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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
Sublette MG Cross TL Korcarz CE Hansen KM Murga-Garrido SM Hazen SL Wang Z Oguss MK Rey FE Stein JH Effects of Smoking and Smoking Cessation on the Intestinal Microbiota. J Clin Med . 2020 Sep 14;9(9)
[PubMed ID: 32937839]
Garza J Moser C Kitch DW Currier JS Dubé MP Stein J McComsey G Brown TT Impact of Fat Changes on the Effect of Protease Inhibitors on Lumbar Spine Bone Mineral Density Changes with Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses . 2020 Aug 27;
[PubMed ID: 32623904]
Brown TT Moser C Currier JS Ribaudo HJ Rothenberg J Kelesidis T Yang O Dubé MP Murphy RL Stein JH McComsey GA Erratum to: Changes in Bone Mineral Density After Initiation of Antiretroviral Treatment With Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate/Emtricitabine Plus Atazanavir/Ritonavir, Darunavir/Ritonavir, or Raltegravir. J Infect Dis . 2020 Jun 11;221(12):2083-2084
[PubMed ID: 32022230]
Nambi V Hussain A Stein JH Safety of Evolocumab in People Living With HIV Infection: An Important First Step. J Am Coll Cardiol . 2020 May 26;75(20):2585-2587
[PubMed ID: 32439007]
Garg PK Jorgensen NW McClelland RL Allison M Stein JH Yvan-Chavret L Tall AR Shea S Cholesterol mass efflux capacity and risk of peripheral artery disease: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis . 2020 Mar;297:81-86
[PubMed ID: 32097805]
McDermott MM Criqui MH Domanchuk K Ferrucci L Guralnik JM Kibbe MR Kosmac K Kramer CM Leeuwenburgh C Li L Lloyd-Jones D Peterson CA Polonsky TS Stein JH Sufit R Van Horn L Villarreal F Zhang D Zhao L Tian L Cocoa to Improve Walking Performance in Older People With Peripheral Artery Disease: The COCOA-PAD Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial. Circ Res . 2020 Feb 28;126(5):589-599
[PubMed ID: 32078436]
Debroy P Lake JE Moser C Olefsky M Erlandson KM Scherzinger A Stein JH Currier JS Brown TT McComsey GA Antiretroviral therapy initiation is associated with decreased visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue density in people living with HIV. Clin Infect Dis . 2020 Feb 28;
[PubMed ID: 32107532]
Tattersall MC Dasiewicz AS McClelland RL Gepner AD Kalscheur MM Field ME Heckbert SR Hamdan MH Stein JH Persistent Asthma Is Associated With Increased Risk for Incident Atrial Fibrillation in the MESA. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol . 2020 Feb;13(2):e007685
[PubMed ID: 32013555]
Schmidt KMT Hansen KM Johnson AL Gepner AD Korcarz CE Fiore MC Baker TB Piper ME Stein JH Longitudinal Effects of Cigarette Smoking and Smoking Cessation on Aortic Wave Reflections, Pulse Wave Velocity, and Carotid Artery Distensibility. J Am Heart Assoc . 2019 Dec 17;8(24):e013939
[PubMed ID: 31795823]
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 Dec;50(12):3340-3346
[PubMed ID: 31610764]
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 Dec;24(6):493-500
[PubMed ID: 31422759]
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]
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]