Wei Z. Ai, MD

Hematologist

Dr. Wei Ai is a blood disorder and cancer specialist, or oncologist, who treats adults needing blood and bone marrow transplantation and patients with conditions such as Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma including cutaneous lymphomas, which primarily involve the skin. In her research, she studies improving patient responses to lymphoma therapy. Her lab performs studies in cell line and tumor model systems and uses human tumor specimens to translate the findings. Her studies often lead to clinical trials to test new molecularly targeted cancer therapies.

Ai earned a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology and a medical degree, both from Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at UCSF and fellowship training in medical oncology at Stanford. She is an associate clinical professor in the hematology and oncology.

Clinics

Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic
1701 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-7800
Fax: (415) 353-7870

Hours: Monday to Friday
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Hematology and Blood and Marrow Transplant
400 Parnassus Ave., 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Existing Patients: (415) 353-2421
Fax: (415) 353-2467

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m

Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Wei Z. Ai

Education

Stanford University School of Medicine 2000

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center 2002

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Bone Marrow Transplant 2003
Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Medical Oncology 2005

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Hoppe RT, Advani RH, Ai WZ, Ambinder RF, Aoun P, Bello CM, Benitez CM, Bernat K, Bierman PJ, Blum KA, Chen R, Dabaja B, Forero A, Gordon LI, Hernandez-Ilizaliturri FJ, Hochberg EP, Huang J, Johnston PB, Kaminski MS, Kenkre VP, Khan N, Maloney DG, Mauch PM, Metzger M, Moore JO, Morgan D, Moskowitz CH, Mulroney C, Poppe M, Rabinovitch R, Seropian S, Smith M, Winter JN, Yahalom J, Burns J, Ogba N, Sundar H. Hodgkin Lymphoma Version 1.2017, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 May; 15(5):608-638.
  2. West ES, Shinkai K, Ai WZ, Pincus LB. Remission of subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma in a pregnant woman after treatment with oral corticosteroids as monotherapy. JAAD Case Rep. 2017 Mar; 3(2):87-89.
  3. Flowers CR, Costa LJ, Pasquini MC, Le-Rademacher J, Lill M, Shore TB, Vaughan W, Craig M, Freytes CO, Shea TC, Horwitz ME, Fay JW, Mineishi S, Rondelli D, Mason J, Braunschweig I, Ai W, Yeh RF, Rodriguez TE, Flinn I, Comeau T, Yeager AM, Pulsipher MA, Bence-Bruckler I, Laneuville P, Bierman P, Chen AI, Kato K, Wang Y, Xu C, Smith AJ, Waller EK. Efficacy of Pharmacokinetics-Directed Busulfan, Cyclophosphamide, and Etoposide Conditioning and Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation for Lymphoma: Comparison of a Multicenter Phase II Study and CIBMTR Outcomes. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2016 Jul; 22(7):1197-205.
  4. Mannis GN, Martin TG, Damon LE, Andreadis C, Olin RL, Kong KA, Faham M, Hwang J, Ai WZ, Gaensler KML, Sayre PH, Wolf JL, Logan AC. Quantification of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Clonotypes in Leukapheresed Peripheral Blood Progenitor Cells Predicts Relapse Risk after Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2016 Jun; 22(6):1030-1036.
