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Patrick McBride

Patrick E McBride MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC

Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine and Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Director, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics' Preventive Cardiology Program, Madison, Wisconsin

Dr. McBride received his medical degree from University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UW SMPH) and master's degree in public health from the University of South Carolina (USC), where he also completed a family practice residency.

A professor in the Department of Medicine's section of cardiovascular medicine and the Department of Family Medicine at UW School of Medicine and Public Health, McBride also co-directs the UW Hospital and Clinics' Preventive Cardiology program, with more than 30 professional staff and includes inpatient and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation, a preventive cardiology/cholesterol clinic and other clinical initiatives for people at risk for cardiovascular disease. In 2004, he became Associate Dean for Students at UW SMPH.

McBride's experience encompasses the three broad areas of academic medicine: education, research and clinical care. He has served on several national guideline panels including the National Cholesterol Education Program's (NCEP) Children and Adolescent Treatment Panel, the AAMC Obesity Panel, the AHRQ Cardiac Rehabilitation Expert Panel, and the NIH-NCEP's Adult Treatment Panel III and IV.

Twelve local and national teaching awards bestowed upon McBride include a Distinguished Physician Alumni Award from the USC School of Medicine, a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UW-Milwaukee, and a Distinguished Education Award from the University of Wisconsin. He received a lifetime position in the University of Wisconsin Teaching Academy.

With his primary research focus in preventive cardiology, cholesterol treatment and the quality of cardiovascular disease prevention in practice, McBride has authored or co-authored more than 150 publications.  McBride is a leader in developing and implementing statewide teaching programs for health care professionals on heart disease prevention, cholesterol, and quality.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. AHA/ACC Guidelines for LDL Cholesterol Management