Mehrdad Abedi, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Mehrdad Abedi, M.D.

Professor of Medicine

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Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
2279 45th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-5959

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation TBI clinic
4860 Y Street
Sacramento, CA 95818

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Phone: 916-734-7041

Additional Numbers

Clinic Fax


Clinic Referral Phone


Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Abedi believes in high quality, innovative, and compassionate care of his patients. Dr. Abedi believes in a team-based approach to patient care, utilizing expertise of nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and consultants to provide complete care for his patients.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Abedi's clinical interest is in the area of bone marrow transplantation and in the treatment of refractory/relapsed hematological malignancies and genetic disease. He is also interested in using cellular therapy for treatment of a variety of medical disorders.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Abedi's basic science research interest is in the area of hematopoietic stem cells and novel models of bone marrow transplantation, and also gene and cellular therapy.


Hematology and Oncology
Malignant Hematology/Cellular Therapy and Transplantation

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Transplant Center

Medical School

M.D., Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran 1991


Internal Medicine, Yale University/Bridgeport Hospital, New Haven CT 1996-1999


Internal Medicine, Yale University/Bridgeport Hospital, New Haven CT 1999


Hematology/Oncology, Brown University, Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence RI 2001-2002


Hematology/Oncology, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester MA 1999-2001

Alpha Clinic Award, UC Davis Health, 2017

For a comprehensive list of Dr. Abedi's publications, please click here (opens new window).

Othman T, Moskoff BN, Esteghamat N, Hoeg RT, Rosenberg AS, Jonas BA, Abedi M, Richman C, Tuscano JM. Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation using non-myeloablative ATG/TLI conditioning for lymphomas. Leuk Lymphoma. 2022 Jan;63(1):231-234. doi:10.1080/10428194.2021.1975190. Epub 2021 Sep 6. PMID:34486920.

Khuat LT, Vick LV, Dunai C, Collins CP, More SK, Le CT, Pai CS, Stoffel KM, Maverakis E, Canter RJ, Monjazeb AM, Longo DL, Abedi M, Choi E, Blazar BR, Dave M, Murphy WJ. Increased efficacy of dual proinflammatory cytokine blockade on acute GVHD while maintaining GVT effects. Blood. 2021 Dec 16;138(24):2583-2588. doi:10.1182/blood.2021011216. PMID:34424962.

Shah BD, Ghobadi A, Oluwole OO, Logan AC, Boissel N, Cassaday RD, Leguay T, Bishop MR, Topp MS, Tzachanis D, O'Dwyer KM, Arellano ML, Lin Y, Baer MR, Schiller GJ, Park JH, Subklewe M, Abedi M, Minnema MC, Wierda WG, DeAngelo DJ, Stiff P, Jeyakumar D, Feng C, Dong J, Shen T, Milletti F, Rossi JM, Vezan R, Masouleh BK, Houot R. KTE-X19 for relapsed or refractory adult B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia: phase 2 results of the single-arm, open-label, multicentre ZUMA-3 study. Lancet. 2021 Aug 7;398(10299):491-502. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01222-8. Epub 2021 Jun 4. PMID:34097852.

Shah BD, Bishop MR, Oluwole OO, Logan AC, Baer MR, Donnellan WB, O'Dwyer KM, Holmes H, Arellano ML, Ghobadi A, Pagel JM, Lin Y, Cassaday RD, Park JH, Abedi M, Castro JE, DeAngelo DJ, Malone AK, Mawad R, Schiller GJ, Rossi JM, Bot A, Shen T, Goyal L, Jain RK, Vezan R, Wierda WG. KTE-X19 anti-CD19 CAR T-cell therapy in adult relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia: ZUMA-3 phase 1 results. Blood. 2021 Jul 8;138(1):11-22. doi:10.1182/blood.2020009098. PMID:33827116.

Tenold ME, Moskoff BN, Krishnan R, Rosenberg AS, Hoeg RT, Abedi M, Tuscano JM, Jonas BA. Retrospective Analysis of Adult Patients With Relapsed/Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treated with FLAG at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2021 Jul;21(7):e611-e618. doi:10.1016/j.clml.2021.02.007. Epub 2021 Mar 2. PMID:33811007.

Jonas BA, Fisch SC, Rosenberg AS, Hoeg RT, Tuscano JM, Abedi M. Phase I study of escalating doses of carfilzomib with HyperCVAD in patients with newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Am J Hematol. 2021 Apr 1;96(4):E114-E117. doi:10.1002/ajh.26105. Epub 2021 Feb 26. PMID:33476436.

Tenold ME, Moskoff BN, Benjamin DJ, Hoeg RT, Rosenberg AS, Abedi M, Tuscano JM, Jonas BA. Outcomes of Adults With Relapsed/Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treated With Venetoclax Plus Hypomethylating Agents at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Front Oncol. 2021 Mar 11;11:649209. doi:10.3389/fonc.2021.649209. PMID:33777810.

Pham B, Hoeg R, Krishnan R, Richman C, Tuscano J, Adobe M. Safety and tolerability of lenalidomide maintenance in post-transplant acute myeloid leukemia and high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2021;56:2975–2980. doi:10.1038/s41409-021-01444-1.

Hoeg RT, Davis J, Jonas BA, Tuscano J , Rosenberg A, Abedi M. A Phase I Study of Everolimus and Bendamustine in Patients With Relapsed/Refractory Lymphoid Hematologic Malignancies. Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia. 2020 July;20(7):453-458. Doi:10.1016/j.clml.2020.2.006.