• Yale University - MD (cum laude)
  • University of Chicago Medical Center - Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois - Fellowship in Cardiology

Professional Activities

James H. Stein, MD, is the Robert Turell Professor of Cardiovascular Research and vice chair for faculty development in the Department of Medicine. He is the director of the UW Health Preventive Cardiology Program and the UW Atherosclerosis Imaging Research Program.

Dr. Stein has received several awards for excellence in teaching from medical students and residents at the University of Chicago Medical Center and University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, as well as the American College of Cardiology W. Proctor Harvey Young Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has been named one of Madison's “Top Docs“ in Cardiology by Madison Magazine since 2000, and 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 Hospital 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 active in UW faculty governance and chaired the UW Biological Sciences Divisional Committee from 2020-2021. He was a member of the UW Divisional Committee Review Council from 2021-2022 and currently serves on the UW Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities.  

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Diseases and of the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.  He also is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the National Lipid Association.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Stein’s clinical interests include preventive cardiology and management of dyslipidemia, hypertension, and coronary artery disease.

Research Interests

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Dr. Stein’s research interests include ultrasound assessment of atherosclerosis, arterial injury, and arterial function, particularly in young adults at risk for cardiovascular disease, as well as cardiovascular epidemiology and clinical trials in preventive cardiology. His specific interests include arterial wall tissue characterization using ultrasound and characterization of arterial injury in individuals who smoke cigarettes or use electronic nicotine delivery systems (“vaping”).