Michael Zobel, MD

Title(s)Resident Physician, Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CAFellow, Pediatric Surgery2024
    University of California, San Francisco, CAResident, General Surgery2022
    Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CAResearch Fellow, Pediatric Surgery2020
    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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    2022Teaching Excellence Award for Cherished Housestaff, UCSF School of Medicine
    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 chief resident in the UCSF Department of Surgery. He has published 18 peer-reviewed papers in JAMA Surgery, the Journal of Pediatric Surgery, the Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer, and the Journal of Surgical Research, among others. He has also authored chapters in multiple textbooks, including Mulholland and Greenfield's Surgery, and Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery. In total, he has authored over 30 published research abstracts that have been presented at conferences around the world. 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.

    From 2018 to 2020, Dr. Zobel completed the research fellowship at Children's Hospital Los Angeles where he worked with Dr. Eugene S. Kim to identify novel treatments for the aggressive childhood cancer, neuroblastoma. Dr. Zobel received the American College of Surgeons Resident Research Scholarship to support this research.

    Dr. Zobel will begin the pediatric surgery fellowship at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in August 2022. 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, graduating magna cum laude while receiving degrees in both Biological Sciences and Business Administration.

    His other interests include basketball and vocal music. 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

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    1. Initiation of immunotherapy with activated natural killer cells and anti-GD2 antibody dinutuximab prior to resection of primary neuroblastoma prolongs survival in mice. J Immunother Cancer. 2020 12; 8(2). Zobel MJ, Zamora AK, Wu HW, Sun J, Lascano D, Malvar J, Wang L, Sheard MA, Seeger RC, Kim ES. PMID: 33428582; PMCID: PMC7751216.
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    2. Implications of Tumor Characteristics and Treatment Modality on Local Recurrence and Functional Outcomes in Children with Chest Wall Sarcoma: A Pediatric Surgical Oncology Research Collaborative Study. Ann Surg. 2020 Nov 04. Harris CJ, Helenowski I, Murphy AJ, Mansfield SA, LaQuaglia MP, Heaton TE, Cavalli M, Murphy JT, Newman E, Overmen RE, Kartal TT, Cooke-Barber J, Donaher A, Malek MM, Kalsi R, Kim ES, Zobel MJ, Goodhue CJ, Naik-Mathuria BJ, Jefferson IN, Roach JP, Mata C, Piché N, Joharifard S, Sultan S, Short SS, Meyers RL, Bleicher J, Le HD, Janek K, Bütter A, Davidson J, Aldrink JH, Richards HW, Tracy ET, Commander SJ, Fialkowski EA, Troutt M, Dasgupta R, Lautz TB. PMID: 33156070; PMCID: PMC8093319.
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    3. Management of cervicofacial lymphatic malformations requires a multidisciplinary approach. J Pediatr Surg. 2021 May; 56(5):1062-1067. Zobel MJ, Nowicki D, Gomez G, Lee J, Howell L, Miller J, Zeinati C, Anselmo DM. PMID: 33982660.
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    4. Management challenges of a large upper extremity vascular malformation in a patient with capillary malformation-arteriovenous malformation syndrome. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2021 05; 9(3):781-784. Zobel MJ, Moses W, Walther A, Nowicki D, Howell L, Miller J, Zeinati C, Anselmo DM. PMID: 32687897.
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    5. Surgical management of benign thyroid disease in children. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2020 Jun; 29(3):150922. Zobel MJ, Padilla BE. PMID: 32571507.
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    6. The Effect of Gross Total Resection on Patients with Pleuropulmonary Blastoma. J Surg Res. 2020 09; 253:115-120. Zamora AK, Zobel MJ, Ourshalimian S, Zhou S, Shillingford NM, Kim ES. PMID: 32353636.
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    7. Postoperative Hypoparathyroidism After Total Thyroidectomy in Children. J Surg Res. 2020 08; 252:63-68. Zobel MJ, Long R, Gosnell J, Sosa JA, Padilla BE. PMID: 32234570.
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    8. Hyponatremia is associated with more severe biliary disease. World J Gastrointest Surg. 2020 Feb 27; 12(2):45-54. Zobel MJ, Stewart L. PMID: 32128028; PMCID: PMC7044107.
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    9. The Clinical Management and Outcomes of Pelvic Neuroblastic Tumors. J Surg Res. 2020 05; 249:8-12. Zobel M, Zamora A, Sura A, Wang L, Stein J, Marachelian A, Kim ES. PMID: 31918331.
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    10. The incidence of neuropathic pain after intercostal cryoablation during the Nuss procedure. Pediatr Surg Int. 2020 Mar; 36(3):317-324. Zobel MJ, Ewbank C, Mora R, Idowu O, Kim S, Padilla BE. PMID: 31760443.
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    11. Predictors and Outcomes of Paramedian Incisional Hernia After Anterior Spine Exposure. J Surg Res. 2020 03; 247:380-386. Luu HY, Zobel MJ, Jonzzon S, Lin M, Lee D, Eichler C, Lin MYC. PMID: 31753554.
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    12. Surgical management of medically-refractory hyperinsulinism. Am J Surg. 2020 06; 219(6):947-951. Zobel MJ, McFarland C, Ferrera-Cook CT, Padilla BE. PMID: 31757439.
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    13. Congenital lung lesions. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2019 Aug; 28(4):150821. Zobel M, Gologorsky R, Lee H, Vu L. PMID: 31451177.
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    14. 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. Graves CE, Moyer J, Zobel MJ, Mora R, Smith D, O'Day M, Padilla BE. PMID: 30935731; PMCID: PMC6920013.
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    15. Evaluation of Clinical Outcomes of Sutureless vs Sutured Closure Techniques in Gastroschisis Repair. JAMA Surg. 2019 01 01; 154(1):33-39. Witt RG, Zobel M, Padilla B, Lee H, MacKenzie TC, Vu L. PMID: 30325977; PMCID: PMC6439850.
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    16. Low doses of celecoxib attenuate gut barrier failure during experimental peritonitis. Lab Invest. 2013 Dec; 93(12):1265-75. Short SS, Wang J, Castle SL, Fernandez GE, Smiley N, Zobel M, Pontarelli EM, Papillon SC, Grishin AV, Ford HR. PMID: 24126890; PMCID: PMC3966546.
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    17. External iliac artery fibrosis in endurance athletes successfully treated with bypass grafting. Ann Vasc Surg. 2013 Nov; 27(8):1183.e1-4. Falor AE, Zobel M, de Virgilio C. PMID: 23988540.
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    18. Admission variables predictive of gangrenous cholecystitis. Am Surg. 2012 Oct; 78(10):1075-8. Falor AE, Zobel M, Kaji A, Neville A, De Virgilio C. PMID: 23025944.
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