Aida Habtezion MD MSc.

Gastroenterologist, Inflammatory bowel disease specialist

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

Digestive Health Center

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-736-5555
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Digestive Health Center - Endoscopy Suite at Stanford

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
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Digestive Health Center in Redwood City (Endoscopy Suite)

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
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Professional Education

Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (2005) CA

Board Certification: Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2007)

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Stanford, University (2006)

Board Certification, Gastroenterology, Royal College of Physicians of Canada (2002)

Fellowship: University of Toronto (2002) Canada

Board Certification, Internal Medicine: American Board of Internal Medicine &, Royal College of Physicians of Canada (1999)

Residency: University of Western Ontario (1999) Canada

Medical Education: McMaster University (1996) Canada

Honors & Awards

Division Teaching Award, Stanford University (2013)

Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Award, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2012 - 2016)

DDC Named Investigator, Stanford Digestive Disease Center (DDC) (2010-2011)

Clinical Scientist Career Development Award (K08), NIH/NIDDK (2006-2011)

Pilot/Feasibility Award, Stanford Digestive Disease Center (2007-2008)

Administrative Appointments

Member, Clinical, Integrative and Molecular Gastroenterology Study Section (NIH) (2012 - Present)

Member, Immunology Postgraduate Program Committee, Stanford University (2011 - Present)

Editorial Board, Gastroenterology (2011 - Present)

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Stanford University (2010 - Present)

Editorial Board, Digestive Diseases and Sciences (2008 - 2013)

Instructor, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Stanford University (2007 - 2010)

Immune cells and immune-based therapy in pancreatitis
Xue, J., Sharma, V., & Habtezion, A. (2014). Immune cells and immune-based therapy in pancreatitis. IMMUNOLOGIC RESEARCH, 58(2-3), 378-386.

Carbon monoxide-based therapy ameliorates acute pancreatitis via TLR4 inhibition
Xue, J., & Habtezion, A. (2014). Carbon monoxide-based therapy ameliorates acute pancreatitis via TLR4 inhibition. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL INVESTIGATION, 124(1), 437-447.

Retinoic acid regulates the development of a gut-homing precursor for intestinal dendritic cells
Zeng, R., Oderup, C., Yuan, R., Lee, M., Habtezion, A., & Butcher, E. C. (2013). Retinoic acid regulates the development of a gut-homing precursor for intestinal dendritic cells. MUCOSAL IMMUNOLOGY, 6(4), 847-856.

Role of immune cells and immune-based therapies in pancreatitis and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
Zheng, L., Xue, J., Jaffee, E. M., & Habtezion, A. (2013). Role of immune cells and immune-based therapies in pancreatitis and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Gastroenterology, 144(6), 1230-1240.

Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Regulates Pancreatic IL-22 Production and Protects Mice From Acute Pancreatitis
Xue, J., Nguyen, D. Tc., & Habtezion, A. (2012). Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Regulates Pancreatic IL-22 Production and Protects Mice From Acute Pancreatitis. GASTROENTEROLOGY, 143(6), 1670-1680.

Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells Transport Peripheral Antigens to the Thymus to Promote Central Tolerance
Hadeiba, H., Lahl, K., Edalati, A., Oderup, C., Habtezion, A., & Butcher, E. C. (2012). Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells Transport Peripheral Antigens to the Thymus to Promote Central Tolerance. IMMUNITY, 36(3), 438-450.

Panhematin provides a therapeutic benefit in experimental pancreatitis
Habtezion, A., Kwan, R., Akhtar, E., Wanaski, S. P., Collins, S. D., & Omary, M. B. (2011). Panhematin provides a therapeutic benefit in experimental pancreatitis. GUT, 60(5), 671-679.

Absence of keratin 8 confers a paradoxical microflora-dependent resistance to apoptosis in the colon
Habtezion, A., Toivola, D. M., Asghar, M. N., Kronmal, G. S., Brooks, J. D., & Omary, M. B. (2011). Absence of keratin 8 confers a paradoxical microflora-dependent resistance to apoptosis in the colon. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 108(4), 1445-1450.

Heme oxygenase-1 is induced in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients with acute pancreatitis: a potential therapeutic target
Habtezion, A., Kwan, R., Yang, A. L., Morgan, M. E., Akhtar, E., & Omary, M. B. (2011). Heme oxygenase-1 is induced in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients with acute pancreatitis: a potential therapeutic target. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-GASTROINTESTINAL AND LIVER PHYSIOLOGY, 300(1), G12-G20.

