Dr. Hamza Yazdani is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Department of Surgery, received a MSc, Surgery, 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University in China, and obtained a MD also at Harbin Medical University.
Dr. Yazdani’s research, clinical, and/or academic interests include: liver transplant, liver ischemia-reperfusion, sterile inflammation; surgical stress in regulating tumor growth, metastasis, and the tumor microenvironment; the interaction between innate and adaptive immunity in the setting of surgical stress; exercise training in surgical stress and metastasis; and exercise in training innate and adaptive immunity.
His current grant work includes Pittsburgh Liver Research Center Pilot and Feasibility Grant (2021-2022) and the Community Liver Alliance 2022 Research Grant (2022-2023).
In 2020, he received an Excellence in Research Award at the Eighteenth Annual Richard L. Simmons Lecture in Surgical Science and Department of Surgery Research Day. He also received in 2021 the Best Research Presentation Award at the Nineteenth Annual Richard L. Simmons Lecture in Surgical Science and Department of Surgery Research Day.
Dr. Yazdani is a member of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) and The American Association of Immunologists (AAI).
View a list of Dr. Yazdani’s publications here.