Education

Degree
PhD, UCLA, 2008
Fellowship
Gynecologic Oncology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2003
Residency
Obstetrics & Gynecology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2000
Internship
Obstetrics & Gynecology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1997
Degree
MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1996

Medical Board Certifications

Gynecologic Oncology
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2008
Obstetrics & Gynecology
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2005

Gender

Female

State License

A65689
  • About Me

    About Me

    BIO
    Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh is a board certified gynecologic oncologist. She specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all gynecologic pre-invasive and invasive diseases. She has completed her residency at the UCLA medical Center. After the conclusion of her formal residency, she completed a three year fellowship training in gynecologic oncology at the UCLA Medical Center. This fellowship is designed to meet the subspecialty requirements of the Gynecologic Oncology Division of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and functions in concert with the Gynecologic Oncology Divisions at Cedars-Sinai and Kaiser Permanente. This fellowship has provided her with advanced surgical training for treatment of gynecologic cancers in addition to training in administration of chemotherapy and care for cancer patients.

    Following her fellowship, Dr. Memarzadeh completed a Ph.D. in the department of Molecular Biology at UCLA. Dr. Memarzadeh performs basic science research at UCLA focusing on molecular pathways that lead to the development of gynecologic cancers. She has won multiple awards including the Reproductive Scientist Developmental Grant, the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation Grant and a Gynecologic Cancer Foundation award. Dr. Memarzadeh has authored many published articles in respected journals and textbook chapters.

    Dr. Memarzadeh currently maintains staff and operating room privileges at UCLA Westwood. She is accepting new patients seeking care in all aspects of gynecologic cancer or pre-cancerous diseases.

    ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

    • PhD in Molecular Biology, UCLA, 2008

    RESEARCH INTERESTS
    Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh’s research in her laboratory, focuses on two poorly understood and under studied epithelial gynecologic malignancies endometrial and ovarian carcinoma. Even though both cancer subtypes pose a serious health risk to women little is known about what cells give rise to each tumor subtype, how these tumors initiate and strategies for targeted therapy.  The goal of the laboratory is to identify ovarian and endometrial cancer initiating cells and targeting genetic pathways essential for their survival as part of the treatment for these gynecologic cancers. The G.O. Discovery team hypothesizes that the normal stem cells in the endometrium or ovary/fallopian tube could be the target cell for formation of endometrial or ovarian papillary serous carcinoma respectively.  The normal epithelial stem of these gynecologic organs may also be precursors for ovarian and endometrial cancer stem cells.  The lab aims to pinpoint the genetic changes that prompt normal gynecologic epithelial cells to convert into cancer cells and identify the chemical and biologic molecules that can be used to stop their growth. Such new therapies could be better tolerated with less side effects and better chances of eradicating these women’s cancers.

    Lab website: www.godiscoverylab.com

    Links

  • Locations

    UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    (primary location)
    Address
    200 UCLA Medical Plaza
    Suite 220
    Los Angeles, California 90095
    Phone
    310-794-7274
  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Gynecologic Oncology
    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2008
    Obstetrics & Gynecology
    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2005

    Education

    Degree
    PhD, UCLA, 2008
    Fellowship
    Gynecologic Oncology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2003
    Residency
    Obstetrics & Gynecology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2000
    Internship
    Obstetrics & Gynecology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1997
    Degree
    MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1996
  • Clinical Interests
    • Cervical Cancer
    • Endometrial Cancer
    • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
    • Gynecologic Cancer Surgery
    • Gynecologic Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery for Ovarian Cysts and Fibroids
    • Ovarian Cancer
    • Pre-invasive Diseases of Vulva, Vagina and Cervix
    • Robotic Surgery for Gynecologic Cancers and Benign Gynecology
    • Vaginal Cancer
    • Vulvar Cancer
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