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CV and Credentials

Cosmetic Surgeon Newport Beach

Dr Ambe

EDUCATION

  • High School:
    Robert A. Millikan High School, Long Beach, CA
    1977 – 1980
  • Undergraduate:
    University of California, Irvine, CA
    July 1980 – June 1984
    Major: Biology
    Degree: B.S.
  • Graduate:
    University of California, Irvine, CA
    July 1984 – 1988
    Degree: M.D.
  • Postgraduate:
    Internship: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
    General Surgery
    July 1988 – June 1989
  • Residency:
    Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    July 1989 – June 1993
  • University of California, Irvine, CA
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    July 1993 – June 1995

SPECIALTY BOARD STATUS

  • Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT

  • Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Division of Plastic Surgery
  • University of California, Irvine (1995 – 2005)

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Valedictorian
    Robert A. Millikan High School
    Class of 1980
  • Hall of Fame Award
    Robert A. Millikan High School
    Class of 1980
  • Most Outstanding Student Award – California Savings and Loan
    Robert A. Millikan High School
    Class of 1980
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Junior Initiate
    University of California, Irvine
    1982
  • Regents Scholarship
    University of California, Irvine
    1980
  • President’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship
    University of California, Irvine
    1982
  • Beta Theta Pi Founder’s Fund Scholarship
    University of California, Irvine
    1983
  • Magna Cum Laude
    University of California, Irvine
    1984
  • Letters of Excellence in Gross Anatomy, Surgery and Medicine
    University of California, Irvine, California College of Medicine
    1984 – 1986
  • Lange Medical Publications Clinical Sciences Award
    (for outstanding academic achievement)
    University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine
    1986
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    University of California, Irvine, California College of Medicine
    1988
  • Merck Manual Award
    (for academic achievement in the basic and clinical sciences)
    University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine
    1988
  • Stryker Book Award
    “The Severely Traumatized Lower Extremity”
    Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
    1991

PRESENTATIONS

  • “The Effect of 6-OHDA on Tolerance, Ethanol Dependence and Brain Protein Synthesis”
    9th Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry
    June 26, 1983
  • “Gait Analysis in Total Hip Arthroplasty: Comparing Functional Improvement in the Posterior vs. Anterolateral Operative Approach”
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
    University of California Irvine Medical Center
    June 1988
  • “Heterotopic Ossification as a Complication of the Staged Total Thigh Flap in Spinal Injury Patients”
    Rancho Los Amigos Hospital
    Downey, California
    January 12, 1991
  • “The Severely Traumatized Lower Extremity”
    14th Annual Dana M.Street Harbor-UCLA Alumni Day
    Torrance California
    May 27, 1991
  • “Current Management of the Severely Traumatized Lower Extremity”
    American College of Surgeons – Southern California Chapter
    Newport Beach, California
    January 23, 1994
  • “Extremity Reconstruction: Plastic Surgery Perspectives”
    Harbor-UCLA Medical Center – Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Torrance, California
    November 9, 1994
  • “Lasers in Plastic Surgery in the 21st Century”
    Hyatt Westlake Village
    Westlake Village, California
    September 19, 1996
  • “What’s New in Plastic Surgery”
    Long Beach Marriott
    Long Beach, California
    July 18, 1997
  • “Plastic Surgery in the 21st Century”
    Long Beach Marriott
    Long Beach, California
    September 20, 1997
  • “The Latest Advances in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery”
    Long Beach Marriott
    Long Beach, California
    February 17, 1998

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc.
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • California Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • California Medical Association
  • Orange County Medical Association

HOSPITAL/SURGICAL CENTER AFFILIATIONS

  • Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Hoag Surgicare
  • Newport Center Surgical (Owner, Governor of Board of Directors)