Michael Zobel, MD

Title(s)Resident Physician, Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    University of California, San Francisco, CAResident, Surgery2022
    Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CAResearch Fellow, Surgery2020
    University of California, San Francisco, CAIntern, 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 magma 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 five peer-reviewed papers, most recently publishing "Evaluation of Clinical Outcomes of Sutureless vs. Sutured Closure Techniques in Gastroschisis Repair" in JAMA Surgery and "Intercostal Nerve Cryoablation during the Nuss Procedure - A Randomized Clinical Trial" in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery with members of the UCSF Division of Pediatric Surgery. Recent research presentations include “Surgical Management of Children with Hypoglycemia due to Congenital Hyperinsulinism or Insulinomas” (Pacific Coast Surgical Association, Tucson, AZ) and "Clinical Management and Outcomes of Pelvic Neuroblastoma" (Academic Surgical Congress, Houston, TX). He has an upcoming presentation at the 2019 Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Association entitled "The Incidence of Neuropathic Pain after Intercostal Cryoablation during the Nuss Procedure."

    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).

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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
    Hyponatremia and Complex Biliary Disease
    PI: Lygia Stewart, M.D.

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    1. Graves CE and Moyer J, Zobel MJ, Mora R, Smith D, O’Day M, and Padilla BE.Intraoperative Intercostal Nerve Cryoablation during the Nuss Procedure Reduces Length of Stay and Opioid Requirement: A Randomized Clinical Trial . Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2019; (in press).
    2. 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. 2018 Sep 19. PMID: 30325977.
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    3. 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; PMCID: PMC3966546.
    4. 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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    5. 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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