Helieh S. Oz, DVM, Ph.D., AGAF



University of Kentucky Medical Center



Dr. Oz received her DVM, MS degree from the University of Illinois and her PhD degree from the University of Minnesota.  She was also awarded a  Clinical Translational Research Certificate from the University of Kentucky Medical Center.  Dr. Oz is a Microbiologist/Scientist with expertise in infectious/inflammatory diseases, autoimmune and digestive diseases, pain related behavioral complications and drug discoveries. Dr. Oz investigates pathogenesis, innate and mucosal immunity, receptor modifications, signaling pathways, molecular biology, ROS and use of antioxidants and micronutrients in inflammatory and infectious digestive diseases. She has published  more than 90 articles in the areas of infectious diseases, digestive diseases, inflammatory autoimmune, pregnancy complications and drug discovery.  She has published several book chapters including Recent Advances in Toxoplasmosis, 2014, and Antimicrobial Therapy and Vaccines, 3rd Edition, 2016 (in press). She serves as a member of numerous Editorial Boards and she is an avid Reviewer of over 30 journals. Dr. Oz is currently an Editorial Board member of World Journal of Gastroenterology and Pathophysiology; World Journal of Hepatology and Science Advisory Board.   She is an active member of the American Association of Gastroenterology (AGA) and an AGA Fellow (AGAF).  She has served as Lead and/or Guest Editor for special issues of Mediators of Inflammation (Inflammatory, Infectious and Nutrition) and Arthritis and Pain. Dr Oz also serves as the Lead Editor for the Special Issue Section titled "Gastrointestinal Inflammation and Repair: Role of Microbiome, Infection, and Nutrition" for the Journal of Gastroenterology Research and Practice.