Anthony Oro MD/PhD

Hair loss specialist, Dermatologic oncologist, Cutaneous oncology specialist, Skin stem cell specialist

Professor of Dermatology
4.8 out of 5
115 Patient Ratings
11 Patient Comments

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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Cancer Center

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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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

Patient Ratings and Comments

4.8

Friendliness

4.8

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.3

Wait times

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Oro always is excellent, answers all questions.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Excellent doctor, compassionate, good communication skills, state of the art knowledge.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Oro is a wonderfully caring physician. Although my derm. issue isn't serious Dr. Oro (& the residents) treat my concerns seriously & are supportive in trying to treat my chronic problem. Love Dr. Oro!

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Very good.

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Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may 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.

Epigenetic targeting of Hedgehog pathway transcriptional output through BET bromodomain inhibition
Tang, Y., Gholamin, S., Schubert, S., Willardson, M. I., Lee, A., & Cho, Y.-J. (2014). Epigenetic targeting of Hedgehog pathway transcriptional output through BET bromodomain inhibition. NATURE MEDICINE, 20(7), 732-740.

Somatic Correction of Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa by a Highly Recombinogenic AAV Variant
Melo, S. P., Lisowski, L., Bashkirova, E., Zhen, H. H., Chu, K., & Oro, A. E. (2014). Somatic Correction of Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa by a Highly Recombinogenic AAV Variant. MOLECULAR THERAPY, 22(4), 725-733.

"Atypical" regulation of Hedgehog-dependent cancers.
Atwood, S. X., & Oro, A. E. (2014). "Atypical" regulation of Hedgehog-dependent cancers. Cancer cell, 25(2), 133-134.

Partial Proteasome Inhibitors Induce Hair Follicle Growth by Stabilizing b-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 b-Catenin. STEM CELLS, 32(1), 85-92.

State-dependent signaling by Ca(v)1.2 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 Ca(v)1.2 regulates hair follicle stem cell function. GENES & DEVELOPMENT, 27(11), 1217-1222.

GLI activation by atypical protein kinase C iota/lambda 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 iota/lambda 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.

Advanced treatment for basal cell carcinomas.
Atwood, S. X., Whitson, R. J., & Oro, A. E. (2014). Advanced treatment for basal cell carcinomas. Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in medicine, 4(7).

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.

4.8 out of 5
115 Patient Ratings
11 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Oro always is excellent, answers all questions.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Excellent doctor, compassionate, good communication skills, state of the art knowledge.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Oro is a wonderfully caring physician. Although my derm. issue isn't serious Dr. Oro (& the residents) treat my concerns seriously & are supportive in trying to treat my chronic problem. Love Dr. Oro!

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Very good.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Doctor and PA very kind and helpful. Excellent experience!

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Oro is an outstanding physician. It is a privilege to be his patient.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. Oro is wonderful - Excellent bedside manner and treated me with respect and compassion.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Oro was very directive and understanding. I would recommend him to others.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Like I said before Dr. Oro is the best!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Oro was great - took time to listen and really cared about my problem and spent QUALITY time with me!

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Doctor and assistant very professional and caring.