- Cornell University Medical College, Ithaca, New York – MD
- University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Residency in Internal Medicine
- Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York – Cardiology Fellowship
Dr. Charles Stone is a faculty member in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine within the Department of Medicine and Director of the Nuclear Cardiology section. He is also Director of Cardiovascular Outreach Program, overseeing outreach clinics at regional hospitals in southern and central Wisconsin, and has been recognized for his contributions in this area with the UW Health Outreach Physician Excellence Award. His research awards include the National Research Service Award and the American Heart Association Wisconsin Affiliate David McClain Award.
Dr. Stone's 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. His special interests are noninvasive imaging of heart disease and regional distribution of specialty care.
Dr. 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.