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Physician Profile

Ramin Mirhashemi, MD, FACOG attended Medical School at the University of Southern California. He completed an Internship and Residency at the Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School. His fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology was obtained at the University of Miami. Dr. Mirhashemi is a former Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UCLA School of Medicine, and the University of Miami School of Medicine. He also was the Director of the Familial Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genetic Center at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Mirhashemi has the largest experience in utilizing robotic surgery for gynecologic conditions West of the Mississippi.

... the mission is to develop excellence in caring for women through
comprehensive  gynecology, gynecologic oncology, and urogynecologic
services in the South Bay and surrounding counties.
Dr. Mirhashemi has been married to his medical school sweetheart, Roxanne Golkar since 1994. They have two wonderful daughters, Annabelle and Emma. They enjoy spending time together on the beach and in the mountains.

Dr. Mirhashemi is an avid extreme skier. He spends 2 weeks a year in the rugged mountains of British Columbia every winter season back country helicopter skiing. In addition, he enjoys taking family ski trips with his wife and two daughters, who are also avid skiers.

Dr. Mirhashemi is fully dedicated to bettering women’s health. His mission is to develop excellence in caring for women through comprehensive gynecology, gynecologic oncology, and urogynecologic services in the South Bay and surrounding counties.
 
 

University Of Miami Curriculum Vitae

I. PERSONAL

Name:    
  RAMIN MIRHASHEMI, M.D.
Office Telephone: 
  310-375-8446
Office Fax:   310-375-8489
Office Address:
  23600 Telo Avenue, Suite #250
Torrance, CA 90266
Citizenship:      U.S.A.

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II. HIGHER EDUCATION:


University of Southern California, School of Biomedical Engineering, B.S., 1989
University of Southern California, School of Medicine, M.D., 1993

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION:
   
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN), Diplomate, 2002
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Gyn Onc), Diplomate, 2003
Florida Board of Medicine, License No. ME-0072654, 1997
Medical Board of California, License No. G86713, 2002
National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomat, 1994

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III.    EXPERIENCE:

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
2003-2005
Chief, Gynecologic Oncology Service
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
2003-2005
Chief, Gynecologic Oncology Service
University of Miami, School of Medicine
2002-2003
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL
2002-2003
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics 
University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL
2002-2003
Medical Director and Research Coordinator,
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
Familial Ovarian and Breast Cancer Center, Miami, FL
2000-2003
Co-Chairman, Gynecologic Oncology Site Disease Group 
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami, FL
2001-2003
Chairman, Data Safety and Monitoring Board  
University of Miami/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
2002-2003
Clinical Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,  
University of Miami, School of Medicine, Miami, FL
1998-2003
Clinical Fellow, Gynecologic Oncology  
University of Miami, School of Medicine, Miami, FL
1997-2000
Clinical Fellow, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Reproductive
Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1993-1997
               
POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING:

Intern, Ob/Gyn, Brigham and Women’s Hospital,
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School,        
Boston, MA 
1993-1994
Resident, Ob/Gyn, Brigham and Women’s Hospital,
Massachusetts General Hospital,
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1994-1997
Clinical Fellow, Gynecologic Oncology,
Jackson Memorial Hospital
University of Miami, School of Medicine, Miami, FL
1997-2000

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IV.    HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

Torrance Memorial Hospital, Torrance, California
Little Company of Mary Hospital, Torrance, California
Prespetarain Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier, California

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V.    PUBLICATIONS:

