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Arya Zarinsefat, M.D.

Arya Zarinsefat, M.D.

Resident (PGY-4)
General Surgery 

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Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, B.A., Chemistry, 2010

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, M.D., 2015

  • University of California San Francisco - General Surgery Intern - 2015-2016
  • University of California San Francisco - General Surgery Resident - 2015-Present
  • Resident Research Fellow - UCSF Sarwal Lab - 2018-Present
  • General Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Microbiome in Transplantatio
  • Organ Transplantation in HIV-infected recipients

Arya Zarinsefat, M.D. is a General Surgery Resident in the UCSF Department of Surgery. He is currently a Resident Research Fellow in Sarwal Lab at UCSF, and is completing 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 has continued to excel at UCSF during the first three years of his general surgery residency. Dr. Zarinsefat is being 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. 

UCSF-Gladstone Center For AIDS Research (CFAR) Mentored Scientist Award
2019 - 2020
"Filling a Void of Research Training for Transplant Surgeons” (FAVOR) T32 Training Grant
2018 - 2020
  • NIH "Filling a Void of Research Training for Transplant Surgeons" (FAVOR) T32 Training Grant
  • UCSF-Gladstone Center For AIDS Research (CFAR) Mentored Scientist Award
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  1. Henrich TJ, Schreiner C, Cameron C, Hogan LE, Richardson B, Rutishauser RL, Deitchman AN, Chu S, Rogers R, Thanh C, Gibson EA, Zarinsefat A, Bakkour S, Aweeka F, Busch MP, Liegler T, Baker C, Milush J, Deeks SG, Stock PG. Everolimus, an mTORC1/2 inhibitor, in ART-suppressed individuals who received solid organ transplantation: A prospective study. Am J Transplant. 2020 Aug 11. View in PubMed
  2. Roll GR, Posselt AM, Freise J, Baird J, Syed S, Mo Kang S, Hirose R, Szot GL, Zarinsefat A, Feng S, Worner G, Sarwal M, Stock PG. Long-term follow-up of beta cell replacement therapy in 10 HIV-infected patients with renal failure secondary to type 1 diabetes mellitus. Am J Transplant. 2020 Aug; 20(8):2091-2100. View in PubMed
  3. Arya Zarinsefat, Peter G. Stock. Chapter 34 Islet vs pancreas transplantation in nonuremic patients with type 1 diabetes. . 2020 Jan 1; 417-423. View in PubMed
  4. Yang JYC, Verleden SE, Zarinsefat A, Vanaudenaerde BM, Vos R, Verleden GM, Sarwal RD, Sigdel TK, Liberto JM, Damm I, Watson D, Sarwal MM. Cell-Free DNA and CXCL10 Derived from Bronchoalveolar Lavage Predict Lung Transplant Survival. J Clin Med. 2019 Feb 13; 8(2). View in PubMed
  5. Obi AT, Reames BN, Rook TJ, Mouch SO, Zarinsefat A, Stabler C, Rectenwald JE, Coleman DM, Wakefield TW. Outcomes associated with ablation compared to combined ablation and transilluminated powered phlebectomy in the treatment of venous varicosities. Phlebology. 2016 Oct; 31(9):618-24. View in PubMed
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  1. Zarinsefat A, Terjimanian MN, Tishberg LM, Stein IC, Mazurek AA, Wang SC, Sonnenday CJ, Englesbe MJ. Perioperative ChangesIn Trunk Musculature. Oral Presentation presented at: Academic Surgical Congress, 8th Annual Meeting; 2013; New Orleans, LA.
  2. Zarinsefat A, Kim EK, Bonn J, DeRoo S, Lee C, Stein I, Campbell DA, Englesbe MJ. The Role of Bowel Preparation In Improving Surgical Outcomes in Elective Colectomy. Oral Presentation presented at: Academic Surgical Congress, 8th Annual Meeting; 2013; New Orleans, LA.
  3. Zarinsefat A, Syed SM, Hirose R. Initial results from the pilot Transplant Quality Improvement Project (TransQIP). Poster presented at: ASTS Winter Symposium; January 2019; Miami, FL
  4. Zarinsefat A, Braun HJ, Syed SM, Orandi BJ, Roll GR. Do high-risk categories convey the wrong message to waitlisted patients – is it time to reconsider the absolute risk of graft loss?Poster presented at: American Transplant Congress; June 2018; Seattle, WA


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