Stephen L. Kopecky, M.D.


A nationally recognized expert in cardiovascular disease, Dr. Kopecky has particular expertise in acute coronary syndromes, atrial fibrillation and prevention of strokes. Additionally, he has been the principal investigator for numerous cardiovascular clinical trials, with primary focuses on coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndromes. He has been awarded many research grants on cardiovascular topics. Dr. Kopecky was previously the Co-Director of the Coronary Care Unit of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic and the Medical Director for the Mayo Alliance for Clinical Trials.

Dr. Kopecky has authored or co-authored more than 75 publications related to cardiac and cardiovascular conditions, including articles in Intensive Care Medicine, the American Journal of Cardiology, the Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, and cardiology. He has also written several book chapters and editorials.

To name just a few of his professional memberships, Dr. Kopecky is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Chest Physicians, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, the American College of Physicians, and the American Medical Association. He also serves as Chair of the Applied Clinical Intelligence, Advisory Board Member of Biophysical Corporation and on the Board of Directors for the Stratis Quality Improvement Organization for the State of Minnesota.

Dr. Kopecky is the recipient of several awards, including the KARIS Award, the First Annual Excellence through Teamwork Award, Stratis Health Innovator Award, Cardiovascular Disease Teacher of the Year Award, The Mayo Cardiovascular Fellows Distinguished Teaching Award, Top Hospital-Based Teachers and the CME Outstanding Teacher Recognition Award. Dr. Kopecky is also an international speaker on many cardiovascular topics.


Professor of Medicine and Attending Physician, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota


M.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, 1981


Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, 1984


Cardiovascular Disease, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, 1987


American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease

Hospital Affiliations & Admitting Privileges

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota