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Martin R. Zamora, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine


Martin R. Zamora, M.D. 

Associate Professor of Medicine

University of Colorado Denver 


University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
1975-1979 B.S. Preprofessional

University of Colorado Medical School, Denver, CO
1979-1983 M.D. w/honors 
1983-1984 Intern Internal Medicine
1984-1986 Resident Internal Medicine
1987-1989 Fellow Pulmonary



Instructor, Department of Medicine, Denver Veterans Administration Hospital, ER

Instructor, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver

Assistant Professor, Pulmonary Division, University of Colorado Denver

Associate Professor, Pulmonary Division, University of Colorado Denver


Zamora M, O’Brien RF, Rutherford R, Weil JV. Serum endothelin-1 levels and cold provoction in patients with primary Raynaud’s phenomenon. Lancet 336:1144-1147, 1990.

Stelzner TJ, O’Brien RF, Sato K, Webb S, Webb S, Zamora MR, Sakuri T, Yanigisawa M, McMurtry IF, Fisher J. Increased endothelin-1 expression in rats with pulmonary hypertension. Am J Physiol 262: (Lung Cell Mol Physiol 6):L614-L620, 1992.

Rodman DM, Stelzner TJ, Sato K, Zamora MR, O’Brien RF, McMurtry IF. Endothelin-1 increases the pulmonary microvascular pressure and causes pulmonary edema in salt solution but not blood perfused rat lung. J Cardiovasc Pharm 20:658-663, 1992.

Yohn JJ, Morelli JG, Walchak S, Norris DA, Zamora MR. Cultured human kerayinocytes synthesize and secrete endohtelin-1. J Invest Derm 100:23-26, 1993.

Bonvallet ST, Oka M, Yano M, Zamora MR, McMurtry IF, Stelzner TJ. BQ123, and ETA receptor, antagonist attenuates endothelin-1 induced vasoconstriction in the rat pulmonary circulation. J Cardiovasc Pharm 22:30-43, 1993.

Zamora MR, Dempsey EC, Walchak SJ, Stelzner TJ. BQ123, and ETA receptor, inhibits Endothelin-1 mediated proliferation of human pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells. Am J Resp Cell and Mol Biol 9:429-433, 1993.

Kraft M, Beam WR, Wenzel SE, Zamora MR, O’Brien RF, Martin RS. Blood and bronchoalveolar lavage endothelin-1 levels in nocturnal asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 149:947-951, 1994.

Bonvallet ST, Zamora MR, Hawanuma K, Sato K, Janasato N, Stelzner TJ. BQ123, and endothelin-A receptor antagonist attenuates the development of hypoxic pulmonary hypertension in vivo in rats. Am J Physiol 244:H1327-H1331, 1994.

Yohn JJ, Smith C, Steven T, Hofmann TA, Morelli JG, Hurt Dl, Yanagisawa M, Kane MA, Zamora MR. Human melanoma cells express functional endothelin-1 receptors. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 201:449-457, 1994.
Yohn JJ, Smith C, Stevens T, Morelli JC, Walchak SJ, Hofmann TA, Kelley KK, Escobedo-Morris A, Yahagisawa M, Kane M, Zamora MR. Autoregulation of endothelin-1 secretion by cultured human keratinocytes via the ETB receptor. Biochem Biophys Acta 1224:454-458, 1994.

Zamora MR, Stelzner TJ, Panos R, Webb S, Ruff LJ, Dempsey EC. Endogenous overproduction of endothelin-1 contriburtes to the enhanced growth capacity of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells from fawn-hooded rats. Am J Physiol 270 (Lung Cell and Mol Physiol 14):L101-L109, 1996.

Yohn JJ, Yraztorza D, Morelli JG, Dromish J, Kane M, Zamora MR. In vitro ultraviolet irradiation of human keratincocytes enhances secretion of the human meloncyte mitogen, endothelin-1. J Invest Derm. In Press.


