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Amir A. Zeki, MD, MAS, Past President
Amir A. Zeki, MD, MAS
Past President
Amir A. Zeki, MD, MAS
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC). UC Davis Asthma Network (UCAN) Clinic Co-Director.
Education: BS in Biochemistry from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Received MD from University of Washington School of Medicine.
Clinical Interests: Airway Diseases, specifically severe asthma, COPD, and ACOS.
Research Interests: Lipid and metabolic regulation of airway inflammation and remodeling. Airway epithelial mucosal immunology. Mevalonate pathway and Statins.
Awards/Honors:
  • Immediate Past President of AFMR
  • Ann Woolcock Award (ATS, RSF Assembly)
  • Rising Stars of Research Award (ATS, AII Assembly)
  • Internal Medicine Faculty Research Award (UCDMC)

Current AFMR position: Immediate Past President

Dr. Zeki is an Assistant Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the University of California at Davis. His clinical subspecialty and research focus is in airway diseases including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Broadly, his research interest is in the lipid/metabolic regulation of airway inflammation and remodeling, specifically the mevalonate (MA) and cholesterol pathways as they relate to the pathogenesis of severe asthma and COPD, and the potential therapeutic potential of the statin drugs in lung diseases. Dr. Zeki's research experience includes human clinical trials, mouse models, molecular techniques, metabolomics, and airway epithelial tissue culture systems. Dr. Zeki also works as a severe asthma expert at the U.C. Davis Asthma Network Clinic (UCAN), and is a founding faculty member of the U.C. Davis Reversible Obstructive Airway Diseases (ROAD) Center where he provides specialty care to patients with asthma, COPD, and asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS).

Dr. Zeki received his Bachelor and Medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. He went on to complete his residency and fellowship at the University of California, Davis Medical Center.

Dr. Zeki is very active in the leadership of the AFMR. He currently serves on the National Council as Past-President, as well as on the Membership and Publications Committees. He was Past-Chair of the Western Section of the AFMR.

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