Stephen L. Kopecky, M.D.

  1. Cardiologist

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Stephen L. Kopecky, M.D., is a cardiologist with specialty interest in prevention and is the Director of the Statin Intolerance Clinic. His clinical focus includes:

  • Expertise in cardiovascular disease prevention and risk factor management
  • Providing patient care in the Cardiovascular Health Clinic
  • Providing patient care in the Statin Intolerance Clinic
  • Providing patient care in the Familial Hypercholesterolemia Clinic

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Kopecky is active in clinical research and education, providing mentorship and training to residents and fellows, and has received multiple "Teacher of the Year" Awards from Mayo Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Diseases. He is a highly acclaimed national and international speaker on cardiovascular disease prevention. Dr. Kopecky is the past President of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology and is the 2013 recipient of the Jan J. Kellerman Memorial Award given by the International Academy of Cardiology for distinguished work in the field of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention.

  1. Atrial fibrillation
  2. Hyperlipidemia
  3. Stroke
  4. Stroke prevention
  1. Cardiovascular disease prevention
  • Atrial fibrillation and prevention of strokes
  • Clinical trials
  • Preventive cardiology
  • Hyperlipidemia and new therapies
  • Cardiovascular risk stratification and management
  • Role of lifestyle change in CV disease reduction
  1. 1987
    Fellow - Cardiovascular DiseaseMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1984
    Resident - Internal MedicineMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1982
    Internship - Internal MedicineMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1981
    MDUniversity of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  5. 1976
    BATrinity University
  6. 1975
    OtherTulane University

Certifications

  1. 1987
    Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 1984
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2015
    Best Lecturer, Resident Teacher of the Year Award DOM Career Development Awards
  2. 2013
    JAN J. KELLERMANN MEMORIAL AWARD for Distinguished Work in the Field of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention International Academy of Cardiology
  3. 2011
    Edward C. Rosenow Endowed Professorship Internal Medicine Residency AwardDepartment of Internal Medicine
  4. 2005
    Top Hospital-Based TeachersMayo Clinic
  5. 2002
    Newell Powell Lectureship in Cardiology, for contribution to medical education in TexasScott and White Clinic; Temple, Texas
  6. 2000
    CME Outstanding Teacher RecognitionMayo Clinic
  7. 1999
    Excellence in TeachingDivision of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  8. 1999
    Stratis Health Innovator AwardAwarding Organization
  9. 1997
    The Mayo Cardiovascular Fellows Distinguished Teaching AwardMayo Clinic
  10. 1996
    The Mayo Cardiovascular Fellows Distinguished Teaching AwardMayo Clinic
  11. 1995
    Internal Medicine Teacher of the YearAwarding Organization
  12. 1995
    Cardiovascular Disease Teacher of the YearAwarding Organization
  13. 1995
    KARIS AwardMayo Clinic in Rochester
  14. 1995
    First Annual Excellence Through Teamwork Award - Acute MI TeamAwarding Organization