Books and Monographs Published:
  1. Hervy E. Averette, Ramin Mirhashemi, Roberto Angioli, Manuel A. Peñalver, Ricardo Estape, Radical Hysterectomy in Mastery of  Surgery, 4th Edition, Nyhus,  Baker and Fischer, Editors, 2001.
Refereed Journal Articles:
  1. Ramin Mirhashemi, Bernard L. Harlow, Elizabeth S. Ginsberg, Lisa Signorello, Ross Berkowitz, Sarah Feldman, Predicting Risk of Complications With Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery. Obstet Gynecol 92, 327-331, 1998.
  2. Ramin Mirhashemi, Alexander Kratz, Michele M. Weir, Kelly L. Molpus, Annekathryn K. Goodman, Vaginal Small Cell Carcinoma Mimicking a Bartholin’s Gland Abscess: A Case Report. Gynecologic Oncology 68, 297-300, 1998.
  3. Manuel A. Penalver, Roberto Angioli, Ramin Mirhashemi, Rizwan Malik. Management of Early And Late Complications of Ileocolonic Continent Urinary Reservoir (Miami Pouch). Gynecologic Oncology 69, 185-191, 1998.
  4. Roberto Angioli, Ricardo Estape, Guilherme Cantuaria, Ramin Mirhashemi, Heather Williams, Jorge Martin, Manuel A. Penalver, Urinary Complications of Miami Pouch: Trends of Conservative Management. Am J Obstet Gynecol 179, 343-348, 1998.
  5. Ramin Mirhashemi, Wolfgang MJ Schoell, Ricardo Estape, Roberto Angioli, Hervy E. Averette, Trends in the Management of Pelvic Abscesses. J Am College of Surgeons 188:567-572,1999.
  6. Ramin Mirhashemi, Mike F. Janicek, Wolfgang MJ Schoell. Critical Care Issues in Cervical Cancer Management. Seminars in Surgical Oncology 16:267-274, 1999.
  7. Wolfgang Schoell, Mike F. Janicek, Ramin Mirhashemi. Epidemiology and Biology of Cervical Cancer, Seminars in Surgical Oncology 16:203-211, 1999.
  8. Hervy E. Averette, Ramin Mirhashemi, Frederick Moffit. Pregnancy After Breast Cancer: The Ultimate Medical Challenge. Cancer 85:2301-2305, 1999.
  9. Wolfgang Schoell, M klintschar, Ramin Mirhashemi, D Strunk, Giuliani A, Bogensberger G, Pertl B. Separation of  Sperm and Vaginal Cells based on Ploidy, MHC Class I, CD45, and Cytokeratin Expression for Enhancement of DNA Typing After Sexual Assault. Cytometry 36:319-323, 1999.
  10. Wolfgang Schoell, Ramin Mirhashemi, Eckhard Podack, Manuel Penalver, Bai Liu. Generation of Tumor-Specific Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes by Stimulation with HPV Type 16 E7 Peptide-Pulsed Dendritic Cells: An Approach To Immunotherapy of Cervical Cancer. Gynecol Oncol 74:448-455, 1999.
  11. Wolfgang Schoell, M Klintschar, Ramin Mirhashemi, B. Pertl. Separation of Sperm and Vaginal Cells with Flow Cytometry for DNA Typing after Sexual Assault. Obstet and Gynecol 94:623-627, 1999.
  12. Roberto Angioli, Ricardo Estape, Emory Salom, Guilherme Cantuaria, Ramin Mirhashemi, Luis Mendez, Richard Yoo, Manuel Penalver. Radical Hysterectomy for Cervical Cancer: Hysterectomy Before Pelvic Lymphadenectomy or Vice Versa? Int J Gynecol Cancer 9:307-311, 1999.
  13. Ramin Mirhashemi, Hervy E. Averette, Krishnaprasad Deepika, Michael Rodriguez, Ricardo Estape, Roberto Angioli, Jorge Martin, Manuel Penalver, The Impact of Utilization of The Cell Saver During Type III Radical Hysterectomy for Early Stage Cervical Cancer. Am J Obstet Gynecol 181:1310-1316, 1999.
  14. Luis Mendez, Guilherme Cantuaria, Roberto Angioli, Ramin Mirhashemi, C Gabriel, Ricardo Estape, Manuel Penalver. Evaluation of the Pfannenstiel Incision for radical abdominal hysterectomy with pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy. Int J Gynecol Cancer 9:418-420, 1999.
  15. Emory Salom, Ramin Mirhashemi, Manuel Penalver. Papillary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Uterine Cervix: An Immunophenotypic Appraisal of 12 Cases. Obstet Gynecol 95:S51-S52, 2000.
  16. Cantuaria G, Magalhaes A, Angioli R, Mendez L, Mirhashemi R, Wang J, Wang P, Penalver M, Averette H, Braunschweiger P. Antitumor activity of a novel glyco-nitric oxide conjugate in ovarian carcinoma. Cancer 88:381-388, 2000.
