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Ami Oren, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Medicine
IRD 720 2020 Zonal Avenue Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 226 7923

Overview

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.

Awards

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

Venice Family Clinic: award conferred by, 1998-1999

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: award conferred by, 2010

Venice Family Clinic: award conferred by, 1994

City of Los Angeles: award conferred by, 2008

Baxter BioScience: award conferred by, 2007

Venice Family Clinic: award conferred by, 2003

American College of Chest Physicians: award conferred by, 2004

American Legion of Honor: award conferred by, 2005

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: award conferred by, 1995

Venice Family Clinic: award or honor for, 2003

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: award or honor for, 2010

Venice Family Clinic: award or honor for, 1994

Venice Family Clinic: award or honor for, 1998-1999

American Legion of Honor: award or honor for, 2005

American College of Chest Physicians: award or honor for, 2004

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: award or honor for, 1995

Baxter BioScience: award or honor for, 2007

City of Los Angeles: award or honor for, 2008

Venice Family Clinic: start date, 1998-1999

City of Los Angeles: start date, 2008

American College of Chest Physicians: start date, 2004

American Legion of Honor: start date, 2005

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: start date, 1995

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: start date, 2010

Venice Family Clinic: start date, 1994

Venice Family Clinic: start date, 2003

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: full name, 1995

Venice Family Clinic: full name, 1998-1999

American College of Chest Physicians: full name, 2004

Venice Family Clinic: full name, 2003

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: full name, 2010

City of Los Angeles: full name, 2008

Venice Family Clinic: full name, 1994

American Legion of Honor: full name, 2005

Baxter BioScience: full name, 2007

American College of Chest Physicians: email address, 2004

Venice Family Clinic: email address, 1998-1999

City of Los Angeles: email address, 2008

Venice Family Clinic: email address, 1994

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: email address, 1995

Venice Family Clinic: email address, 2003

American Legion of Honor: email address, 2005

Baxter BioScience: email address, 2007

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: email address, 2010

City of Los Angeles: last name, 2008

American Legion of Honor: last name, 2005

American College of Chest Physicians: last name, 2004

Venice Family Clinic: last name, 2003

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: last name, 1995

Venice Family Clinic: last name, 1994

Venice Family Clinic: last name, 1998-1999

Baxter BioScience: last name, 2007

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: last name, 2010

City of Los Angeles: person in primary position, 2008

Baxter BioScience: person in primary position, 2007

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: person in primary position, 1995

Venice Family Clinic: person in primary position, 1994

Venice Family Clinic: person in primary position, 2003

Venice Family Clinic: person in primary position, 1998-1999

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: person in primary position, 2010

American College of Chest Physicians: person in primary position, 2004

American Legion of Honor: person in primary position, 2005

Venice Family Clinic: HR job title, 1998-1999

American Legion of Honor: HR job title, 2005

City of Los Angeles: HR job title, 2008

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: HR job title, 1995

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: HR job title, 2010

Venice Family Clinic: HR job title, 2003

Baxter BioScience: HR job title, 2007

Venice Family Clinic: HR job title, 1994

American College of Chest Physicians: HR job title, 2004

City of Los Angeles: Department, 2008

Venice Family Clinic: Department, 2003

American College of Chest Physicians: Department, 2004

Venice Family Clinic: Department, 1994

Baxter BioScience: Department, 2007

Venice Family Clinic: Department, 1998-1999

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: Department, 2010

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Department, 1995

Venice Family Clinic: Oren, Ami, 1998-1999

Venice Family Clinic: Oren, Ami, 1994

American College of Chest Physicians: Oren, Ami, 2004

Baxter BioScience: Oren, Ami, 2007

Venice Family Clinic: Oren, Ami, 2003

American Legion of Honor: Oren, Ami, 2005

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Oren, Ami, 1995

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: Oren, Ami, 2010

Venice Family Clinic: position in department, 2003

Baxter BioScience: position in department, 2007

City of Los Angeles: position in department, 2008

Venice Family Clinic: position in department, 1994

Venice Family Clinic: position in department, 1998-1999

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: position in department, 1995

American College of Chest Physicians: position in department, 2004

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: position in department, 2010

American Legion of Honor: position in department, 2005

Baxter BioScience: Faculty Rank, 2007

Venice Family Clinic: Faculty Rank, 1994

American Legion of Honor: Faculty Rank, 2005

American College of Chest Physicians: Faculty Rank, 2004

Venice Family Clinic: Faculty Rank, 2003

City of Los Angeles: Faculty Rank, 2008

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Faculty Rank, 1995

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: Faculty Rank, 2010

American Legion of Honor: sort order, 2005

Venice Family Clinic: sort order, 1994

Venice Family Clinic: sort order, 1998-1999

American College of Chest Physicians: sort order, 2004

Baxter BioScience: sort order, 2007

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: sort order, 2010

Venice Family Clinic: sort order, 2003

City of Los Angeles: sort order, 2008

Venice Family Clinic: Person, 1994

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Person, 1995

American College of Chest Physicians: Person, 2004

Venice Family Clinic: Person, 2003

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: Person, 2010

American Legion of Honor: Person, 2005

Baxter BioScience: Person, 2007

Venice Family Clinic: Person, 1998-1999

City of Los Angeles: Person, 2008

City of Los Angeles: Organization, 2008

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: Organization, 2010

Baxter BioScience: Organization, 2007

Venice Family Clinic: Organization, 1998-1999

Venice Family Clinic: Organization, 1994

American College of Chest Physicians: Organization, 2004

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Organization, 1995

Venice Family Clinic: Organization, 2003

American Legion of Honor: Organization, 2005

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: sort order, 1995

City of Los Angeles: Oren, Ami, 2008

Baxter BioScience: start date, 2007

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Keck School of Medicine of USC, 1995

Venice Family Clinic: Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2003

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2010

City of Los Angeles: Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2008

Venice Family Clinic: Keck School of Medicine of USC, 1998-1999

Venice Family Clinic: Keck School of Medicine of USC, 1994

American College of Chest Physicians: Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2004

Baxter BioScience: Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2007

American Legion of Honor: Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2005

Venice Family Clinic: workplace homepage, 1994

City of Los Angeles: workplace homepage, 2008

Venice Family Clinic: workplace homepage, 2003

Baxter BioScience: workplace homepage, 2007

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: workplace homepage, 1995

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: workplace homepage, 2010

American College of Chest Physicians: workplace homepage, 2004

American Legion of Honor: workplace homepage, 2005

Venice Family Clinic: workplace homepage, 1998-1999

City of Los Angeles: Professor, 2008

Venice Family Clinic: Professor, 1994

American College of Chest Physicians: Professor, 2004

American Legion of Honor: Professor, 2005

Venice Family Clinic: Professor, 1998-1999

Baxter BioScience: Professor, 2007

Venice Family Clinic: Professor, 2003

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: Professor, 2010

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Professor, 1995

Venice Family Clinic: position in organization, 2003

City of Los Angeles: position in organization, 2008

Venice Family Clinic: position in organization, 1994

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: position in organization, 1995

Baxter BioScience: position in organization, 2007

American College of Chest Physicians: position in organization, 2004

American Legion of Honor: position in organization, 2005

Venice Family Clinic: position in organization, 1998-1999

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: position in organization, 2010

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: is primary position, 2010

Venice Family Clinic: is primary position, 2003

Venice Family Clinic: is primary position, 1998-1999

Venice Family Clinic: is primary position, 1994

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: is primary position, 1995

American Legion of Honor: is primary position, 2005

City of Los Angeles: is primary position, 2008

American College of Chest Physicians: is primary position, 2004

Baxter BioScience: is primary position, 2007

Baxter BioScience: preferred title, 2007

Venice Family Clinic: preferred title, 1994

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: preferred title, 2010

American College of Chest Physicians: preferred title, 2004

City of Los Angeles: preferred title, 2008

Venice Family Clinic: preferred title, 1998-1999

American College of Chest Physicians: Professor of Clinical Medicine, 2004

American Legion of Honor: Professor of Clinical Medicine, 2005

Venice Family Clinic: Professor of Clinical Medicine, 1998-1999

City of Los Angeles: Professor of Clinical Medicine, 2008

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Professor of Clinical Medicine, 1995

Venice Family Clinic: Professor of Clinical Medicine, 2003

Baxter BioScience: Professor of Clinical Medicine, 2007

Venice Family Clinic: Professor of Clinical Medicine, 1994

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: Professor of Clinical Medicine, 2010

Venice Family Clinic: Faculty Rank, 1998-1999

City of Los Angeles: Agent, 2008

Venice Family Clinic: Agent, 2003

Baxter BioScience: Agent, 2007

Venice Family Clinic: Agent, 1994

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: Agent, 2010

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Agent, 1995

Venice Family Clinic: Agent, 1998-1999

American Legion of Honor: Agent, 2005

American Legion of Honor: Department, 2005

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: first name, 1995

American College of Chest Physicians: first name, 2004

City of Los Angeles: first name, 2008

Venice Family Clinic: first name, 2003

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: first name, 2010

Venice Family Clinic: first name, 1994

American Legion of Honor: first name, 2005

Venice Family Clinic: first name, 1998-1999

Baxter BioScience: first name, 2007

Venice Family Clinic: type, 2003

City of Los Angeles: type, 2008

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: type, 2010

Venice Family Clinic: type, 1994

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: type, 1995

American Legion of Honor: type, 2005

Venice Family Clinic: type, 1998-1999

American College of Chest Physicians: type, 2004

American College of Chest Physicians: Person ID, 2004

City of Los Angeles: Person ID, 2008

Venice Family Clinic: Person ID, 2003

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Person ID, 1995

Venice Family Clinic: Person ID, 1998-1999

Venice Family Clinic: Person ID, 1994

American Legion of Honor: Person ID, 2005

Baxter BioScience: Person ID, 2007

Venice Family Clinic: has faculty rank, 1994

Baxter BioScience: has faculty rank, 2007

Venice Family Clinic: has faculty rank, 2003

Venice Family Clinic: has faculty rank, 1998-1999

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: has faculty rank, 1995

American Legion of Honor: has faculty rank, 2005

American College of Chest Physicians: has faculty rank, 2004

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: has faculty rank, 2010

City of Los Angeles: has faculty rank, 2008

American Legion of Honor: preferred title, 2005

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: preferred title, 1995

Venice Family Clinic: preferred title, 2003

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: Medicine, 2010

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Medicine, 1995

Venice Family Clinic: Medicine, 1994

Venice Family Clinic: end date, 1998-1999

Venice Family Clinic: Medicine, 2003

American College of Chest Physicians: Medicine, 2004

American Legion of Honor: Medicine, 2005

Baxter BioScience: Medicine, 2007

City of Los Angeles: Medicine, 2008

American Legion of Honor: Award or Honor Receipt, 2005

Venice Family Clinic: Award or Honor Receipt, 1994

City of Los Angeles: Award or Honor Receipt, 2008

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Award or Honor Receipt, 1995

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: Award or Honor Receipt, 2010

Venice Family Clinic: Award or Honor Receipt, 1998-1999

American College of Chest Physicians: Award or Honor Receipt, 2004

Baxter BioScience: Award or Honor Receipt, 2007

Venice Family Clinic: Award or Honor Receipt, 2003

American College of Chest Physicians: Agent, 2004

LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: Position, 2010

Baxter BioScience: Position, 2007

City of Los Angeles: Position, 2008

Venice Family Clinic: Position, 1998-1999

Venice Family Clinic: Position, 1994

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Position, 1995

American College of Chest Physicians: Position, 2004

American Legion of Honor: Position, 2005

Publications

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

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

Membrane-targeted synergistic activity of docosahexaenoic acid and lysozyme against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Biochem J. 2009 Apr 1; 419(1):193-200. View in: PubMed

Granulysin-derived peptides demonstrate antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects against Propionibacterium acnes. J Invest Dermatol. 2005 Aug; 125(2):256-63. View in: PubMed

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

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