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Neil J. Stone

Neil J. Stone



Dr. Neil J. Stone is the Bonow Professor of Medicine in Preventive Cardiology at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University. He has a practice in cardiovascular diseases and a special clinic for the diagnosis and management of lipid-related disorders at the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation. He is currently the Suzanne and Milton Davidson Distinguished Physician at Northwestern Memorial where he serves as the Medical Director of the Vascular Center for the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute.

He is a Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP) and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and the American Heart Association. (FAHA) A founding member of the National Lipid Association (NLA), he is a Fellow of the NLA, a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology and serves as an Associates Editor of the Journal of Clinical Lipidology.

Dr. Stone was a member of the first and third National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panels. (ATP I, III) He is currently the Chair of the Adult Treatment Panel Guideline IV of the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute.

He is a past Chairman of the American Heart Association (AHA) Nutrition Committee and Clinical Affairs Committee. As part of the AHA Expert Panel on Population and Prevention Science, he participated in the writing groups that published the AHA Guidelines for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke: 2002 Update. He was selected to be a writing group member for the revision of the 2004 Evidence-Based Guidelines for Cardio-vascular Disease Prevention in Women as well as the AHA/ADA Statement on Primary Prevention of CVD in Diabetes.

Dr. Stone has co-authored three books on cardiovascular nutrition and/or management of lipid disorders and has authored over 130 publications in this field. The seventh edition of his most recent book, Management of Lipids in Clinical Practice, with colleague Conrad Blum M.D. was published in 2008.

Dr. Stone received his medical degree (summa cum laude) from the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University and completed a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at that institution. In between he was an intern and resident in Boston at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and then spent three years at the National Institutes of Health under Drs. Fredrickson and Levy.

He was awarded the 2001 Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Teacher Award of the American College of Physicians. In 2002, he was awarded by the senior class of the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, the New Jersey Healthcare Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award.

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