Ami Oren, MD

Title(s)Professor of Clinical Medicine
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
Phone+1 323 226 7923
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    Venice Family Clinic1994Outstanding Physician Award
    US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs1995Special Commendation
    Venice Family Clinic1998  - 1999Dr. Morton K. Rubinstein Award
    Venice Family Clinic2003Phillip Rossman/Mayer Davidson Wall of Honor
    American College of Chest Physicians2004Humanitarian Award
    American Legion of Honor2005Medal of Valor
    Baxter BioScience2007Baxter Excellence Award Finalist
    City of Los Angeles2008Special Commendation
    LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition2010Community Partner Award

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    Dr. Oren's research interests include mechanisms of anemia of inflammation, microbicidal peptides- focus on defensins, and respiratory physiology; exercise physiology in health and disease control of ventilation. His clinical interests include obstructive pulmonary diseases.

    After completing his education in Israel and training in the United States, Dr. Oren became a member of the UCLA School of Medicine faculty in 1980. He worked for 17 years at the VA medical center in Los Angeles, where he was also the director of the respiratory physiology laboratories. Dr. Oren then joined USC after two years as global medical director at a pharmaceutical company.

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    1. Truong LN, O'Connell R, Oren A. A 49-Year-Old Man with Fever, Erythema Nodosum, and Ankle Swelling. Final Diagnosis: Extrapulmonary tuberculosis with hepatic and bone marrow involvement. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Oct; 12(10):1575-7. PMID: 26448353.
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    2. Friedman AJ, Phan J, Schairer DO, Champer J, Qin M, Pirouz A, Blecher-Paz K, Oren A, Liu PT, Modlin RL, Kim J. Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity of chitosan-alginate nanoparticles: a targeted therapy for cutaneous pathogens. J Invest Dermatol. 2013 May; 133(5):1231-9. PMID: 23190896; PMCID: PMC3631294.
    3. Martinez JG, Waldon M, Huang Q, Alvarez S, Oren A, Sandoval N, Du M, Zhou F, Zenz A, Lohner K, Desharnais R, Porter E. Membrane-targeted synergistic activity of docosahexaenoic acid and lysozyme against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Biochem J. 2009 Apr 01; 419(1):193-200. PMID: 19105793; PMCID: PMC2735766.
    4. McInturff JE, Wang SJ, Machleidt T, Lin TR, Oren A, Hertz CJ, Krutzik SR, Hart S, Zeh K, Anderson DH, Gallo RL, Modlin RL, Kim J. Granulysin-derived peptides demonstrate antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects against Propionibacterium acnes. J Invest Dermatol. 2005 Aug; 125(2):256-63. PMID: 16098035; PMCID: PMC4407689.
    5. Ganz T, Gabayan V, Liao HI, Liu L, Oren A, Graf T, Cole AM. Increased inflammation in lysozyme M-deficient mice in response to Micrococcus luteus and its peptidoglycan. Blood. 2003 Mar 15; 101(6):2388-92. PMID: 12411294.
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