Dr. Neil J. Stone is the Bonow Professor of Preventive Cardiology at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University. He is also the Suzanne and Milton Davidson Distinguished Physician at Northwestern Memorial where he is a practicing Cardiologist-Lipidologist and also serves as Medical Director of the Center for Vascular Diseases at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute.
He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular diseases and a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology.
He is a Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP). He is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), the American Heart Association (FAHA), and the National Lipid Association (FNLA).
Dr. Stone serves as Chair, Adult Treatment Panel (ATP) 4 guideline committee appointed by the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute. He also serves as a member of the NHLBI Clinical Guidelines Leadership Group for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction. He was a member of ATP panels I and III.
Long active in the American Heart Association (AHA), he is a past Chair of the American Heart Association (AHA) Nutrition Committee from 1993-1996. As part of the AHA Expert Panel on Population and Prevention Science, he participated in the writing groups that published the AHA Guidelines for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke: 2002 Update. He was a writing group member for the revision of the 2004 Evidence-Based Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women as well as the AHA/ADA Statement on Primary Prevention of CVD in Diabetes He has been chair of the ATVB Clinical Affairs Committee and an At-Large Member of NPAM as well as former Chair of it’s Committee on Clinical Lipidology, Lipoprotein Metabolism and Thrombosis.
He serves as Associate Editor, AHA Learning Library as editor for the Metabolic Syndrome/Lipid Community Web sites. He has been an Associate Editor for the new Journal of Clinical Lipidology since its inception. Dr. Stone has co-authored three books on cardiovascular nutrition and/or management of lipid disorders and has authored over 130 publications in this field. The 7th edition of his most recent book, Management of Lipids in Clinical Practice, with colleague Conrad Blum M.D. was published in 2008.
Dr. Stone received his medical degree (summa cum laude) from the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University and completed a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at that institution. In between he was an intern and resident in Boston at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and then spent three years at the National Institutes of Health under Drs. Fredrickson and Levy.
He was awarded the 2001 Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Teacher Award of the American College of Physicians. In 2002, he was awarded by the senior class of the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, the New Jersey Healthcare Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award.