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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.

About

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

BS Magna Cum Laude: Bucknell University, 1980; MD: University of Maryland, 1987; Resident: University of Virginia, 1987-1990; Cardiovascular Research Fellow: University of Virginia, 1990-1992; Clinical Cardiology Fellow: University of Virginia, 1992-1994; Interventional Cardiology Fellow: University of Virginia, 1994-1995. Clinical Instructor in Medicine: University of Virginia, 1994-1995; Assistant Professor of Medicine: University of Texas, 1995-1999; Principal Investigator, University of Texas, 1995-2000; Co-Director Clinical Research: University of Texas, 1996-2000; Associate Director of Cardiac Catheterization Lab: University of Texas, 1997-2000; Associate Professor of Medicine: University of Texas, 1999-2000; Associate Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2000-2004; Vice Chief of Cardiology for Clinical Affairs: University of North Carolina, 2005-2007; Director of Interventional Cardiology: University of North Carolina, 2001-2015; Director of the C.V. Richardson Cardiac Cath Lab; University of North Carolina, 2001-2015; Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2004-present; Henry A. Foscue Distinguished Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2005-2018; Chief of Clinical Cardiology: University of North Carolina, 2007-2013; Director of Cardiovascular Outreach: University of North Carolina, 2009-present; Chief, Division of Cardiology, University of North Carolina, 2013-present; Physician-in-Chief, UNC Heart & Vascular Service Line, 2015-present; Co-Director, McAllister Heart Institute, 2017; Ernest and Hazel Craige Distinguished Professor of Medicine, 2018-present.

 

George (Rick) Stouffer, MD