Zamora MR, Fullerton DA, Campbell DN, Leone S, Diercks MJ, Fisher JH, Badesch DB, and Grover FL. Use of cytomegalovirus hyperimmune globulin for the prevention of CMV disease in CMV seropositive lung transplant recipients. Transplantation Proceedings 26, Suppl. 1:49-51, 1994.

Zamora MR, Warner ML, Tuder R, and Schwarz M. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage and systemic lupus erythematosus: clinical presentation, histology, survival and outcomes. Medicine 76:192-202, 1997.

Grover Fl, Fullerton DA, Zamora MR, et al. Lung transplantation: the past, present and future. Am J Surg 173:523-533, 1997.

Paris W, Diercks M, Bright J, Zamora M, Kesten S, Scavuzzo M, Paradis I. Return to work after lung transplantation.
J Heart Lung Transplant 17:430-436, 1998.

Badesch DB, Zamora MR, Fullerton D, Tuder R, Schwarz M, Capillaritis: a previously unrecognized form of rejection of lung transplant recipient. Heart Lung Transplant 17:415-422, 1998.

Sheridan BC, Hodges TN, Zamora MR, Lynch Dl, Grover Fl. Acute and chronic effects of double lung transplant without cardiopulmonary bypass on the first transplanted lung. J Cardiovasc Surg. In Press.
Ferguson GT, Fernandez E, Zamora MR. Pomerantz M, Bucholz J, Make BJ. Improved exercise tolerance following lung volume reduction surgery of emphysema. Am Rev Respir Crit Care Med 157:1195-1123, 1998.

Schwarz MI, Zamora MR, Hodges TN, Chan ED, Bowler RP and Tuder RM. Isolated pulmonary capillaritis and diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in rheumatoid arthritis and mixed connective tissue disease. Chest 113:1609-1615, 1998.

Zamora MR, David RD, Keshavjee SH, Schulman L, Levin J, Ryan U, Patterson GA. Complement inhibition attenuates human lung transplant reperfusion injury: a multicenter trial. Chest 116:46S, 1999.

Weill D, Torres F, Hodges TN, Olmos JJ, Zamora MR. Acute native lung hyperinflation is not associated with poor outcomes after single lung transplant for emphysema. J Heart Lung Transplant 18:1080-1087, 1999.

Weinberg A, Hodges TN, Li S, Cai G, Zamora MR. Comparison of PCR, antigenemia assay, and rapid blood culture for detection and prevention of cytomegalovirus disease after lung transplantation. J Clin Microbiol 38:768-772, 2000.

Huerd SS, Hodges TN, Grover FL, Mault JR, Mitchell MB, Campbell DN, Aziz S, Chetham P, Torres F, Zamora MR. Secondary pulmonary hypertension does not adversely affect outcome after single lung transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 19:458-465, 2000.

Weill D and Zamora MR. Comparison of the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of pre-emptive therapy as directed by CMV antigenemia and prophylaxis with ganciclovir in lung transplant recipients. J Heart Lung Transplant 19:815-6, 2000.

Torres F, Hodges T, Zamora MR. Mycobacterium marinum infection in a lung transplant recipient. J Heart Lung Transplant 20:486-489, 2001.


Grover FL and Zamora MR. Eds of: Lung Transplantation. Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. March 1996.

Weill D and Zamora MR. Lung transplantation: Early Post-Operative Management. In: Grover FL and Zamora MR., Eds., Seminars In Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 17, No. 2: pps. 159-166, 1996.

Garg K and Zamora MR. The radiographic Imaging of Lung Transplantation. In: Imaging of Diffuse Lung diseases. Eds. Lynch D and Newell J. B.C. Decker, Inc. Hamilton Ontario, 1999.

Zamora MR. Surgical therapy of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases. Ed. Voelkel N, 2001.

Cleveland J, Zamora MR and Grover FL. Complications following lung transplantation. In: Current Therapy in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Ed., Yang SC and Cameron D, Harcourt, Inc., 2001.