Benjamin Ansell, MD

Benjamin Ansell, MD

Internal Medicine Los Angeles, CA

Professor of Medicine, UCLA

Office Address

  • 100 Medical Plaza
    Suite 525
    Los Angeles, CA 90095
    Phone: (310) 794-4881
    Fax: (310) 825-8704

Benjamin Ansell, MD

Internal Medicine Los Angeles, CA

Professor of Medicine, UCLA

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine

Education & Training

  • UCLA Medical CenterUCLA Medical Center
  • UCLA Medical CenterUCLA Medical Center
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLADavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Cornell UniversityCornell University
  • Cornell UniversityCornell University

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License1993 - 2017
  • American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Top Doctors:LA AreaCastle Connolly, 2013
    • US News Best Doctors in America2012
    • Patients’ Choice “Compassionate Doctor”2012

    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

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Clinical Preventive Medicine Chapter: “Asthma and Allergic Disorders” 
      Ansell BJ, Serio KJ
      Editors: Lang RS, Hensrud DD.AMA Press, Chicago, IL
    • Principles and Clinical Practice Chapter: “Hyperlipidemia” 
      Ansell BJ
      Editors: Pregler JP, DeCherney AH.BC Decker, New York
    • Hyperlipidemia.  
      Ansell BJ.
      Editors: Pregler JP, DeCherney AH.Women’s Health: Principles and Clinical Practice., New York


    • 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


    • “Prevention of CVD, Perspectives on Lipid Guidelines” 6/1/2014
    • HDL: State of the Lipoprotein Maui, HI - 4/1/2014
    • “Charting A Career In Medicine” 4/1/2014


    • 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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