Sarver Heart Center, Room 4137
Neil J. Stone MD, MACP, FACC, FAHA
"Cholesterol Management in 2020"
Dr. Neil J. Stone is the Bonow Professor of Medicine in Preventive Cardiology at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University. He heads a special clinic for the diagnosis and management of lipid-related disorders that was begun in 1974. He was one of the first in the United States to remove excess LDL by plasma exchange for severe homozygous (one double heterozygous) cases of familial hypercholesterolemia. He is the Suzanne and Milton Davidson Distinguished Physician at Northwestern Memorial and serves as Medical Director of the Vascular Center for the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. He has won numerous teaching awards including the 2002 New Jersey Healthcare Foundation “Humanism in Medicine Award” voted on by the Feinberg School of Medicine’s senior class. In 2014, he was awarded the Physician of the Year award from the American Heart Association. In 2018, he received the Joseph Stokes, III, MD Award from the American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC) for his achievements in preventive cardiology.
He is a Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP) and Fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology (FACC), and the National Lipid Association (FNLA).
He is most known for his work on national guidelines. He was Chair of the 2013 ACC/AHA Cholesterol guidelines and current serves as Vice-Chair of the 2018 guidelines that were presented in November 2018 at the meetings of the American Heart Association. He has over 230 publications in the cardiovascular field.
Dr. Stone received his medical degree (summa cum laude) from the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University and underwent internship and residency training at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He spent 3 years in lipid/cardiovascular research at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institutes before returning to Northwestern in 1973 to become the chief medical resident and then complete his cardiology fellowship.