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Thomas A. Ports


Director of Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Thomas Ports is director of interventional cardiology and co-director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory for adult patients. Since performing the first coronary angioplasty at UCSF Medical Center in 1979, he has accumulated vast experience in performing catheter interventions. (Angioplasty is surgical opening or repair of blood vessels.) In addition to elective angioplasty, he 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.

Ports is frequently called upon to give second opinions in difficult cases.

  • 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


Clinics I work with

Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center at Mission Bay

535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158

Interventional Cardiology Program

See both San Francisco locations and learn more about our program.

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The provider spent enough time with me
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