Stephen G. Wagner, M.D., FACC

Stephen G. Wagner, M.D., FACC

Stephen G. Wagner, M.D.

Stephen G. Wagner, M.D., FACC

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Nuclear Cardiology Program
  • Staff Physician, Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center
VA Medical Center
Cardiology Section 111-C
800 Zorn Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

502-852-7959 - Academic Office
502-287-5670 - Clinical Office

Clinical Expertise
General, Non-Invasive Cardiology; Nuclear Cardiology; Preventive Cardiology


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Internal Medicine / Cardiovascular Disease
  • Certification Council of Nuclear Cardiology

Education and Training

  • Medical School: University of Rochester
  • Residency: Georgetown University Hospital; University of California at San Francisco Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco


Recent Publications

  • DeJarnett N, Yeager R, Conklin DJ, Lee J, O'Toole TE, McCracken J, Abplanalp W, Srivastava S, Riggs DW, Hamzeh I, Wagner S, Chugh A, DeFilippis A, Ciszewski T, Wyatt B, Becher C, Higdon D, Ramos KS, Tollerud DJ, Myers JA, Rai SN, Shah J, Zafar N, Krishnasamy SS, Prabhu SD, Bhatnagar A. Residential Proximity to Major Roadways Is Associated With Increased Levels of AC133+ Circulating Angiogenic Cells. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2015 Nov;35(11):2468-77. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.115.305724. Epub 2015 Aug 20. PubMed PMID: 26293462.
  • Levinson SS, Wagner SG. Implications of reverse cholesterol transport: recent studies. Clin Chim Acta. 2015 Jan 15;439:154-61. doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2014.10.018. Epub 2014 Oct 22. PubMed PMID: 25451949.
  • DeJarnett N, Conklin DJ, Riggs DW, Myers JA, O'Toole TE, Hamzeh I, Wagner S, Chugh A, Ramos KS, Srivastava S, Higdon D, Tollerud DJ, DeFilippis A, Becher C, Wyatt B, McCracken J, Abplanalp W, Rai SN, Ciszewski T, Xie Z, Yeager R, Prabhu SD, Bhatnagar A. Acrolein exposure is associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014 Aug 6;3(4). pii: e000934. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.114.000934. PubMed PMID: 25099132; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4310380.
  • Bolli R, Chugh AR, D'Amario D, Loughran JH, Stoddard MF, Ikram S, Beache GM, Wagner SG, Leri A, Hosoda T, Sanada F, Elmore JB, Goichberg P, Cappetta D, Solankhi NK, Fahsah I, Rokosh DG, Slaughter MS, Kajstura J, Anversa P. Cardiac stem cells in patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy (SCIPIO): initial results of a randomised phase 1 trial. Lancet. 2011 Nov 26;378(9806):1847-57. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(11)61590-0. Epub 2011 Nov 14. PubMed PMID: 22088800.

  • Bloomfield Rubins H, Davenport J, Babikian V, Brass LM, Collins D, Wexler L, Wagner S, Papademetriou V, Rutan G, Robins SJ; VA-HIT Study Group. Reduction in stroke with gemfibrozil in men with coronary heart disease and low HDL cholesterol: The Veterans Affairs HDL Intervention Trial (VA-HIT). Circulation. 2001 Jun 12;103(23):2828-33. PubMed PMID: 11401940.

  • Stoddard MF, Wagner SG, Ikram S, Longaker RA, Prince CR. Effects of nifedipine and nitroglycerin on left ventricular systolic dysfunction and impaired diastolic filling after exercise-induced ischemia in humans. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1996 Oct;28(4):915-23. PubMed PMID: 8837569.

  • Hobbs GA, Wagner SG, Levinson SS. Relationships between triglycerides, lipoproteins, glucose and coronary artery disease. Clin Chim Acta. 1995 Jun 30;238(1):59-70. PubMed PMID: 7554296.

  • Hasnie AM, Stoddard MF, Gleason CB, Wagner SG, Longaker RA, Pierangeli S, Harris EN. Diastolic dysfunction is a feature of the antiphospholipid syndrome. Am Heart J. 1995 May;129(5):1009-13. PubMed PMID: 7732958.

  • Stoddard MF, Prince CR, Tuman WL, Wagner SG. Angle of incidence does not affect accuracy of mitral stenosis area calculation by pressure half-time: application to Doppler transesophageal echocardiography. Am Heart J. 1994 Jun;127(6):1562-72. PubMed PMID: 8197984.

  • Levinson SS, Wagner SG. The relative usefulness of automated apolipoprotein A-I and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol assays as markers for coronary artery disease. Am J Clin Pathol. 1994 Jan;101(1):104-8. PubMed PMID: 8279444.