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
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1992)
Parkland Health & Hospital System (1993), Internal Medicine
Parkland Health & Hospital System (1995), Internal Medicine

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Cholesterol - Dyslipidemia, Hypercholesterolemia, Hyperlipidemia
  • Diabetes
  • Publications

    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