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)
Internship Parkland Health and Hospital System (1993), Internal Medicine
Residency Parkland Health and Hospital System (1995), Internal Medicine

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