Amy S. Dhesi, MD – CV

Amy S. Dhesi, MD – Curriculum Vitae

Education:

University
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, California
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology and a Minor
in Spanish Linguistics
Graduated cum laude
2000 – 2004

Medical School
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
San Francisco, CA
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
2004 – 2008

Residency
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Los Angeles, CA
2008 – 2012

Fellowship
Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School (NJMS)
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health
Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Newark, NJ
7/2012 – 6/2015

Additional Education
Frontiers in Reproduction Course
Sponsored by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Marine Biological Institute (MBL) in Woods Hole, MA
4/2013 – 6/2013

Honors and Awards

  • 2000-2001
    Robert W. Kiersted Humanitarian Scholarship, UCLA
    Scholarship based on merit, financial need, and academic potential.
  • 2003
    Golden Key International Honour Society, UCLA
    Invited member based on academic performance and dedication to service.
  • 2000-2004
    Provost Honors, UCLA
    Recognition based on academic achievement.
  • 2004
    Chancellor’s Service Award, UCLA
    Service award based on outstanding leadership and service in the Los Angeles
    community.
  • 2004
    College Honors, UCLA
    Recognition based on academic achievement and completion of pre-selected honors
    courses.
  • 2004
    Cum Laude Graduate, UCLA
    College graduation with honor
  • 2005
    Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship Grant, UCSF
    Funding provided to medical students to perform research in medical school.

    • “Maternal quality indicators for postpartum hemorrhage.”
      Principal Investigator – Michael Lu, M.D.
    • “Obesity is a significant risk factor for prostate cancer at the time of biopsy.”
      Principal Investigator – William Aronson, M.D.
  • 2006, 2007
    MacKenzie Foundation Scholarship, UCSF
    Scholarship awarded to students preparing to practice in family medicine and primary
    care related areas.
  • 2013
    Segal/Mastroianni/Koide Scholarship, Woods Hole, MA
    Scholarship to attend Frontiers in Reproduction: 6 week lecture and laboratory course
    focused on evolving research in the reproductive field
  • 2013
    Clinical Research Fellowship and Mentor Award in Women’s Health, Travel Grant
    San Francisco, CA
    Awarded by Pfizer in conjunction with The Endocrine Society.
  • 2013
    Clinical Research Mentor Award
    San Francisco, CA
    Awarded by Pfizer in conjunction with The Endocrine Society.

Licensures

  • The Medical Board of California
    Physician and Surgeon, # A111610
    3/2010 – Present
  • The Medical Board of New Jersey
    Physician and Surgeon License 25MA09156700
    7/2012 – 6/2015
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
    Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Board Eligible for Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
    6/25/12

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Member
    2008 – 2013
  • The Society of UCLA/Harbor Residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Member
    2012 – Present
  • The Endocrine Society
    2013 – 2014
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
    2013 – Present
  • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
    2014 – Present

MANUSCRIPTS IN SUBMISSION OR IN PREPARATION

  • Dhesi AS, Murtough KL, Lim J, Schulkin J, McGovern PG, Power ML, Morelli SS. Underutilization of
    metabolic screening studies in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome. In preparation for submission to
    Fertility & Sterility
    .
  • Dhesi AS, Kulak D, Perlman BE, Azelby C, Haberl J, Wojtczuk AS, Goldsmith LT. Regulation of
    interleukin-8 in human endometrium. In preparation for submission to Journal of Biological Chemistry.

ARTICLES

  • Freedland SJ, Wen J, Wuestle M, Shah A, Lai D, Moalej, Atala C, Aronson WJ.
    Obesity is a significant risk factor for prostate cancer at the time of biopsy. Urology. 2008 Nov;72(5):1102-
    5.
  • Gatcliffe TA, Tewari KS, Shah A, Brewster WR, Burger RA, Kuo JV, Monk BJ.
    A feasibility study of topotecan with standard-dose cisplatin and concurrent primary radiation therapy in
    locally advanced cervical cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2009 Jan; 112(1):85-9.
  • Shah A, Caughey A, Stotland N, Cheng Y, Ramos G.
    The Association between Body Mass Index and Gestational Diabetes Varies by Race/Ethnicity. American
    Journal of Perinatology
    . 2011 Aug;28(7):515-20.
  • Shah A, Schwarzenberger J, Gui D, Hong R, Chen A.
    Management of worsening aortic dilation and insufficiency in a 20 week pregnant woman: a case report.
    Case Rep Obstet Gynecol. 2011;2011:483178.
  • Chazenbalk G, Singh P, Irge D, Shah A, Abott DH, Dumesic DA.
    Androgens inhibit adipogenesis during human adipose stem cell commitment to preadipocyte formation.
    Steroids. 2013 May 23; 78(9):920-926.
  • Dhesi AS, McGovern PG. Diagnosis and Management of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. Postgraduate
    Obstetrics & Gynecology
    . 2014 June 30; 34(12):1-8.
  • Dhesi AS, Morelli SS. Endometriosis: A Role For Stem Cells. Women’s Health. 2015 Jan;11(1):35-49.
  • Dhesi AS, Morelli SS. Metabolic aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome. Postgraduate Obstetrics &
    Gynecology
    . 2015 August 31; 35(16):1-8.
  • Perlman BE, Dhesi AS, Weiss G. Left vaginal obstruction and complex left uterine horn communication in
    a 12 year old female. Accepted for publication by Obstetrics and Gynaecology Cases – Reviews,
    10/30/2015.

