Dr. Christopher G. Stephenson

Dr. Stephenson developed Pure Cardiology to fulfill his vision to create a unique and innovative medical practice founded on the principles espoused by the integrative medicine model, one that aspires to be patient centered and holistic with focus on health and wellness rather than disease.  By partnering with patients, being fully present, attentive to their personal needs, and taking into account their unique lifestyle and life story, Dr. Stephenson strives to help his patients restore vitality naturally, and hence minimize, if not eliminate, dependence on prescription medications and need for costly and potentially risky invasive procedures.

In order to achieve this end, Dr. Stephenson, your personal integrative cardiologist, will tailor a lifestyle and nutrition program that will serve as a catalyst for health restoration by exploiting your body’s innate capacity to heal itself.  By combining the best of conventional medicine with carefully scrutinized complimentary therapies such as nutraceutical supplements as well as mind/body approaches, Dr. Stephenson will help you achieve a level of health you may never thought possible.

Dr. Stephenson is a highly experienced physician who served as an adult cardiologist with the Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute (formerly The Sanger Clinic) from 2003-2009 and most recently with Novant Heart & Vascular Institute (formerly Mid Carolina Cardiology) from 2009-2015.

Board Certifications:

2000 Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine (scored in the top decile)
2003 Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty of Cardiovascular Disease, recertified 2012 (scored in the top decile)
2003 National Board of Echocardiography, Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography
2007 Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Lipidology
2007 Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
2010 Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation, American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Medical Training:

The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Fellow, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (January 2010-December 2011)
Director: Andrew Weil, MD
Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, New York
Fellow, Cardiovascular Diseases, Division of Cardiology (2000-2003)
Resident, Department of Internal Medicine (1998-2000)
Intern, Department of Internal Medicine (1997-1998)


St. George’s University School of Medicine
Brooklyn, New York (1995-1997)
Grenada, West Indies (1993-1995)
Doctor of Medicine, 1997

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, 1992
*Phi Beta Kappa


National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland (1990-1993)
Researcher, National Institutes of Dental Research, Neurobiology and Anesthesiology Branch and Laboratory of Developmental and Biological Anomalies.

Other Certifications

Rouxbe Cooking School (January 2014-July 2014)
Plant-Based Professional Certification
Director: Chef Chad Sarno


HeartBright Foundation, Physician of the Year, 2010