Dr. Oren's research interests include mechanisms of anemia of inflammation, microbicidal peptides- focus on defensins, and respiratory physiology; exercise physiology in health and disease control of ventilation. His clinical interests include obstructive pulmonary diseases.
After completing his education in Israel and training in the United States, Dr. Oren became a member of the UCLA School of Medicine faculty in 1980. He worked for 17 years at the VA medical center in Los Angeles, where he was also the director of the respiratory physiology laboratories. Dr. Oren then joined USC after two years as global medical director at a pharmaceutical company.
Venice Family Clinic: Phillip Rossman/Mayer Davidson Wall of Honor, 2003
LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: Community Partner Award, 2010
US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Special Commendation, 1995
Venice Family Clinic: Outstanding Physician Award, 1994
Venice Family Clinic: Dr. Morton K. Rubinstein Award, 1998-1999
City of Los Angeles: Special Commendation, 2008
American College of Chest Physicians: Humanitarian Award, 2004
American Legion of Honor: Medal of Valor, 2005
Baxter BioScience: Baxter Excellence Award Finalist, 2007
Truong LN, O'Connell R, Oren A. A 49-Year-Old Man with Fever, Erythema Nodosum, and Ankle Swelling. Final Diagnosis: Extrapulmonary tuberculosis with hepatic and bone marrow involvement. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Oct; 12(10):1575-7. View in: PubMed
Friedman AJ, Phan J, Schairer DO, Champer J, Qin M, Pirouz A, Blecher-Paz K, Oren A, Liu PT, Modlin RL, Kim J. Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity of chitosan-alginate nanoparticles: a targeted therapy for cutaneous pathogens. J Invest Dermatol. 2013 May; 133(5):1231-9. View in: PubMed
Martinez JG, Waldon M, Huang Q, Alvarez S, Oren A, Sandoval N, Du M, Zhou F, Zenz A, Lohner K, Desharnais R, Porter E. Membrane-targeted synergistic activity of docosahexaenoic acid and lysozyme against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Biochem J. 2009 Apr 1; 419(1):193-200. View in: PubMed
McInturff JE, Wang SJ, Machleidt T, Lin TR, Oren A, Hertz CJ, Krutzik SR, Hart S, Zeh K, Anderson DH, Gallo RL, Modlin RL, Kim J. Granulysin-derived peptides demonstrate antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects against Propionibacterium acnes. J Invest Dermatol. 2005 Aug; 125(2):256-63. View in: PubMed
Ganz T, Gabayan V, Liao HI, Liu L, Oren A, Graf T, Cole AM. Increased inflammation in lysozyme M-deficient mice in response to Micrococcus luteus and its peptidoglycan. Blood. 2003 Mar 15; 101(6):2388-92. View in: PubMed