James H. Stein

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
James H. Stein, MD


James H. Stein, MD, is the Robert Turell Professor of Cardiovascular Research and Vice Chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Medicine at UW School of Medicine and Public Health. He is Director of UW Health's Preventive Cardiology Program, Advanced Hypertension Clinic, and the Vascular Health Screening Program. He also is Director of the UW Atherosclerosis Imaging Research Program.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Medicine

Practice locations

  • Research Park Clinic - Preventive Cardiology
    • 621 Science Dr. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-1530
    • Closed now
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Education & credentials

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


  • Advanced Hypertension Program
  • Vascular Health Screening Program
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hypertension
  • Dyslipidemia/High Cholesterol
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Lipidology

Research and publications

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.