Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Internship

Neurology - North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC

Residency

Pediatrics - Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

Fellowship

Pediatric Cardiology - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Cardiologist

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2020

Jonathan B. Edelson, Danielle S. Burstein, Stephen Paridon, Paul Stephens Jr.: Exercise Stress Testing: A valuable tool to predict risk and prognosis. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology in press 2020.

2019

Brian R White 1 , Deborah Y Ho 2 , Jennifer A Faerber 3 , Hannah Katcoff 3 , Andrew C Glatz 2 , Christopher E Mascio 4 , Paul Stephens Jr 2 , Meryl S Cohen 2 : Repair of Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection: Risk Factors for Postoperative Obstruction  Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Elsevier, 108(1): 122, July 2019.

Kiona Y Allen 1 , Shannon Jones 2 , Tannoa Jackson 3 , Grace DeCost 4 , Paul Stephens 4 , Brian D Hanna 4 , Meryl S Cohen 4 , Kim Smith-Whitley 3 , Laura Mercer-Rosa 4 , Shobha S Natarajan: Echocardiographic Screening of Cardiovascular Status in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease. Pediatr Cardiol. SpringerLink, 40(8): 1670, December 2019.

2018

Ho D, White B, Glatz A, Mascio C, Stephens P, Cohen M. : Postoperative obstruction of the pulmonary veins in mixed total anomalous pulmonary venous connection. Pediatric Cardiology  Springer  39(7): 1489, October 2018.

2016

Mohan S, Nandi I, Stephens P, M'Farrej M, Vogel RL, Bonafide CP: Implementation of a Clinical Pathway for Chest Pain in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatric Emergency Care. Wolters Kluwer, September 2016.

2013

Murray B, Wagle R, Amat-Alarcon N, Wilkens A, Stephens P, Zackai EH, Goldmuntz E, Calkins H, Deardorff MA, Judge DP.: A family with a complex clinical presentation characterized by arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy and features of branchio-oculo-facial syndrome"  American Journal of Medical Genetics. A Wiley-Blackwell, 161(2): 371, February 2013.

Wittlieb-Weber CA, Cohen MS, McBride MG, Paridon SM, Morrow R, Wasserman M, Wang Y, Stephens P: Elevated left ventricular outflow tract velocities on exercise stress echocardiography may be a normal physiologic response in healthy youth. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. Elsevier, 26(12): 1372-1378, December 2013.

2011

McBride M, Brothers J, Stephens P, Paridon SM: Interaction of the heart and lungs during exercise: physiology and pathophysiology in children with congenital heart disease. Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews 7: 97-105, 2011.

2003

Kaltman JR, Ro PS, Stephens P, McBride MG, Cohen MI, Tanel RE, Vetter VL, Rhodes LA: Effects of beta-adrenergic antagonists on the QT measurements from exercise stress tests in pediatric patients with long QT syndrome. Pediatric Cardiology 24(6): 553-58, November-December 2003.

Gould DS, Montenegro LM, Gaynor JW, Lacy SP, Ittenbach R, Stephens P, Steven JR, Spray TL, Nicolson SC: A comparison of on-site and off-site patent ductus arteriosus ligation in premature infants. Pediatrics 112(6, part 1): 1298-1301, December 2003.

Books

Chapters

2020

Brothers JA, Stephens P, Paridon SM: Exercise Screening and Sports Participation. Moss and Adams' Heart Disease in Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 10th  edition  Allen HD, Shaddy RE, Penny DJ, Feltes TF, Cetta F (eds.). Wolters Kluwer, in press 2020.

2019

Stephens P, Bryant-Stephens T, Tanem J, Wernovsky G. : Discharge Planning, Communications with the Team  Providing Care in the Ambulatory Setting and the "Medical Home" Pediatric Cardiology, 4th edition. Anderson RH (eds.). Churchill Livingstone / Elsevier, 4th edition, 2019.

Stephens P, McBride M, Opotowsky A, Paridon S.: Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing. Pediatric Cardiology, 4th edition. Anderson RH (eds.). Churchill Livingstone / Elsevier, 4th Edition, 2019.

2016

Brothers JA, Stephens P, Paridon SM: Exercise Screening and Sports Participation.  Moss and Adams' Heart Disease in Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 9th edition. Allen HD, Shaddy RE, Penny DJ, Feltes TF, Cetta F (eds.). Wolters Kluwer, 2016.

2010

Paul Stephens Jr., Tyra Bryant-Stephens, Gil Wernovsky: Communication with the Referring Teams Providing Health Care  Pediatric Cardiology, 3rd edition. Anderson RH, Baker EJ, Penny DJ, Redington AN, Rigby ML, Wernovsky G (eds.). Page: Chapter 65, 2010.

Paul Stephens Jr, Michael G. McBride, Stephen M. Paridon: Cardiopulmonary Stress Testing. Pediatric Cardiology, 3rd Edition. Anderson RH, Baker EJ, Penny DJ, Redington AN, Rigby ML, Wernovsky G (eds.). Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Page: Chapter 20, 2010 Notes: chapter 20.

Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures

2021

Stephens P. Panelist, Fourth Annual CHOP Career Day, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Feb 2021.

Stephens P. Panelist "Covid 19 Vaccine Information Session", Action for Justice Collective, Virtual Townhall Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Feb 2021.

Stephens P. "Covid Stuff", Bottom Line Ministry, Virtual Meeting, Greenville, N.C. Jan 2021.

Stephens P. "Covid Stuff", Community Asthma Prevention Project, Virtual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Jan 2021.

Stephens P. Panelist, "Covid 19 Vaccine",  Action for Justice Collective, Virtual Townhall Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Jan 2021.

2020

Stephens P. "Covid Stuff", Enon Baptist Church Lady's Bible Study Ministry, Virtual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pa. Dec 2020.

Stephens P. "Covid Stuff", Enon Baptist Church My Brother's Keeper Ministry, Virtual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pa. Dec 2020.

Stephens P. "Wish I knew then what I know now", Cardiology 2020: Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiosvascular Disease. Feb 2020.

2019

Stephens P. "Congenital Heart Disease and Exercise", American Heart Association Annual Scientific Session, Philadelphia, PA. Nov 2019.

Stephens P. "Echocardiographic Imaging of Congenital Heart Defects", 2019 China-US Clinical Frontier Technical Symposium on Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease Jinan, Shandong Province Western Hospital, China. June 2019.

Stephens P. "Repaired Congenital Heart Disease Wish List- Can Modern Engineering Improve Outcomes in Common Disorders", Sixth International Conference on Clinical Engineering Frontiers in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease. May 2019.

Stephens P. Exercise Stress Testing as a tool to predict risk and prognosis, Cardiology 2019, Huntington Beach, California. Feb 2019.

Awards and Honors

2018, Honorary Lifetime Membership, Slovak Society of Cardiology
2018, Certificate of Appreciation, United States Department of State
1995, Genentech/American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Cardiovascular Meeting Grant
1976-1980, Rufus Choate Scholar, Dartmouth College

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2008-present, Reviewer, Cardiology in the Young

Academic and Institutional Committees

2020-present, Committee Member, Exercise Physiology Training Guidelines and Teaching Curricula, National Multi-Institutional Consortium
2020-present, Committee Member, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)C
2020-present, Committee Member, Kawasaki Disease Multidisciplinary Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2007-present, American Society of Echocardiography