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CURRICULUM VITAE

STEPHEN W. ELY, PH.D., M.D.

EDUCATION

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
Bachelor of Science, 1974

Michigan State University, East Lansing
Master of Science, Physiology, 1977
Ph.D., Physiology, 1980

University of Virginia, School of Medicine, Charlottesville
Doctor of Medicine, 1986

RESEARCH TRAINING

1980 – 1981
NIH Fellow in cardiovascular Physiology with John Chimoskey, M.D.
Department of Physiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing

1981 – 1983
NIH Fellow in Cardiovascular Physiology with Robert M. Berne, M.D.
Department of Physiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

SURGICAL TRAINING

1986 – 1987
Intern, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center

1987 – 1989
Resident, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center

1989 – 1990
Chief Resident, General Surgery, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center

1990 – 1991
Fellow in Surgical Research, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center

1991 – 1993
Resident in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center

POSITIONS HELD

1986 – 1993
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Virginia

1993 – Present
Asheville Heart, Asheville, NC

1993 – Present
Attending Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeon, Mission Hospitals, Asheville, NC

1996
Chief of Surgery, Mission Hospitals, Asheville, NC

1997 – Present
Director of Cardiac Surgical Services, Mission Hospitals, Asheville, NC

1997 – Present
Co-Director of Heart Services, Mission Hospitals, Asheville, NC

2010 – 2014
President, Asheville Heart, PA, Asheville, NC

MEDICAL LICENSES

State of Virginia, 1987
State of North Carolina, 1993

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

American Board of Surgery, 1994
American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1995 & 2005

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

American Physiological Society
American Heart Association
North Carolina Medical Society
Buncombe County Medical Society
Fellow American of College of Surgeons
Society of Thoracic Surgeons

EXTRAMURAL FUNDING

American Heart Association, Virginia Affiliate
Principle Investigator, July 1981 to June 1982.
Adenosine and coronary blood flow in conscious dogs.

National Institutes of Health, April 1982 to March 1983
National Research Service Awards 1F32-HL06523
Adenosine and the pathophysiologic coronary circulation.

American Heart Association, Virginia Affiliate
Collaborating Investigator with R.M. Mentzer, M.D., 1983-85
Adenine nucleotide repletion after myocardial ischemia.

National Institutes of Health, 1985-88
Collaborating Investigator with R.M. Mentzer, M.D., R01-HL03579
Adenosine enhanced myocardial protection during surgery.

HONORS AND AWARDS

FORD Prize for research in pediatric cardiovascular disease
University of Virginia, 1988

Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society, 1989

U.S. Patent #4,880,783. Granted November 14, 1989
Use of adenosine, hypoxanthine and ribose for improved protection of the heart during surgery

James Kindred Teaching Award
University of Virginia Medical School Class of 1990

Invited Speaker: Symposium on Myocardial Ischemia
Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas, September 1992.