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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
    74 Ratings
    About our process
    Oct 27, 2023
    Dr Ports was easy to talk to explained the test results and the choices that were possible for my continued care.This put me at ease and assured me that the plan we agreed on was the best at forward.
    Sep 23, 2023
    The best doctor I have ever had. I feel fortunate to be able to consult with Dr. Ports and will be grateful for the rest of my life for his care. He truly made a significant difference in the quality of my life.
    Sep 15, 2023
    Dr Ports is e celle t in every aspect. I have been his patient for over 16 years and I feel very fortunate to be in his care
    Aug 25, 2023
    Dr Ports is personable kind and genuinely wonderful
    Jun 09, 2023
    Sterling in all departments.
    Mar 17, 2023
    Great physician who genuinely cares about his patients! Very thorough with a wonderful bedside manner...very fortunate to be under his care!
    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.