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Marietta Ambrose, MD, MPH, FACC

Marietta Ambrose, MD, MPH, FACC Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Assistant Professor AC

Dr. Ambrose is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2010
  • Internal Medicine, 2006

Clinical Expertise:

  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Cardiac Nuclear Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiology Risk Intervention
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Chest Pain (Angina)
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)
  • Consultative Cardiology
  • Coronary Artery Diseases
  • Coronary Artery Spasm
  • Diastolic Dysfunction
  • Echocardiography
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Rhythms - Slow/Fast
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hypertension
  • Minority Populations
  • Mitral Valve Disorders
  • Myocarditis
  • Non-Invasive Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Pregnancy and Heart Disease
  • Syncope (Fainting)
  • Women's Heart Health

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Cambridge
Residency: University of Cambridge, Addenbrookes Hospital
Residency: Tufts - New England Medical Center
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital


American College of Cardiology, National St. Lucia Medical and Dental Association, St. Lucia, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Ambrose is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Zhao H, O’Quinn R, Ambrose M, Jagasia D, Ky B, Wald J, Ferrari V, Kirkpatrick J, and Han Y: Contrast-Enhanced echocardiography has the greatest impact in patients with reduced ejection fraction (In press) JASE : 2017.

Charles LM, Ambrose MS, Didier M, Nathaniel C: Worse Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Outcomes in Patients who Smoke both Tobacco and Marijuana West Indian Medical Journal : 2017.

Chamberlain AM, Agarwal SK, Folsom AR, Duval S, Soliman EZ, Ambrose M, Eberly LE, Alonso A: Smoking and incidence of atrial fibrillation: results from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. Heart Rhythm 8 (8): 1160-6,2011.

Ambrose MS, Valdiviezo C, Mehra V, Lardo AC, Lima JAC, George RT: CT perfusion: ready for prime time. Current Cardiology Reports 13 (1): 57-66,2011.

Chamberlain AM, Agarwal SK, Folsom AR, Soliman EZ, Chambless LE, Crow R, Ambrose M, Alonso A: A clinical risk score for atrial fibrillation in a biracial prospective cohort (from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities [ARIC] study). Am J Cardiol 107 (1): 85-91,2011.

Valdiviezo C, Ambrose M, Mehra V, Lardo AC, Lima JAC, George RT: Quantitative and qualitative analysis and interpretation of CT perfusion imaging. J Nucl Cardiol 17 (6): 1091-100,2010.

Ambrose MS, Lima JAC, Lardo AC, George RT.: “Delayed Enhanced CT Viability Imaging Accurately Measures Coronary Calcium Burden While Reducing Overall Radiation Dose.” Oral abstract presentation at Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Annual Scientific Meeting, July 15th to 18th, 2010, Las Vegas, Nevada. : 2010.

Chamberlain AM, Agarwal SK, Ambrose M, Folsom AR, Soliman EZ, Alonso A: Metabolic syndrome and incidence of atrial fibrillation among blacks and whites in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Am Heart J 159 (5): 850-6,2010.

Alonso A, Agarwal SK, Soliman EZ, Ambrose M, Chamberlain AM, Prineas RJ, Folsom AR.: Incidence of atrial fibrillation in whites and African-Americans: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. Am Heart J 158 (1): 111-7,2009.

Crawford SO, Ambrose MS, Hoogeveen RC, Brancati FL, Ballantyne CM, Young JH.: Association of lactate with blood pressure before and after rapid weight loss. Am J Hypertens 21 (12): 1337-42,2008.

Academic Contact Info

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine - 2 East
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-7700
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)