Anthony Oro MD/PhD

Hair loss specialist

Dermatologic oncologist, Cutaneous oncology specialist, Skin stem cell specialist

Skin Cancer Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Hair Loss Clinic

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6316
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Professional Education

Residency: Stanford University Medical Center (1997) CA

Board Certification: Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology (1998)

Internship: Stanford University Medical Center (1994) CA

Medical Education: UCSD School of Medicine (1993) CA

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Hospital & Clinics patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Partial Proteasome Inhibitors Induce Hair Follicle Growth by Stabilizing ß-Catenin.
Yucel, G., Van Arnam, J., Means, P. C., Huntzicker, E., Altindag, B., & Oro, A. E. (2014). Partial Proteasome Inhibitors Induce Hair Follicle Growth by Stabilizing ß-Catenin. Stem cells , 32(1), 85-92.

State-dependent signaling by Cav1.2 regulates hair follicle stem cell function.
Yucel, G., Altindag, B., Gomez-Ospina, N., Rana, A., Panagiotakos, G., & Oro, A. E. (2013). State-dependent signaling by Cav1.2 regulates hair follicle stem cell function. Genes & development, 27(11), 1217-1222.

GLI activation by atypical protein kinase C ?/? regulates the growth of basal cell carcinomas.
Atwood, S. X., Li, M., Lee, A., Tang, J. Y., & Oro, A. E. (2013). GLI activation by atypical protein kinase C ?/? regulates the growth of basal cell carcinomas. Nature, 494(7438), 484-488.

Rapid genetic analysis of epithelial-mesenchymal signaling during hair regeneration.
Woo, W.-M., Atwood, S. X., Zhen, H. H., & Oro, A. E. (2013). Rapid genetic analysis of epithelial-mesenchymal signaling during hair regeneration. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE, (72).

Hedgehog pathway inhibition and the race against tumor evolution
Atwood, S. X., Chang, A. L. S., & Oro, A. E. (2013). Hedgehog pathway inhibition and the race against tumor evolution. JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY, 45-49.

Efficacy and Safety of Vismodegib in Advanced Basal-Cell Carcinoma
Sekulic, A., Migden, M. R., Oro, A. E., Dirix, L., Lewis, K. D., & Hauschild, A. (2012). Efficacy and Safety of Vismodegib in Advanced Basal-Cell Carcinoma. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 366(23), 2171-2179.

Translocation Affecting Sonic Hedgehog Genes in Basal-Cell Carcinoma
Gomez-Ospina, N., Chang, A. L. S., Qu, K., & Oro, A. E. (2012). Translocation Affecting Sonic Hedgehog Genes in Basal-Cell Carcinoma. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 366(23), 2233-2234.

Shh maintains dermal papilla identity and hair morphogenesis via a Noggin-Shh regulatory loop
Woo, W.-M., Zhen, H. H., & Oro, A. E. (2012). Shh maintains dermal papilla identity and hair morphogenesis via a Noggin-Shh regulatory loop. GENES & DEVELOPMENT, 26(11), 1235-1246.

Neuropilins are positive regulators of Hedgehog signal transduction
Hillman, R. T., Feng, B. Y., Ni, J., Woo, W.-M., Milenkovic, L., & Scott, M. P. (2011). Neuropilins are positive regulators of Hedgehog signal transduction. GENES & DEVELOPMENT, 25(22), 2333-2346.

SnapShot: Hair Follicle Stem Cells
Woo, W.-M., & Oro, A. E. (2011). SnapShot: Hair Follicle Stem Cells. CELL, 146(2), 334-U159.

Cell Migration: GSK3 beta Steers the Cytoskeleton's Tip
Yucel, G., & Oro, A. E. (2011). Cell Migration: GSK3 beta Steers the Cytoskeleton's Tip. CELL, 144(3), 319-321.

MIM and Cortactin Antagonism Regulates Ciliogenesis and Hedgehog Signaling
Bershteyn, M., Atwood, S. X., Woo, W.-M., Li, M., & Oro, A. E. (2010). MIM and Cortactin Antagonism Regulates Ciliogenesis and Hedgehog Signaling. DEVELOPMENTAL CELL, 19(2), 270-283.

I-BAR protein antagonism of endocytosis mediates directional sensing during guided cell migration
Quinones, G. A., Jin, J., & Oro, A. E. (2010). I-BAR protein antagonism of endocytosis mediates directional sensing during guided cell migration. JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY, 189(2), 353-367.

Augmenting Endogenous Wnt Signaling Improves Skin Wound Healing
Whyte, J. L., Smith, A. A., Liu, B., Manzano, W. R., Evans, N. D., & Helms, J. A. (2013). Augmenting Endogenous Wnt Signaling Improves Skin Wound Healing. PLOS ONE, 8(10).

Hedgehog pathway inhibition and the race against tumor evolution
Atwood, S. X., Chang, A. L. S., & Oro, A. E. (2012). Hedgehog pathway inhibition and the race against tumor evolution. JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY, 199(2), 193-197.

In Vivo Imaging of Human and Mouse Skin with a Handheld Dual-Axis Confocal Fluorescence Microscope
Ra, H., Piyawattanametha, W., Gonzalez-Gonzalez, E., Mandella, M. J., Kino, G. S., & Contag, C. H. (2011). In Vivo Imaging of Human and Mouse Skin with a Handheld Dual-Axis Confocal Fluorescence Microscope. JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE DERMATOLOGY, 131(5), 1061-1066.

Laminin-511 and integrin beta-1 in hair follicle development and basal cell carcinoma formation
DeRouen, M. C., Zhen, H., Tan, S. H., Williams, S., Marinkovich, M. P., & Oro, A. E. (2010). Laminin-511 and integrin beta-1 in hair follicle development and basal cell carcinoma formation. BMC DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, 10.

BAR domain competition during directional cellular migration
Quinones, G. A., & Oro, A. E. (2010). BAR domain competition during directional cellular migration. CELL CYCLE, 9(13), 2522-2528.

The Primary Cilium: A Small Yet Mighty Organelle
DeRouen, M. C., & Oro, A. E. (2009). The Primary Cilium: A Small Yet Mighty Organelle. JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE DERMATOLOGY, 129(2), 264-265.

Laminin-511 is an epithelial message promoting dermal papilla development and function during early hair morphogenesis
Gao, J., DeRouen, M. C., Chen, C.-H., Nguyen, M., Nguyen, N. T., & Marinkovich, M. P. (2008). Laminin-511 is an epithelial message promoting dermal papilla development and function during early hair morphogenesis. GENES & DEVELOPMENT, 22(15), 2111-2124.

Controlling hair follicle signaling pathways through polyubiquitination
Huntzicker, E. G., & Oro, A. E. (2008). Controlling hair follicle signaling pathways through polyubiquitination. JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE DERMATOLOGY, 128(5), 1081-1087.

A new role for an old friend: NFAT and stem cell quiescence
Oro, A. E. (2008). A new role for an old friend: NFAT and stem cell quiescence. CELL STEM CELL, 2(2), 104-106.

Role of the basement membrane zone in skin development.
Oro, A. E. (2008). Role of the basement membrane zone in skin development. journal of investigative dermatology, 128(E2), E11-2.

The primary cilia, a 'Rab-id' transit system for hedgehog signaling
Oro, A. E. (2007). The primary cilia, a 'Rab-id' transit system for hedgehog signaling. CURRENT OPINION IN CELL BIOLOGY, 19(6), 691-696.

Bone morphogenetic protein antagonist gremlin 1 is widely expressed by cancer-associated stromal cells and can promote tumor cell proliferation
Sneddon, J. B., Zhen, H. H., Montgomery, K., van de Rijn, M., Tward, A. D., & Brown, P. O. (2006). Bone morphogenetic protein antagonist gremlin 1 is widely expressed by cancer-associated stromal cells and can promote tumor cell proliferation. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 103(40), 14842-14847.

Dual degradation signals control Gli protein stability and tumor formation
Huntzicker, E. G., Estay, I. S., Zhen, H., Lokteva, L. A., Jackson, P. K., & Oro, A. E. (2006). Dual degradation signals control Gli protein stability and tumor formation. GENES & DEVELOPMENT, 20(3), 276-281.

Mammalian variations on a theme: a Smo and Sufu surprise
Oro, A. E. (2006). Mammalian variations on a theme: a Smo and Sufu surprise. DEVELOPMENTAL CELL, 10(2), 156-158.

Conditional telomerase induction causes proliferation of hair follicle stem cells
Sarin, K. Y., Cheung, P., Gilison, D., Lee, E., Tennen, R. I., & Artandi, S. E. (2005). Conditional telomerase induction causes proliferation of hair follicle stem cells. NATURE, 436(7053), 1048-1052.

Receptor tyrosine phosphatase-dependent cytoskeletal remodeling by the hedgehog-responsive gene MIM/BEG4
Gonzalez-Quevedo, R., Shoffer, M., Horng, L., & Oro, A. E. (2005). Receptor tyrosine phosphatase-dependent cytoskeletal remodeling by the hedgehog-responsive gene MIM/BEG4. JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY, 168(3), 453-463.

MIM/BEG4, a Sonic hedgehog-responsive gene that potentiates Gli-dependent transcription
Callahan, C. A., Ofstad, T., Horng, L., Wang, J. K., Zhen, H. H., & Oro, A. E. (2004). MIM/BEG4, a Sonic hedgehog-responsive gene that potentiates Gli-dependent transcription. GENES & DEVELOPMENT, 18(22), 2724-2729.

Laminin-10 is crucial for hair morphogenesis
Li, J., Tzu, J., Chen, Y., Zhang, Y. P., Nguyen, N. T., & Marinkovich, M. P. (2003). Laminin-10 is crucial for hair morphogenesis. EMBO JOURNAL, 22(10), 2400-2410.

Hair cycle regulation of Hedgehog signal reception
Oro, A. E., & Higgins, K. (2003). Hair cycle regulation of Hedgehog signal reception. DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, 255(2), 238-248.

Ultraviolet and ionizing radiation enhance the growth of BCCs and trichoblastomas in patched heterozygous knockout mice
Aszterbaum, M., Epstein, J., Oro, A., Douglas, V., LeBoit, P. E., & Epstein, E. H. (1999). Ultraviolet and ionizing radiation enhance the growth of BCCs and trichoblastomas in patched heterozygous knockout mice. NATURE MEDICINE, 5(11), 1285-1291.

MOLECULAR ANALYSIS OF THE INHERITANCE AND STABILITY OF THE MITOCHONDRIAL GENOME OF AN INBRED LINE OF MAIZE
Oro, A. E., Newton, K. J., & Walbot, V. (1985). MOLECULAR ANALYSIS OF THE INHERITANCE AND STABILITY OF THE MITOCHONDRIAL GENOME OF AN INBRED LINE OF MAIZE. THEORETICAL AND APPLIED GENETICS, 70(3), 287-293.