Who Was Paul Ambrose
The Paul Ambrose
Scholars Program honors Paul Ambrose, MD, MPH who was onboard American Airlines
flight 77 that was hijacked on September 11, 2001. Paul was the seventh APTR
Luther Terry Fellow and Senior Clinical Advisor in the Office of Disease
Prevention and Health Promotion. He worked closely with the Surgeon General’s
office and his commitment to promoting public health and preventing disease was a critical force in the development of The Surgeon General's Call To Action To Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity for which he served as a senior editor for the publication.
Dr. Ambrose had an accomplished career and left behind a powerful and far-reaching legacy, including the Paul Ambrose Scholars Program. Following his personal vision, the program supports leadership development for students pursuing careers in preventive medicine and public health.
Dr. Ambrose received his undergraduate degree from Marshall University and his medical degree from Marshall University’s School of Medicine in 1995. During medical school, he participated in the Washington Health Policy Fellowship Program offered by the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). In his fourth year of medical school, he accepted a one-year position with the national office of AMSA as the Legislative Affairs Director. Paul started his residency at Dartmouth University in family practice during which he was appointed a three-year term in 1996 on the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME), an advisory council to the U.S. Congress on residency training and physician workforce needs. At the conclusion of his residency, Dr. Ambrose studied health policy and public health at Harvard University where he received his MPH.