Louis Stein Jr., MD, PhD

Louis Stein Jr., MD, PhD

Thoracic Surgery in Albany, NY

 (518) 262-9777


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Office Hours

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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About Dr. Stein

Dr. Louis Stein Jr., MD is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Albany Medical Center.

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Services Offered

Aortic valve disease
Mitral valve disease
Tricuspid valve disease
Heart failure
Aortic valve surgery
VAD management
Thoracic aortic anurysms
Coronary arterybypass grafting
Aortic valve replacement and repair
Minimally invasive approach to mitral and aorti...
Temporary mechanical circulatory support
Cariogenic Sock
Durable mechanical circulatory support

Qualifications and Experience

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Education & Training

NYU School of Medicine
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2013 - 2016

Yale-New Haven Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 2008 - 2013

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
PhD, systems physiology , 2001 - 2009

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Ph.D., Cellular and Systems Physiology, 2000 - 2009

Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Class of 2008

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
MHS, Physiology, 1998 - 2000

Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health
Master's, Health Sciences (Environmental Health), 1998 - 2000

Johns Hopkins University G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, 1994 - 1998

Johns Hopkins University
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, 1994 - 1998

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Medical Licenses

CA State Medical License
2016 - 2017

NY State Medical License
2013 - 2022

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Work Experience

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY
Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon
2019 - Present

Assistant Professor of Surgery
SUNY Downstate Medical Center University Hospital
Brooklyn, NY
2017 - 2019

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Robert J. Mandle Memorial Graduation Award
Jefferson Medical College, 2008

Hyman Menduke Research Prize
Jefferson Medical College, 2008

William J. Bodin, Jr. Research Award
Jefferson Medical College, 2007

Lavine Scholarship for Research
Jefferson Medical College, 2005

Summer Research Fellowship
National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute, 2004

Department of Biomedical Engineering Research Award
Johns Hopkins University, 1998

Provost Dean’s Award for Research Excellence
Johns Hopkins University, 1997

Fellow (FACS)
American College of Surgeons

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Professional Memberships

Society of Thoracic Surgeons - STS

American College of Cardiology - ACC

American College of Surgeons - ACS

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Effect of statin drugs on thoracic aortic aneurysms.
The American journal of cardiology
Stein, L. H., Berger, J., Tranquilli, M., Elefteraides, J. A.
23 citations

Commentary: Proximal aortic dissection repair-when have things gone too far?
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
Samy, S., Stein, L. H.

Impact of chlorhexidine gluconate intolerance on driveline infection during chronic HeartMate II left ventricular assist device support
International Journal of Artificial Organs
Andre Y. Son, Louis H. Stein, Abelardo DeAnda, Stuart D. Katz, Deane E. Smith, Alex Reyentovich, Leora B. Balsam

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Journal Article

Commentary: Mitral repair-Where it all comes together?
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Stein LH, Britton LW.

Commentary: Sometimes an old dogma needs a new stent.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
Ziegler KR, Stein LH.

The Use of Intraoperative Doppler Assessment to Guide the Surgical Treatment of Anomalous Right Coronary Arteries
Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Stein LH and Silvestry SC


What can statins tell us about thoracic aortic aneurysms?
Yale University School of Medicine

Statin Therapy Effective in Medical Treatment of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
New York, NY

Eosinophil interaction with a parasitic nematode: recruitment, killing and antigen presentation
Snowbird, UT


Increased Driveline Infection with Betadine Antisepsis: Considerations for Chlorhexidine Intolerant Patients
36th International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Annual Meeting
Son AY, Stein LH, Reyentovich A, Katz SD, Smith DE, DeAnda A, Balsam LB
Washington, DC

Effect of Tunneling Method on Driveline Infection: Looking Beyond the Silicone-Skin Interface (SSI) Registry
36th International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Annual Meeting
Son AY, Stein LH, DeAnda A, Smith DE, Katz SD, Reyentovich A, Balsam LB
Washington, DC

Hypothermia during cardiopulmonary bypass and circulatory arrest is not associated with increased postoperative bleeding following aortic surgery
8th Houston Aortic Symposium
Stein LH, Rubenfeld G, Balsam LB, Ursomanno P, DeAnda A

Book Chapter

Thoraco-Abdominal Aorta Surgical and Anesthetic Management
Stein, LH, and Elefteriades, JA

Heart Failure: Device Management
Marelli D, Stein L, Ardehali A


The Eosinophil Paradox: Eosinophil Migration In Immunologic And Infectious Disease (Doctoral Dissertation)
Stein, L.H.

A case study for the use of graphic information systems (GIS) in evaluation of environmental exposure: evaluation of increased lead exposure due to the demolition of derelict housing (Masters in Health Science Essay)
Stein, L.H.

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