Assistant Clinical Professor
University of California at San Diego, CA
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor, 7/2011 to Present
Medical Director of Pulmonary Procedures, Thornton Hospital
University of California at San Diego, CA
Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship 7/2008- 6/2011
University Of California at San Diego, CA
Chief Residency 6/2007 to 6/2008
Internal Medicine Residency, 6/2004 to 6/2007
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Medical Degree June, 2004
University of California at Irvine, CA
Bachelor of Science in Biology, cum laude, phi beta kappa December, 1998
University Program for High School Scholars University of California, Irvine (9/93-6/94)
American Board of Internal Medicine 2007-2017
Pulmonary Board Certified 2010
Critical Care Board Eligible 2010
Medical Board of California, Physician and Surgeon License
Issued 3/15/2006, expires 11/2011
Renewed 11/2011, expires 11/2013
University of California, San Diego, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care (7/10-present)
Current research project with Dr. Antonino Catanzaro evaluating the genetics of Extensively drug-resistant Tuberculosis.
University of California, San Diego, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care (9/06-11/06)
Research Assistant for Dr. Timothy Morris
Analyzed mass spectroscopy data of fibrinogen purified from patients with Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH). DNA sequencing of fibrinogen gene from genomic DNA isolated from patients with CTEPH.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dept. of Medicine Boston, MA (9/01-1/02)
Research Assistant for Dr. Thomas McGarry
Worked with Dr. McGarry on a project to identify proteins that interacted with Geminin, a cell-cycle regulatory protein.
University of California, Irvine, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (11/94-8/00)
Research Assistant for Timothy F. Osborne Ph.D
Multiple independent research projects investigating transcriptional regulation of genes involved in cholesterol or fatty-acid biosynthesis. Proficient in targeted mutagenesis of promoter constructs, cloning, transfection assays, cell culture and DNase protection assays.
NIH Good Clinical Practices certified 2011
Member of the Harvard Medical School Admissions Committee 2002
Spanish: Written and spoken fluently
Society of Critical Care Medicine
American Thoracic Society
American College of Chest Physicians
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
European Respiratory Society
Recipient of the 2007 Minority Trainee Travel Award from the American Thoracic Society (2007)
NIH Supplementary Research Grant for Under-represented Minorities (12/95-12/98)
Joseph Stephens Award (6/98)
For outstanding research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Laurence Melhman Prize (6/98)
For outstanding achievement/scholarship.
Excellence in Research, UC Irvine (6/98)
1ST Place Award, poster presentation at the 1997 Undergraduate Research Symposium at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas (2/97).
CAMP-Toshiba America Scholarship from Toshiba America (6/97)
Merit based scholarship
Recipient of multiple undergraduate research grants from the Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program at UC Irvine (12/95-6/98).
Interview UCSD internal medicine residency program applicants.
Magaña MM, Bercovitch R, Fedullo R. Diagnostic Approach to Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism in the Critical Care Setting. Critical Care Clinics 2011; 27(4):841-867.
Morris, TA, Marsh, JJ, Magaña MM, Chiles PG, Soler X, DeSantis, DJ, Ngo, D, Woods VL. High Prevalence of Rare Fibrinogen Mutations in Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension. Blood. 2009;114(9):1929-36.
Morris TA, Marsh JJ, Chiles PG, Kim NH, Noskovack KJ, Magaña MM, Gruppo RA, Woods VL Jr. Abnormally sialylated fibrinogen gamma-chains in a patient with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Thromb Res. 2007; 119 (2):257-9.
Worgall TS, Davis-Hayman SR, Magaña MM, Oelkers PM, Zapata F, Juliano RA, Osborne TF, Nash TE and Deckelbaum RJ. Sterol and fatty acid regulatory pathways in a Giardia lamblia derived promoter: Evidence for SREBP as an ancient transcription factor. Journal of Lipid Research. 2004 May; 45(5): 981-8.
Magaña MM, Koo S-H, Towle HC and Osborne TF. Different Sterol Regulatory Element-binding Protein-1 Isoforms Utilize Distinct Co-regulatory Factors to Activate the Promoter for Fatty Acid Synthase. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2000; 275(7): 4726-33.
Magaña MM, Lin SS, Dooley KA and Osborne TF. Sterol regulation of acetyl coenzyme A carboxylase promoter requires two interdependent binding sites for sterol regulatory element binding proteins. Journal of Lipid Research. 1997; 38(8): 1630-1638.
Magaña MM and Osborne TF. Two tandem binding sites for sterol regulatory element binding proteins are required for sterol regulation of fatty-acid synthase promoter. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 1996; 271(51): 32689-32694.
Marsh JJ, Chiles PG, Magaña MM, DeSantis DJ, Woods VL, Morris TA. Two Mutations in the Coiled Coil Region of Fibrinogen in Patients with Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension. American Thoracic Society Meeting. Toronto. 2008.
Morris TA, Marsh JJ, Magaña MM, Chiles PG, Soler X, DeSantis DJ, Ngo D, Woods VL. Fibrinogen Mutations Are Common Among Patients with Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension. American Thoracic Society Meeting. Toronto. 2008.
Update in Transplantation – Thoracic Transplant Track. Ethical Issues in Thoracic Transplantation.
UCSD Transplant Conference. San Diego, 2011.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Summer Lecture Series. Overview of Lung Tranplantation and Acute Complications. University of California San Diego, 2011.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds.
University of California San Diego, 2010. 12/16/10