Medical School
Stanford University (1991)
Parkland Health & Hospital System (1992), Diagnostic Radiology
Parkland Health & Hospital System (1995), Diagnostic Radiology

Specialty Areas

Research Interest

  • Imaging Pancreatic Beta cells
  • Mechanism underlining estrogen regulation of bone mass and metabolism
  • Tumor imaging


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Aromatase Deficiency Causes Altered Expression of Molecules Critical for Calcium Reabsorption in the Kidneys of Female Mice
Orhan K. Oz, Asghar Hajibeigi, Kevin Howard, Carolyn L. Cummins, Monique van Abel, Rene J. M. Bindels, R. Ann Word, Makoto Kuro-o, Charles Y. C. Pak, Joseph E. Zerwekh Journal of Bone and Mineral Research in press
Viable Mice with compound mutations in the Wnt/Dvl-pathway antagonists nkd1 and nkd2
Zhang S, Cagatay T, Amanai M, Zhang M, Kline J, Castrillon DH, Ashfaq R, Oz OK, and Wharton KA Molecular and Cell Biology June 2007 27 4454-64
Fortuitous detection of Pseudoaneurysm by three-phase bone scan
Coskun ZU, Stewart CE, Robinson M, Beisert G, Rivera FJ, Oz OK Clinical Nuclear Medicine 2005 30 685-687

Honors & Awards

  • The Wechun Pak Professorship of Bone Biophysics
    Endowment to support independent research (2011)
  • Career Development Award
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (2000)
  • Compton Dissertation Fellowship
    Dissertation Fellowship (1987)
  • Atlanta Rotary Club Award
    Academic Excellence (1982)
  • National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke
    Exceptional Summer Employee Award (1982)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
    Academic Excellence (1980)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Bone and Mineral Research
  • Endocrine Society
  • International Bone and Mineral Society
  • National Medical Association
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine