Dr. Stephen Kopecky is a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic. After his training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Mayo Clinic, he started in Mayo's Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory performing interventional procedures and in the Coronary Care Unit treating myocardial infarctions.
He is now focused on cardiovascular disease prevention were he sees patients in the Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Health Clinic. He has written numerous articles for peer-reviewed journals and has received multiple “Teacher of the Year” awards from Mayo's Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and the Department of Internal Medicine. His research interests include the role that lifestyle, including diet, exercise, and proper nutrition, play in risk prediction and the development of cardiovascular disease and statin intolerance, especially as it affects patients with familial hypercholesterolemia.
He is a contributing editor of the Mayo Clinic’s “Healthy Heart for Life!” book. Dr. Kopecky is the Past President of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology and is the 2013 recipient of the Jan J. Kellermann Memorial Award given by the International Academy of Cardiology for distinguished work in the field of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention.