Professor of Medicine

Fellowship Director, Heart Failure

Professional Highlights

Lynne Warner Stevenson graduated from Princeton University and Stanford Medical School, and completed medicine and cardiology training at UCLA. On the UCLA faculty, she helped to start the cardiac transplant program in 1984 and formed the Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, one of the first heart failure management programs. In 1993 she moved to become Director of Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she expanded referrals for transplantation and alternative strategies for advanced heart disease. Her physiologic research began with the clinical assessment and hemodynamic profiles for tailored therapy to take the congestion out of heart failure, currently developing protocols for ambulatory hemodynamic monitoring to decrease heart failure disease progression. She has played leadership roles in NIH trials of heart failure strategies and is one of the founders of the Intermacs Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support, including over 22,000 patients. Dr. Stevenson has been an author on over 250 original publications and 30 national guideline documents and has served as Senior Associate Editor for the launch of Circulation Heart Failure. Her mentoring record includes more than 40 fellows who are current faculty in heart failure programs and two national consortia of junior investigators. As Director of Cardiomyopathy and the Advanced Heart Disease training program, Dr. Stevenson describes her vision as personalization of care for cardiomyopathy through integration of molecular and clinical profiling, attention to patient-reported outcomes, and triage and incorporation of patient goals into shared decision-making for advanced therapies, including palliative care.

Research Description

Postgraduate Training


Internship, Medicine - Stanford University Hospital, 1980


Residency, Medicine - UCLA, 1992


Fellowship, Cardiology - UCLA, 1984

Areas of Expertise

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart and Vascular
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy & Inherited Disease
  • Inherited Cardiovascular Disease-Genetics
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support

Relevant Links

Previous Institution
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Joplin, MO
Previous Role/Title
Director, Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure Program
Cardiology, Heart Failure


MD - Stanford University School of Medicine
AB, Biochemistry - Princeton University
Board and Certifications
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 1982
  • Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine, 1985
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2012