A. Musa Zamah, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Fellowship
Work Phone: 312-355-4939
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Biographical Info

A. Musa Zamah, MD PhD received his PhD in Biochemistry followed by his MD from Duke University School of Medicine in North Carolina.  Dr. Zamah completed his OB/GYN residency at Stanford University Hospital and his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California San Francisco.

Dr. Zamah is double board-certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.

Dr. Zamah is an accomplished physician-researcher who has been recognized for his research with grant funding from the National institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). His research focuses on oocyte development.

Dr. Zamah is an expert in infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, premature menopause, recurrent pregnancy loss, and skilled in advanced hysteroscopy, laparoscopic surgery, ovulation induction and in vitro fertilization (IVF).

In 2017, Dr. Zamah received the UIC Rising Star Award for Obstetrics & Gynecology.


Recent Publications

Stocco C, Baumgarten SC, Armouti M, Fierro MA, Winston N, Scoccia B,  Zamah AM Genome-wide interactions between follicle-stimulating hormone and insulin-like growth factors in the regulation of human granulosa cell differentiation. Human Reproduction 2017; Jan 31:1-10.

Cakmak H, Franciosi F, Zamah AM, Cedars MI, Conti M. Dynamic secretion during meiotic reentry integrates the function of the oocyte and cumulus cells.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences-USA 2016;113:2424-2429.

Baumgarten SC, Convissar SM, Zamah AM, Fierro MA, Winston NJ, Scoccia B, Stocco C.  FSH regulates IGF-2 expression in human granulosa cells in an AKT-dependent manner. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 2015;100:1046-1055.

Zamah AM, Hassis ME, Albertolle ME, Williams KE. Proteomic analysis of human follicular fluid from fertile women. Clinical Proteomics 2015;12:1-12.

Liu X, Xie F, Zamah AM, Cao B, Conti M. Multiple pathways mediate luteinizing hormone regulation of cGMP signaling in the mouse ovarian follicle. Biology of Reproduction 2014;91:1-11.

Smith JF, Yango P, Altman E, Choudhry S, Poelzl A, Zamah AM, Rosen M, Klatsky PC, Tran ND. Testicular niche required for human spermatogonial stem cell expansion. Stem Cells in Translational Medicine 2014;3:1043-1054.

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Recent Abstracts & Presentations

UIC Department OBGYN Annual Symposium.  “Is in vitro fertilization an effective option for patients with endometriosis?”, Oct 27, 2016.

International Gynecologic Society, 93rd Annual Meeting of the International Gynecologic Society.  Chicago, IL, June 4-7, 2015.
Invited faculty, “Assessment of Oocyte Quality”.

Zamah AM, Baumgarten SC, Fierro MA, Winston NJ, Stocco C, Scoccia B. “FSH receptor and IGF-1 receptor coordinated activation of AKT is essential for human granulosa cell differentiation”.  Podium presentation at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Honolulu HI, October 2014.

Zamah AM, Laeno AM, Cakmak H, Xiong L. “Special research presentation: BMPR signaling in the mammalian oocyte improves fertilization and influences early embryo development.”  Podium presentation at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Honolulu HI, October 2014.

Baumgarten SC, Convissar SM, Fierro MA, Winston NJ, Zamah AM, Scoccia B, Stocco C. “Follicle stimulating hormone differentially regulates gene expression through AKT and ERK 1/2 activation in human granulosa cells.” Podium presentation at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Honolulu HI, October 2014.

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