Stevo Julius,

Date of birth:

  • 1929

Place of birth:

  • Kovin


Academic titles:

  • full professor


  • Professor - University of Michigan in Ann Arbor

Membership in Academy:

  • corresponding member - Department of Medical Sciences (05/10/2012 - ...)

University of Michigan
Dept. of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
1500 E Medical Center Drive
SPC 5853  Ann Arbor


     Prof Julius, a graduate of the Medical School of the University of Zagreb (Croatia), is Professor of Internal Medicine and Physiology, and the Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of Hypertension at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he has been on the faculty over 35 years. He recently stepped down as Chief of the Division of Hypertension in the Department of Medicine, after 25 years of service.

     Dr. Julius's research is in the pathophysiology of hypertension with a specific emphasis on the role of the nervous system. His methods for investigating this issue range from invasive studies in humans by using pharmacologic probe to epidemiologic research. Prof Julius is author of over 316 papers and chapters in books and is Member of the Editorial Board on a number of Journals in Hypertension.

     Prof Julius has distinguished himself as an educator on hypertension. The Ann Arbor program, under his supervision, trained over 50 specialists in hypertension, many of whom have become internationally recognized leaders in numerous countries of the world. In conferring on him its Life Achievement award the Council for High Blood Pressure Research of the American Heart Association quoted his achievements as 'role model and mentor for the youth of our profession'.

     He has received numerous awards including: the Astra Cardiovascular Award of the International Society of Hypertension, the Distinguished Faculty Award of the University of Michigan, the Corcoran Lectureship of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research, and the MERIT Award of the National Institutes of Health. Prof Julius also received an Honorary Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Göteborg in Sweden and a citation of esteem from the Japanese Society of Hypertension. He has also been elected an honorary member of the Australian, Finnish, Hungarian, Spanish, Polish, and Sweden Hypertension Societies.

     The International Society of Hypertension has honored Prof Julius by establishing the 'Stevo Julius Award for Excellence in Hypertension Education' which is bestowed to a distinguished person during the Society's regular plenary meetings. 

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