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Peter Stenzel M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Stenzel currently serves as the medical director of OHSU's autopsy service. His clinical interests include pediatric pathology and cardiovascular pathology, with research interests in neuropeptides in stress. He received his medical degree in 1966 from Oregon Health & Sciences University, and eight years laterer received his Ph.D. at the University of Oregon Medical School in Portland. Dr. Stenzel received his board certification in anatomic pathology in 1980.


  • B.A., Willamette University, Salem Oregon 1961
  • M.D., University of Oregon Medical School, Portland Oregon 1966
  • Ph.D., University of Oregon Medical School, Portland Oregon 1974
  • Residency:

    • University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, Portland
  • Fellowship:

    • Centre de Recherches de Biochimie Macro-Moleculair, Montpelier, France
  • Certifications:

    • Anatomic pathology, 1980


  • "Functional endocrine tumors of the pancreas" Current Problems in Surgery  1990
  • "Postmortem screening for fatty acid oxidation disorders by analysis of Guthrie cards with tandem mass spectrometry in sudden unexpected death in infancy" Journal of Pediatrics December 1 2002
  • "Noah's haemoglobin [30]" Nature  1973
  • "Structural characterizations of hemoglobins J-Buda [α 61 (E 10) Lys→Asn] and G-pest [α 74 (EF 3) Asp→Asn]" Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Proteins and Proteomics February 14 1974
  • "Non random relationships among amino acids in protein sequences" International Journal of Peptide and Protein Research  1976
  • "Tissue distribution of human pyruvate kinase isozymes." Enzymologia biologica et clinica  1968
  • "Physical and chemical properties of opossum hemoglobin. A hemoglobin containing glutamine at position 58 (E7) in the α subunit" Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Proteins and Proteomics August 8 1974
  • "Preliminary survey of carnivore hemoglobin compositions - Conclusions" Journal of Molecular Evolution  1977
  • "Parvovirus causing cardiac hypertrophy" Journal of Investigative Medicine  1996
  • "alpha-chain sequence of newt haemoglobin (Taricha granulosa)." Functional Plant Biology April 1977
  • "Pouch ileitis" Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology  1983
  • "Endotoxin regulates corticotropin-releasing hormone receptor 2 in heart and skeletal muscle" Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology August 8 1997
  • "Opossum hemoglobin. The amino acid sequences of the alpha and beta chains." Journal of Biological Chemistry March 25 1979
  • "The terminal amino acids of protein sequences and protein maturation" Journal of Theoretical Biology  1975
  • "Abundant hepatic gaucher-like cells following chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation for hematologic malignancy" International Journal of Surgical Pathology February 2013
  • "On the tryptic peptides from hemoglobin chains of six carnivores" Journal of Molecular Evolution  1977
  • "Reduced elastogenesis" Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases  2012
  • "Penetrance of biallelic SMARCAL1 mutations is associated with environmental and genetic disturbances of gene expression" Human Molecular Genetics June 2012
  • "Diagnosis of Autoimmune Pancreatitis vs Neoplasms in Children With Pancreatic Mass and Biliary Obstruction" Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology September 2012
  • "Gastrointestinal involvement in Langerhans cell histiocytosis (histiocytosis X)" Modern Pathology March 1990
  • "Role of exoenzyme S in chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections" European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases April 1985
  • "Renal adenocarcinoma with solitary metastasis to the contralateral adrenal gland" Journal of Urology  1989
  • "Leukemic phase of hepatosplenic T cell lymphoma" Journal of Hematopathology  2010
  • "Characterization of the genomic corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) gene from Xenopus laevis" Molecular Endocrinology  1992
  • "Steatosis and cirrhosis in an obese diabetic - Resolution of fatty liver by fasting" American Journal of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition April 1987
  • "Small cell carcinoma of urinary bladder" Urology  1988
  • "Gastrointestinal multicentric infantile myofibromatosis" American Journal of Gastroenterology  1989
  • "An X-linked syndrome of diarrhea, polyendocrinopathy, and fatal infection in infancy" Journal of Pediatrics  1982
  • "Severe and prolonged oral contraceptive jaundice" Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology  1984
  • "Clear cell change in metastatic colonic adenocarcinoma" Histopathology  2000

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