University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Steven Ewer, MD



MADISON, WI 53792-0001

(608) 263-2048

Steven M. Ewer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry and biology from Cornell University in 1996. He went on to receive his medical training at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, MI in 2000. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan in 2003 and fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO in 2008. He then joined the faculty at University of Wisconsin as an Assistant Professor in 2008.

In addition to his general cardiology practice, Dr. Ewer established the University of Wisconsin Cardio-Oncology Clinic ( in 2009. The first of its kind in the state, this clinic provides care for cancer patients with cardiovascular problems related to cancer and its treatment. Dr. Ewer has a particular interest in prevention and management of chemotherapy-related cardiomyopathy, which also remains an active focus of his academic efforts.

Dr. Ewer’s clinical interests also include adult echocardiography, with expertise in transthoracic, transesophageal and stress echocardiography. He has been an integral part of the Heart Valve Clinic since its conception, helping establish the transcatheter aortic valve implantation program at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Ewer continues to provide transesophageal echocardiographic imaging support for transcatheter aortic valve implantation, as well as other structural heart interventions such as catheter-based repair of atrial septal defects, ventricular septal defects and perivalvular regurgitation.

Dr. Ewer is also involved in the teaching and training of medical students, sonography students, residents and cardiovascular medicine fellows. He attends regularly on the inpatient cardiovascular medicine teaching services and contributes to the fellowship lecture series. Dr. Ewer also developed and implemented a novel simulation-based curriculum for procedural training in transesophageal echocardiography that helps cardiovascular medicine fellows prepare for their clinical procedural experience. He is a member of the Clinical Competency Committee, which oversees the education and mentoring of cardiovascular medicine fellowship trainees.

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Refereed Articles

Chapman CB, Ewer SM, Kelly AF, Jacobson KM, Leal MA, Rahko PS. Classification of left ventricular diastolic function using American Society of Echocardiography Guidelines: agreement among echocardiographers. Echocardiography. 2013 Oct;30(9):1022-31.

Ewer MS, Ewer SM. Enigmas regarding the true extent and impact of tyrosine kinase inhibitor-related cardiotoxicity. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2013 Sep;12(5):611-4.

Harbeck, N, Ewer, MS, De Laurentiis, M, Suter, TM Ewer SM. Cardiovascular complications of conventional and targeted adjuvant breast cancer therapy. Ann Onc, 2011;22(6):1250-8.

Ewer, MS and Ewer SM. Cardiotoxicity of Anticancer Treatments: What the Cardiologist Needs to Know. Nat Rev Cardiol. 2010 Oct;7(10):564-75.

Doyle, J, Wagner, T, Ewer S. Returns to Physician Human Capital: Evidence from Patients Randomized to Physician Teams. J Health Econ. 2010 Dec;29(6):866-82.

Ewer, MS and Ewer SM. Troponin I provides insight into cardiotoxicity and the anthracycline-trastuzumab interaction. J Clin Onc, 2010;28:3901-4.

Ewer, MS and Ewer SM. Long-term Cardiac Safety of Dose-Dense Anthracycline Therapy Cannot be Predicted from Early Ejection Fraction Data. J Clin Onc, 2009;27:6073-5.

Ewer, SM and Ewer, MS. Anthracycline Cardiotoxicity: Why Are We Still Interested? Oncology, 2009;23(3):234-239.

Ewer, SM and Ewer, MS. Cardiotoxicity Profile of Trastuzumab. Drug Safety, 2008;31(6):459-467.

Chapters in Books

Ewer SM and Wisinski KB. Cardiotoxicity of Anticancer Treatment. In: Heart Failure: A Case-Based Approach, Rahko PS, editor. Demos Medical Publishing; 2013.

Ewer, SM. Pericardial Disease in the Cancer Patient. In: Cancer and the Heart, 2nd edition. Ewer, MS and Yeh, E, editors. People’s Medical Publishing House-USA; 2013.

Ewer, SM and Yusuf, SW. Cardiac Arrhythmias in the Cancer Patient. In: Cancer and the Heart, 2nd edition. Ewer, MS and Yeh, E, editors. People’s Medical Publishing House-USA; 2013.

Ewer MS, Ewer SM, Suter T. Cardiac Complications. In: Holland-Frei Cancer Medicine, 8th edition, Hong WK, et al, editors. People’s Medical Publishing House-USA; 2010.

Ewer MS and Ewer SM. Cardiotoxicity of Anti-Cancer Treatments. In: Clinical Care Options in Practice; 2009. Updated 2014.

Ewer, SM and Ewer, MS. The Pericardium in the Cancer Patient. In: Medical Care of Cancer Patients, Yeung, SJ, Escalante, C, and Gagel, R, editors. Hamilton, Ontario: BC Decker Inc.; 2009.

Ewer, SM. Diseases of the Pericardium. In: The Washington Manual Cardiology Subspecialty Consult, Kates, AM and Cuculich, P, editors. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008.