Department of Medical Sciences
- Clinical Professor-Cardiology, University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine
- Chief of Small Animal Services, UW Veterinary Care
- Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)
- Cardiology Residency, The Ohio State University
- MS, The Ohio State University
- Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, The Animal Medical Center, New York, NY
- BS University of Wisconsin
- DVM University of Wisconsin
Investigations of naturally occurring mitral valve disease in whippets.
Epidemiology and diagnosis of systemic hypertension in dogs and cats.
Cardiac effects of systemic illness.
Clinical research design.
Cardiovascular medicine: 3rd year students.
Clinical cardiopulmonary medicine: 4th year students.
Veterinary medical ethics: course coordinator and instructor, 1st-3rd year students.
Cardiology residency supervisor.
Development and testing of accurate blood pressure measurement methods in patients with naturally-occurring disease.
Use of echocardiography and Doppler-echocardiography to diagnose and monitor patients with naturally-occurring heart disease.
Master of Sciences, The Ohio State University
Capstone Post-Graduate Certificate: Fundamentals of Clinical Research, University of Wisconsin
Kellihan HB, Stepien RL. Pulmonary hypertension in canine mitral valve insufficiency, J Vet Cardiol. 2012 Mar;14(1):149-64.
Leblanc NL, Stepien RL, Bentley E. Ocular lesions associated with systemic hypertension in dogs: 65 cases (2005-2007). J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2011;238(7):915-921.
Stepien RL. Pulmonary arterial hypertension secondary to chronic left-sided cardiac dysfunction in dogs. J Sm Anim Pract 2009;50(Suppl 1):34-43.
Stepien RL, Rapoport GS, Henik RA, Wenholz L, Thomas CB. Comparative diagnostic test characteristics of oscillometric and Doppler ultrasonographic methods in the detection of systolic hypertension in dogs. J Vet Intern Med. 2003 Jan-Feb;17(1):65-72.
Stepien RL, Rapoport GS. Clinical comparison of three methods to measure blood pressure in nonsedated dogs. J Am Med Assoc 215(11):1623-1628, 1999.