Ezra Amsterdam, M.D.

Ezra A. Amsterdam, M.D.



Cardiovascular Medicine

Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine


  • Distinguished Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Master Clinician Teacher
  • Associate Chief (Academic Affairs), Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 0200
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Clinical Interests

Ezra Amsterdam specializes in management of acute ischemic syndromes, identification and management of low-risk patients with chest pain (immediate treadmill testing, role of panic attack, GERD), post-myocardial infarction risk stratification and management, and prevention of coronary artery disease.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Amsterdam's research interests include: Coronary artery disease, clinical pharmacology, noninvasive cardiac testing, exercise physiology,testing and training, women and heart disease, and evaluation of low risk patients presenting to ED with chest pain.


Cardiovascular Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

Cardiovascular Services


M.D., University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester NY 1962

B.A., Wesleyan University, Middletown CT 1958


Cardiology, Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY 1963-1965

Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York City NY 1966


Cardiology, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Boston MA 1967-1968

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine,

Professional Memberships

American College of Cardiology

American Heart Association

Preventive Cardiology - Founding Editor 1994-2005

Society of Cardiac Patient Care

Honors and Awards

Walter Bleifeld Memorial Award, Distinguished contribution in the Field of Clinical Research in Cardiology, 2015

Outstanding clinician Award, Department of Internal Medicine, UCDMD, 2015

University of California, Davis, School of Medicine presents 2014 School of Medicine Research Award in recognition of Mentoring Medical Research Fellowship Student Phong Ha, Class of 2016, 2014

University of California, Davis, School of Medicine presents 2014 School of Medicine Research Award in recognition of Mentoring Medical Research Fellowship Student Debbie Chen, Class of 2016., 2014

CVD in women: A Fresh perspectiveā€¯ Seventh H.J.C. Swan Memorial Lecture, International Academy of Cardiology 18th World Congress on Hear Disease Annual Scientific Sessions 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 27, 2013

Select Recent Publications

Richards JR, Garber D, Laurin EG, Albertson TE, Derlet RW, Amsterdam EA, Olson KR, Ramoska EA, Lange RA. Treatment of cocaine cardiovascular toxicity: a systematic review. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2016 Feb 26:1-20.

Stauber SM, Teleten A, Li Z, Venugopal S, Amsterdam EA. Prognosis of Low-Risk Young Women Presenting to the Emergency Department With Chest Pain. Am J Cardiol. 2016 Jan 1;117(1):36-9.

Goyal A, de Lemos JA, Peng SA, Thomas L, Amsterdam EA, Hockenberry JM, Peterson ED, Wang TY. Association of Patient Enrollment in Medicare Part D With Outcomes After Acute Myocardial Infarction. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2015 Nov;8(6):567-75.

Li Z, Amsterdam EA, Young JN, Hoegh H, Armstrong EJ. Contemporary Outcomes of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Among Patients With Insulin-Treated and Non-Insulin-Treated Diabetes. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Dec;100(6):2262-9.

Sab S, Dhruva SS, Paulsen J, Sidhu RS, Amsterdam EA, Venugopal S. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow. Am J Med. 2015 Dec;128(12):e7-9.

Malik LH, Singh GD, Amsterdam EA. Chagas Heart Disease: An Update. Am J Med. 2015 Nov;128(11):1251.e7-9.

Anderson IB, Amsterdam EA, Srivatsa U. Not Necessarily a Myocardial Infarction: New Left Bundle Branch Block. Am J Med. 2015 Sep;128(9):963-5.

Malik LH, Singh GD, Amsterdam EA. The Epidemiology, Clinical Manifestations, and Management of Chagas Heart Disease. Clin Cardiol. 2015 Sep;38(9):565-9.

Winchester DE, Brandt J, Schmidt C, Allen B, Payton T, Amsterdam EA. Diagnostic yield of routine noninvasive cardiovascular testing in low-risk acute chest pain patients. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Jul 15;116(2):204-7.

Armstrong EJ, Anderson DR, Yeo KK, Singh GD, Bang H, Amsterdam EA, Freischlag JA, Laird JR. Association of dual-antiplatelet therapy with reduced major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Jul;62(1):157-165.