Richard P. Ames, MD

Title:Nephrologist, Educator
Company: St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital
Location: Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States

Richard P. Ames, MD, Nephrologist and Educator at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in cardiology and nephrology.

A respected voice in the medical community, Dr. Ames has been recognized as a specialist in clinical hypertension through the American Society of Hypertension. Throughout the course of his career, he has been noted as a contributing author with numerous medical texts, including Messerli’s “Cardiovascular Drug Therapy,” Laragh and Brenner’s “Hypertension,” and “Clinical Cardiovascular Therapeutics.” In addition to serving as a nephrologist with St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital since 1970, Dr. Ames is also recognized as a former clinical professor with Columbia University, a position he held for more than two decades.

In recognition of his contributions to the field of medicine, Dr. Ames has been recognized as a Top Doctor by the U.S. News & World Report, and as a Super Doctor by The New York Times Company. An honoree of Castle Connolly, he recently celebrated two decades as a Top Metro Physician with the Consumers Research Council. Dr. Ames has been featured in a wide range of honors publications, including Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the World.

A fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Ames is noted for his focus on heart and kidney health. To this end, he has been recognized as a charter member of the American Society of Hypertension, as well as a member of the American Society of Nephrology, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, and International Society of Nephrology. Dr. Ames also maintains involvement with the Council for High Blood Pressure Research and Kidney Council with the American Heart Association.

Early in his career, Dr. Ames received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Williams College in 1954. Upon receiving an MD from Columbia University in 1958, he completed an internship and residency through the Boston City Hospital. While pursuing a fellowship through the New York Heart Association, Dr. Ames was involved with a research project that went on to be recognized by a cardiology group as one of the 10 most important advancements in the 20th century.

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