  17. Mirhashemi R, Averette HE, Estape R, Angioli R, Mahran R, Mendez L, Cantuaria G, Penalver M. Low colorectal anastomosis after radical pelvic surgery: A risk factor analysis. Am J Obstet and Gynecol 183:1375-1380,2000.
  18. Mirhashemi R, Angioli R, Cantuaria G, Penalver R, Extraperitoneal Approach to the Aortic Nodes. CME J Gynecologic Oncology 15:122-127, 2000.
  19. Ramin Mirhashemi, Wilberto Nieves-Neira. Hereditary Gynecologic Malignancies; Current Trends in Management. The Female Patient 26:38-50, 2001.
  20. Mirhashemi R, Nieves-Neira W, Averette HE, Gynecologic malignancies in older women. Oncology 15:580-586, 2001.
  21. Ramin Mirhashemi, Nicholas Lambrou, Robert L. Coleman, Vaginal reconstruction in  gynecologic oncology. Women’s Oncol Rev 2:13-18,2002.    
  22. Frederck L. Moffat, Joyce Lentz, Ramin Mirhashemi, Hervy E. Averette, Referral strategies for new breast abnormalities. Contemporary OB/GYN:4-7,2002.
  23. Lambrou NC, Mirhashemi R, Wolfson A, Thesiger P, Penalver M. Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the vulva: a multimodal treatment approach. Gynecol Oncol. 2002 May;85(2):365-71.
  24. Mirhashemi R, Cancer and Pregnancy. NEJM 2002 June;346:1921
  25. Salom E, Almeida Z, Mirhashemi R. Management of recurrent ovarian cancer: Evidence-based decisions. Curr opin oncol  14(5):519-527;2002.
  26. Mirhashemi R, Averette HE, Lambrou N, Penalver MA, Mendez l, Ghurani, G, Salom E. Vaginal reconstruction at the time of pelvic exenteration: A surgical and psychosexual analysis of techniques. Gynecol Oncol 2002;87:39-45.
  27. Mirhashemi R, Lambrou. Vaginal reconstruction and the gynecologic oncologist. Female Patient. Septmeber 2002;27:1-6.
  28. Roberto Angioli, Pierluigi Bendetti Panici, Ramin Mirhashemi, Luis Mendez, Guillherme Canturia, Stefano Basile, Manuel Penalver. Continent urinary diversion and low colorectal anastomosis after pelvic exenteration. Quality of life and complication risk. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 2003 Dec;48(3):281-5.
  29. Roberto Angioli, Manuel Penalver, Ludovico Muzii, Luis Mendez, Ramin Mirhashemi, Filippo Bellati, Clara Croce, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici. Guidelines of how to manage vesicovaginal fistula. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 2003 Dec;48(3):295-304.
  30. Ramin Mirhashemi, Parvin Ganjei, Mehrdad Nadji, Nicholas Lambrou, Fikret Atamdede, Hervy Averette. Papillary squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix: an immunophenotypic appraisal of 12 cases. Gynecol Oncol 2003;90:657-661.
  31. Ramin Mirhashemi, Nicholas Lambrou. Reply to the Editor; Gynecol Oncol 2003;90:691.
  32. Ramin Mirhashemi, Arena JF, Frudakis T, Lambrou N, Arboleda J, Averette H, Penalver MA. Candidate gene in predicting in vivo ovarian cancer response to combination therapy with paraplatin and Paclitaxel. ScientificWorldJournal. 2002 Jan 2;2(1 Suppl 2):19-20.
  33. Ramin Mirhashemi, Averette H,  Lambrou N, Penalver MA, Hus N, Salom E.  The gastrointestinal complications of the Miami Pouch: A review of  77 cases. Gynecol Oncol 2004;92:5-10.
  34. Lambrou N, Gomez-Marin O, Ramin Mirhashemi,  Beach H, Salom E,  Almeida-Parra Z, Penalver M. Optimal surgical cytoreduction in patients with Stage III and Stage IV endometrial carcinoma: a study of morbidity and survival.  Gynecol Oncol. 2004 Jun;93(3):653-8.
  35. Ramin Mirhashemi, Samuel Im, Tajnoos Yazdani. Urinary diversion following radical pelvic surgery. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Oct;16(5):419-22.
  36. O’Connell C, Ramin Mirhashemi, Kassira N, Lambrou N, McDonal WS. Formation of Functional Neovagina With Vertical Rectus Abdominis Musculocutaneous (VRAM) Flap After Total Pelvic Exenteration. Ann Plast Surg. 2005 Nov;55(5):470-473.
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Other Works, Publications and Abstracts:

