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Shahram Aarabi, M.D., MPH

Shahram Aarabi, M.D., MPH

Assistant Professor of Surgery
UCSF-Eastbay Surgery Program

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UCSF-East Bay Surgery
Department of Surgery
1411 East 31st Street
Oakland, CA 94602
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  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A., Mathematics and Philosophy, 2001
  • New York University, M.D., 2007
  • Harvard University, M.P.H., Epidemiology, 2010
  • University of Washington, General Surgery Internship and Residency 2007-2013
  • University of Washington, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, 2014-2015
  • University of Washington, Vascular Surgery Fellowship, 2015-2017
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
  • American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Management of vascular trauma
  • Public health and health systems improvement
  • Surgical innovation
  • Farsi, Spanish

Shahram Aarabi, M.D., MPH is a California native and completed his undergraduate education at the University of California at Berkeley in Mathematics and Philosophy. He attended New York University for medical school and then moved to Seattle for surgical training.  He completed general surgery internship and residency, a fellowship in surgical critical care and trauma, and a fellowship in vascular surgery, all at the University of Washington. During his surgical training years, he obtained a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University. Dr. Aarabi is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Aarabi's research interests are in the areas of vascular trauma, public health, and surgical innovation.  He has recently been working on novel devices for the care of critically ill patients, has filed several patents related to this work at the University of Washington, and has been awarded a $1.5 million Department of Defense award for research and development of a novel limb cooling tourniquet device. 

His research plans at UCSF are to continue the development of these medical devices so that they will be able to translate to the care of critically ill patients at the bedside.  Further, Dr. Aarabi plans to continue participating in clinical collaborations with trauma-vascular surgeons nationally and internationally and to systematically study vascular trauma at high volume level 1 trauma centers such as Highland Hospital and San Francisco General Hospital. 

  • 2018-2019 "A Feedback Controlled Pressure Monitoring System for Limb-Stabilizing Medical Air Splints", Catalyst commercialization grant awarded by Amazon and University of Washington CoMotion. Co-investigator.
  • 2018-2019 "VascuSight (3D ultrasound monitoring of critically ill patients)", Innovation Fund commercialization grant awarded by University of Washington CoMotion. Principal investigator.
  • 2017-2020 "Therapeutic Limb Cooling to Prevent Amputation in pDCR", Department of Defense Prolonged Field Care Research Award. Principal Investigator.
Most recent publications from a total of 27
  1. Hurd JR, Emanuels DF, Aarabi S, Dasari M, Starnes BW, Quiroga E, Tran NT, Singh N. Limb Salvage Does Not Predict Functional Limb Outcome after Revascularization for Traumatic Acute Limb Ischemia. Ann Vasc Surg. 2019 Oct 30. View in PubMed
  2. Hemingway J, Emanuels D, Aarabi S, Quiroga E, Tran N, Starnes B, Singh N. Safety of transfer, type of procedure, and factors predictive of limb salvage in a modern series of acute limb ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 2019 04; 69(4):1174-1179. View in PubMed
  3. Sadeghi-Naini M, Aarabi S, Shokraneh F, Janani L, Vaccaro AR, Rahimi-Movaghar V. Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty for Metastatic Spinal Lesions: A Systematic Review. Clin Spine Surg. 2018 06; 31(5):203-210. View in PubMed
  4. Brenner M, Inaba K, Aiolfi A, DuBose J, Fabian T, Bee T, Holcomb JB, Moore L, Skarupa D, Scalea TM. Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta and Resuscitative Thoracotomy in Select Patients with Hemorrhagic Shock: Early Results from the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma's Aortic Occlusion in Resuscitation for Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Registry. J Am Coll Surg. 2018 05; 226(5):730-740. View in PubMed
  5. Drake FT, Aarabi S, Garland BT, Huntington CR, McAteer JP, Richards MK, Zern NK, Gow KW. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Surgery Resident Operative Logs: The Last Quarter Century. Ann Surg. 2017 05; 265(5):923-929. View in PubMed
  6. Allison SK, Ingraham C, Aarabi S, Kogut M. Iatrogenic Common Iliac Artery Rupture from Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2017 04; 28(4):619-620. View in PubMed
  7. Heneghan RE, Aarabi S, Quiroga E, Gunn ML, Singh N, Starnes BW. Call for a new classification system and treatment strategy in blunt aortic injury. J Vasc Surg. 2016 07; 64(1):171-6. View in PubMed
  8. Aarabi S, Smithers C, Fils MM, Godson JL, Pierre JH, Mukherjee J, Meara J, Farmer P. Global Surgery Fellowship: A model for surgical care and education in resource-poor countries. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Oct; 50(10):1772-5. View in PubMed
  9. Parent B, Shelton M, Nordlund M, Aarabi S, O'Keefe G. Parenteral Nutrition Utilization After Implementation of Multidisciplinary Nutrition Support Team Oversight: A Prospective Cohort Study. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2016 11; 40(8):1151-1157. View in PubMed
  10. Gow KW, Drake FT, Aarabi S, Waldhausen JH. The ACGME case log: general surgery resident experience in pediatric surgery. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Aug; 48(8):1643-9. View in PubMed
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