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    Gabe Ortiz, MD, PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    Address1001 Potrero Ave
    San Francisco CA 94110
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      Gabriel Ortiz, MD, PhD completed medical training at the Weill Cornell Medical College and graduate training at The Rockefeller University as a student in the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program. He went on to an Internal Medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He served as a Chief Resident in the Department of Medicine at UCSF and subsequently completed fellowship training in Infectious Diseases before recently joining the Division of Hospital Medicine.

      While at UCSF, Dr. Ortiz has performed biomedical research focused on HIV immunology in the laboratory of Dr. Joseph M. McCune. His research activities have aimed at understanding the importance of innate immune responses in HIV infection, with a focus on myeloid cell subsets. This work has culminated in two submitted publications to the Journal of Infectious Diseases and Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. This work has also extended into a new line of investigation focused on how the development of the immune system, particularly of myeloid cell subsets, may impact childhood vaccine responses.

      Dr. Ortiz was most recently hired as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, UCSF. He will continue to devote a small fraction of his time to studying the immune system. In addition, he practices hospital medicine and plans to apply his extensive biomedical training towards improving patient outcomes and satisfaction, decreasing in-hospital infection rates, and exploring co-management services.

      1992 - 1996 Yale University BS Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
      1992 - 1996 Yale University MS Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
      1996 - 2004 Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program of Weill Medical College of Cornell University, The Rockefeller University, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute MD, PhD Medicine, Human Cellular Immunology

      2004 - 2005 University of California, San Francisco Internship Internal Medicine
      2005 - 2006 University of California, San Francisco Residency Internal Medicine
      2006 - 2011 University of California, San Francisco Fellowship Infectious Diseases
      2007 - 2008 University of California, San Francisco Chief Resident Internal Medicine
      2007 - 2012 University of California, San Francisco Hospitalist Internal Medicine
      2008 - 2011 University of California, San Francisco Fellowship (Research Years) Infectious Diseases
      2010 - 2012 University of California, San Francisco Sub-specialist consultant Infectious Diseases
      2011 - 2012 University of California, San Francisco Clinical Instructor Infectious Diseases
      2012 - Present University of California, San Francisco Assistant Clinical Professor Division of Hospital Medicine, SFGH

      2006 California Medical License #A95266
      2007 ABIM Board Certification in Internal Medicine
      2008 DEA licensed physician, Schedules II - IV

      2004 - 2008 American Medical Association, Member
      2006 - present Infectious Diseases Society of America, Member
      2007 - 2008 Infectious Diseases Support Team for, Member
      2009 - 2010 USMLERx Multimedia Project, Member

      Service to Professional Organizations:
      2012 - present Associate Faculty Member at F1000, Member providing post-publication peer review.

      Service to Professional Publications:
      2011 - present Reviewer for journal PLOS One

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      1. L. Seu, G.M. Ortiz, T.D. Burt, Y. Huang, S.G. Deeks, J.N. Martin, and J.M. McCune. . “Heme Oxygenase-1 Up-regulation in Classical Monocytes Is Predictive of CD4+ T Cell Recovery after Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV-infected Subjects.” Journal of Infectious Diseases. Submitted. April. 2012.
      2. Rakoff-Nahoum S, Kuebler PJ, Heymann JJ, E Sheehy M, Ortiz GM, S Ogg G, Barbour JD, Lenz J, Steinfeld AD, Nixon DF. Detection of T lymphocytes specific for human endogenous retrovirus K (HERV-K) in patients with seminoma. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2006 Jan; 22(1):52-6. PMID: 16438646.
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      3. Gabriel M. Ortiz and David Graham. . “Acinetobacter in military personnel.” Case vignette as part of
      4. G.M. Ortiz, J.N. Brown, T.E. Angel, J.M. Jacobs, M. Gritsenko, E.Y. Chan, D.E. Purdy, R.D. Murnane, K. Larsen, R.E. Palermo, A.K. Shukla, T.R. Clauss, M.G. Katze,R.D. Smith, and J.M. McCune. . “Pig-tailed macaques treated with morphine are able to preserve their CD4+ T cell counts after SIV infection.” In preparation.
      5. G.M. Ortiz, J.N. Brown, T.E. Angel, J.M. Jacobs, R.D. Smith, E. McCance-Katz, S. Dominy, and J.M. McCune. . “The proteomic and immunologic effect of heroin withdrawal in human subjects.” In preparation.
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