Cardiovascular Medicine

Vital Signs is featuring introductions to many of the new faculty members and chief residents who joined us over the past year. Each has been invited to provide some background about their primary professional focus in clinical, research, and/or medical education, what drew them to UW-Madison, their hopes and dreams...
Dustin Hillerson, MD Clinical Assistant Professor Cardiovascular Medicine What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? My clinical interests in cardiology are cardiac critical care and recovery from critical illness. I am hoping to work towards building a network...
With a passion for cardiovascular disease prevention, Jane Pearson, MD, clinical assistant professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, strives to empower patients to take charge of their health and improve the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension. Hypertension affects 45% of the U.S. population, and is the leading contributor to cardiovascular disease. Diagnosing and...
UW Health's hospitals and providers have earned a reputation for innovation and remarkable patient care that is recognized in the state and throughout the world. For the tenth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" ranked University of Wisconsin Hospitals, which includes University Hospital and UW...
Adam Gepner, MD, clinical adjunct assistant professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, was vice-chair and a co-author on the American Heart Association’s scientific statement, “Harnessing Mobile Health Technology for Secondary Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Older Adults: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.” This statement highlights the role mobile health (mHealth), has...
James Stein, MD, the Robert Turell Professor of Cardiovascular Research, was named Vice Chair for Faculty Development, a new position in the Department of Medicine. In this role, Dr. Stein will oversee and optimize the faculty promotions and appointments processes and faculty mentoring programs. He also will develop, implement, and...
People with asthma are at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) than those without asthma due to shared inflammatory pathophysiology leading to an increase in arterial injury. Because these conditions are associated, researchers hope to find a more precise treatment to control asthma and subsequently reduce the risk for...
Lee Eckhardt, MD, MS, associate professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, has been named the inaugural Gary and Marie Weiner Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine Research. Dr. Eckhardt is a leading cardiologist who has dedicated her research career to the study, treatment and prevention of arrhythmias that cause sudden death syndromes. The professorship provides...
William Bradham MS, MD, PhD Clinical Associate Professor Division of Cardiovascular Medicine What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? My primary professional focus is clinical cardiology, advanced cardiac imaging, and medical education. I have a research background that...
Ruben Alexanian, MD Assistant Professor Division of Cardiovascular Medicine What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? My primary professional focus embraces the delivery of high-quality clinical care through interventional cardiovascular therapies in addition to establishing a Structural Heart...