MADISON, WI 53715-1375
Director, Nuclear Cardiology
Director, Cardiovascular Medicine Outreach Program
Charles Stone received his undergraduate and graduate education at Colgate University and Cornell University Medical College. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan and his cardiology fellowship at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester. Stone joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin in 1988 as director of Nuclear Cardiology. In addition to his general cardiology responsibilities on the inpatient service and the Cardiovascular Medicine outpatient clinic, he is director of the Nuclear Cardiology Section and the Exercise Stress Laboratory.
His clinical activities include supervising and interpreting treadmill and pharmacologic stress tests, interpreting cardiac perfusion studies, angiocardiograms and PET scans, implementing novel imaging protocols, and serving as clinical liaison for the Nuclear Cardiology Section. The Nuclear Cardiology Section provides a broad base of nuclear imaging techniques, including a variety of perfusion scintigraphic protocols, radionuclide angiocardiograms and positron emission tomography.
Stone's research interests focus on studies of myocardial metabolism and perfusion using PET and gamma camera agents. The perfusion studies have involved generator-produced 62Cu tracers, metabolic studies concerning glucose and fatty acid analogs and studies of oxygen levels in the heart using hypoxic markers. Studies have used isolated organ preparations, extra-corporally perfused open-chest preparations, closed-chest catheterized animals and clinical studies.
His research awards include the National Research Service Award and the American Heart Association Wisconsin Affiliate David McClain Award.
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