Professional memberships

  1. 2018 - 2020
    International AdviserThe Foundation of Global Community Health
  2. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Cardiology Nutrition and Lifestyle Workgroup of the Prevention Council
  3. 2016 - 2017
    Co-ChairAmerican Heart Association Obesity Research Network
  4. 2016
    ChairMinnesota Cardiovascular Health Alliance
  5. 2015 - 2017
    LiaisonAmerican Society of Prevention Cardiologists, Leadership Committee of the Epidemiology & Prevention (EPI) Council, American Heart Association
  6. 2015 - 2017
    LiaisonAmerican Society of Preventive Cardiology, Cardiovascular & Stroke Nursing, American Heart Association
  7. 2015 - 2017
    LiaisonEpidemiology & Prevention Council, American Heart Association, American Society for Preventive Cardiology
  8. 2015 - 2017
    LiaisonCardiovascular & Stroke Nursing, American Heart Association, American Society for Preventive Cardiology
  9. 2015 - present
    Member, Board of DirectorsGCH Foundation
  10. 2015 - present
    Scientific Advisory BoardGCH Foundation
  11. 2015 - 2017
    MemberPrevention Committee, Leadership Committee of the Epidemiology & Prevention (EPI) Council, American Heart Association
  12. 2014 - 2015
    MemberScientific Executive Committee, International Academy of Cardiology
  13. 2012
    MemberNew Strategies in Public Health Genomics: Actions to Save Lives Now, Public Health Genomics, Center for Disease Control
  14. 2012 - 2014
    LiaisonAmerican Society of Prevention Cardiologists, Leadership Committee of the Epidemiology & Prevention (EPI) Council, American Heart Association
  15. 2012 - 2014
    LiaisonAmerican Society of Preventive Cardiology, Cardiovascular & Stroke Nursing, American Heart Association
  16. 2012 - 2014
    LiaisonEpidemiology & Prevention Council, American Heart Association, American Society for Preventive Cardiology
  17. 2012 - 2014
    LiaisonCardiovascular & Stroke Nursing, American Heart Association, American Society for Preventive Cardiology
  18. 2012 - 2014
    PresidentAmerican Society for Preventive Cardiology
  19. 2012 - 2016
    MemberLeadership Committee of the Epidemiology & Prevention (EPI) Council, American Heart Association
  20. 2012 - 2014
    MemberEPI/NPAM Spring Program Committee, American Heart Association
  21. 2012 - 2014
    SecretaryAmerican Society for Men's Health
  22. 2012
    ChairCredentialing and Certification, Certification Examination, Association of Clinical Research Professionals
  23. 2012
    Group LeaderAspirin Guidelines for CV Prevention, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
  24. 2012
    MemberICSI Committee on Evidence Based Practice, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
  25. 2012
    MemberICSI Benefit Estimated Tool for Cardiac Interventions, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
  26. 2012 - present
    Advisory Board MemberPartners in Prevention Program, Lillehei Heart Institute and School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
  27. 2011
    Vice ChairCredentialing and Certification, Certification Examination, Association of Clinical Research Professionals
  28. 2011 - 2016
    Board of DirectorsAmerican Society for Men's Health
  29. 2011 - 2014
    TreasurerAmerican Society for Men's Health
  30. 2011 - 2014
    Executive Committee MemberAmerican Society for Men's Health
  31. 2011 - 2014
    Scientific Council MemberAmerican Society for Men's Health
  32. 2011
    MemberPreventive Cardiology Practice Improvement Module Standard Setting Committee, American Board of Internal Medicine
  33. 2011 - present
    MemberCardiovascular & Stroke Nursing, American Heart Association
  34. 2011 - present
    MemberAmerican Heart Association, American Society for Preventive Cardiology
  35. 2010 - 2012
    Secretary/TreasurerAmerican Society for Preventive Cardiology
  36. 2010 - 2012
    Program Committee RepresentativeAmerican Society for Preventive Cardiology
  37. 2010 - 2012
    Committee MemberCredentialing and Certification, Certification Examination, Association of Clinical Research Professionals
  38. 2010 - 2012
    Scientific Council MemberFoundation for Men's Health
  39. 2010 - 2012
    MemberMembership Committee, American Society for Preventive Cardiology
  40. 2010 - 2012
    MemberPublications Committee, American Society for Preventive Cardiology
  41. 2009 - 2011
    MemberMembership Committee, Association of Clinical Research Professionals
  42. 2009 - present
    ChairWL Gore and Associates, Inc. Data Safety Monitoring Board, Applied Clinical Inteligence
  43. 2009 - present
    MemberAssociation of Clinical Research Professionals
  44. 2008 - 2010
    Board MemberAmerican Society for Preventive Cardiology
  45. 2008 - present
    MemberWL Gore and Associates, Inc. Data Safety Monitoring Board, Applied Clinical Inteligence
  46. 2008 - present
    MemberContinuing Education Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  47. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Preventive Cardiology
  48. 2007 - 2009
    MemberStaff Officers and Councilors Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  49. 2006 - present
    TrusteeAcademy of Pharmaceutical Physicians Investigators (Formerly the American Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians)
  50. 2005 - present
    ChairICSI Cardiovascular Steering Committee, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
  51. 2005 - present
    MemberFibrex Medical, Inc.
  52. 2005 - present
    MemberLipid Workgroup, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
  53. 2005 - 2007
    ChairDiocese of Winona
  54. 2005 - present
    Advisory Board MemberBiophysical Corp.
  55. 2004 - present
    Certified Physician InvestigatorAcademy of Pharmaceutical Physicians Investigators (Formerly the American Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians)