  5. Mannis GN, Martin TG, Damon LE, Logan AC, Olin RL, Flanders MD, Ai WZ, Gaensler KM, Kaplan LD, Sayre PH, Smith CC, Wolf JL, Andreadis C. Long-term outcomes of patients with intermediate-risk acute myeloid leukemia treated with autologous hematopoietic cell transplant in first complete remission. Leuk Lymphoma. 2016 Jul; 57(7):1560-6.
  6. Hoppe RT, Advani RH, Ai WZ, Ambinder RF, Aoun P, Bello CM, Benitez CM, Bierman PJ, Blum KA, Chen R, Dabaja B, Forero A, Gordon LI, Hernandez-Ilizaliturri FJ, Hochberg EP, Huang J, Johnston PB, Khan N, Maloney DG, Mauch PM, Metzger M, Moore JO, Morgan D, Moskowitz CH, Mulroney C, Poppe M, Rabinovitch R, Seropian S, Tsien C, Winter JN, Yahalom J, Burns JL, Sundar H. Hodgkin lymphoma, version 2.2015. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 May; 13(5):554-86.
  7. Mannis GN, Andreadis C, Logan AC, Damon LE, Benet LZ, Ai WZ, Gaensler KM, Kaplan LD, Koplowicz YB, Linker CA, Olin RL, Sayre PH, Smith CC, Sudhindra A, Venstrom JM, Wolf JL, Martin TG. A phase I study of targeted, dose-escalated intravenous busulfan in combination with etoposide as myeloablative therapy for autologous stem cell transplantation in acute myeloid leukemia. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2015 Jun; 15(6):377-83.
  8. Shi Y, Ou L, Han S, Li M, Pena MM, Pena EA, Liu C, Nagarkatti M, Fan D, Ai W. Deficiency of Kruppel-like factor KLF4 in myeloid-derived suppressor cells inhibits tumor pulmonary metastasis in mice accompanied by decreased fibrocytes. Oncogenesis. 2014 Nov 24; 3:e129.
  9. Mannis GN, Logan AC, Leavitt AD, Yanada M, Hwang J, Olin RL, Damon LE, Andreadis C, Ai WZ, Gaensler KM, Greene CC, Gupta NK, Kaplan LD, Mahindra A, Miyazaki Y, Naoe T, Ohtake S, Sayre PH, Smith CC, Venstrom JM, Wolf JL, Caballero L, Emi N, Martin TG. Delayed hematopoietic recovery after auto-SCT in patients receiving arsenic trioxide-based therapy for acute promyelocytic leukemia: a multi-center analysis. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2015 Jan; 50(1):40-4.
  10. Ai WZ, Keegan TH, Press DJ, Yang J, Pincus LB, Kim YH, Chang ET. Outcomes after diagnosis of mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome before 30 years of age: a population-based study. JAMA Dermatol. 2014 Jul; 150(7):709-15.
  11. Keller JW, Andreadis C, Damon LE, Kaplan LD, Martin TG, Wolf JL, Ai WZ, Venstrom JM, Smith CC, Gaensler KM, Hwang J, Olin RL. Hematopoietic cell transplantation comorbidity index (HCT-CI) is predictive of adverse events and overall survival in older allogeneic transplant recipients. J Geriatr Oncol. 2014 Jul; 5(3):238-44.
  12. Ok CY, Li L, Xu-Monette ZY, Visco C, Tzankov A, Manyam GC, Montes-Moreno S, Dybkaer K, Dybaer K, Chiu A, Orazi A, Zu Y, Bhagat G, Chen J, Richards KL, Hsi ED, Choi WW, van Krieken JH, Huh J, Ai W, Ponzoni M, Ferreri AJ, Farnen JP, Møller MB, Bueso-Ramos CE, Miranda RN, Winter JN, Piris MA, Medeiros LJ, Young KH. Prevalence and clinical implications of epstein-barr virus infection in de novo diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in Western countries. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 May 01; 20(9):2338-49.
  13. Charli-Joseph Y, Chong K, Ai WZ, Leboit PE, Pincus LB. Paraneoplastic acanthosis nigricans paralleling disease course in a patient with mycosis fungoides. Eur J Dermatol. 2013 Nov-Dec; 23(6):907-8.
  14. Xu-Monette ZY, Møller MB, Tzankov A, Montes-Moreno S, Hu W, Manyam GC, Kristensen L, Fan L, Visco C, Dybkaer K, Chiu A, Tam W, Zu Y, Bhagat G, Richards KL, Hsi ED, Choi WW, van Krieken JH, Huang Q, Huh J, Ai W, Ponzoni M, Ferreri AJ, Wu L, Zhao X, Bueso-Ramos CE, Wang SA, Go RS, Li Y, Winter JN, Piris MA, Medeiros LJ, Young KH. MDM2 phenotypic and genotypic profiling, respective to TP53 genetic status, in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma patients treated with rituximab-CHOP immunochemotherapy: a report from the International DLBCL Rituximab-CHOP Consortium Program. Blood. 2013 Oct 10; 122(15):2630-40.
