Board Certification and Academic Information
||Internal Medicine - Associate Professor
||Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiovascular Disease)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology)
Academic Office Locations
|Academic Office Phone Number
||Academic Office Address
||School of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
||Veterans Administration Medical Center
500 S Foothill Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84149
Josef Stehlik, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Medicine with tenure at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Stehlik has received his medical degree from Charles University in Prague and Masters in Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his training in Internal Medicine and in Cardiovascular Diseases at Allegheny General Hospital, MCP*Hahnemann University and advanced training in Heart Failure and Transplantation at the Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Stehlik serves as Medical Director of the Heart Transplant Program at the University of Utah Hospital and the Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Dr. Stehlik has been active in clinical work, education and research in the areas of advanced heart failure, heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support. He has received research funding from the American Heart Association, the Veterans Health Administration and the National Institutes of Health. He is an author of over 70 peer-reviewed articles and has authored a number of book chapters.
In 2012, Dr. Stehlik has been appointed Director of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Scientific Registry.
- Hammond ME, Stehlik J, Snow G, Renlund DG, Seaman J, Dabbas B, Gilbert EM, Stringham JC, Long JW, Kfoury AG. Utility of histologic parameters in screening for antibody-mediated rejection of the cardiac allograft: a study of 3,170 biopsies.. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2005 Dec;24(12):2015-21.
- Kfoury AG, Stehlik J, Renlund, DG; Snow G, Seaman JT, Gilbert EM, Stringham JS, Long JW, Hammond ME: The Impact Of Repetitive Episodes Of Antibody-Mediated Or Cellular Rejection On Cardiovascular Mortality In Cardiac Transplant Recipients: Defining Rejection Patterns; J Heart Lung Transplant; 2006 Nov;25(11):1277-82. Epub 2006 Oct 16.
- Stehlik J, Starling R, Movsesian M, Fang J, Brown R, Jessup M, Hess M, Lewis N, Kirklin J. Utility of long-term surveillance endomyocardial biopsy. A multi-institutional analysis. J Heart Lung Transplant 2006 Dec;25(12):1402-9.
- Rasmusson KD, Stehlik J, Brown RN, Renlund DG, Wagoner LE, Torre-Amione G, Folsom JW, Silber DH, Kirklin JK: Long-Term Outcomes of Transplantation for Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. A Multi-institutional Analysis. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2007 Nov; 26(11):1097-104.
- Stehlik J, Movsesian MA. Combined use of PDE5 inhibitors and nitrates in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension in patients with heart failure.
Journal of Cardiac Failure. J Card Fail. 2009 Feb;15(1):31-4. Epub 2008 Nov 5.
- Stehlik J, Nelson D, Kfoury AG, Reid BB, Clayson SE, Nelson KE, Christensen BJ, Renlund DG, Movsesian MA, Cowley CG, Smith HK, Rasmusson BY, Long JW. Outcome of Non-cardiac Surgery in Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices. Am J Cardiol. 2009 Mar 1;103(5):709-12. Epub 2009 Jan 15.
- Rogers RK, Stoddard GJ, Greene T, Michaels AD, Fernandez G, Freeman A, Nord J, Stehlik J. Usefulness of adjusting for clinical covariates to improve the ability of B-type natriuretic peptide to distinguish cardiac from noncardiac dyspnea. Am J Cardiol. 2009 Sep 1;104(5):689-94. Epub 2009 Jun 24.
- Stehlik J, Islam N, Hurst D, Kfoury AG, Movsesian MA, Fuller A, Delgado JC, Hammond MEH, Gilbert EM, Renlund DG, Bader F, Fisher PW, Bull DA, Singhal AK, Eckels DD. Utility of Virtual Crossmatch in Sensitized Patients Awaiting Heart Transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2009 Nov; 28(11):1129-34. Epub 2009 Sep 26.
- Nativi JN, Kfoury AG, Myrick C, Peters M, Renlund DG, Gilbert EM, Bader F, Singhal AK, Everitt M, Fisher PW, Bull, DA, Selzman C, Stehlik J. Effects of the 2006 U.S. Thoracic Organ Allocation Change: Analysis of Local Impact on Organ Procurement and Heart Transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Mar;29(3):235-9. Epub 2009 Sep 26.
- Stehlik J, Feldman DS, Brown RN, Vanbakel AB, Russel SD, Ewald GA, Hagan ME, Folsom J, Kirklin JK; Cardiac Transplant Research Database Group. Interactions Among Donor Characteristics Influence Post-transplant Survival: A Multi-institutional Analysis. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Mar; 29(3):291-8. Epub 2009 Oct 4.
- Movsesian MA, Stehlik J, Vandeput F, Bristow MR. Phosphodiesterase inhibition in heart failure. Heart Fail Rev. 2009 Dec;14(4):255-63. Epub 2008 Dec 19
- Rogers RK, Stehlik J, Stoddard G, Green T, Collins SP, Peacock WF, Maisel AD, Clopton P, Michaels AD. Adjusting for Clinical Covariates Improves the Ability of BNP to Distinguish Cardiac from Non-Cardiac Dyspnea: A Sub-Study of HEARD-IT. Eur J Heart Fail. 2009 Nov;11(11):1043-9. Epub 2009 Oct 6.
