Tebas P Clagett B Moisi D Utay NS Aweeka F Aberg JA A Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial of Aspirin Effects on Immune Activation in Chronically Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Adults on Virologically Suppressive Antiretroviral Therapy. Open Forum Infect Dis . 2017 Winter;4(1):ofw278
[PubMed ID: 28480270]
Kelesidis T Tran TTT Brown TT Moser C Ribaudo HJ Dube MP Yang OO McComsey GA Stein JH Currier JS Changes in plasma levels of oxidized lipoproteins and lipoprotein subfractions with atazanavir-, raltegravir-, darunavir-based initial antiviral therapy and associations with common carotid artery intima-media thickness: ACTG 5260s. Antivir Ther . 2017;22(2):113-126
[PubMed ID: 27661466]
Gepner AD Tedla Y Colangelo LA Tattersall MC Korcarz CE Kaufman JD Liu K Burke GL Shea S Greenland P Stein JH Progression of Carotid Arterial Stiffness With Treatment of Hypertension Over 10 Years: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Hypertension . 2017 Jan;69(1):87-95
[PubMed ID: 27849564]