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Alberuni Zamah

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentObstetrics & Gynecology
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    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.


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    UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CAFellowship2010Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
    Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, CAResidency2007Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NCMD2003
    Duke University, Durham, NCPhD2002Biochemistry
    Rice University, Houston, TXBABiochemistry

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    1. 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.
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    2. 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 May 01; 104(5):1667-1676. PMID: 30541132.
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    3. 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.
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    4. Zamah AM, Stephenson MD. Antimüllerian hormone and miscarriage: fifty shades of gray…. Fertil Steril. 2018 06; 109(6):1008-1009. PMID: 29935634.
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    5. 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.
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    6. 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.
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    7. 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.
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    8. 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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    9. Zamah AM, Hassis ME, Albertolle ME, Williams KE. Proteomic analysis of human follicular fluid from fertile women. Clin Proteomics. 2015; 12(1):5. PMID: 25838815.
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    10. Smith JF, Yango P, Altman E, Choudhry S, Poelzl A, Zamah AM, Rosen M, Klatsky PC, Tran ND. Testicular niche required for human spermatogonial stem cell expansion. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2014 Sep; 3(9):1043-54. PMID: 25038247.
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    11. Liu X, Xie F, Zamah AM, Cao B, Conti M. Multiple pathways mediate luteinizing hormone regulation of cGMP signaling in the mouse ovarian follicle. Biol Reprod. 2014 Jul; 91(1):9. PMID: 24740605.
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    12. Cakmak H, Tran ND, Zamah AM, Cedars MI, Rosen MP. A novel "delayed start" protocol with gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist improves outcomes in poor responders. Fertil Steril. 2014 May; 101(5):1308-14. PMID: 24636401.
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    13. Cakmak H, Fujimoto VY, Zamah AM, Rosen MP, Tran ND, Cedars MI, Rinaudo PF. Metaphase II (MII) oocytes obtained at different time points in the same in vitro fertilization cycle. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2012 Nov; 29(11):1203-5. PMID: 22941385.
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    14. Peluffo MC, Ting AY, Zamah AM, Conti M, Stouffer RL, Zelinski MB, Hennebold JD. Amphiregulin promotes the maturation of oocytes isolated from the small antral follicles of the rhesus macaque. Hum Reprod. 2012 Aug; 27(8):2430-7. PMID: 22593432.
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    15. Conti M, Hsieh M, Zamah AM, Oh JS. Novel signaling mechanisms in the ovary during oocyte maturation and ovulation. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2012 Jun 05; 356(1-2):65-73. PMID: 22101318.
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    16. Zamah AM, Mauro MJ, Druker BJ, Oktay K, Egorin MJ, Cedars MI, Rosen MP. Will imatinib compromise reproductive capacity? Oncologist. 2011; 16(10):1422-7. PMID: 21948652.
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    17. Aghajanova L, Tatsumi K, Horcajadas JA, Zamah AM, Esteban FJ, Herndon CN, Conti M, Giudice LC. Unique transcriptome, pathways, and networks in the human endometrial fibroblast response to progesterone in endometriosis. Biol Reprod. 2011 Apr; 84(4):801-15. PMID: 20864642.
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    18. Zamah AM, Hsieh M, Chen J, Vigne JL, Rosen MP, Cedars MI, Conti M. Human oocyte maturation is dependent on LH-stimulated accumulation of the epidermal growth factor-like growth factor, amphiregulin. Hum Reprod. 2010 Oct; 25(10):2569-78. PMID: 20719813.
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    19. Lyell DJ, Pullen K, Fuh K, Zamah AM, Caughey AB, Benitz W, El-Sayed YY. Daily compared with 8-hour gentamicin for the treatment of intrapartum chorioamnionitis: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Feb; 115(2 Pt 1):344-9. PMID: 20093909.
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    20. Lamb JD, Zamah AM, Shen S, McCulloch C, Cedars MI, Rosen MP. Follicular fluid steroid hormone levels are associated with fertilization outcome after intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Fertil Steril. 2010 Aug; 94(3):952-7. PMID: 19591987.
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    21. Rosen MP, Zamah AM, Shen S, Dobson AT, McCulloch CE, Rinaudo PF, Lamb JD, Cedars MI. The effect of follicular fluid hormones on oocyte recovery after ovarian stimulation: FSH level predicts oocyte recovery. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2009 Apr 23; 7:35. PMID: 19389255.
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    22. Hsieh M, Zamah AM, Conti M. Epidermal growth factor-like growth factors in the follicular fluid: role in oocyte development and maturation. Semin Reprod Med. 2009 Jan; 27(1):52-61. PMID: 19197805.
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    23. Zamah AM, El-Sayed YY, Milki AA. Two cases of cholestasis in the first trimester of pregnancy after ovarian hyperstimulation. Fertil Steril. 2008 Oct; 90(4):1202.e7-10. PMID: 18929050.
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    24. Martin NP, Whalen EJ, Zamah MA, Pierce KL, Lefkowitz RJ. PKA-mediated phosphorylation of the beta1-adrenergic receptor promotes Gs/Gi switching. Cell Signal. 2004 Dec; 16(12):1397-403. PMID: 15381255.
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    25. Zamah AM, Delahunty M, Luttrell LM, Lefkowitz RJ. Protein kinase A-mediated phosphorylation of the beta 2-adrenergic receptor regulates its coupling to Gs and Gi. Demonstration in a reconstituted system. J Biol Chem. 2002 Aug 23; 277(34):31249-56. PMID: 12063255.
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    26. Feldman DS, Zamah AM, Pierce KL, Miller WE, Kelly F, Rapacciuolo A, Rockman HA, Koch WJ, Luttrell LM. Selective inhibition of heterotrimeric Gs signaling. Targeting the receptor-G protein interface using a peptide minigene encoding the Galpha(s) carboxyl terminus. J Biol Chem. 2002 Aug 09; 277(32):28631-40. PMID: 12036966.
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    27. Maudsley S, Zamah AM, Rahman N, Blitzer JT, Luttrell LM, Lefkowitz RJ, Hall RA. Platelet-derived growth factor receptor association with Na(+)/H(+) exchanger regulatory factor potentiates receptor activity. Mol Cell Biol. 2000 Nov; 20(22):8352-63. PMID: 11046132.
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    28. Maudsley S, Pierce KL, Zamah AM, Miller WE, Ahn S, Daaka Y, Lefkowitz RJ, Luttrell LM. The beta(2)-adrenergic receptor mediates extracellular signal-regulated kinase activation via assembly of a multi-receptor complex with the epidermal growth factor receptor. J Biol Chem. 2000 Mar 31; 275(13):9572-80. PMID: 10734107.
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    29. Chin E, Zamah AM, Landau D, Grønbcek H, Flyvbjerg A, LeRoith D, Bondy CA. Changes in facilitative glucose transporter messenger ribonucleic acid levels in the diabetic rat kidney. Endocrinology. 1997 Mar; 138(3):1267-75. PMID: 9048635.
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