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


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.


LA Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition: Community Partner Award, 2010

City of Los Angeles: Special Commendation, 2008

Baxter BioScience: Baxter Excellence Award Finalist, 2007

American Legion of Honor: Medal of Valor, 2005

American College of Chest Physicians: Humanitarian Award, 2004

Venice Family Clinic: Phillip Rossman/Mayer Davidson Wall of Honor, 2003

Venice Family Clinic: Dr. Morton K. Rubinstein Award, 1998-1999

US Government and Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Special Commendation, 1995

Venice Family Clinic: Outstanding Physician Award, 1994


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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