Internal Medicine/Cardiology


John A. Ambrose, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Medical School:

New York Medical College, New York


Mount Sinai Hospital, New York


Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

Board Certified:

National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiology

Awards and Recognition:

  1. Best Doctors in America

  2. Simon Dack Award for Best Teacher in Cardiology              

  3. New York Medical College Alumni Assoc. Gold Medal of Honor

  4. NRCC National Leadership Award

  5. Physician’s Advisory Board (NRCC) Honorary Co-Chairman

  6. St. Vincent’s Hospital Honored Teacher Award 




Lardizabal JA, Javed U, Ambrose JA. Acute myocardial infarction and the five-chambered heart. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Feb 1; 77(2):228-31. PMID: 20853361.

Ambrose JA, Srikanth S. Computed tomographic angiography for localizing the site of plaque disruption/thrombus: is detection so complex? Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Mar; 4(2):82-3. PMID: 21406660.

Ambrose JA, Buhari CF. Does angiographic response to wiring of totally occluded vessels predict outcomes in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction? JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Jan; 4(1):63-5. PMID: 21251630.

Liuzzo J, Ambrose J, Das S, Devoe M, Korabathina R, Agarwal S, Deshmukh S, Coppola J. Prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled evaluation of esomeprazole in coronary artery disease patients. EPAC: esomeprazole prevention of atypical chest pains. J Invasive Cardiol. 2011 Jun; 23(6):222-6. PMID: 21646646.

Ambrose JA, Loures-Vale A, Javed U, Buhari CF, Aftab W. Angiographic correlates in type 1 and 2 MI by the universal definition. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012 Apr; 5(4):463-4. PMID: 22498337

Ambrose JA. Managing coronary thrombus in the cath lab during PCI. Curr Cardiol Rev. 2012 Aug; 8(3):200-1. PMID: 23210928. PMCID: PMC3465824

Srikanth S, Ambrose JA. Pathophysiology of coronary thrombus formation and adverse consequences of thrombus during PCI. Curr Cardiol Rev. 2012 Aug; 8(3):168-76. PMID: 22920487. PMCID: PMC3465820

Sy F, Basraon J, Zheng H, Singh M, Richina J, Ambrose JA. Frequency of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in postmenopausal women presenting with an acute coronary syndrome. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Aug 15; 112(4):479-82. PMID: 23683950

Barua RS, Ambrose JA. Mechanisms of coronary thrombosis in cigarette smoke exposure. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2013 Jul; 33(7):1460-7. PMID: 23685556

Niccoli G, Stefanini GG, Capodanno D, Crea F, Ambrose JA, Berg R. Are the culprit lesions severely stenotic? JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Oct; 6(10):1108-14. PMID: 24135324

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.

Ambrose JA, Lardizabel J, Mouanoutoua M et al. Femoral micropuncture or routine introducer study "(FEMORIS)". Cardiology, 2014 (in press)

Ambrose JA. Do advances in technology in the catheterization laboratory for percutaneous coronary interventions negatively influence an operator's technique, decision making and judgement? J Am Col Cardiol Interv (in press)

Ambrose JA.  Renal denervation on life support.  Argentine J Interv Cardiol. (in press)
Ambrose JA, Acharya T. Reducing acute coronary events: the solution is not so difficult! Am J Med. 2015 Feb; 128(2):105-6. PMID: 25193272

Ambrose JA. Do advances in technology in the catheterization laboratory for percutaneous coronary interventions negatively influence an operator's technique, decision making, and judgment? JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Oct; 7(10):1198-9. PMID: 25240546


  1. Ambrose J, Hampton LM, Fleming-Dutra KE, Marten C, McClusky C, Perry C, Clemmons NA, McCormic Z, Peik S, Mancuso J, Brown E, Kozak N, Travis T, Lucas C, Fields B, Hicks L, Cersovsky SB. Large outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and Pontiac fever at a military base. Epidemiol Infect. 2014 Nov; 142(11):2336-46. PMID: 25267405

Ambrose JA, Singh M. Pathophysiology of coronary artery disease leading to acute coronary syndromes. F1000Prime Rep. 2015; 7:08. PMID: 25705391. PMCID: PMC4311268

Little WC, Ambrose J. Serial angiographic studies of culprit lesions before MI. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Feb 17; 65(6):633-4. PMID: 25677325

Srikanth S, Sy F, Kotak K, Kiel RG, Bajwa M, Tandon A, Loures-Vale AA, Aftab W, Tringali S, Ambrose JA. A Single Controlled Exposure to Secondhand Smoke May Not Alter Thrombogenesis or Trigger Platelet Activation. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Jun 22. PMID: 26101293

Sharma R, Oni OA, Gupta K, Chen G, Sharma M, Dawn B, Sharma R, Parashara D, Savin VJ, Ambrose JA, Barua RS. Normalization of testosterone level is associated with reduced incidence of myocardial infarction and mortality in men. Eur Heart J. 2015 Oct 21; 36(40):2706-15. PMID: 26248567