About Dr. Ambe

Orange County Plastic Surgeon

French Canadian born, Dr. Milind Ambe moved from Montreal, Canada with his family to Southern California when he was two years old. Dr. Ambe was brought up in a family of scientists and musicians, both of which ultimately served to shape his professional career. With all five of his family members being musicians, Dr. Ambe was exposed to the piano at a very early age, and he ultimately went on to become an accomplished concert pianist in his teenage years. Interestingly, as all family members were doctors as well, when it came time for Dr. Ambe to choose a vocation, he ultimately made the choice of pursuing a career in medicine instead of music.

With this background strongly influenced by both science and music, Dr. Ambe was drawn towards a field in Medicine which allowed for a blend of creativity and artistry – Plastic Surgery. Dr. Ambe completed his undergraduate education, medical school, and 7 years of intensive surgical training all in Southern California. After completing his Plastic Surgery surgical training at University of California, Irvine, Dr. Ambe followed through with additional training in aesthetic breast, facial, and body contouring surgery.

He has had is own solo private practice in Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach since 1998. Dr. Ambe specializes in all aspects of cosmetic breast, cosmetic facial, and cosmetic body-contouring surgery.

Dr. Ambe is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, California Society of Plastic Surgeons, and Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons. Additionally, he has been an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at UC Irvine from 1995 to 2005, assisting in the teaching of plastic surgeons in training. In 2004 Dr. Ambe opened Newport Center Surgical, a 7,000 square foot fully accredited outpatient facility located in Newport Beach. Dr. Ambe acts as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the surgery center and is one of the founding partners.

Besides having a continued avid interest in piano, Dr. Ambe is a sports enthusiast, enjoying tennis and skiing.


Curriculum Vitae

Milind Ambe, M. D.

Address:
1441 Avocado Avenue Suite 801
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.759.5539

EDUCATION

High School
Robert A. Millikan High School, Long Beach, CA
1977 – 1980

Undergraduate
University of California, Irvine, CA
July 1980 – June 1984
Major: Biology
Degree: B.S.

Graduate
University of California, Irvine, CA
July 1984 – 1988
Degree: M.D.

Postgraduate
Internship: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
General Surgery
July 1988 – June 1989

Residency:
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
Orthopaedic Surgery
July 1989 – June 1993

University of California, Irvine, CA
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
July 1993 – June 1995

SPECIALTY BOARD STATUS

Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT

Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Plastic Surgery
University of California, Irvine (1995 to 2005)

HONORS AND AWARDS

Valedictorian
Robert A. Millikan High School
Class of 1980

Hall of Fame Award
Robert A. Millikan High School
Class of 1980

Most Outstanding Student Award – California Savings and Loan
Robert A. Millikan High School
Class of 1980

Phi Beta Kappa, Junior Initiate
University of California, Irvine
1982

Regents Scholarship
University of California, Irvine
1980

President’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship
University of California, Irvine
1982

Beta Theta Pi Founder’s Fund Scholarship
University of California, Irvine
1983

Magna Cum Laude
University of California, Irvine
1984

Letters of Excellence in Gross Anatomy, Surgery and Medicine
University of California, Irvine, California College of Medicine
1984 – 1986

Lange Medical Publications Clinical Sciences Award
(for outstanding academic achievement)
University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine
1986

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
University of California, Irvine, California College of Medicine
1988

Merck Manual Award
(for academic achievement in the basic and clinical sciences)
University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine
1988

Stryker Book Award
“The Severely Traumatized Lower Extremity”
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
1991

PRESENTATIONS

“The Effect of 6-OHDA on Tolerance, Ethanol Dependence and Brain Protein Synthesis”
9th Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry
June 26, 1983

“Gait Analysis in Total Hip Arthroplasty: Comparing Functional Improvement in the Posterior vs. Anterolateral Operative Approach”
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California Irvine Medical Center
June 1988

“Heterotopic Ossification as a Complication of the Staged Total Thigh Flap in Spinal Injury Patients”
Rancho Los Amigos Hospital
Downey, California
January 12, 1991

“The Severely Traumatized Lower Extremity”
14th Annual Dana M.Street Harbor-UCLA Alumni Day
Torrance California
May 27, 1991

“Current Management of the Severely Traumatized Lower Extremity”
American College of Surgeons – Southern California Chapter
Newport Beach, California
January 23, 1994

“Extremity Reconstruction: Plastic Surgery Perspectives”
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center – Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Torrance, California
November 9, 1994

“Lasers in Plastic Surgery in the 21st Century”
Hyatt Westlake Village
Westlake Village, California
September 19, 1996

“What’s New in Plastic Surgery”
Long Beach Marriott
Long Beach, California
July 18, 1997

“Plastic Surgery in the 21st Century”
Long Beach Marriott
Long Beach, California
September 20, 1997

“The Latest Advances in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery”
Long Beach Marriott
Long Beach, California
February 17, 1998

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
California Society of Plastic Surgeons
Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons
California Medical Association
Orange County Medical Association

HOSPITAL/SURGICAL CENTER AFFILIATIONS

Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Medical Center
Hoag Surgicare
Newport Beach Surgery Center
Preferred Surgical Center, Inc.
University of California, Irvine Medical Center
Newport Bluffs Surgical Center
Los Alamitos Medical Center

Milind K. Ambe MD
1441 Avocado Avenue Suite 801
Newport Beach, California 92660
[Newport Center Medical Plaza at Fashion Island]

TEL: 949.759.5539

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