  1. Ramin Mirhashemi, Liu B.C.C., DeKernion J.B., Fahey J.L., Oncogenes and Bladder Tumor Progression, Organ Systems Newsletter, 1987.
  2. Ramin Mirhashemi, Detection of Protein Products from Transfected Metastatic Variant Cell Lines, UCLA Research Symposium, 1987.
  3. Ramin Mirhashemi, Bai Liu, Anne O’Meara, Manuel Penalver, Roberto Angioli,  Mike Janicek., Poor Immunogenic Phenotypes of a Cervical Small Cell Carcinoma Cell Line, Poster Presentation, 70th Scientific Session of the World Cancer Congress, August 1998.
  4. Rizwan Malik, Ramin Mirhashemi, Manuel Penalver. Adrenal Rest Tumor of the Ovary: A Case Presentation and Review of the Literature, Oral Presentation at the Annual Southern Medical Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, October, 1998.
  5. Angioli R, Janicek MF, Estape RE, Cantuaria G, Mirhashemi R, Averette HE, Penalver M. Evaluation of the Inteaction of Topotecan and Cisplatin in Human Ovarian Fresh Tumor Tissue and Established Cell Lines. Abstract Meeting of the Soceity of Gynecologic Oncology 1998.
  6. Ramin Mirhashemi, Bai Liu, Wolfgang Schoell, Manuel Penalver, Roberto Angioli, Mike Janicek, Generation of Cytotoxic T-Lymphocytes Specific for Cervical Carcinoma, Poster Presentation, 70th Scientific Session of the World Cancer Congress, August 1998
  7. Roberto Angioli., Guiherme Cantuaria., Hervey Averette, Ricardo Estape., Ramin Mirhashemi, Manule Penalver, Treatment of Ovarian Cancer with the Combination of Topotecan and Cisplatin: An In Vitro Study, Poster Presentation, 70th Scientific Session of the World Cancer Congress, August 1998
  8. Ramin Mirhashemi, Manuel Penalver, Parvin Ganjei-Azar. Retroperitoneal Anaplastic Lymphoma Secondary to Combination Chemotherapy for Immature Teratoma of the Ovary. Oral Presentation at the 29th Annual George Papanicolaou Seminar in Gynecologic Pathology, Southern Medical Association 1999.
  9. Ramin Mirhashemi, Rizwan Malik, Parvin Ganjei. Metastatic Melanoma of the Ovary. Oral Presentation at the 29th Annual George Papanicolaou Seminar in Gynecologic Pathology, Southern Medical Association 1999.
  10. Ling Du, Ramin Mirhashemi, Manuel Penalver, Eckhard Podack, Bail Liu. Expression of HSP-70Binding Elements on Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells.  Poster, Sylvester Cancer Center Poster Session, June 1999.
  11. Bai Liu, Ling Du, B. Adkins, Y. Bu, R.L. Miller, Ramin Mirhashemi, Manuel Penalver, Mike Janicek, Eckhard Podack. An Imiquimod Analogue, R848, Induces Murine Macrophages to Produce Nitric Oxide. Poster, Sylvester Cancer Center, June 1999.
  12. Ramin Mirhashemi, Mehrdad Nadji, Emory Salom, Ricardo Estape, Wolfgang MJ Schoell, Manuel Penalver, Parvin Ganjei-Azar. Papillary Squamous Carcinoma of the Uterine Cervix: An Immunophenotypic Appraisal of 12 cases. Abstract, SGO, March 1999.
  13. Ramin Mirhashemi, Wolfgang MJ Schoell, Mike F. Janicek, Manuel Penalver, Ricardo Estape, Roberto Angioli, Bail Liu. Significant Downregulation of HLA Class I Molecules and Absence of Co-Stimulatory Molecules (ICAM-1, CD40, and CD82) in Small Cell Carcinoma of the Uterine Cervix: A Mechanism for in vivo Escape from Immunosurveillance. Abstract, SGO, March 1999.
  14. Ramin Mirhashemi, Scott Kammel, Parvin Ganjei-Azar, Rizwan Malik, Mehrdad Nadji, Manuel Penalver. Villoglandular Adenocarcinoma of the Uterine Cervix: A Clinical and Immunophenotypic Assessment of 12 Cases. Abstract, SGO, March 1999.
  15. Wolfgang Schoell, Ramin Mirhashemi, Mike F. Janicek, Manuel Penalver, Ricardo Estape, Eckhard Podack, Bail Liu. In Vitro Production of Tumor-Specific Cytotoxic T-Lymphocytes (CTLs) by Stimulation with Synthetic Human Papillomavirus Type 16 E7 Peptide for Immunotherapy of Cervical Cancer. Abstract, SGO, March 1999.
  16. Guilherme Cantuaria, Roberto Angioli, Ramin Mirhashemi, Luiz Mendez, Ricardo Estape, Manuel Penalver. Primary Malignant Melanoma of the Uterine Cervix: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Abstract, SGO, March 1999.
  17. Ricardo Estape, Nailim Milian, Roberto Angioli, Guilherme Cantuaria, Ramin Mirhashemi, Luiz Mendez, Manuel Penalver. Incompletely Staged Germ Cell Tumors: Is Staging Necessary? Abstract, SGO, March 1999.
  18. Ricardo Estape, Roberto Angioli, Luiz Mendez, Guilherme Cantuaria, Ramin Mirhashemi, Marsha Hunt, Manuel Penalver. 3-Day BEP for Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors, Abstract, SGO, March 1999.
  19. Ricardo Estape, Douglas Moffet, Roberto Angioli, Guilherme Cantuaria, Ramin Mirhashemi, Luis Mendez, Manuel Penalver. Hysterectomy versus Conservative Management of Recurrent Cervical Dysplasia: A Cost-Benefit Analysis. Abstract, SGO, March 1999.
  20. Wolfgang MJ Schoell, Ramin Mirhashemi, Bai Liu, Raimund Winter. Imiquimod Zur Therapie Genitaler Condylome: Klinische Ergebnisse, Wirkungsmechanismus und Zukunftsperspektiven. Presented at the Annual Gynecologic Oncology Conference, Munich, Germany, June 1999.
  21. 'Wolfgang MJ Schoell, Ramin Mirhashemi, Bai Liu, Raimund Winter. Immunotherapie des HPV-Assoziierten Zervixkarzinomes Durch in vitro Produktion Tumorspecifischer Zytotoxischer T Lymphozyten. Presented at the Annual Gynecologic Oncology Conference, Munich, Germany, June 1999.
  22. Ramin Mirhashemi, Bernard L. Harlow, Elizabeth S. Ginsberg, Lisa B. Signorello, Ross Berkowitz, Sarah Feldman, Risk of Complications Following Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery, Poster Presentation, ACOG 46th Annual Clinical Meeting
  23. Ramin Mirhashemi, Hervy E. Averette, Manuel A. Peñalver. Vaginal reconstruction Following pelvic exenteration: A review of 21 cases. Poster Presentation, 32nd Annual Meeting, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, 2001.
  24. Ramin Mirhashemi, J.Fernando Arena, Tony Frudakis, Nicholas Lambrou, Jane Arboleda, Marsha Hunt, Maria Medranda, Hervy Averette, and Manuel Penalver.  Candidate Gene in Predicting in-vivo Ovarian Cancer Response to Combination Therapy with Paraplatin and Paclitaxel.  Poster Presentation at the Miami Nature Biotechnology Winter Symposium, Miami, Florida, 2002.
  25. Ramin Mirhashemi, J.Fernando Arena, Nicholas Lambrou, Jane Arboleda, Marsha Hunt, Maria Medranda, Hervy Averette, Manuel Penalver, Matthew Thomas, Zack Gaskin, Siva Gunjupulli, Venkateswarlu Kondragunta, Ponnuswamy Kolathupalayam  Nachimuthu, Ponnuswamy Visu, Sivamiani Natarajan, Sitarama Gunturi, Tony Frudakis. Determination of a Candidate Gene in Predicting in-vivo Ovarian Cancer Response to Combination Therapy with Paclitaxel and Carboplatin.  Oral Presentation at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, Miami Beach, Florida, 2002.
  26. Mirhashemi R, Salom E, Lambrou N, Almeida Z, Auguste FA. Topotecan and doxorubicin HCL liposome combination therapy in the treatment of recurrent/refractory ovarian cancer: A phase II study . Abstract, ASCO 2003
  27. Hurly J, Mirhashemi R. Breast cancer in the Bahamas: Preliminary evidence for a high incidence of genetic risk. Abstract, ASCO 2003.
  28. Mirhashemi R, Arena JF, Frudakis T.  Determination of a candidate gene in predicting in-vivo ovarian cancer response to combination therapy with paclitaxel and carboplatin. ASCO,  Abstract, ASCO 2003.
Book Chapters:
  1. Averette HE, Mirhashemi R, Angioli R, Estape R, Penalver MA. Radical Hysterectomy. In Baker RJ and Fisher JE (eds). Mastery of Surgery. 4th edition. Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins Publishers. 2002.
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VI.    PROFESSIONAL:


Funded Research:

Department of OB-GYN, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Genetic Susceptibility to cervical cancer in second hand smoke
Principle Investigator: Ramin Mirhashemi, M.D. _ 25%
Funding: Flight Attendants Medical Research Institute
7/01/03 – 7/01/05    $210,000 Total Award ($200,000 direct/$10,000 indirect)
 
Department of OB-GYN, University of Miami, School of Medicine
PHASE II STUDY OF TOPOTECAN (HYCAMTIN) AND DOXORUBICIN HCL LIPOSOME (DOXIL) IN RECURRENT/REFRACTORY OVARIAN CANCER.
Principal Investigator: Ramin Mirhashemi, M.D. – 25%
Funding: SmithKline Beecham Oncology
04/01/01 – 10/31/02    $140,000 Total Award ($109,600 direct/$27,400 indirect)
 
Department of OB-GYN, University of Miami, School of Medicine
PHASE II STUDY OF TOPOTECAN (HYCAMTIN) AND DOXORUBICIN HCL LIPOSOME (DOXIL) IN RECURRENT/REFRACTORY OVARIAN CANCER.
Principal Investigator: Ramin Mirhashemi, M.D. – 25%
Funding: Alza Corporation
04/01/01 – 9/30/02    $80,000 Total Award ($61,600 direct/$15,400 indirect)
 
Department of OB-GYN, University of Miami, School of Medicine
PHASE II STUDY OF NESP (Novel Erythrpoeisis Stimulating Protein) DURING CONCURRENT CHEMO-RADIATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF CERVICAL CARCINOMA.
Principal Investigator: Ramin Mirhashemi, M.D. – 5%
Funding: AMGEN, Inc.
05/01/01 – 03/30/03    $165,000 Total Award ($132,675 direct/$32,325 indirect)
 
Department of OB-GYN, University of Miami, School of Medicine
Pharmacogenomics Approach to the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer
Principal Investigator: Ramin Mirhashemi, M.D. – 0%
Funding: DNAPrint Genomics Inc.
01/01/02 – 12/31/02    $120,000 Total Award ($95,000 direct/$25,000 indirect)
 
Department of Microbiology/Immunology, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer
Center University of Miami, School of Medicine
Heat Shock Protein Vaccine for the Treatment of Cervical Cancer
Principal Investigator: Ramin Mirhashemi
Funding: ACOG + The Miami-Aids NIH Training Grant)
1998 - 2000
Gynecologic Oncology Research Laboratory, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer
Center University of Miami, School of Medicine
Generation of E6/E7 Peptide Specific CTLs for Adoptive Immunotherapy of
Cervical Cancer
Principal Investigators: Ramin Mirhashemi, M.D.
Funding: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Grant + 3M  Pharmaceuticals
1997 - 1998
 
Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard
Medical School
Prognostic Variables for Complications in Operative Laparoscopy
Principle Investigators: Ramin Mirhashemi, M.D.
1995-1997
 
Department of Microbiology/Immunology, Division of Urology
University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine
Investigation of a Tumor Specific Protein Marker Involved in Early Detection of Metastatic Murine Carcinoma Cells.
Principle Investigator: J. B. DeKernion, M.D.
1986 -1988

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Professional and Honorary Organizations: 
 
  • International Gynecologic Cancer Society
  • Florida Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  • Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
  • The American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
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Advisory Boards:


3M Pharmaceuticals1999
DNAPrint Genomics Inc.   
2000

Committees:

Chairman, Data and Safety Monitoring Board
Sylvester Cancer Center, University of Miami
2002-present
FDA Panel Member, Microbiology Devices
Gaithersburg, Maryland
2000
Gynecology Tissue and Practice Committee Member,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
1994-1997
Residency Admissions Committee,                     
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
1996-1997
Admissions Committee Interviewer,                      
University of Southern California, School of Medicine
1991-1993
Year I Curriculum Officer, University of Southern California,
School of Medicine
1989-1990

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Honors and Awards:


SGO’s Basic Science Award for best paper presented at the                 
33rd Annual meeting of the SGO
February 2003
Recipient of HELENE HARRIS MEMORIAL TRUST’s       
Excellence in ovarian cancer research, 9th Biennial International
Forum on Ovarian Cancer
March 2003
Recipient of Miami-AIDS NIH Training Grant             1999-2000
Recipient of ACOG/Ortho-McNeil Academic Training Fellowship
Grant (Funded Academic Fellowship Given to 2 OB/GYN
physicians in the United States)
1999-2000
Best Fellow Presentation, William A. Little Society Meeting,
Key Biscayne, FL
2000
Berlex Oncology Foundation Epidemiology and Clinical Trial
Design Workshop
2000
President’s Prize Paper Award, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons  
1999
First Prize in Sylvester Cancer Research Competition  
1999
Best Fellow Presentation, William A. Little Society Meeting,    
Key Biscayne, FL
1999
Resident Award for Excellence in Laparoscopic Surgery,       
The American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopist
1997
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society,            
USC School of Medicine
1992
Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence               
 USC School of Medicine
1989-1993
Cum Laude, USC School of Engineering     
1984-1989
Golden Key National Honor Society  
1988
Volunteer Scholarship, UCLA 
1887

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Oral Presentations:

  1. Oral Plenary Presentation at Annual Meeting Of the Society of Pelvic Surgeons, The Management of Bulky IB2 Cervical Cancer: Is there a Role? Novembner 2003
  2. Oral plenary presentation at the Annual Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, Development of a Targeted BRCA1/BRCA2 Mutation Screening Panel for African-American Women. February 2003.
  3. Oral plenary presentation at the Annual Society of Gynecologic oncologists, A Pharmacogenetic classifier for predicting in-vivo response to combination therapy with paclitaxel and carboplatin. March 2002.
  4. Oral Plenary Presentation at the Annual American Society of Human Genetics, Polymorphisms Predict Ovarian Cancer Response, October 2002.
  5. Oral Plenary Presentation at Annual Meeting Of the Society of Pelvic Surgeons, The Gastrointestinal Complications of the Miami Pouch, Novembner 2002
  6. Grand Rounds presentation: University of Pittsburg, Magee Women’s Hospital, BRCA 1 the Ultimate Tumor Suppresor Gene. October 2002.
  7. Grand Rounds Presentation: University of South Florida, Cervical Cancer and HPV: Molecular and Epidemiologic Perspectives, November 2002.
  8. Oral Presentation: Society of Pelvic Surgeons, Vaginal Reconstruction after Pelvic  Exenteration: A review of 25 cases. July 2001.
  9. Clinical Moderator: 29th Annual George Papanicolaou Memorial Seminar in Gynecologic Pathology. November 1999
  10. Grand Rounds Presentation: Harvard Medical  School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Fetal Obstructive Uropathy; Current Trends in Management and Treatment. 1994
  11. Grand Rounds Presentation: Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Chemotherapy Induced Ovarian Failure; New Horizons, 1995
  12. Grand Rounds Presentation: Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Risk of Complications of Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery, The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Experience, 1997
  13. Ground Rounds Presentation: University of Miami, School of Medicine,  Update in the Genetics of Gynecologic Malignancies, 2000
  14. Oral Presentation (Fellow Paper Award): William A. Little Society Annual Meeting,  Immunotherapy of Cervical Cancer. 1998
  15. Poster Presentation (First prize, Fellow Abstract Award): Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Poor Immunogenic Phenotype of a Cervical Small Cell Carcinoma Cell Line, 1998, 1999
  16. Oral Presentation: University of Miami Annual Boards Review Course, Endometrial Cancer, 1998
  17. Oral Presentation: University of Miami Symposium; Women and Cancer Approaching the Second Millenium, Cervical Cancer: The Present, Past, and the Future, November 1998.
  18. Faculty Speaker: Third Annual Diabetes/Osteoporosis Symposium, Cedars Medical Center, Miami Florida, Postmenopausal Treatment of Osteoporosis, January 1999.
  19. Grand Rounds Presentation: Department of Anesthesiology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Intraoperative Autologous Transfusion in Gynecologic Surgery, February 1999.
  20. Oral Presentation: Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, The Impact of the Utilization of the Cell Saver During Type III Radical Hysterectomy for Early Stage Cervical Cancer, February 21, 1999. San Diego, California
  21. Oral Presentation: Annual Meeting of SmithKline Gynecologic Oncology Fellows Forum, Cell Saver in Radical Pelvic Surgery, February 27, 1999, Dana Point California
  22. CME Guest Faculty Lecture, Annual IAMA meeting, Screening for Breast Cancer,  May 1999, Miami Beach Florida
  23. Best Fellow Presentation “William Little Society”, Generation of HPV 16 E7 Peptide Specific CTLs Using Dendritic Cells as Stimulators, May 1999, Senosta Beach Florida
  24. Grand Rounds Presentation “Novel Therapeutic Horizons in the Treatment of Cervical  Dysplasia”, July 2000, Mt. Sinai Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Miami, FL.
  25. Grand Rounds Persentation. Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndromes, November 2000, Baptist Health Care System Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  26. Guest Speaker. Controversial Issues in the Management of Endometrial Carcinoma,  February 2001, Post Graduate Course in Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Miami Raddison Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida.
  27. Guest Lecturer. Familial Ovarian and Breast Cancer Syndromes, April 2001, Ft.  Lauderdale OBGYN Society, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Invited Lectures:
  1. Visiting Professor, University of Florida Department of OBGYN, October 2003.
  2. Visiting Professor , Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, September 2003.
  3. Grand Rounds: MD Anderson Cancer Center, June 2003
  4. Ovarian Cancer Panel Speaker, SGO ovarian cancer Satellite Sympsium, 2003.
  5. Grand Rounds: University of Florida. 2002
  6. Grand Rounds: Bethesda Medical Center. 2002
  7. Guest Speaker: Florida Society of Gynecologic Oncologists. 2002
  8. Grand Rounds: University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School. 2000
  9. Moderator and Speaker: Annual Interamerican Breast Cancer Conference. Cancun 2002
National Studies:
  1. Gynecologic Oncology Group, Co- Principle Investigator:    Ramin Mirhashemi, M.D.
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VI.    TEACHING:


Teaching Award in Gynecologic Oncology, University of Miami School of Medicine1997-1998

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VII.    SERVICE:


Peer Review Committee, University of Miami2002     
Institutional Review Board, University of Miami
2000
Outcome Measurement Program Committee, University of Miami
2000
Gynecologic Tissue and Practice Committee Member,
University of Miami, School of Medicine
2000

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND HOBBIES:

Flying Samaritans Community Outreach Program 1989-1990
Horse Polo Team (Captain), University of Southern California1988-1989
Intramural Basketball Team, University of Southern California1984-1989
Intramural Volleyball Team, University of Southern California1990-1991
Intramural Tennis Team, University of Southern California1984-1988
Annual Brigham and Women’s Hospital Baby Open Golf Tournament, Organizer1995-1997


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