- Nativi JN, Brown RN, Taylor DO, Kfoury AG, Kirklin JK, Stehlik J. Temporal Trends in Heart Transplantation from High-Risk Donors: Are there lessons to be learned? A Multi-institutional Analysis. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Aug;29(8):847-52. Epub 2010 May 20.
- Drakos SG, Kfoury AG, Hammond EH, Reid BB, Revelo MP, Rasmusson BY, Whitehead KJ, Salama M, Selzman CH, Stehlik J, Clayson S, Bristow MR, Renlund DG, Li DY. Impact of Mechanical Unloading on Microvasculature and Associated Central Remodeling Features of the Failing Human Heart. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Jul 27;56(5):382-391
- Hayman MA, Nativi JN, Stehlik J, McDaniel J, Fjeldstad AS, Ives SJ, Wray DW, Bader F, Gilbert EM, Richardson RS. Understanding Exercise-induced Hyperemia: Central and Peripheral Hemodynamic Responses to Passive Limb Movement in Heart Transplant Recipients. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2010 Sep 10. 2010 Nov;299(5):H1653-9. Epub 2010 Sep 10.
- Revelo MP, Stehlik J, Miller D, Snow GL, Everitt MD, Budge D, Bader FM, Alharethi RA, Gilbert EM, Reid BB, Selzman CH, Hammond ME, Kfoury AG. Antibody testing for cardiac antibody-mediated rejection: Which panel correlates best with cardiovascular death? J Heart Lung Transplant. 2011 Feb;30(2):144-50. Epub 2010 Sep 19
- Stehlik J, Edwards LB, Kucheryavaya AY, Aurora P, Christie JD, Kirk R, Dobbels F, Rahmel AO, Hertz MI. The Registry of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation: Twenty-seventh official adult heart transplant report-2010.
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Oct;29(10):1089-1103.
- Costanzo MR et al. The international society of heart and lung transplantation guidelines for the care of heart transplant recipients. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Aug;29(8):914-956.
- Nativi JN, Drakos SG, Kucheryavaya AY, Edwards LB, Selzman CH, Taylor DO, Hertz MI, Kfoury AG, Stehlik J. Changing outcomes in patients bridged to heart transplantation with continuous- versus pulsatile-flow ventricular assist devices: An analysis of the registry of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2011 Apr;30(4):395-401. Epub 2010 Oct 29.
- Horne BD, Rasmusson KD, Alharethi R, Budge D, Brunisholz KD, Metz T, Carlquist JF, Connolly JJ, Porter TF, Lappé DL, Muhlestein JB, Silver R, Stehlik J, Park JJ, May HT, Bair TL, Anderson JL, Renlund DG, Kfoury AG. Genome-wide significance and replication of the chromosome 12p11.22 locus near the PTHLH gene for peripartum cardiomyopathy. Circ Cardiovas Genet. 2011 Aug 1;4(4):359-66. Epub 2011 Jun 10.
- Pinzon OW, Stoddard G, Drakos SG, Gilbert EM, Nativi JN, Budge D, Bader F, Alharethi R, Reid B, Selzman CH, Everitt MD, Kfoury AG, Stehlik J. Impact of Donor Left Ventricular Hypertrophy on Survival After Heart Transplant. Am J Transplant. 2011 Dec;11(12):2755-61. Epub 2011 Sep 11.
- Drakos SG, Kfoury AG, Selzman CH, Verma DR, Nanas JN, Li DY, Stehlik J. Left ventricular assist device unloading effects on myocardial structure and function: current status of the field and call for action. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2011 May;26(3):245-55.
- Stehlik J, Feldman DS. 2011-2020: Decade of the ventricular assist device. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2011 May;26(3):230-1.
- Stehlik J, Edwards LB, Kucheryavaya AY, Benden C, Christie JD, Dobbels F, Kirk R, Rahmel AO, Hertz MI. The Registry of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation: Twenty-eighth Adult Heart Transplant Report-2011. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2011 Oct;30(10):1078-94.
- Wever-Pinzon O, Stehlik J, Kfoury AG, Terrovitis JV, Diakos NA, Charitos C, Li DY, Drakos SG. Ventricular assist devices: Pharmacological aspects of a mechanical therapy. Pharmacol Ther. 2012 May;134(2):189-99. Epub 2012 Jan 16.
- Oliveira GH, Hardaway BW, Kucheryavaya AY, Stehlik J, Edwards LB, Taylor DO.
Characteristics and survival of patients with chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy undergoing heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 Aug;31(8):805-10. Epub 2012 May 1.
- Witman MA, Fjeldstad AS, McDaniel J, Ives SJ, Zhao J, Barrett-O'Keefe Z, Nativi JN, Stehlik J, Wray DW, Richardson RS. Vascular Function and the Role of Oxidative Stress in Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, and Beyond. Hypertension. 2012 Jul 2.
- Drakos SG, Kfoury AG, Stehlik J, Selzman CH, Reid BB, Terrovitis JV, Nanas JN, Li DY. Bridge to recovery: understanding the disconnect between clinical and biological outcomes. Circulation. 2012 Jul 10;126(2):230-41.