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Prof. Dr. Stephen KOPECKY
ACESS Executive Board Advisor
Prof. Dr. Stephen KOPECKY, M.D., FACP, FAHA, FASPC
Past President, American Society for Preventive Cardiology
Professor of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Diseases
College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Prof. Dr. Stephen Kopecky is a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic. After his training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Mayo Clinic, he started in Mayo's Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory doing interventional procedures and in the Coronary Care Unit treating myocardial infarctions. He now focuses on cardiovascular disease prevention were he sees patients in the Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Health Clinic. He has written numerous articles for peer-reviewed journals and has received multiple "Teacher of the Year" awards from Mayo's Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and the Department of Internal Medicine, most recently awarded the “Internal Medicine Residents Outstanding Teaching Award for Best Lecturer, 2015”. His research interests include the role of lifestyle, including diet, exercise, and proper nutrition play in risk prediction and the development of cardiovascular disease and statin intolerance, especially as it affects patients with familial hypercholesterolemia.
He is a contributing editor of the Mayo Clinic’s "Healthy Heart for Life!" book. Dr. Kopecky is the Past President of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology and is the 2013 recipient of the Jan J. Kellermann Memorial Award given by the International Academy of Cardiology for distinguished work in the field of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention.