Ali Zarrinpar, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the division of transplantation surgery in the University of Florida College of Medicine as an associate professor.
Zarrinpar earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, where he also obtained a doctoral degree in biochemistry. He completed a general surgery residency and a fellowship in multivisceral transplant and hepatobiliary surgery from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Zarrinpar is a diplomate in general surgery through the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also certified in multivisceral transplantation through the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.
Additionally, Zarrinpar is a member of several professional associations, including the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, the American Association for Cancer Research, the Academy of Persian American Physicians, the International Liver Cancer Association, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the American Society of Transplantation, the Association for Academic Surgery, the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening, and the Biomedical Engineering Society.
Zarrinpar has served as an editorial board member and a reviewer for numerous medical publications. He has also authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and chapters in medical textbooks.
He has won a number of awards, including the American College of Surgeons Faculty Research Fellowship, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons/Astellas Faculty Development Grant and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons/Veloxis Vanguard Prize.
In addition to his clinical hepatobiliary and transplantation practice, Zarrinpar has an active clinical research program in liver cancer, liver failure and liver transplantation. He also has a basic/translational science research lab working on hepatocellular carcinoma, ischemia/reperfusion injury and transplant immunology.