University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

James Stein, MD



MADISON, WI 53792-0001

(608) 262-2075


  • 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 Director of the UW Health Preventive Cardiology Program, Advanced Hypertension Clinic, and the Vascular Health Screening Program. Dr. Stein also is the Director of the UW Atherosclerosis Imaging Research Program.

Dr. Stein has received several awards for excellence in teaching from the medical students and residents at the University of Chicago Medical Center and UW Hospital and Clinics, as well as the American College of Cardiology W. Proctor Harvey Young Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Stein consistently has been named one of Madison's "Top Docs" 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 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 a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Diseases. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Echocardiography in Comprehensive Adult Echocardiography and a Fellow of the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, and the National Lipid Association.

Clinical Specialties

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

Research Interests

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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.