Dr. Ambani is a native mid-Michigander, having grown up in Jackson, MI. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, he obtained his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He subsequently completed his Urology residency at the University of Michigan, and then stayed on to complete a fellowship in Laparoscopy, Robotics, and Stone Surgery. He subsequently joined the Endourology division of the University of Michigan Health System Department of Urology. His clinical interests include minimally-invasive surgery of the kidney and ureter, including ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction and complex ureteral reconstruction using small incisions, kidney masses, and kidney stone surgery. He also serves as the associate program director for residency education, and is in charge of educational innovation for the Urology training program.
Areas of Interest
Research interests: Educational innovation, Innovative management of ureteral stricture, Investigating new instruments and techniques for minimally-invasive surgery and endoscopy
Ureteral stricture, Ureteropelvic junction obstruction, Ureteral trauma, Reconstruction of the kidney or ureter, Minimally-invasive surgery with laparoscopy (surgery using telescopes through small incisions) and/or robotics, Endoscopy (minimally-invasive surgery performed with telescopes in the urinary tract), Kidney stone disease, Kidney cysts, Kidney masses (both benign and cancerous), and Cancer of the ureter.
Dr. William Roberts, U-M Department of Urology Associate Professor of Urology and Biomedical Engineering, has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 AUA Gold Cystoscope Award, for outstanding contributions in the areas of mechanical and cavitational tissue ablation through his role in the development and translation of histotripsy
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Residency: University of Michigan Health System, Urology, Ann Arbor, MI
Fellowship: Endourology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI
Board Certifications: Urology