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Dr. Thomas Ports is a cardiologist who specializes in elective angioplasty, the surgical opening or repair of blood vessels. He also specializes in cardiac catheterization for acute myocardial infarction (commonly called heart attack), balloon valvuloplasty of stenotic (narrowed) valves and alcohol septal ablation in obstructive cardiomyopathy.

Since performing the first coronary angioplasty at UCSF Medical Center in 1979, Ports has accumulated vast experience in performing catheter interventions. He is frequently called upon to give second opinions in difficult cases.

Ports earned his medical degree from Ohio State University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Chicago and a fellowship in cardiology at UCSF.

  • Education

    Ohio State University School of Medicine, 1973

  • Residencies

    University of Chicago Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1976

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Cardiology, 1978

  • Board Certifications

    Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    75 Ratings
    About our process
    Feb 17, 2023
    I was very impressed with Dr Ports he was open to talking and listening. I could see coming back to SF to see him regularly.
    Feb 10, 2023
    Dr Ports is so informative and is extremely accommodating. He explained clearly and the post visit notes are perfect
    Jan 27, 2023
    Dr Ports and the nurse practitioner were each professional attentive knowledgeable and detailed in their approach
    Dec 12, 2022
    It was wonderful. Dr. Ports and the doctor who is one of the fellows in the office were outstanding.
    Nov 04, 2022
    It was worth the 4 hour drive to see Dr. Ports. UCSF is the Gold Standard.
    Sep 10, 2022
    Dr. Ports has always been very professional and has always listened to my concerns about my health. He truly does care and that puts me at ease and makes me feel better. Dr Ports is a wonderful Cardiologist. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends.
    Aug 12, 2022
    Everything was good
    May 27, 2022
    There were no follow up care instructions there was only a panel of blood tests to be accomplished
    May 02, 2022
    Great job and they cover all my needs to healing
    Mar 26, 2022
    Dr Ports was polite professional prepared and focused on my specific health issues and their "best approach to care and management.
    Mar 12, 2022
    Dr Ports is incredibly gracious and kind. Definitely the best.
    Nov 02, 2021
    Dr Ports is a well informed well prepared professional who provides a safe cooperative environment to discuss health look for solutions and assess based upon all the information available. His knowledge and experience or coupled with a well read professional approach.
    Sep 14, 2021
    I believe Dr Thomas Ports is a tremendous doctor. He has followed me closely using medical science and his dramatic expertise for my case. He's a great supporter. He also very importantly put a stent into my heart area years ago and that has gone extremely well. He's IMO an expert doctor and I would recommend him to anyone who needs cardiac care. When our daughter had an issue a few years back the only person I recommended was Dr Ports and our daughter was able to see him. He's a tremendous smart effective doctor in my opinion.
    Sep 11, 2021
    Dr Ports is the BEST!!!!
    Aug 18, 2021
    Jun 25, 2021
    good experience