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Louis H. Stein, M.D., PhD, Division of CardioThoracic Surgery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Louis H. Stein, M.D., PhD

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Department of Surgery


Tel: (718) 270-1981 | Fax: (718) 270-3843




Louis H. Stein, MD, PhD received his BSc in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He received the Provost Dean’s and Department of Biomedical Engineering’s Awards for undergraduate research excellence in cardiovascular physiology and device applications.  Dr. Stein then continued his studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, where he pursued a dissertation in cellular and systems physiology while concurrently completing a master of health science degree.

Dr. Stein went on to pursue his Doctor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College.  His interest in  cardiac surgery was fostered by the mentorship of Drs. Daniel Marelli and Scott Silvestry.   As a medical student, Dr. Stein continued to conduct benchtop and clinical research as well helping in the establishment of the LVAD and Heart Transplant program at Jefferson.  By graduation, he was recognized with  Lavine Scholarship for Research, the William J. Bodin, Jr. Research Award, The Robert J. Mandle Memorial Graduation Award, the Hyman Menduke Research Prize, and was elected a member of the Hobart Amory Hare Medical Honor Society

From Philadelphia, Dr. Stein  went on to pursue his general surgery training at the Yale –New Haven Hospital.  At Yale, Dr. Stein was mentored by the noted aortic surgeon, John Elefteriades. Together, they published a key study demonstrating the protective nature of Statins on the development of thoracic aortic aneurysms. Subsequent to Yale, Dr. Stein pursued training in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the NYU-Langone Medical Center.  At NYU Dr. Stein received extensive training in minimally invasive cardiac surgery, valvular heart disease (both repair and replacement), thoracic aortic disease, and coronary artery disease.  To complete all aspects of cardiothoracic training, Dr. Stein spent one additional year at Stanford University Hospital gaining experience in mechanical circulatory support (including ventricular assist devices and ECMO) as well as heart  and lung transplantation. 

Dr. Stein’ clinical interests include all aspects of adult heart surgery including coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, aortic disease, ECMO, LVAD, and heart transplant.  He has published 30 original contributions, reviews, book chapters, abstracts, and invited talks.  He maintains investigational interests the basic mechanisms of cardiovascular disease, clinical studies, as well as the translation of novel therapy to clinical application.  Dr. Stein was born and raised in White Plains, New York and curently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two sons (5 and 8 years old).

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