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Ernest and Hazel Craige Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Co-Director, McAllister Heart Institute
Physician in Chief, UNC Heart & Vascular Service Line

Areas of Interest

All areas of general cardiology with a particular focus on interventional cardiology.

Vascular biology; Smooth muscle cell growth regulation, particularly integrin/cytoskeletal interactions; Regulation of thrombin and thrombus formulation during interventions; Cardiovascular hemodynamics.


Dr. Stouffer’s science research is in the areas of regulation of smooth muscle cell growth, the role of the smooth muscle cytoskeleton in regulating signaling pathways, thrombin generation, and renal artery stenosis. Clinical research is in cardiovascular hemodynamics, atherosclerosis risk factors and optimal use of CYP2C19 genotyping to select anti-platelet therapy.

His work has been cited in multiple medical publications. His study on survival rates for in-hospital heart attacks was featured in The Wall Street Journal.

Education and Training

Undergraduate: Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Medical School: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Fellowship: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA


George (Rick) Stouffer, MD
  • Phone Numbers

    919-843-5201 (Office Phone)

  • 984-974-2985 (Fax)

  • 984-974-7244 (Appointments)

  • Addresses

    UNC School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

    Burnett Womack Building #6022


    Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • UNC Cardiology at Eastowne

    100 Eastowne Drive

    Chapel HIll, NC 27514