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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health


Steven M. Ewer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry and biology from Cornell University in 1996. He went on to receive his medical training at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Mich., in 2000. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan in 2003 and fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., in 2008. He then joined the faculty at University of Wisconsin as an Assistant Professor in 2008.
In addition to his general cardiology practice, Dr. Ewer established the University of Wisconsin Cardio-Oncology Clinic in 2009. The first of its kind in the state, this clinic provides care for cancer patients with cardiovascular problems related to cancer and its treatment. Dr. Ewer has a particular interest in prevention and management of chemotherapy-related cardiomyopathy, which also remains an active focus of his academic efforts.
Dr. Ewer's clinical interests also include adult echocardiography, with expertise in transthoracic, transesophageal and stress echocardiography. He has been an integral part of the UW Health Heart Valve Clinic since its conception, helping establish the transcatheter aortic valve implantation program at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Ewer continues to provide transesophageal echocardiographic imaging support for transcatheter aortic valve implantation, as well as other structural heart interventions, such as catheter-based repair of atrial septal defects, ventricular septal defects and perivalvular regurgitation.
Dr. Ewer is also involved in the teaching and training of medical students, sonography students, residents and cardiovascular medicine fellows. He attends regularly on the inpatient cardiovascular medicine teaching services and contributes to the fellowship lecture series. Dr. Ewer also developed and implemented a novel simulation-based curriculum for procedural training in transesophageal echocardiography that helps cardiovascular medicine fellows prepare for their clinical procedural experience. He is a member of the Clinical Competency Committee, which oversees the education and mentoring of cardiovascular medicine fellowship trainees.


Cardiovascular Medicine

Heart Valve

Heart Valve Clinic Cardiovascular Medicine

Left Atrial Appendage Closure (Watchman Implant)


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UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Residency University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI
Medical School University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

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PubMed Articles
Ewer SM Pham DD Late-onset heart failure after treatment for breast cancer. Cancer . 2020 Jan 1;126(1):19-21
[PubMed ID: 31454417]
Ewer MS Ewer SM Trastuzumab Cardiotoxicity After Anthracycline Exposure Constitutes a Complex and Clinically Important Entity. JACC Heart Fail . 2019 Sep;7(9):805-807
[PubMed ID: 31401098]
Catino AB Hubbard RA Chirinos JA Townsend R Keefe S Haas NB Puzanov I Fang JC Agarwal N Hyman D Smith AM Gordon M Plappert T Englefield V Narayan V Ewer S ElAmm C Lenihan D Ky B Longitudinal Assessment of Vascular Function With Sunitinib in Patients With Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma. Circ Heart Fail . 2018 Mar;11(3):e004408
[PubMed ID: 29664405]
Narayan V Keefe S Haas N Wang L Puzanov I Putt M Catino A Fang J Agarwal N Hyman D Smith AM Finkelman BS Narayan HK Ewer S ElAmm C Lenihan D Ky B Prospective Evaluation of Sunitinib-Induced Cardiotoxicity in Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma. Clin Cancer Res . 2017 Jul 15;23(14):3601-3609
[PubMed ID: 28196874]
Ewer MS Ewer SM Trastuzumab cardiotoxiciy: the age-old balance of risk and benefit. Br J Cancer . 2016 Dec 6;115(12):1441-1442
[PubMed ID: 27875521]
Ewer MS Ewer SM Mechanisms underlying trastuzumab activity are complex. Nat Rev Cardiol . 2015 Nov;12(11):669
[PubMed ID: 26416005]
Ewer MS Ewer SM Cardiotoxicity of anticancer treatments. Nat Rev Cardiol . 2015 Sep;12(9):547-58
[PubMed ID: 25962976]
Ewer MS Ewer SM The anthracycline-trastuzumab interaction: a lesson in not jumping to confusion. Trends Pharmacol Sci . 2015 Jun;36(6):321-2
[PubMed ID: 25987322]
Lee CW Hegde SM Ewer SM Lozonschi L Post-TAVR ventricular septal defect in the presence of subaortic membrane. Echocardiography . 2015 Mar;32(3):604-6
[PubMed ID: 25323427]
Chapman CB Ewer SM Kelly AF Jacobson KM Leal MA Rahko PS Classification of left ventricular diastolic function using American Society of Echocardiography Guidelines: agreement among echocardiographers. Echocardiography . 2013 Oct;30(9):1022-31
[PubMed ID: 23551740]
Ewer SM Ewer MS Anthracycline cardiotoxicity: why are we still interested? Oncology (Williston Park) . 2009 Mar;23(3):234-5, 239
[PubMed ID: 19418824]