John Ambrose M.D.
- Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF
John Ambrose, M.D., specializes in cardiac consultation, cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography – including angioplasty, stenting and angioplasty utilizing the radial (wrist) approach. He received his board certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiology and Internal Medicine.
Dr. Ambrose completed his internship, residency and fellowship training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. His undergraduate work was at St. John’s University and his medical degree was at New York Medical College.
Dr. Ambrose was the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory of the Mount Sinai Hospital and prior to coming to Fresno as Chief of Cardiology at UCSF, he served as the Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Center at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center. He is a nationally and internationally known expert in the field of coronary artery disease who has published extensively. He lectures throughout the world and has served as Governor of the New York Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and President of the New York Cardiologic Society. He has been included in every edition of “Best Doctors in America”.
He and his wife are members of the Fresno Grand Opera chorus and enjoying singing in operas. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. They enjoy traveling and the California coast. Dr. Ambrose likes Saturday mornings.
Fresno Famous: Cardiologist John Ambrose, the singing doctor (Video Transcript – RTF)
Education and Training
- Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, Residency
- Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, Fellowship
- Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, Internship
- New York Medical School
Licensure & Certifications
- California State Medical License
- American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiology
- American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine
Research and Publications
- Ambrose, J.A., Srikanth, S., Vulnerable plaques and patients: improving prediction of future coronary events. Am J Med. 2010 Jan;123(1):10-6. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2009.07.019.
- Barua, R.S., Sy, F., Srikanth., S, Huang, G., Javed, U., Buhari, C., Margosan, D., Aftab, W., Ambrose, J.A. Acute cigarette smoke exposure reduces clot lysis–association between altered fibrin architecture and the response to t-PA. Thromb Res. 2010 Nov;126(5):426-30. doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2010.07.021. Epub 2010 Sep 1.