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Adam Oskowitz M.D., Ph.D.

Adam Oskowitz M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery

Contact Information

Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, UCSF
400 Parnassus Avenue, A-501
San Francisco, CA 94143-0957
Phone: (415) 353-2357
Fax: (415) 353-2669
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1996-2000 Johns Hopkins University B.S. Economics/Pre-Medicine

2000-2001 Dartmouth M.S. Public Health

2002-2009 Tulane University M.D., Ph.D. Cell and Molecular Biology

  • 2009-2010 University of California Los Angeles, Intern, General Surgery
  • 2010-2013 University of California Los Angeles, Resident, General Surgery
  • 2013-2014 University of California Los Angeles, Chief Resident, General Surgery
  • 2014-2016 University of California Los Angeles, Fellow, Vascular Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Biologic Scaffolds and Stents
  • Stem Cell Biology
  • Spanish

Adam Oskowitz M.D., Ph.D. graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelors degree in Economics. He then attained a masters degree in public health at Dartmouth College. He completed his medical degree and gained his Ph.D. at Tulane University. His doctoral dissertation focused on elucidating the molecular mechanism that regulate stem cells, under the direction of Dr Darwin Prockop. He finished his general surgery residency at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2014. Dr. Oskowitz completed the fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at UCLA and is now on faculty at UCSF.

Dr. Oskowitz is interested in developing novel treatments for Aortic Aneurysms using stem cells. His is currently studying the molecular mechanisms that govern the therapeutic benefits of stem cells while developing unique ways to utilize cell based therapy.

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  1. Lopez JL, Ramirez JL, Phu TA, Duong P, Bouchareychas L, Kuhrau CR, Lin PY, Eckalbar WL, Barczak AJ, Rudolph JD, Maliskova L, Conte MS, Vartanian SM, Raffai RL, Oskowitz AZ. Patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms have reduced levels of microRNA 122-5p in circulating exosomes. PLoS One. 2023; 18(2):e0281371. View in PubMed
  2. Sonali Shaligram, Jose Luis Lopez, Pei-Yu Lin, Patrick Ho, April Huang, Qizhi Tang, Adam Z. Oskowitz. A Chimeric Antigen Receptor Targeting Malonaldehyde-modified Low-density lipoprotein Cholesterol Activates Regulatory T Cells in the Presence of Human Atherosclerotic Plaque. JVS Vascular Science. 2022 Jun 1. View in PubMed
  3. Jose Luis Lopez, Pei-Yu Lin, Sonali Shaligram, April Huang, Pierce Hadley, Qizhi Tang, Adam Oskowitz. Regulatory T Cells Suppress Aortic Aneurysm Growth in Mice through Local Tissue Changes and Lymph Node Colonization. JVS Vascular Science. 2022 Jun 1. View in PubMed
  4. Wisneski AD, Kumar V, Vartanian SM, Oskowitz AZ. Toward endovascular treatment of type A aortic dissection with smaller landing zones and more patient eligibility. J Vasc Surg. 2022 01; 75(1):47-55.e1. View in PubMed
  5. Jose L Lopez, Joel L Ramirez, Tuan Anh Phu, Phat Duong, Laura Bouchareychas, Christina R Kuhrau, Pei Yu Lin, Michael S Conte, Shant M Vartanian, Robert L Raffai, Adam Z Oskowitz. Abstract 15839: Patients With Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Have Reduced Levels of MicroRNA 122-5p in Circulating Exosomes. Circulation. 2020 Nov 17; 142(Suppl_3). View in PubMed
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