Diabetic Gastroparesis: An Emerging Role for Macrophages and Heme Oxygenase-1
Habtezion, A., & Wiley, J. W. (2010). Diabetic Gastroparesis: An Emerging Role for Macrophages and Heme Oxygenase-1. GASTROENTEROLOGY, 138(7), 2219-2223.

Intermediate filaments take the heat as stress proteins
Toivola, D. M., Strnad, P., Habtezion, A., & Omary, M. B. (2010). Intermediate filaments take the heat as stress proteins. TRENDS IN CELL BIOLOGY, 20(2), 79-91.

Keratins modulate the shape and function of hepatocyte mitochondria: a mechanism for protection from apoptosis
Tao, G.-Z., Looi, K. S., Toivola, D. M., Strnad, P., Zhou, Q., & Omary, M. B. (2009). Keratins modulate the shape and function of hepatocyte mitochondria: a mechanism for protection from apoptosis. JOURNAL OF CELL SCIENCE, 122(21), 3851-3855.

CCR9 expression defines tolerogenic plasmacytoid dendritic cells able to suppress acute graft-versus-host disease
Hadeiba, H., Sato, T., Habtezion, A., Oderup, C., Pan, J., & Butcher, E. C. (2008). CCR9 expression defines tolerogenic plasmacytoid dendritic cells able to suppress acute graft-versus-host disease. NATURE IMMUNOLOGY, 9(11), 1253-1260.

DCs metabolize sunlight-induced vitamin D3 to 'program' T cell attraction to the epidermal chemokine CCL27
Sigmundsdottir, H., Pan, J., Debes, G. F., Alt, C., Habtezion, A., & Butcher, E. C. (2007). DCs metabolize sunlight-induced vitamin D3 to 'program' T cell attraction to the epidermal chemokine CCL27. NATURE IMMUNOLOGY, 8(3), 285-293.

Short-term homing assay reveals a critical role for lymphocyte function-associated antigen-1 in the hepatic recruitment of lymphocytes in graft-versus-host disease
Sato, T., Habtezion, A., Beilhack, A., Schulz, S., Butcher, E., & Thorlacius, H. (2006). Short-term homing assay reveals a critical role for lymphocyte function-associated antigen-1 in the hepatic recruitment of lymphocytes in graft-versus-host disease. JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY, 44(6), 1132-1140.

CD8(+) recent thymic emigrants home to and efficiently repopulate the small intestine epithelium
Staton, T. L., Habtezion, A., Winslow, M. M., Sato, T., Love, P. E., & Butcher, E. C. (2006). CD8(+) recent thymic emigrants home to and efficiently repopulate the small intestine epithelium. NATURE IMMUNOLOGY, 7(5), 482-488.

Hemin-activated macrophages home to the pancreas and protect from acute pancreatitis via heme oxygenase-1 induction
Nakamichi, I., Habtezion, A., Zhong, B. H., Contag, C. H., BUTCHER, E. C., & Omary, M. B. (2005). Hemin-activated macrophages home to the pancreas and protect from acute pancreatitis via heme oxygenase-1 induction. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL INVESTIGATION, 115(11), 3007-3014.

Cellular integrity plus: organelle-related and protein-targeting functions of intermediate filaments
Toivola, D. M., Tao, G. Z., Habtezion, A., Liao, J., & Omary, M. B. (2005). Cellular integrity plus: organelle-related and protein-targeting functions of intermediate filaments. TRENDS IN CELL BIOLOGY, 15(11), 608-617.

Keratin-8-deficient mice develop chronic spontaneous Th2 colitis amenable to antibiotic treatment
Habtezion, A., Toivola, D. M., BUTCHER, E. C., & Omary, M. B. (2005). Keratin-8-deficient mice develop chronic spontaneous Th2 colitis amenable to antibiotic treatment. JOURNAL OF CELL SCIENCE, 118(9), 1971-1980.

Risk factors for low bone density in Crohn's disease
Habtezion, A., Silverberg, M. S., Parkes, R., Mikolainis, S., & Steinhart, A. H. (2002). Risk factors for low bone density in Crohn's disease. INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES, 8(2), 87-92.