Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

James H. Stein, MD

  • 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 the UW School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin. He is Director of the UW Health Preventive Cardiology Program, Advanced Hypertension Clinic, and the Vascular Health Screening Program. He also is Director of the UW Atherosclerosis Imaging Research Program.

Dr. Stein has received several awards for excellence in teaching from medical students and residents, as well as the American College of Cardiology W. Proctor Harvey Young Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Stein has been named a "Top Doc" in Cardiology by Madison Magazine since 2000. He has been one of Castle Connelly’s "Best Doctors in America" since 2009. He previously was named one of the 20 best cardiologists in America by Men's Health Magazine and one of the 20 best cardiologists in America by Women's Health Magazine. In 2013, he received the UW Hospitals and Clinics Presidential Physician Leadership Award. In 2015, he won the UW School of Medicine and Public Health Dean’s Teaching Award.

Dr. Stein is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Diseases. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the National Lipid Association. His clinical interests include preventive cardiology, general cardiology, management of dyslipidemia, and management of hypertension.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Practice locations

    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


    Additional conditions and treatments
    • Advanced Hypertension Program
    • Dyslipidemia/High Cholesterol
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
    • Lipidology
    • Preventive Cardiology
    • Vascular Health Screening Program

    Research and publications

    Dr. Stein’s research interests include ultrasound assessment of atherosclerosis, arterial injury and arterial function, as well as cardiovascular epidemiology and clinical trials in preventive cardiology. Specific interests include arterial wall tissue characterization using ultrasound, characterization of arterial injury in individuals who smoke tobacco or vape, and the effects of human immunodeficiency virus and its treatments on arterial disease.