Dr. Mankani's Medical Career
Dr. Mahesh Mankani was Associate Professor of Surgery in Residence and a Principal Investigator at the UCSF Surgical Research Laboratory at SFGH. Dr. Mankani was a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Hawaii School of Medicine. He did his General Surgery Residency at the University of Chicago where he also completed a Fellowship in Burn Surgery. He then went on to the Georgetown University Medical Center where he completed his Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Residency.
His Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery was done at Brigham and Women's Hospital; his Clinical Fellowship in Surgery at the Harvard Medical School; and his Craniofacial and Skeletal Disease Fellowship at the NIH. Dr. Mankani's area of clinical expertise was in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery, and Burn Surgery. His research focuses on the role of bone marrow stromal cells in bone formation and regeneration.
Dr. Mankani's Research Career
Dr. Mankani's was a Fellow in the Craniofacial and Skeletal Diseases Branch at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH), and at his tenure here on the UCSF faculty, his long-term goal was to establish an interdisciplinary program to treat patients' bone abnormalities with cell-based therapies. He had established an active research program exploring the role of bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) in bone formation and remodeling, focusing on ways to enhance normal bone formation in patients with segmental bone defects and with osteoporosis.
Dr. Mankani had focused his research in two areas: 1) developing techniques to engraft BMSCs and engineer bone, and 2) describing the role of BMSCs in bone formation and repair.