Internal Medicine/Cardiology

 

Ralph J. Wessel, MD

Professor of Medicine, UCSF

 

 

 

  Medical School University of Illinois
  Residency: Internship (Rotating) Valley Medical Center, Fresno, CA
Internal Medicine Residency, Valley Medical Center, Fresno, CA
  Fellowship: Cardiology, UCSF Fresno, Valley Medical Center, Fresno, CA
  Board Certified: Internal Medicine
Cardiology
  Awards and Recognition: Navy Commendation Medal with Combat Distinction
For Meritorious Achievement as Medical Officer – USS Tripoli (LPH –10)
October 1971 – August 1972
Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching, Recipient
  Publications:  
   

Javed, U., Aftab, W., Ambrose, JA., Wessel, R., Mouanoutoua, M., Huang, G., Barua, R., Weilert, M., Sy, F., Thatai, D. Frequency of elevated troponin I and diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. Am J Cardiol 2009


Barua RS, Sy F, Srikanth S, Buhari CF, Javed U, Huang GW, Wessel RJ, Ambrose JA.  Effects of cigarette smoke exposure on clot dynamics and fibrin structure: an ex-vivo investigation.  Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.  2010;30:75-79

 

Ambrose JA, Lardizabal J, Mouanoutoua M, Buhari CF, Berg R, Joshi B, El-Sherief K, Wessel R, Singh M, Kiel R. Femoral Micropuncture or Routine Introducer Study (FEMORIS). Cardiology. 2014; 129(1):39-43. PMID: 25012707

 


Book Chapters:


Wessel, Ralph J., Ambrose, JA. Upstream vs. Procedural use of Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors in acute coronary syndromes. Pharmacology in the Catheterization Laboratory. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Ltd, 2009. (book chapter)

 

Wessel, Ralph J., Ambrose, JA. Upstream vs. Procedural use of Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors in acute coronary syndromes. Pharmacology in the Catheterization Laboratory. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Ltd, 2009. (book chapter)

 

Wessel, Ralph J. When Should Ablation Be Considered in the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation-A Clinician's View.  Springer Cham Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London 2015 (book chapter)

 


Abstract:


Usman Javed, Ralph Wessel, Vijay Balasubramanian, John Ambrose, Sandra Legaretta. Deepak Thatai: Correlation of Tricuspid Valve Tissue Doppler Imaging with Invasive Hemodynamics in Pulmonary Hypertension. Chest 2009, San Diego, CA


Amita Kalra MD, Arang Samim MD, Amit Kalra BS, Jacki Deguzman MD, Belayneh Abejie MD, Ralph Wessel MD, Jose Vempily MD: A CT Based Measurement Of Left Atrial Area Predicts An Echocardiographic Assessment O Left Atrial Volume And Left Ventricular Function in Heart Failure. Poster Presentation, American College of Chest Physicians, CHEST 2013, Chicago, IL


Amita Kalra MD, Arang Samim MD, Amit Kalra BS, Jacki Deguzman MD, Belayneh Abejie MD, Ralph Wessel MD, Jose Vempily MD: Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction Predicts Presence of Pleural Effusion Better Than Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction. Oral Slide Presentation, American College of Chest Physicians, CHEST 2013, Chicago, IL