I grew up in Houston, TX and attended the University of Pennsylvania for undergrad. I completed my medical school and residency at UT Southwestern in Dallas. I have been on faculty here in General Internal Medicine since 1995. I’m married, have 2 children, and compete on a Master’s swim team.


Medical School University of Texas Southwestern Med Ctr Dallas (1992)

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Cholesterol - Dyslipidemia, Hypercholesterolemia, Hyperlipidemia
  • Diabetes


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Effect of HMGCoA RI's on hs-CRP

Jialal, Stein, Balis, Grundy, Devaraj Circulation 2001 103 1933-35

Effect of Statins on Remnants with Combined Hyperlipidemia

Stein, Devaraj, Balis, Adams-Huet, Jialal Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2001 21 2026-31

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Balis Gastrointestinal Disease in Primary Care 2000 105-118

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • ACP
  • AMA