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James Stein, MD

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CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE

CLINICAL SCIENCE CENTER
600 HIGHLAND AVE
MADISON, WI 53792-0001

(608) 265-4188




Biography

James H. Stein, MD is the Robert Turell Professor of Cardiovascular Research in the Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine Division at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin. He is Director of the Preventive Cardiology Program, Director of the Vascular Health Screening Program, and Associate Director of Adult Echocardiography at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Stein also is the Director of the University of Wisconsin Atherosclerosis Imaging Research Program.

Background

Dr. Stein received his baccalaureate degree with honors from the University of Wisconsin. He received his Doctor of Medicine (cum laude) degree from the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. His Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine were at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Illinois. He completed a Cardiology Fellowship at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Stein was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha in medical school. He has received several awards for excellence in teaching from the medical students and residents at the University of Chicago Medical Center and University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He received the American College of Cardiology W. Proctor Harvey Young Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2001. 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.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Echocardiography in Comprehensive Adult Echocardiography and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Echocardiography, and the American College of Physicians.

He was Co-Chairman of the 2006 American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions and was a member of the American College of Cardiology Clinical Expert and Consensus Documents Task Force. Dr. Stein was a Guest Expert and Participant in the American College of Cardiology 34th Bethesda Conference: "Can Atherosclerosis Imaging Improve the Detection of Patients at Risk for Ischemic Heart Disease?" and was a co-author of the American Society of Echocardiography Recommendations for Use of Echocardiography in Clinical Trials. He was Chairman of the American Society of Echocardiography Carotid IMT Writing Group and their Consensus Statement on "Use of Carotid Ultrasound to Identify Subclinical Vascular Disease and Evaluate Cardiovascular Disease Risk." He recently was a co-author of the American Heart Assocation/American College of Cardiology Guideline: Secondary Prevention and Risk Reduction Therapy for Patients with Coronary and Other Vascular Disease - 2011 Update.

Dr. Stein is Director of the UW AIRP. His research interests include ultrasound assessment of atherosclerosis, endothelial function, cardiovascular epidemiology, and clinical trials in preventive cardiology. Specific interests include the detection and characterization of subclinical atherosclerosis using CIMT and BART in individuals with diabetes mellitus, sleep apnea, tobacco use, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and the use of CIMT measurements for determination of "vascular age" and cardiovascular risk prediction. Dr. Stein has directed the core brachial artery ultrasound laboratory for several single and multicenter trials studying the effects of statins, antiretroviral therapy, smoking cessation interventions, antihypertensives, estrogen replacement therapy, and nutritional supplements on endothelial function.

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Stein JH, Brown T, Ribaudo H, Chen Y, Yan M, Lauer-Brodell E, McComsey G, Dubé M, Murphy RL, Hodis HN, Currier JS. Ultrasonographic measures of cardiovascular disease risk in antiretroviral treatment-naive individuals with HIV infection. AIDS 2013 Mar 27;27(6):929-37. PMCID: 3664137.

Blondon M, Sachs M, Hoofnagle A, Ix JH, Michos ED, Korcarz C, Gepner AD, Siscovik DS, Kaufman JD, Stein JH, Kestenbaum B, de Boer IH. 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and parathyroid hormone are not associated with carotid intima-media thickness or plaque in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology 2013 Nov;33(11):2639-45. 2013 Jun 27. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 23814117

Wohl D, Arnoczy G, Fichtenbaum C, Campbell T, Taiwo B, Hicks C, McComsey G, Koletar S, Sax P, Tebas P, Ha B, Massengale K, Walsh K, Stein JH. Comparison of cardiovascular disease risk markers in HIV-infected patients receiving abacavir and tenofovir: The Nucleoside Inflammation, Coagulation and Endothelial Function (NICE) Study. Antiviral Therapy 2013 Aug 28 [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: 10.3851/IMP268. PMID: 23985706.

Gepner AD, Korcarz CE, Colangelo LA, Hom E, Tattersall MC, Astor BC, Kaufman JD, Liu K, Stein JH. Longitudinal effects of a decade of aging on carotid artery stiffness: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Stroke 2014;45:48-53. PMID: 24253542.

Gepner AD, Colangelo LA, Blondon M, de Boer IH, Kestenbaum B, Siscovik DS, Kaufman JD, Liu K, Stein JH. 25-hydroxyvitamin D and parathyroid hormone levels do not predict changes in carotid arterial stiffness: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology 2014 (accepted for publication).