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