Ambarish Gopal, MD

Ambarish Gopal, MD, FACC, FSCCT

Cardiology Plano, TX

Consultant, Cardiovascular Medicine & Interventional Cardiology with HealthTexas Provider Network (HTPN) & Baylor Quality Alliance


Office Address

  • The Heart Group
    4716 Alliance Blvd, Suite 340
    Plano, TX 75093
    Phone: (972) 566-7733
    Fax: (469) 800-6110

Ambarish Gopal, MD, FACC, FSCCT

Cardiology Plano, TX

Consultant, Cardiovascular Medicine & Interventional Cardiology with HealthTexas Provider Network (HTPN) & Baylor Quality Alliance

Summary

  • Dr. Ambarish Gopal is a clinical, imaging and interventional cardiologist in Plano and Dallas with HealthTexas Provider Network (HTPN) & Baylor Quality Alliance. He is board certified in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular CT and Internal Medicine. Dr. Gopal's special areas of interest include clinical cardiology, advanced cardiac imaging, valvular heart disease and cardiovascular interventions (coronary, structural, vascular and transcatheter heart valves). Dr. Gopal currently serves as the Director of Cardiovascular CT Imaging Services, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano. He is a renowned expert in cardiac and vascular CT imaging. Dr. Gopal is internationally recognized and is extensively published in the field of cardiovascular CT in addition to training numerous cardiologists and radiologists. He is also formally trained in transesophageal echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Cardiology: General Cardiology, Interventional, Cardiothoracic Imaging, Preventive Cardiology
  • Clinical Interests: clinical cardiology, advanced cardiac imaging, valvular heart disease and cardiovascular interventions (coronary, structural, vascular and transcatheter heart valves)

Education & Medical Training

  • Chingleput Medical CollegeChingleput Medical College
  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State UniversityHenry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University
  • Indiana University School of MedicineIndiana University School of Medicine
  • Loma Linda UniversityLoma Linda University
  • Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  • U Southern California

Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical LicenseTX State Medical License2004 - 2016
  • American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine, 2008, Current
  • American Board of Internal MedicineCardiovascular Disease, 2011
  • American Board of Internal MedicineInterventional Cardiology, 2013, Current
  • American Board of Internal MedicineInterventional Cardiology, 2013, Current
  • American Board of Internal MedicineInterventional Cardiology, 2013, Current
  • CBCCTCardiovascular CT, 2010, Current
  • CBNCNuclear Cardiology, 2010, Current
  • National Board of EchocardiographyEchocardiography, 2013, Current

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Resident/Fellow Consultant of the YearDepartment of Family Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine (2008-2009), 2009
  • Outstanding academic record in the University exams each yearMBBS Course, 1991
  • Fellow (FACC)American College of Cardiology

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Cardiac CT in the emergency room.  Gopal A, Akincioglu C, Budoff MJ, Applied Radiology; 36(12): 31-43
  • Reviewing Large Field of Views on Cardiac CT does not lead to improved outcomes.  Budoff MJ, Gopal A, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions; 70(2): 326-328
  • Cardiac CT Angiography (CTA) and Nuclear Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI)-A Comparison in Detecting Significant Coronary Artery Disease.  Budoff MJ, Rasouli ML, Shavelle DM, Gopal A, Gul KM, Mao SS, Liu SH, McKay CR, Academic Radiology; 14(3): 252-7

Books/Book Chapters

  • Endovascular Interventions: A CaseBased Approach to Methods and Procedures. Chapter: Carotid Interventions with the challenging aortic arch & access 
    Gopal A, Matthews RV, Shavelle DM, Clavijo LC
    Editors: Drs. Robert S. Dieter, Raymond Dieter, III, Raymond Dieter, Jr., and Aravinda Nanjundappa..Springer
  • Endovascular Interventions: A Case-Based Approach to Methods and Procedures Chapter: Peripheral Arterial & Graft Thrombolysis 
    Gopal A, Shavelle DM, Matthews RV, Clavijo LC
    Editors: Drs. Robert S. Dieter, Raymond Dieter, III, Raymond Dieter, Jr., and Aravinda Nanjundappa.Springer
  • Echocardiography: A Case Studies Based Approach by Pai RG, Chandraratna PAN, Varadarajan P and Malik S. Chapter: Aortic Stenosis. 
    Gopal A, Sheth C, Vardarajan, Pai RG
    Editors: .Jones & Bartlett Learning
    Edition 1,

Abstracts/Posters

  • Digital Thermal Reactivity Decreases With the Severity of Coronary Artery Disease Diagnosed by 64 Multidetector CT. Ahmadi N, Nuguri V, Usman N, Hajsadeghi F, Honoris L, Gul K, Gopal A, Pal RS, Nasir K, Hecht H, Naghavi M, Budoff MJ, J Am Coll Cardiol.; 51(Suppl): A149
  • Measurement of left and right ventricular volumes by cardiac CT. Mao SS, Gao J, Takasu J, Ferrer M, Young E, Critchfield J, Ahmadi N, Shareghi S, Gopal A, Budoff MJ, Journal of Nuclear Cardiology; 14(2): S91
  • Association Of The Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes And Framingham Risk Score With Coronary Artery Calcium. Ibebuogu UN, Wong ND, Ramirez J, Mao SS, Hajsadeghi F, Gopal A, Flores FR, Budoff MJ, Circulation.; 116(II): 743

Lectures

  • Nightmares in the Cath Lab. American Heart Association Committee on Scientific Sessions Program 2011

Other

  • The value of Coronary Calcium Scoring. Budoff MJ and Gopal A

Professional Memberships"

Other Languages

  • Tamil

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO/POS
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS New Mexico PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • Coventry Virginia - HMO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Lovelace Health Plan PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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