Ma Somsouk, MD, MAS

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Ma Somsouk, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology), UCSF

somsoukma@medsfgh.ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 206-6480
Box 0862, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0862

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Cancer Center Membership

Associate Member » Cancer, Immunity, and Microenvironment» Cancer Control

Research Summary

1. Intestinal tissue as a site of disease pathogenesis. One major area of research relates to HIV, answering questions about the HIV reservoir, efforts to cure and address inflammation, and targeted interventions to modulate the microbiota. Multidisciplinary approaches employed include development of organoid models, isolation of epithelial cells/lymphocytes/microbiota, and interventional trials such as fecal transplant to reduce systemic inflammation. Similar methods are also used to study inflammatory bowel disease and psoriasis.

2. Precision population health by improving colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Somsouk's research program is supported by the CDC, in collaboration with the SF Department of Public Health, to examine how patient panel management can be employed to improve uptake of colorectal cancer screening and improve other health behaviors and conditions in the safety-net. Time series and randomized interventions are employed along with mathematical simulation models to identify barriers and best practices for colorectal cancer screening.

3. ProLog. Dr. Somsouk is leading product development of a documentation platform for trainees reqtauires technical skills e.g., endoscopists, surgeons. Mobile platform tracks performance, generates progress reports, and informs stakeholders of breadth and volume of procedures.

Education

Pomona College, Claremont, CA, BA, 1993-1997, Chemistry
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, MD, 1997-2002, Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, Residency, 2002-2005, Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, CA, Fellowship, 2005-2008, Gastroenterology
University of California, San Francisco, CA, MAS, 2006-2008, Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Professional Experience

  • 2001-2002
    Research Scholar at Beijing University Health Science Center, China
  • 2002-2003
    Internship in Internal Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
  • 2003-2005
    Residency in Internal Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
  • 2005-2008
    Gastroenterology Fellowship, UCSF, San Francisco, CA
  • 2008-present
    Assistant Adjunct Professor of Medicine, UCSF, San Francisco, CA
  • 2009-present
    Director, Gastrointestinal Tissue Core Facility, UCSF, San Francisco, CA

Honors & Awards

  • 1997
    Sigma Xi
  • 1997
    Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1997
    Magna Cum Laude
  • 2000
    China Scholarship Council Research Scholar Fellowship
  • 2000
    Paul Dudley White/Andrew Sellard Fellowship
  • 2003
    Solomon Scholar
  • 2003
    AASLD Resident Scholar Award
  • 2006
    AGA Trainee Scholarship: Methodologies in Healthcare Outcomes in Gastroenterology
  • 2008
    AGA Academic Skills Workshop Scholarship

