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Arya Zarinsefat, MD

Arya Zarinsefat, MD

  • Clinical Fellow (PGY-7)
  • Abdominal Transplant Surgery

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Arya Zarinsefat, M.D. is an Abdominal Transplant Fellow in the UCSF Department of Surgery. He completed his General Surgery residency training at UCSF in 2022. During his research years, he worked in Sarwal Lab at UCSF and completed the Advanced Training in Clinical Research certificate program through the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Dr. Zarinsefat obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University completed his medical education at the University of Michigan, where he demonstrated early commitment to research by utilizing analytic morphometrics to predict perioperative outcomes. He excelled academically and clinically, and was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He continued to excel at UCSF during his general surgery residency. Dr. Zarinsefat was co-mentored by Dr. Minnie Sarwal (expertise with next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics) and Dr. Peter Stock (transplant surgery in HIV positive recipients) during his research years. Dr. Stock has tapped him to establish a university-wide database of all HIV-infected transplant recipients, and to follow their long term outcomes. 

  Dept or School    
  End Date    
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • B.A.
  • Chemistry
  • 05/2010
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • M.D.
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • 05/2015
  •   Award  
      Confired By    
  • UCSF-Gladstone Center For AIDS Research (CFAR) Mentored Scientist Award
  • UCSF
  • 2019 - 2020
  • "Filling a Void of Research Training for Transplant Surgeons” (FAVOR) T32 Training Grant
  • NIH
  • 2018 - 2020
    • University of California San Francisco - General Surgery Intern - 2015-2016
    • University of California San Francisco - General Surgery Resident - 2015-2022
    • Resident Research Fellow - UCSF Sarwal Lab - 2018-2020
    • Microbiome in Transplantatio
    • Organ Transplantation in HIV-infected recipients
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    1. Audrey E Brown, Yvonne M Kelly, Arya Zarinsefat, Worner Giulia, Raphael PH Meier, Minnie M Sarwal, Andrew Posselt, Zoltan G Laszik, Tara Sigdel, Peter Stock. 313.4: The tissue common response module (tCRM) score predicts treatment response for acute cellular rejection following pancreas transplant. Transplantation. 2023 Oct 23; 107(10S2):103-104. View in PubMed
    2. Hillary Braun, Dominic Amara, Arya Zarinsefat, Gyula Szabo, Zoltan Laszik, Peter G Stock, Nancy L Ascher. 411.2: Rejection After Liver Transplantation: What Can We Learn From Transcriptomic Analysis?. Transplantation. 2022 Sep 13; 106(9S):s397-s397. View in PubMed
    3. Yvonne Kelly, Arya Zarinsefat, Raphael Meier, Minnie Sarwal, Peter Stock, Zoltan Laszik, Tara Sigdel. 234.10: Using a Unique Repository of Pancreas Transplant Biopsies To Validate the Tissue Common Response Module (tCRM) Score as a Tool to Assess the Severity of Pancreas Transplant Rejection. Transplantation. 2022 Sep 13; 106(9S):s100-s100. View in PubMed
    4. Zarinsefat A, Shui A, Stock P. Considerations For Use of Propensity Score Matching in Specific Patient Populations-Reply. JAMA Surg. 2022 08 01; 157(8):744. View in PubMed
    5. Kelly YM, Zarinsefat A, Tavakol M, Shui AM, Huang CY, Roberts JP. Consent to organ offers from public health service "Increased Risk" donors decreases time to transplant and waitlist mortality. BMC Med Ethics. 2022 03 05; 23(1):20. View in PubMed
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