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Lawrence Ang, MD

Lawrence Ang

Dr. Lawrence Ang is a graduate of the UC San Diego Medical Scholars Program receiving his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in biochemistry and cell biology in 2005 and medical degree in 2009. He spent a year studying abroad at Peking University (Beijing, China) and Yonsei Univeristy (Seoul, Korea) before returning to UC San Diego and completing his medical education. He is currently a cardiology fellow working with Dr. Ehtisham Mahmud in the cardiovascular catheterization laboratories with a research interest in antiplatelet therapies and cardiovascular interventions.

Selected Publications

Zhou JQ, Choe E, Ang L, Schnittger I, Rockson SG, Tremmel JA, Haddad F. Stress-induced cardiomyopathy associated with a transfusion reaction: A case of potential crosstalk between the histaminic and adrenergic systems. Exp Clin Cardiol 2011;16:30-2.

Ang L, Palakodeti V, Khalid A, Tsimikas S, Idrees Z, Tran P, Clopton P, Zafar N, Bromberg-Marin G, Keramati S, Mahmud E. Elevated plasma fibrinogen and diabetes are associated with lower inhibition of platelet reactivity with clopidogrel. J Am Coll Cardiol 2008;52:1052-9.

Ang L, Mahmud E. Monitoring oral antiplatlelet therapy: is it justified? Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis 2008;2:485-96.

Mahmud E, Bromberg-Marin G, Palakodeti V, Ang L, Creanga D, DeMaria AN. Clinical efficacy of drug eluting stents in diabetic patients: a meta-analysis. J Am Coll Cardiol 2008;51:2385-95.

Mahmud E, Smith T, Palakodeti V, Zaidi O, Ang L, Mitchell R, Zafar N, Bromberg-Marin G, Keramati S, Tsimikas S. Renal frame count and renal blush grade: quantitative measures that predict the success of renal stenting in hypertensive patients with renal artery stenosis. J Am Coll Cardiol Intv 2008;1:286-292.

Mahmud E, Cavendish JJ, Tsimikas S, Ang L, Nguyen C, Bromberg-Marin G, Schnyder G, Keramati S, Palakodeti V, Penny WF, DeMaria AN. Elevated plasma fibrinogen level predicts suboptimal response to therapy with both single- and double-bolus eptifibatide during percutaneous coronary intervention. J Am Coll Cardiol 2007;49:2163-71.

Mahmud E. Ang L. Monitoring antiplatelet therapy during peripheral vascular and coronary interventions. Tech Vasc Interv Radiol 2006;9:56-63.