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Osama Mohamad, MD, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
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    American University of Beirut, BeirutB.S.06/2006Biology
    Emory University, AtlantaMD05/2014Medicine
    Emory University , AtlantaPhD06/2014Neuroscience and regenerative medicine
    University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas06/2019Radiation Oncology Residency
    National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba, Japan04/2018Research fellowship in carbon ion radiotherapy
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    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center2018  - 2019Resident of the year chief resident award
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center2015  - 2019RSNA Roentgen research award
    Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology2017  - 2018ASTRO/ARRO Global Health Scholar Program Award
    University of Hawaii Transitional Year Program2014  - 2015Resident of the year awad
    Emory University2008  - 2009Crawford Long Anesthesiology Research Award
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society2006  - 2007Carolyn Kuckein Student Research Award
    American University of Beirut2004  - 2005Nicholas Jabr Award for Academic Excellence

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    Dr. Osama Mohamad, assistant professor, received his undergraduate degree at the American University of Beirut, in Beirut, Lebanon in 2006 with the highest honors. He then enrolled in the medical scientist training program (MSTP) at Emory University in Atlanta, and successfully finished his MD Ph.D. (Ph.D. in stem cells and regenerative medicine) in 2014. During his Ph.D., he received a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship award and completed a certificate program in clinical and translational research. He completed a transitional year internship at the University of Hawaii (where he received the resident of the year award), then finished residency training in radiation oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center, in Dallas (where he was a chief resident). During residency, he spent a year pursuing a research fellowship at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences in Japan studying carbon ion radiotherapy for prostate cancer. Over his years in training, he received many awards including the resident of the year award and the RSNA Roentgen research award during his chief resident year at UTSW. He presented his research at multiple national and international meetings and published over 45 publications including a first author original research paper in Lancet Oncology.

    Dr. Mohamad’s number one priority is his patients. He is interested in healthcare innovation with a focus on oncology. He is passionate about clinical care and bringing cutting-edge research and innovation to his patients. At UCSF, he will be treating genitourinary cancers with a special focus on prostate and kidney cancers using intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiotherapy (SBRT), and HDR brachytherapy. He will build on the strong interdisciplinary cancer clinical programs in the departments of urology, radiation oncology, and medical oncology at UCSF to develop clinical research, clinical trials, and translational research in prostate and kidney cancers.

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    1. Lin MH, Yang M, Dougherty J, Tasson A, Zhang Y, Mohamad O, Dan T, Yan Y, Gu X, Timmerman R, Laack N, Beltran C. Radiation Therapy for Pediatric Brain Tumors using Robotic Radiation Delivery System and Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2019 Sep 19. PMID: 31542454.
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    2. Zhang Y, Schoenhals J, Christie A, Mohamad O, Wang C, Bowman I, Singla N, Hammers H, Courtney K, Bagrodia A, Margulis V, Desai N, Garant A, Choy H, Timmerman R, Brugarolas J, Hannan R. Stereotactic Ablative Radiation Therapy (SAbR) Used to Defer Systemic Therapy in Oligometastatic Renal Cell Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 Oct 01; 105(2):367-375. PMID: 31377159.
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    3. Rahimi A, Mohamad O, Albuquerque K, Kim DWN, Chen D, Thomas K, Wooldridge R, Rivers A, Leitch M, Rao R, Haley B, Ahn C, Garwood D, Spangler A. Novel hyaluronan formulation for preventing acute skin reactions in breast during radiotherapy: a randomized clinical trial. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Jul 04. PMID: 31273506.
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    4. Mohamad O, Tabuchi T, Morishima T, Makishima H, Miyashiro I, Tsuji H. Key considerations when reviewing subsequent primary cancers following radiotherapy - Authors' reply. Lancet Oncol. 2019 Jun; 20(6):e292. PMID: 31162099.
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    5. Fadel HA, El Ahmadieh TY, Plitt AR, Neeley OJ, Johnson Z, Aoun SG, Mohamad O, Timmerman R, Weprin BE. Oculomotor Schwannomas: A Systematic Review and Report of Two Pediatric Cases Treated with Fractionated Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiotherapy. World Neurosurg. 2019 Sep; 129:487-496. PMID: 31125775.
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    6. Doke K, Mohamad O, Royce TJ, Meyer J, Chen AM. Fellowship Training Programs in Radiation Oncology: A Snapshot From 2005 to 2017. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 Jul 15; 104(4):765-772. PMID: 30885774.
