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Anne Ambrose

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Rehabilitation Medicine
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Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

  • MBBS, St. John's Medical College

  • Masters In Clinical Research, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • Internship, Surgery
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Biography

    Dr. Ambrose joined Mount Sinai in 2004 after completing her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine. She received the ERF Career Development Award from the Foundations of PMR in 2006 and the Masters in Clinical Research from Mount Sinai in 2008.Currently she is the Medical Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Program and co-director of the TBI Model System Program. She has conducted research in cognitive impairments in the elderly and has presented her findings at the International Congress on Vascular Dementia in Latvia, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Symposium in Seoul and World Congress of ISPGR and Gait & Mental Function in Norway. She has strong interests in improving knowledge of Brain Injuries among physicians  and have conducted lectures  and workshops, both locally , nationally and internationally  in Malaysia, Korea and India.

     

    Her main  clinical interests are in the treatment of patients with neurological conditions, including brain injuries, strokes and neuro-muscular disorders. Dr. Ambrose is active in several organizations including the Association of Academic Physiatrists where she is on the Board of Trustees and is the current Program Committee Chair.

Research

Kerala-Einstein study: Risk factors for cognitive decline- This is a NIH/NIA: Fogarty International Center Grant investigating the epidemiology of cognitive and cardiac risk factors in developing nations

New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System -investigator in the NIDDR funded program involving the "model" care and research in traumatic brain injury individuals

 

Publications

Hirschson CI, Gordon WA, Singh A, Ambrose A, Spielman L, Dams O’Connor K, Cantor J,  Dijkers M. “Mortality of elderly individuals with TBI in the first 5 years following injury”; NeuroRehabilitation 32 (2013)

Ambrose AF, Paul G, Hausdorff J. “Risk factors for falls among older adults: A review of the literature”. Maturitas. 2013 Mar 21.

Greenwald BD, Ambrose AF, Armstrong GP. “Mild brain injury”. Rehabil Res Pract. 2012; 2012:469475

Verghese J, Noone ML, Johnson B, Ambrose AF, Wang C, Buschke H, Pradeep VG, Abdul Salam K, Shaji KS, Mathuranath PS. “Picture-based memory impairment screen for dementia”. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Nov; 60(11): 2116-20

Verghese J, Mahoney J, Ambrose AF; Wang C, Holtzer R. “Effect of Cognitive Remediation on Gait in Sedentary Seniors”. J Gerontol Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 2010;

Ambrose AF, Noone ML, Pradeep VG, Johnson B, Salam KA, Verghese J. “Gait and Cognition in Older Adults: insights from the Bronx and Kerala”. Ann Indian Acad Neurol, Dementia Supplement 2010, Vol 13

Ambrose AF, Verghese J, “Gait Evaluation to assess fall risk:  a neurological perspective”, Annales de Gerontologie, December 2009; 2(4): 219-21

Verghese J, Ambrose AF, Lipton RB, Wang C. “Neurological gait abnormalities and risk of falls in older adults”. J Neurol. 2009 Sep 26. PMID:19784714

Ashman TA, Cantor JB, Gordon WA, Spielman L, Flanagan S, Ginsberg A, Engmann C, Egan M, Ambrose F, Greenwald B. “A randomized controlled trial of sertraline for the treatment of depression in persons with traumatic brain injury”. Arch Phys Med Rehab. 2009 May; 90(5): 733-40

Verghese J, Levalley A, Hall CB, Katz MJ, Ambrose AF, Lipton RB. Epidemiology of Gait Disorders in Community Residing Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2006; 54: 255-261.

Brittany A, Matsumura MD, Ambrose AF. Balance in the elderly. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ClinGeriatrMed 2006 may; 22(2): 395-412.

Verghese J, Levalley A, Ambrose AF, Lipton RB. A Comparison of Parkinsonian and Frontal gaits in the elderly. J Am Geriatric Soc 2005;: A133.

Ambrose AF, Peller S, Verghese J. Leisure activity participation in urban elderly. J Am Geriatric Soc 2005; 1: A77.

Verghese J, Lipton RB, Katz MJ, Hall CB, Derby C, Ambrose AF, Kuslansky G, Sliwinski M, Buschke H. Leisure activities and the risk of dementia in the elderly. N Engl J Med 2003; 348: 2508-1516.

Industry Relationships

Ipsen; Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC

 

Publications

Verghese J, Levalley A, Hall CB, Katz MJ, Ambrose AF, Lipton RB. Epidemiology of Gait Disorders in Community Residing Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2006; 54: 255-261.

Brittany A, Matsumura MD, Ambrose AF. Balance in the elderly. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ClinGeriatrMed 2006 may; 22(2): 395-412.

Ambrose AF, Levalley A, Verghese J. A Comparison of Parkinsonian and Frontal gaits in the Elderly. J Neurol Sci , 2006 Oct 25 2006 June; 248(1-2): 215-218.

Verghese J, Levalley A, Ambrose AF, Lipton RB. A Comparison of Parkinsonian and Frontal gaits in the elderly. J Am Geriatric Soc 2005;: A133.

Ambrose AF, Peller S, Verghese J. Leisure activity participation in urban elderly. J Am Geriatric Soc 2005; 1: A77.

Verghese J, Lipton RB, Katz MJ, Hall CB, Derby C, Ambrose AF, Kuslansky G, Sliwinski M, Buschke H. Leisure activities and the risk of dementia in the elderly. N Engl J Med 2003; 348: 2508-1516.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Ambrose during 2012 and/or 2013. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Other Activities: Examples include, but are not limited to, committee participation, data safety monitoring board (DSMB) membership.

  • Ipsen; Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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