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Alberuni Zamah, MD PhD

Dr. Zamah's clinical focus is on the treatment of infertile patients as well as recurrent pregnancy loss patients and fertility preservation patients. Infertility treatments include IUI and IVF, performance of ultrasound and saline sonography and hysterosalpingograms, and surgical treatments such as hysteroscopy and laparoscopy to address specific reproductive disorders. Additional conditions managed include polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis and primary ovarian insufficiency. Dr. Zamah is the Section Chief, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.



Dr. Zamah's research interests center on examining intrafollicular peptide signaling between the somatic cells and germ cell in the adult mammalian ovary, and how these signals affect developmental competence of the oocyte and granulosa cell function. Dr. Zamah is also clinically interested in understanding the role of ovarian reserve markers and reproductive outcomes as indicators of oocyte health.

UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco, CA
Fellowship - Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
2010

Stanford University Hospital
Stanford, CA
Residency - Obstetrics & Gynecology
2007

Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC
MD
2003

Duke University
Durham, NC
PhD - Biochemistry
2002

Rice University
Houston, TX
BA - Biochemistry

Parenting intentions in transgender and gender-nonconforming adults.
Morong JJ, Class QA, Zamah AM, Hinz E. Parenting intentions in transgender and gender-nonconforming adults. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2022 Mar 25.
PMID: 35332529

Regulation of Insulin-Like Growth Factor 2 by Oocyte-Secreted Factors in Primary Human Granulosa Cells.
Hobeika E, Armouti M, Fierro MA, Winston N, Scoccia H, Zamah AM, Stocco C. Regulation of Insulin-Like Growth Factor 2 by Oocyte-Secreted Factors in Primary Human Granulosa Cells. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 01 01; 105(1).
PMID: 31588501

Regulation of Insulin-Like Growth Factor 2 by Oocyte-Secreted Factors in Primary Human Granulosa Cells.
Hobeika E, Armouti M, Fierro MA, Winston N, Scoccia H, Zamah AM, Stocco C. Regulation of Insulin-Like Growth Factor 2 by Oocyte-Secreted Factors in Primary Human Granulosa Cells. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Oct 07.
PMID: 31588501

Oocyte-Secreted Factors Synergize With FSH to Promote Aromatase Expression in Primary Human Cumulus Cells.
Hobeika E, Armouti M, Kala H, Fierro MA, Winston NJ, Scoccia B, Zamah AM, Stocco C. Oocyte-Secreted Factors Synergize With FSH to Promote Aromatase Expression in Primary Human Cumulus Cells. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019 05 01; 104(5):1667-1676.
PMID: 30541132

Sp1 regulates steroidogenic genes and LHCGR expression in primary human luteinized granulosa cells.
Convissar S, Winston NJ, Fierro MA, Scoccia H, Zamah AM, Stocco C. Sp1 regulates steroidogenic genes and LHCGR expression in primary human luteinized granulosa cells. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2019 06; 190:183-192.
PMID: 30954507

Antimüllerian hormone and miscarriage: fifty shades of gray….
Zamah AM, Stephenson MD. Antimüllerian hormone and miscarriage: fifty shades of gray…. Fertil Steril. 2018 06; 109(6):1008-1009.
PMID: 29935634

Regulation of AMH by oocyte-specific growth factors in human primary cumulus cells.
Convissar S, Armouti M, Fierro MA, Winston NJ, Scoccia H, Zamah AM, Stocco C. Regulation of AMH by oocyte-specific growth factors in human primary cumulus cells. Reproduction. 2017 12; 154(6):745-753.
PMID: 28874516

Genome-wide interactions between FSH and insulin-like growth factors in the regulation of human granulosa cell differentiation.
Stocco C, Baumgarten SC, Armouti M, Fierro MA, Winston NJ, Scoccia B, Zamah AM. Genome-wide interactions between FSH and insulin-like growth factors in the regulation of human granulosa cell differentiation. Hum Reprod. 2017 04 01; 32(4):905-914.
PMID: 28158425

Dynamic secretion during meiotic reentry integrates the function of the oocyte and cumulus cells.
Cakmak H, Franciosi F, Zamah AM, Cedars MI, Conti M. Dynamic secretion during meiotic reentry integrates the function of the oocyte and cumulus cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Mar 01; 113(9):2424-9.
PMID: 26864200

FSH Regulates IGF-2 Expression in Human Granulosa Cells in an AKT-Dependent Manner.
Baumgarten SC, Convissar SM, Zamah AM, Fierro MA, Winston NJ, Scoccia B, Stocco C. FSH Regulates IGF-2 Expression in Human Granulosa Cells in an AKT-Dependent Manner. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Aug; 100(8):E1046-55.
PMID: 26066673

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