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Dr. Robert M. Stein is a board certified Internal Medicine Physician specializing in Cardiology. As a Cardiologist, he specializes in diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Dr. Stein received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA in 1968. He served his internship from 1968-1969 at Tufts Medical Service/Boston City Hospital (now Boston Medical Center) and completed his medical residency at Tufts Medical Service/Boston Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Division in 1971. He completed his Cardiology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Division, in 1975. In recognition of his academic achievements, he was invited by New York Presbyterian Hospital to serve as a Visiting Fellow. After serving as a cardiologist in the U.S. Army, Dr. Stein began practicing in North San Diego County in 1976 as a staff member at Palomar Hospital. In the ensuing years he served as the hospital's Chairman of the Department of Medicine; Medical Director, Cardiac Services; Chief of Staff; Co-chair of the Palomar Health Physician Utilization Review Committee. He has also been an instructor of Advanced Cardiac Life Support at both Palomar and Pomerado Hospital. Dr. Stein is a former president of the San Diego affiliate of the American Heart Association and served as a board member for over twenty years. As a subcommittee member of the National AHA's Get with the Guidelines initiative, he made countless presentations about heart health to groups throughout the country. Today he continues to speak on cardiovascular topics to community groups and healthcare professionals. Dr. Stein was named a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1972 and a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases in 1975. He was named a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology in 2004 and a Fellow of the American Heart Association in 2010. He is a member of the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the San Diego County Medical Society, the American Medical Association, and the American College of Physicians.