  56. 2004 - 2006
    MemberMinority Health Institute
  57. 2004 - 2005
    MemberGlaxo Smith Kline
  58. 2003 - present
    MemberParinGenix,Inc.
  59. 2003 - present
    MemberAcademic Membership Committee, Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians Investigators (Formerly the American Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians)
  60. 2002 - present
    ChairWriting Committee, ICSI for Congestive Heart Failure, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
  61. 2002 - present
    MemberAcademy of Pharmaceutical Physicians Investigators (Formerly the American Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians)
  62. 2001 - 2004
    MemberFoundation Marketing Resource Group, Mayo Clinic Committees
  63. 1999 - 2003
    MemberSteering Committee, Mayo Collaborative Services, LLC
  64. 1999 - present
    MemberSteering Committee & Content Development, CME Education, Mayo Collaborative Services, LLC
  65. 1998 - 2009
    MemberBoard of Directors, Stratis Quality Improvement Organization for State of Minnesota
  66. 1998 - 2009
    MemberBoard of Directors, Stratis Quality Improvement Organization for State of Minnesota
  67. 1998 - present
    MemberSaint Marys Hospital Sponsorship Board, Mayo Clinic Rochester - Executive Board, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  68. 1997 - 2004
    MemberMayo Collaborative Services, LLC
  69. 1997 - 2004
    Medical DirectorMayo Alliance for Clinical Trials, Mayo Collaborative Services, LLC
  70. 1996 - 2001
    MemberExcellence Through Teamwork Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  71. 1996 - 2000
    MemberMarketing Research Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Marketing Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  72. 1996 - 1998
    MemberScientific Advisory Board for Centocors ACS Registry
  73. 1996 - present
    MemberDiocese of Winona
  74. 1996 - present
    MemberWriting Committee, ICSI for Congestive Heart Failure, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
  75. 1995 - 1997
    MemberPulmonary Artery Catheterization and Clinical Outcomes Task Force
  76. 1995
    MemberWabasha Heart Attack Team Project
  77. 1994 - 2005
    MemberWriting Committee, ICSI for Acute MI Guidelines, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
  78. 1994 - 2003
    MemberMedical-Industry Relations Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  79. 1994 - 1996
    MemberMinnesota Cooperative Cardiovascular Project Advisory Committee
  80. 1993 - 2000
    MemberIntensive Care Unit Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  81. 1992 - 2002
    MemberMayo Clinic Marketing Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  82. 1992 - 1998
    MemberPriorities of Laboratory Testing Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  83. 1989 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  84. 1989 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  85. 1987 - present
    DiplomateAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  86.  
    ChairMayo Clinic Marketing Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  87.  
    ChairFoundation Marketing Resource Group, Mayo Clinic Committees
  88.  
    ChairMarketing Research Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Marketing Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  89.  
    Co-ChairETU/CV Research Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  90.  
    MemberCARS Publication Committee, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  91.  
    MemberChest Pain Evaluation Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  92.  
    MemberManagement Review Board, Mayo Clinic Committees
  93.  
    MemberSpirituality Conference Planning Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  94.  
    MemberEMR Planning Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  95.  
    MemberCV Marketing Task Force Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  96.  
    MemberExecutive Subcommittee, Medical-Industry Relations Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  97.  
    MemberDevelopment Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  98.  
    MemberData Safety Monitoring Board, Endocrine Research Unit, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, Nutrition
  99.  
    Advisory Board MemberGlaxo Smith Kline
  100.  
    FellowAmerican College of Cardiology
  101.  
    FellowAmerican College of Chest Physicians
  102.  
    FellowAmerican College of Physicians
  103.  
    FellowAmerican Medical Association
  104.  
    FellowSociety for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
  105.  
    Advisory Board MemberFibrex Medical, Inc.
  106.  
    MemberAdvisory Board for Cooperative Cardiovascular Project (CCP), Minnesota
  107.  
    MemberAdvisory Board, Aesgen, Incorporated
  108.  
    MemberICSI Cardiovascular Advisory Board, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
  109.  
    MemberCatholic Charities Board, Diocese of Winona
  110.  
    MemberCouncil on Clinical Cardiology, Acute Cardiac Care Committee, American Heart Association
  111.  
    Member2004 Task Force on Membership Development - Report and Recommendation to the American Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians Board of Trustees, Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians Investigators (Formerly the American Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians)
  112.  
    MemberAdvisory Board, Minority Health Institute
  113.  
    MemberInstitute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) Workgroup
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Research activities

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