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John C. Stephens, MD, is a cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, interventional cardiology and adult comprehensive echocardiography. His practice is at Ashtabula County Medical Center.
A graduate of the University of Akron with undergraduate degrees in microbiology and chemistry, Dr. Stephens earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo. After completing an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan, he joined the Huron Valley Hospitalists practice in 2003 as a staff physician at St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor.
Dr. Stephens continued his postgraduate training from 2004 through 2008 with fellowships in cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich. During his training, he was Chief Cardiovascular Fellow and earned the Norman H. Horwitz, PhD Award for Best Research Presentation.
After completing his fellowships, Dr. Stephens returned to Northeast Ohio and was named to the staff of University Hospitals of Cleveland with appointments at Case Medical Center, Bedford Medical Center, Geauga Medical Center and Ahuja Medical Center. He left the University Hospitals system in 2011 to accept an appointment with the Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute.
Dr. Stephens special interests include acute coronary syndromes, heart valve disease, vascular medicine and percutaneous interventions for complex coronary and peripheral artery and structural heart diseases (balloon valvuloplasty, atrial septal or PFO repairs). He has published a number of professional journal articles and abstracts, and he has presented on these topics at medical meetings. Dr. Stephensâ€™ current research interest is in predicting and managing aortic regurgitation following minimally invasive heart valve replacement.
Dr. Stephens was named a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology in 2011. His additional professional memberships include the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, the Society for Heart Valve Disease and the American Society of Echocardiography.
Cardiology, coronary artery disease, heart attack, heart failure, heart valve disease, peripheral artery disease, cardiac catheterization, coronary balloon angioplasty (PTCA), stents
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