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    7. Mohamad O, Tabuchi T, Nitta Y, Nomoto A, Sato A, Kasuya G, Makishima H, Choy H, Yamada S, Morishima T, Tsuji H, Miyashiro I, Kamada T. Risk of subsequent primary cancers after carbon ion radiotherapy, photon radiotherapy, or surgery for localised prostate cancer: a propensity score-weighted, retrospective, cohort study. Lancet Oncol. 2019 May; 20(5):674-685. PMID: 30885458.
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    8. Makishima H, Yasuda S, Isozaki Y, Kasuya G, Okada N, Miyazaki M, Mohamad O, Matsufuji N, Yamada S, Tsuji H, Kamada T. Single fraction carbon ion radiotherapy for colorectal cancer liver metastasis: A dose escalation study. Cancer Sci. 2019 Jan; 110(1):303-309. PMID: 30417485.
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    9. Mkanna A, Mohamad O, Ramia P, Thebian R, Makki M, Tamim H, Jalbout W, Youssef B, Eid T, Geara F, Shahine B, Zeidan YH. Predictors of Cardiac Sparing in Deep Inspiration Breath-Hold for Patients With Left Sided Breast Cancer. Front Oncol. 2018; 8:564. PMID: 30538954.
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    10. Mohamad O, Yamada S, Durante M. Clinical Indications for Carbon Ion Radiotherapy. Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2018 05; 30(5):317-329. PMID: 29402598.
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    11. Mohamad O, Imai R, Kamada T, Nitta Y, Araki N. Carbon ion radiotherapy for inoperable pediatric osteosarcoma. Oncotarget. 2018 May 01; 9(33):22976-22985. PMID: 29796166.
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    12. Mohamad O, Doke K, Marcrom S, Chen AM, Royce TJ, Meyer JJ. A Fellow's Fate: Employment Outcomes of Radiation Oncology Fellowship Graduates. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 09 01; 102(1):16-17. PMID: 30102192.
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    13. Mohamad O, Diaz de Leon A, Schroeder S, Leiker A, Christie A, Zhang-Velten E, Trivedi L, Khan S, Desai NB, Laine A, Albuquerque K, Iyengar P, Arriaga Y, Courtney K, Gerber DE, Hammers H, Choy H, Timmerman R, Brugarolas J, Hannan R. Safety and efficacy of concurrent immune checkpoint inhibitors and hypofractionated body radiotherapy. Oncoimmunology. 2018; 7(7):e1440168. PMID: 29900043.
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    14. Mohamad O, Makishima H, Kamada T. Evolution of Carbon Ion Radiotherapy at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences in Japan. Cancers (Basel). 2018 Mar 06; 10(3). PMID: 29509684.
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    15. Mohamad O, Meyer JJ. Recent Trends in Radiation Oncology Fellowship Training in the United States. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 11 01; 99(3):539-540. PMID: 29280447.
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    16. Mohamad O, Sishc BJ, Saha J, Pompos A, Rahimi A, Story MD, Davis AJ, Kim DWN. Carbon Ion Radiotherapy: A Review of Clinical Experiences and Preclinical Research, with an Emphasis on DNA Damage/Repair. Cancers (Basel). 2017 Jun 09; 9(6). PMID: 28598362.
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    17. Mohamad O, Shiao J, Zhao B, Roach K, Ramirez E, Vo DT, Thomas K, Gu X, Spangler A, Albuquerque K, Rahimi A. Deep inspiration breathhold for left-sided breast cancer patients with unfavorable cardiac anatomy requiring internal mammary nodal irradiation. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2017 Nov - Dec; 7(6):e361-e367. PMID: 28666899.
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    18. Wei L, Wei ZZ, Jiang MQ, Mohamad O, Yu SP. Stem cell transplantation therapy for multifaceted therapeutic benefits after stroke. Prog Neurobiol. 2017 Oct; 157:49-78. PMID: 28322920.
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    19. Song M, Yu SP, Mohamad O, Cao W, Wei ZZ, Gu X, Jiang MQ, Wei L. Optogenetic stimulation of glutamatergic neuronal activity in the striatum enhances neurogenesis in the subventricular zone of normal and stroke mice. Neurobiol Dis. 2017 Feb; 98:9-24. PMID: 27884724.
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    20. Benyamini P, Lopez S, Cooper M, Mohamad O, Maldini G. Congenital Mesenteric Defect: An Uncommon Cause of Bowel Obstruction. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2016 Feb; 75(2):46-7. PMID: 26918208.