Selected Publications

  1. Paquin-Proulx D, Ching C, Vujkovic-Cvijin I, Fadrosh D, Loh L, Huang Y, Somsouk M, Lynch SV, Hunt PW, Nixon DF, SenGupta D. Bacteroides are associated with GALT iNKT cell function and reduction of microbial translocation in HIV-1 infection. Mucosal Immunol. 2016 Apr 6.
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  2. Shergill AK, Conners EE, McQuaid KR, Epstein S, Ryan JC, Shah JN, Inadomi J, Somsouk M. Protective association of colonoscopy against proximal and distal colon cancer and patterns in interval cancer. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Sep; 82(3):529-537.e1.
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  3. von Stockenstrom S, Odevall L, Lee E, Sinclair E, Bacchetti P, Killian M, Epling L, Shao W, Hoh R, Ho T, Faria NR, Lemey P, Albert J, Hunt P, Loeb L, Pilcher C, Poole L, Hatano H, Somsouk M, Douek D, Boritz E, Deeks SG, Hecht FM, Palmer S. Longitudinal Genetic Characterization Reveals That Cell Proliferation Maintains a Persistent HIV Type 1 DNA Pool During Effective HIV Therapy. J Infect Dis. 2015 Aug 15; 212(4):596-607.
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  4. Somsouk M, Estes JD, Deleage C, Dunham RM, Albright R, Inadomi JM, Martin JN, Deeks SG, McCune JM, Hunt PW. Gut epithelial barrier and systemic inflammation during chronic HIV infection. AIDS. 2015 Jan 2; 29(1):43-51.
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  5. Somsouk M, Dunham RM, Cohen M, Albright R, Abdel-Mohsen M, Liegler T, Lifson J, Piatak M, Gorelick R, Huang Y, Wu Y, Hsue PY, Martin JN, Deeks SG, McCune JM, Hunt PW. The Immunologic Effects of Mesalamine in Treated HIV-Infected Individuals with Incomplete CD4+ T Cell Recovery: A Randomized Crossover Trial. PLoS One. 2014; 9(12):e116306.
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  6. Sanchez JL, Hunt PW, Reilly CS, Hatano H, Beilman GJ, Khoruts A, Jasurda JS, Somsouk M, Thorkelson A, Russ S, Anderson J, Deeks SG, Schacker TW. Lymphoid fibrosis occurs in long-term nonprogressors and persists with antiretroviral therapy but may be reversible with curative interventions. J Infect Dis. 2015 Apr 1; 211(7):1068-75.
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  7. Ribeiro SP, Milush JM, Cunha-Neto E, Kallas EG, Kalil J, Somsouk M, Hunt PW, Deeks SG, Nixon DF, SenGupta D. The CD8+ Memory Stem T Cell (TSCM) Subset Is Associated with Improved Prognosis in Chronic HIV-1 Infection. J Virol. 2014 Dec 1; 88(23):13836-44.
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  8. Serrano-Villar S, Sainz T, Lee SA, Hunt PW, Sinclair E, Shacklett BL, Ferre AL, Hayes TL, Somsouk M, Hsue PY, Van Natta ML, Meinert CL, Lederman MM, Hatano H, Jain V, Huang Y, Hecht FM, Martin JN, McCune JM, Moreno S, Deeks SG. HIV-infected individuals with low CD4/CD8 ratio despite effective antiretroviral therapy exhibit altered T cell subsets, heightened CD8+ T cell activation, and increased risk of non-AIDS morbidity and mortality. PLoS Pathog. 2014 May; 10(5):e1004078.
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  9. Somsouk M, To'o K, Ali M, Vittinghoff E, Yeh BM, Yee J, Monto A, Inadomi JM, Aslam R. Esophageal varices on computed tomography and subsequent variceal hemorrhage. Abdom Imaging. 2014 Apr; 39(2):251-6.
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  10. Gupta S, Sussman DA, Doubeni CA, Anderson DS, Day L, Deshpande AR, Elmunzer BJ, Laiyemo AO, Mendez J, Somsouk M, Allison J, Bhuket T, Geng Z, Green BB, Itzkowitz SH, Martinez ME. Challenges and possible solutions to colorectal cancer screening for the underserved. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Apr; 106(4):dju032.
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  11. Day LW, Siao D, Inadomi JM, Somsouk M. Non-physician performance of lower and upper endoscopy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Endoscopy. 2014 May; 46(5):401-10.
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  12. Day LW, Lin L, Somsouk M. Adverse events in older patients undergoing ERCP: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Endosc Int Open. 2014 Mar; 2(1):E28-36.
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  13. Dunham RM, Vujkovic-Cvijin I, Yukl SA, Broadhurst MJ, Loke P, Albright RG, Wong JK, Lederman MM, Somsouk M, Hunt PW, Martin JN, Deeks SG, McCune JM. Discordance between peripheral and colonic markers of inflammation during suppressive ART. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Feb 1; 65(2):133-41.
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  14. Yukl SA, Sinclair E, Somsouk M, Hunt PW, Epling L, Killian M, Girling V, Li P, Havlir DV, Deeks SG, Wong JK, Hatano H. A comparison of methods for measuring rectal HIV levels suggests that HIV DNA resides in cells other than CD4+ T cells, including myeloid cells. AIDS. 2014 Jan 28; 28(3):439-42.
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  15. Sewell JL, Somsouk M, Shah SC, Day LW. Commentary: Towards an effective and safe treatment of small intestine bacterial overgrowth - Authors' reply. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2013 Dec; 38(11-12):1411.
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  16. Josefsson L, von Stockenstrom S, Faria NR, Sinclair E, Bacchetti P, Killian M, Epling L, Tan A, Ho T, Lemey P, Shao W, Hunt PW, Somsouk M, Wylie W, Douek DC, Loeb L, Custer J, Hoh R, Poole L, Deeks SG, Hecht F, Palmer S. The HIV-1 reservoir in eight patients on long-term suppressive antiretroviral therapy is stable with few genetic changes over time. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Dec 17; 110(51):E4987-96.
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  17. Hatano H, Yukl SA, Ferre AL, Graf EH, Somsouk M, Sinclair E, Abdel-Mohsen M, Liegler T, Harvill K, Hoh R, Palmer S, Bacchetti P, Hunt PW, Martin JN, McCune JM, Tracy RP, Busch MP, O'Doherty U, Shacklett BL, Wong JK, Deeks SG. Prospective antiretroviral treatment of asymptomatic, HIV-1 infected controllers. PLoS Pathog. 2013; 9(10):e1003691.
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  18. Siao D, Somsouk M. Helicobacter pylori: evidence-based review with a focus on immigrant populations. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Mar; 29(3):520-8.
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  19. Hatano H, Somsouk M, Sinclair E, Harvill K, Gilman L, Cohen M, Hoh R, Hunt PW, Martin JN, Wong JK, Deeks SG, Yukl SA. Comparison of HIV DNA and RNA in gut-associated lymphoid tissue of HIV-infected controllers and noncontrollers. AIDS. 2013 Sep 10; 27(14):2255-60.
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  20. Shah SC, Day LW, Somsouk M, Sewell JL. Meta-analysis: antibiotic therapy for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2013 Oct; 38(8):925-34.
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