ABSTRACTS

  • Shah A, Aronson W, Freedland S. Obesity as a Predictor of Prostate Cancer.
    Presented, University of California, San Francisco, Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship Meeting, 2005.
  • Shah A, Caughey A, Stotland N, Cheng Y, Ramos G. The Association between Body Mass Index and
    Gestational Diabetes Varies by Race/Ethnicity.
    Presented, Society for Gynecologic Investigation 54th Annual Meeting, 2007. Program Abstract # 121
    (Reproductive Sciences 14:91A, 2007).
  • Gatcliffe TA, Shah A, Kuo JV, Tewari KS, Berman ML, Brewster WL, Burger RA, Monk BJ. Weekly
    topotecan is feasible with standard-dose cisplatin and concurrent pelvic radiation in the treatment of stage
    IB2-IVA cervical carcinoma.
    Presented, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists Annual Meeting, 2008.
  • Shah A, Caughey A, Stotland N, Cheng Y, Ramos G. The Association between Body Mass Index and
    Gestational Diabetes Varies by Race/Ethnicity.
    Presented, Obstetrical and Gynecological Assembly of Southern California 65th Annual Meeting, 2010.
    Program Abstract # 333.
  • Shah A, Sahakian V, Deugarte C. Total normal motile sperm count plays no role in clinical pregnancy
    rate after intrauterine insemination.
    Presented, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society 59th Annual Meeting, 2011.
  • Chazenbalk G, Irge D, Shah A, Dumesic D. Testosterone inhibits subcutaneous abdominal adipogenesis
    during adipose stem cell differentiation to preadipocytes.
    Presented at American Society for Reproductive Medicine 67th Annual Meeting, 2011. Program Abstract
    P19 (Fertility and Sterility 96:F114, 2011).
  • Dhesi AS, Morelli S, Wojtczuk A, Weiss G, Goldsmith LT. Interleukin-8 Expression is not Regulated by
    Increased Intracellular cAMP in Human Endometrial Epithelial Cells.
    Presented at Society for Gynecologic Investigation 60th Annual meeting, 2013. Program Abstract F-108.
    (Reproductive Sciences 20:223A, 2013).
  • Tran L, Shah A, Bukowski K, Parvataneni R. Buccal versus vaginal misoprostol of third trimester
    induction of labor.
    Presented at Obstetrical and Gynecological Assembly of Southern California 68th Annual Meeting, 2013.
  • Dhesi AS, Wojtczuk A, Weiss G, Goldsmith LT. cAMP-mediated interleukin-8 expression in human
    endometrial epithelial cells is protein kinase A independent but mitogen-activated protein kinase and
    phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase dependent.
    Presented at The Endocrine Society 95th Annual Meeting, 2013. Program Abstract SUN-408.
  • Dhesi AS, Wojtczuk A, Weiss G, Goldsmith LT. Interleukin-8 Expression in Human Endometrial Stromal
    Cells is cAMP and Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Regulated but Protein Kinase A Independent.
    Presented at Society for Gynecologic Investigation 61st Annual Meeting, 2014. Program Abstract T-314.
  • Dhesi AS, Wojtczuk A, Weiss G, Goldsmith LT. Decidualization of Human Endometrial Stromal Cells
    Stimulates Interleukin-8 Expression: Mediation by Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase.
    Presented at The Endocrine Society 96th Annual Meeting, 2014. Program Abstract MON-0353.
  • Dhesi AS, Lim J, Solnica A, McGovern PG. Underutilization of Metabolic Screening Studies in Patients
    with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
    Presented at Society for Reproductive Investigation 62nd Annual Meeting, 2015. Program Abstract S-
    042. (Reproductive Sciences 22:312A, 2015).

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish (fluent)