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    21. Mohamad O, McFarlane M, Rahimi A. Absence of physiologic breast response to pregnancy and lactation after radiation therapy. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2016 Mar-Apr; 6(2):e25-6. PMID: 26553113.
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    22. Chen D, Song M, Mohamad O, Yu SP. Inhibition of Na+/K+-ATPase induces hybrid cell death and enhanced sensitivity to chemotherapy in human glioblastoma cells. BMC Cancer. 2014 Sep 26; 14:716. PMID: 25255962.
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    23. Mohamad O, Yu SP, Chen D, Ogle M, Song M, Wei L. Efficient neuronal differentiation of mouse ES and iPS cells using a rotary cell culture protocol. Differentiation. 2013 Nov-Dec; 86(4-5):149-58. PMID: 24480155.
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    24. Drury-Stewart D, Song M, Mohamad O, Guo Y, Gu X, Chen D, Wei L. Highly efficient differentiation of neural precursors from human embryonic stem cells and benefits of transplantation after ischemic stroke in mice. Stem Cell Res Ther. 2013 Aug 08; 4(4):93. PMID: 23928330.
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    25. Wei S, Sun J, Li J, Wang L, Hall CL, Dix TA, Mohamad O, Wei L, Yu SP. Acute and delayed protective effects of pharmacologically induced hypothermia in an intracerebral hemorrhage stroke model of mice. Neuroscience. 2013 Nov 12; 252:489-500. PMID: 23912033.
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    26. Mohamad O, Drury-Stewart D, Song M, Faulkner B, Chen D, Yu SP, Wei L. Vector-free and transgene-free human iPS cells differentiate into functional neurons and enhance functional recovery after ischemic stroke in mice. PLoS One. 2013; 8(5):e64160. PMID: 23717557.
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    27. Song M, Mohamad O, Chen D, Yu SP. Coordinated development of voltage-gated Na+ and K+ currents regulates functional maturation of forebrain neurons derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells. Stem Cells Dev. 2013 May 15; 22(10):1551-63. PMID: 23259973.
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    28. Majumder A, Banerjee S, Harrill JA, Machacek DW, Mohamad O, Bacanamwo M, Mundy WR, Wei L, Dhara SK, Stice SL. Neurotrophic effects of leukemia inhibitory factor on neural cells derived from human embryonic stem cells. Stem Cells. 2012 Nov; 30(11):2387-99. PMID: 22899336.
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    29. Song M, Mohamad O, Gu X, Wei L, Yu SP. Restoration of intracortical and thalamocortical circuits after transplantation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells into the ischemic brain of mice. Cell Transplant. 2013; 22(11):2001-15. PMID: 23069268.
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    30. Mohamad O, Song M, Wei L, Yu SP. Regulatory roles of the NMDA receptor GluN3A subunit in locomotion, pain perception and cognitive functions in adult mice. J Physiol. 2013 Jan 01; 591(1):149-68. PMID: 23006484.
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    31. Choi KE, Hall CL, Sun JM, Wei L, Mohamad O, Dix TA, Yu SP. A novel stroke therapy of pharmacologically induced hypothermia after focal cerebral ischemia in mice. FASEB J. 2012 Jul; 26(7):2799-810. PMID: 22459147.
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    32. Li J, Yu S, Lu Z, Mohamad O, Wei L. N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor subtype 3A promotes apoptosis in developing mouse brain exposed to hyperoxia. Neural Regen Res. 2012 Feb 05; 7(4):273-7. PMID: 25806068.
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    33. Mohamad O, Chen D, Zhang L, Hofmann C, Wei L, Yu SP. Erythropoietin reduces neuronal cell death and hyperalgesia induced by peripheral inflammatory pain in neonatal rats. Mol Pain. 2011 Jul 21; 7:51. PMID: 21777449.
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    34. Drury-Stewart D, Song M, Mohamad O, Yu SP, Wei L. Small molecule promoted feeder free and adherent differentiation of functional neurons from human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells. J Stem Cells. 2011; 6(1):1-7. PMID: 22997841.
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    35. Li Y, Yu SP, Mohamad O, Genetta T, Wei L. Sublethal transient global ischemia stimulates migration of neuroblasts and neurogenesis in mice. Transl Stroke Res. 2010 Sep; 1(3):184-96. PMID: 21792374.
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