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Neal L. Benowitz, MD

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Professor, Departments of Medicine, Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Psychiatry, and Clinical Pharmacy, UCSF

nbenowitz@medsfgh.ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 206-8324 (voice)
Box 1220, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-1222

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Education

Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY, MD, 1969, Medicine
Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, Bronx, New York, Intern and Resident, Internal Medicine, 1969-1971
Fellow in Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 1971-1972
 


Professional Experience

  • 1973-1972
    Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco
  • 1975-1972
    Director, Drug Detoxification Unit, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California
  • 1974-present
    Member of Staff, Medical Service, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California
  • 1979-present
    Associate Medical Director, San Francisco Bay Area Regional Poison Center, San Francisco, CA
  • 1974-1982
    Asst. Professor, Depts of Medicine and Psychiatry, University of Calif-ornia San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • 1981-1982
    Assoc. Professor, Depts of Medicine and Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • 1987-present
    Professor, Departments of Medicine, Psychiatry and Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California
  • 1983-present
    Chief, Division Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, University of California San Francisco
  • 1994-2010
    Vice Chair, Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2004-present
    Professor of Medicine, Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Psychiatry and Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • Oscar B. Hunter Award
  • Ove Ferno Award
  • 2002
  • UCSF Annual Distinguished Clinical Research Lecturer
  • Rawls Palmer Award for Progress in Medicine
  • Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Health
  • 1994-2002
  • NIDA Merit Award
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Diplomate, 1968)
  • American Board of Medical Toxicology
  • American Board of Clinical Pharmacology
  • American Federation for Clinical Research (President 1996 to 1997)
  • American Society for Clinical Inves-tigation
  • American Society of Clinical Pharma-cology and Therapeutics
  • American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  • Association of American Physicians
  • Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (President, 1996-1997)

Selected Publications

  1. Hsieh SJ, Zhuo H, Benowitz NL, Thompson BT, Liu KD, Matthay MA, Calfee CS. Prevalence and impact of active and passive cigarette smoking in acute respiratory distress syndrome. Crit Care Med. 2014 Sep; 42(9):2058-68.
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  2. St Helen G, Benowitz NL, Dains KM, Havel C, Peng M, Jacob P. Nicotine and carcinogen exposure after water pipe smoking in hookah bars. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Jun; 23(6):1055-66.
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  3. Grana R, Benowitz N, Glantz SA. E-cigarettes: a scientific review. Circulation. 2014 May 13; 129(19):1972-86.
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  4. Grana RA, Ling PM, Benowitz N, Glantz S. Electronic cigarettes. Circulation. 2014 May 13; 129(19):e490-2.
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  5. Shiffman S, Dunbar MS, Benowitz NL. A comparison of nicotine biomarkers and smoking patterns in daily and nondaily smokers. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Jul; 23(7):1264-72.
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  6. Zhu AZ, Zhou Q, Cox LS, David SP, Ahluwalia JS, Benowitz NL, Tyndale RF. Association of CHRNA5-A3-B4 SNP rs2036527 With Smoking Cessation Therapy Response in African-American Smokers. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Aug; 96(2):256-65.
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  7. Kassem NO, Daffa RM, Liles S, Jackson SR, Kassem NO, Younis MA, Mehta S, Chen M, Jacob P, Carmella SG, Chatfield DA, Benowitz NL, Matt GE, Hecht SS, Hovell MF. Children's Exposure to Secondhand and Thirdhand Smoke Carcinogens and Toxicants in Homes of Hookah Smokers. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Jul; 16(7):961-75.
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  8. Chenoweth MJ, Zhu AZ, Sanderson Cox L, Ahluwalia JS, Benowitz NL, Tyndale RF. Variation in P450 oxidoreductase (POR) A503V and flavin-containing monooxygenase (FMO)-3 E158K is associated with minor alterations in nicotine metabolism, but does not alter cigarette consumption. Pharmacogenet Genomics. 2014 Mar; 24(3):172-6.
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  9. Piliguian M, Zhu AZ, Zhou Q, Benowitz NL, Ahluwalia JS, Sanderson Cox L, Tyndale RF. Novel CYP2A6 variants identified in African Americans are associated with slow nicotine metabolism in vitro and in vivo. Pharmacogenet Genomics. 2014 Feb; 24(2):118-28.
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  10. Benowitz NL. Emerging nicotine delivery products. Implications for public health. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Feb; 11(2):231-5.
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  11. Martins-Green M, Adhami N, Frankos M, Valdez M, Goodwin B, Lyubovitsky J, Dhall S, Garcia M, Egiebor I, Martinez B, Green HW, Havel C, Yu L, Liles S, Matt G, Destaillats H, Sleiman M, Gundel LA, Benowitz N, Jacob P, Hovell M, Winickoff JP, Curras-Collazo M. Cigarette smoke toxins deposited on surfaces: implications for human health. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e86391.
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  12. Hendricks PS, Delucchi KL, Benowitz NL, Hall SM. Clinical significance of early smoking withdrawal effects and their relationships with nicotine metabolism: preliminary results from a pilot study. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 May; 16(5):615-20.
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  13. Nollen NL, Mayo MS, Ahluwalia JS, Tyndale RF, Benowitz NL, Faseru B, Buchanan TS, Cox LS. Factors associated with discontinuation of bupropion and counseling among african american light smokers in a randomized clinical trial. Ann Behav Med. 2013 Dec; 46(3):336-48.
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  14. Khariwala SS, Scheuermann TS, Berg CJ, Hayes RB, Nollen NL, Thomas JL, Guo H, Ahluwalia JS, Benowitz NL. Cotinine and tobacco-specific carcinogen exposure among nondaily smokers in a multiethnic sample. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 May; 16(5):600-5.
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  15. Al-Abri SA, Orengo JP, Hayashi S, Thoren KL, Benowitz NL, Olson KR. Delayed bupropion cardiotoxicity associated with elevated serum concentrations of bupropion but not hydroxybupropion. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2013 Dec; 51(10):1230-4.
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  16. Jacob P, Goniewicz ML, Havel CM, Schick SF, Benowitz NL. Nicotelline: a proposed biomarker and environmental tracer for particulate matter derived from tobacco smoke. Chem Res Toxicol. 2013 Nov 18; 26(11):1615-31.
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  17. Yang J, Pearl M, Jacob P, Delorenze GN, Benowitz NL, Yu L, Havel C, Kharrazi M. Levels of cotinine in dried blood specimens from newborns as a biomarker of maternal smoking close to the time of delivery. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Dec 1; 178(11):1648-54.
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  18. David SP, Strong DR, Leventhal AM, Lancaster MA, McGeary JE, Munafò MR, Bergen AW, Swan GE, Benowitz NL, Tyndale RF, Conti DV, Brown RA, Lerman C, Niaura R. Influence of a dopamine pathway additive genetic efficacy score on smoking cessation: results from two randomized clinical trials of bupropion. Addiction. 2013 Dec; 108(12):2202-11.
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  19. Prochaska JJ, Das S, Benowitz NL. Cytisine, the world's oldest smoking cessation aid. BMJ. 2013; 347:f5198.
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  20. Benowitz NL, Goniewicz ML. The regulatory challenge of electronic cigarettes. JAMA. 2013 Aug 21; 310(7):685-6.
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