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Michael Zobel, MD

Title(s)Resident Physician, Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    University of California, San Francisco, CAResident, Genera Surgery2022
    Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CAPediatric Surgery Research Fellow2020
    University of California, San Francisco, CAIntern, General Surgery2016
    Keck School of Medicine of USC, CAM.D.2015with Distinction in Research
    University of Southern California, CAB.S., B.A.2011Magna Cum Laude
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    2018  - 2020American College of Surgeons, Resident Research Scholarship
    2018Award Winner, J. Engelbert Dunphy Resident Research Symposium
    2015Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    2013Winner, MEDSTARS Research Competition
    2012  - 2015Dean's Recognition, Keck School of Medicine of USC
    2010Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
    2007  - 2011Presidential Scholarship, USC

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    Michael J. Zobel, M.D. is currently a resident in the UCSF Department of Surgery. He received his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, graduating with Distinction in Research and as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Southern California, where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, receiving degrees in Biological Sciences and Business Administration, graduating magna cum laude.

    In the summer of 2018, Dr. Zobel began a surgery research fellowship at Children's Hospital Los Angeles where he is currently working with Dr. Eugene S. Kim to identify novel treatments for the aggressive childhood cancer, neuroblastoma.

    Dr. Zobel is a recipient of the American College of Surgeons Resident Research Scholarship. He has published a total of 14 peer-reviewed papers in JAMA Surgery, the Journal of Pediatric Surgery, and the Journal of Surgical Research, among others. His most recent research podium presentations were delivered at the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the Academic Surgical Congress, and the Pacific Coast Surgical Association.

    He is the great-great nephew of San Francisco native Dr. Alfred Zobel, former president of the American Society of Colorectal Surgeons (previously the American Proctologic Society). His other interests include basketball and vocal music.

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    The Role of CCL2 and CCL7 in Metastatic Neuroblastoma
    PI: Eugene S. Kim, M.D. | Sponsored by the ACS Resident Research Scholarship

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    1. Zamora AK, Zobel MJ, Ourshalimian S, Zhou S, Shillingford NM, Kim ES. The Effect of Gross Total Resection on Patients with Pleuropulmonary Blastoma. J Surg Res. 2020 Apr 27; 253:115-120. PMID: 32353636.
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    2. Zobel MJ, Long R, Gosnell J, Sosa JA, Padilla BE. Postoperative Hypoparathyroidism After Total Thyroidectomy in Children. J Surg Res. 2020 Mar 29; 252:63-68. PMID: 32234570.
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    3. Zobel MJ, Stewart L. Hyponatremia is associated with more severe biliary disease. World J Gastrointest Surg. 2020 Feb 27; 12(2):45-54. PMID: 32128028.
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    4. Zobel M, Zamora A, Sura A, Wang L, Stein J, Marachelian A, Kim ES. The Clinical Management and Outcomes of Pelvic Neuroblastic Tumors. J Surg Res. 2020 May; 249:8-12. PMID: 31918331.
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    5. Zobel MJ, Ewbank C, Mora R, Idowu O, Kim S, Padilla BE. The incidence of neuropathic pain after intercostal cryoablation during the Nuss procedure. Pediatr Surg Int. 2020 Mar; 36(3):317-324. PMID: 31760443.
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    6. Luu HY, Zobel MJ, Jonzzon S, Lin M, Lee D, Eichler C, Lin MYC. Predictors and Outcomes of Paramedian Incisional Hernia After Anterior Spine Exposure. J Surg Res. 2020 Mar; 247:380-386. PMID: 31753554.
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    7. Zobel MJ, McFarland C, Ferrera-Cook CT, Padilla BE. Surgical management of medically-refractory hyperinsulinism. Am J Surg. 2019 Sep 10. PMID: 31757439.
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    8. Zobel M, Gologorsky R, Lee H, Vu L. Congenital lung lesions. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2019 Aug; 28(4):150821. PMID: 31451177.
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    9. Graves CE, Moyer J, Zobel MJ, Mora R, Smith D, O'Day M, Padilla BE. Intraoperative intercostal nerve cryoablation During the Nuss procedure reduces length of stay and opioid requirement: A randomized clinical trial. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Nov; 54(11):2250-2256. PMID: 30935731.
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    10. Witt RG, Zobel M, Padilla B, Lee H, MacKenzie TC, Vu L. Evaluation of Clinical Outcomes of Sutureless vs Sutured Closure Techniques in Gastroschisis Repair. JAMA Surg. 2019 01 01; 154(1):33-39. PMID: 30325977.
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    11. Short SS, Wang J, Castle SL, Fernandez GE, Smiley N, Zobel M, Pontarelli EM, Papillon SC, Grishin AV, Ford HR. Low doses of celecoxib attenuate gut barrier failure during experimental peritonitis. Lab Invest. 2013 Dec; 93(12):1265-75. PMID: 24126890.
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    12. Falor AE, Zobel M, de Virgilio C. External iliac artery fibrosis in endurance athletes successfully treated with bypass grafting. Ann Vasc Surg. 2013 Nov; 27(8):1183.e1-4. PMID: 23988540.
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    13. Falor AE, Zobel M, Kaji A, Neville A, De Virgilio C. Admission variables predictive of gangrenous cholecystitis. Am Surg. 2012 Oct; 78(10):1075-8. PMID: 23025944.
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