  15. Li Y, Gordon MW, Xu-Monette ZY, Visco C, Tzankov A, Zou D, Qiu L, Montes-Moreno S, Dybkaer K, Orazi A, Zu Y, Bhagat G, Richards KL, Hsi ED, Choi WW, van Krieken JH, Huang Q, Ai W, Ponzoni M, Ferreri AJ, Winter JN, Go RS, Piris MA, Møller MB, Wu L, Wang M, Ramos KS, Medeiros LJ, Young KH. Single nucleotide variation in the TP53 3' untranslated region in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma treated with rituximab-CHOP: a report from the International DLBCL Rituximab-CHOP Consortium Program. Blood. 2013 May 30; 121(22):4529-40.
  16. Hu S, Xu-Monette ZY, Tzankov A, Green T, Wu L, Balasubramanyam A, Liu WM, Visco C, Li Y, Miranda RN, Montes-Moreno S, Dybkaer K, Chiu A, Orazi A, Zu Y, Bhagat G, Richards KL, Hsi ED, Choi WW, Zhao X, van Krieken JH, Huang Q, Huh J, Ai W, Ponzoni M, Ferreri AJ, Zhou F, Slack GW, Gascoyne RD, Tu M, Variakojis D, Chen W, Go RS, Piris MA, Møller MB, Medeiros LJ, Young KH. MYC/BCL2 protein coexpression contributes to the inferior survival of activated B-cell subtype of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and demonstrates high-risk gene expression signatures: a report from The International DLBCL Rituximab-CHOP Consortium Program. Blood. 2013 May 16; 121(20):4021-31; quiz 4250.
  17. Hu S, Xu-Monette ZY, Balasubramanyam A, Manyam GC, Visco C, Tzankov A, Liu WM, Miranda RN, Zhang L, Montes-Moreno S, Dybkær K, Chiu A, Orazi A, Zu Y, Bhagat G, Richards KL, Hsi ED, Choi WW, Han van Krieken J, Huang Q, Huh J, Ai W, Ponzoni M, Ferreri AJ, Zhao X, Winter JN, Zhang M, Li L, Møller MB, Piris MA, Li Y, Go RS, Wu L, Medeiros LJ, Young KH. CD30 expression defines a novel subgroup of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma with favorable prognosis and distinct gene expression signature: a report from the International DLBCL Rituximab-CHOP Consortium Program Study. Blood. 2013 Apr 04; 121(14):2715-24.
  18. de Cerio AL, Inogés S, Ai WZ, Villanueva H, Pastor F, Soldevilla MM, Soria E, Bendandi M. Successful idiotypic vaccination following stem cell allotransplant in lymphoma. Leuk Lymphoma. 2013 Apr; 54(4):881-4.
  19. Xu-Monette ZY, Wu L, Visco C, Tai YC, Tzankov A, Liu WM, Montes-Moreno S, Dybkaer K, Chiu A, Orazi A, Zu Y, Bhagat G, Richards KL, Hsi ED, Zhao XF, Choi WW, Zhao X, van Krieken JH, Huang Q, Huh J, Ai W, Ponzoni M, Ferreri AJ, Zhou F, Kahl BS, Winter JN, Xu W, Li J, Go RS, Li Y, Piris MA, Møller MB, Miranda RN, Abruzzo LV, Medeiros LJ, Young KH. Mutational profile and prognostic significance of TP53 in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma patients treated with R-CHOP: report from an International DLBCL Rituximab-CHOP Consortium Program Study. Blood. 2012 Nov 08; 120(19):3986-96.
  20. Visco C, Tzankov A, Xu-Monette ZY, Miranda RN, Tai YC, Li Y, Liu WM, d'Amore ES, Li Y, Montes-Moreno S, Dybkær K, Chiu A, Orazi A, Zu Y, Bhagat G, Wang HY, Dunphy CH, His ED, Zhao XF, Choi WW, Zhao X, van Krieken JH, Huang Q, Ai W, O'Neill S, Ponzoni M, Ferreri AJ, Kahl BS, Winter JN, Go RS, Dirnhofer S, Piris MA, Møller MB, Wu L, Medeiros LJ, Young KH. Patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of germinal center origin with BCL2 translocations have poor outcome, irrespective of MYC status: a report from an International DLBCL rituximab-CHOP Consortium Program Study. Haematologica. 2013 Feb; 98(2):255-63.

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