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Louis H Stein MD,PhD

Louis H. Stein, MD,PhD

  • Surgery-Thoracic and Cardiac
  • Member of Our Medical Group
Languages Spoken English
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  • Bio

    Dr. Louis Stein is a cardiothoracic surgeon who performs all forms of adult cardiac surgery and specific interests in valvular heart disease and heart failure. The son of a surgeon, Dr. Stein is a native to the region. He received his received his undergraduate , Master of health science, and PhD from the Johns Hopkins University. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA and subsequently completed a residency in General Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine / Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Stein went on to complete a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the NYU Langone Medical Center. As a clinical instructor at Stanford University, he was trained in ECMO, Ventricular assist devices (VAD), and heart and lung transplantation. Prior to joining RWJ-Barnabas, Dr. Stein was faculty at Albany Medical College, where he received the Grateful Patients and Families Champion Award. Dr. Stein focuses on addressing the challenges of end stage heart and lung disease with ECMO, VADs, and transplantation. Dr. Stein also has a particular interest in the treatment valvular heart disease with percutaneous techniques such as TAVR and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Stein is active in both clinical and laboratory research and has authored over 30 peer reviewed papers, commentaries, and book chapters. He is a reviewer for several journals and is member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Cardiology and the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

    Philosophy of care:

    It is vital to remember we are treating a unique patient– treatment decisions should be tailored to them as an individual. My job is to not only perform surgery, but to educate patients about their disease and treatment so they are comfortable with their plan of care. Each patient should be treated as though they were a member of the family.  

    Clinical Interests


    Aortic valve replacement, TAVR, Replacement of the ascending aorta, Mitral valve repair/replacement, tricuspid repair/replacement, coronary artery revascularization (CABG), Left ventricular assist device (LVAD), heart transplant, lung transplant, ECMO.


    Heart failure, Respiratory failure, shock, aortic dissection, aneurysm of the ascending aorta, Stenosis / Regurgitation of the aortic valve, Mitral valve stenosis / Regurgitation, Endocarditis, ischemic heart disease, coronary atherosclerosis.

  • Medical School

    Jefferson Medical College
    Philadelphia, PA


    Yale-New Haven Hospital
    New Haven, CT


    NYU School of Medicine
    New York, NY

  • Insurance

    Accepted Health Plan information is only as accurate as the most current information submitted. Prior to your appointment, it is advisable to verify with a physician office that they are still a participating provider.

    • Active Care (Worker's Comp)
    • Empire BC/BS
    • Magnacare
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • Multiplan
    • Multiplan / PHCS
    • US Family Plan