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  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Dr. Michael Deftos received his medical degree from the University of Washington Medical School and completed his residency and fellowship program at the UCSF. He is specialized in pathology and board certified in clinical and anatomic pathology. Dr. Deftos has been in practice for more than 11 years and is affiliated with the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. During his career, he has also contributed to several publications of medical interest.

  • Education & Training


    University of Washington

    Medical School







  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Pathology

    American Board of Pathology - Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology

  • Hospital & Practice

    Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (888) 334-1000

    751 S Bascom Ave

    San Jose, California 95128

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  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. Michael L. Deftos has contributed to 3 publications.

    The Nrarp gene encodes an ankyrin-repeat protein that is transcriptionally regulated by the notch signaling pathway.

    Krebs, L. T., Deftos, M. L., Bevan, M. J., Gridley, T.; Dev Biol. 2001 Oct 1.

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    Notch1 signaling promotes the maturation of CD4 and CD8 SP thymocytes.

    Deftos, M. L., Huang, E., Ojala, E. W., Forbush, K. A., Bevan, M. J.; Immunity. 2000 Jul.

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    Down-regulation of the orphan nuclear receptor ROR gamma t is essential for T lymphocyte maturation.

    He, Y. W., Beers, C., Deftos, M. L., Ojala, E. W., Forbush, K. A., Bevan, M. J.; J Immunol. 2000 Jun 1.

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