Aida Habtezion

Gastroenterologist

Inflammatory bowel disease specialist

Digestive Health Center

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

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

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
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Digestive Health - Endoscopy Suite in Redwood City

  • 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

Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Award, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Jan2012 - Dec2015)

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

Member, Immunology Postgraduate Program Committee, Stanford University, 2011

Editorial Board, Gastroenterology, 2011

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Stanford University, 2010

Editorial Board, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 2008

Instructor, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Stanford University, 2007

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.