Benjamin Ansell, MD, Internal Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Internal Medicine Los Angeles, CA

Professor of Medicine, UCLA

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Education & Training

  • UCLA Medical Center
    UCLA Medical CenterResidency, Internal Medicine, 1993 - 1995
  • UCLA Medical Center
    UCLA Medical CenterInternship, Internal Medicine, 1992 - 1993
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLAClass of 1992
  • Cornell University
    Cornell UniversityBA, Biological Sciences/Music, With Distinction, 1984 - 1988

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1993 - 2023
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Super Doctors 2015-2019
  • Top Doctors:LA Area Castle Connolly, 2013
  • US News Best Doctors in America 2012
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Clinical decisions The guidelines battle on starting statins  
    D’Agostino RB, Ansell BJ, Mora S, Krumholz HM, New England Journal of Medicine, 1/1/2014
  • Translation of HDL Function into Clinical Practice: Current Prospects and Future Challenges  
    Rosenson RS, Brewer HB, Ansell BJ, Barter P, Chapman MJ, Heinecke J, Kontush A, Tall AR, Webb N, Circulation, 1/1/2013
  • Altered lipoprotein metabolism in chronic inflammatory states: proinflammatory HDL and accelerated atherosclerosis in rheumatic diseases  
    Hahn BS, Grossman J, Ansell BJ, Skaggs B, McMahon M, Arthritis Research and Therap, 1/1/2008
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Adding D-4F at nanomolar concentrations to human plasma rapidly remodels HDL reduces lipid hydroperoxide content, and converts HDL from pro-inflammatory to anti-inflam...
    Navab M, Anantharamaiah GM, Reddy ST, Hama S, Hough G, Grijalva VR, Yu N, Ansell BJ, Watson KE, Datta G, Palgunachari MN, Fogelman AM, ACC Scientific Sessions, 1/1/2005
  • Effects of High-Dose Atorvastatin on HDL Anti-inflammatory/Pro-inflammatory Function and Disease Activity in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Results of the Statin ...
    Charles C, Khanna D, Navab M, Reddy S, Fogelman AM, Furst DE, Paulus HE, Park GS, Ansell BJ, Abstract at American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, Atlanta, GA, 1/1/2005
  • The inflammatory/anti-inflammatory properties of HDL distinguish patients from controls better than HDL-cholesterol, and are improved by simvastatin therapy.
    Ansell BJ, Navab N, Hama S, Kamranpour N, Fonarow G, Hough G, Mottahedeh R, Dave R, Reddy ST, Fogelman, AM., Circulation
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  • Lower Together: LDL-C Risk Hassle Cost 
    2019 ACC Scientific Session & Expo, New Orleans - 3/17/2019
  • “Prevention of CVD, Perspectives on Lipid Guidelines” 
  • HDL: State of the Lipoprotein 
    Maui, HI - 4/1/2014
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  • A review of trials evaluating nonstatin lipid-lowering therapies. 
    Ansell BJ, Current Atherosclerosis Reports
  • Nonstatin drugs [Section Editor]. 
    Ansell BJ, Current Atherosclerosis Reports
  • Modifying HDL’s anti-inflammatory properties. 
    Ansell BJ, Fonarow GC, Fogelman AM, Current Atherosclerosis Reports
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Press Mentions

  • 5 Life Hacks You Can Do Now to Help Prevent A Heart Attack Later
    5 Life Hacks You Can Do Now to Help Prevent A Heart Attack LaterMarch 10th, 2017
  • Flawed Gauge for Cholesterol Risk Poses a New Challenge for Cardiologists
    Flawed Gauge for Cholesterol Risk Poses a New Challenge for CardiologistsNovember 19th, 2013

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