Meet Dr. Daniel Mobati



  • Transitional Program
    Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Campus, 1/02 to 12/02
    Certificate: Transitional Program. December 2002
  • General Surgery
    Preliminary year. University of California, San Francisco, CA. 06/01 to 09/01
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY. New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, 06/93 to 06/97.
    Certificate: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, June 1997

Medical School

  • New York Medical Collage, School of Medicine, Valhalla, NY. 06/99 to 05/01
    Doctor of Medicine, June 2001

Dental School

  • University of California, School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA, 06/89 to 06/93
    Doctor of Dental Surgery, June 1993
    Bachelor of Science: Dental Sciences, June 1993


  • University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 07/86 to 06/89
    Bachelor of Science: Microbiology, June 1989


  • California Medical License
  • California Dental License


  • Fellow:  American College of Surgeons
  • Diplomate: American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic Life Support


  • DEA Controlled Substance Registration Permit
  • General Anesthesia Permit

Hospital Affiliations

  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, 2450 Ashby Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
  • Children’s Hospital of Oakland, 747 52nd Street, Oakland, CA  94609


  • Indresano AT, Mobati DM: Modern Surgical Management of the Temporomandibular Joint. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics: 18(3): 283-289, 2006
  • Frishman WH, Retter A, Mobati DA, Fernandez M, Palkhiwala SA, Rim F, Jung AS, Qasqas S, Vavaisis C: Innovative drug targets for treating cardiovascular disease: Adhesion molecules, cytokines, neuropeptide Y, calcineurin, brandykinin, urotensing, and heart shock protein. In Frishman WH, Sonnenblick EH, Sica D (eds): Cardiovascular Pharocotherautics 2nded. New York: McGraw Hill 2003: 705-39
  • Mobati DA, Ogle O, Bastidas H: Intravenous Ketamine sedation technique in patients with history of narcotic drug abuse. JOMS 53(8), Suppl. 4: 1410, Aug 1995
  • Pogrel MA, Mobati DA, Dodson T, Rampil I, Grecco M: Trigeminal somatosensory evoked potentials: A normal value study. J Dent, 20(5): 298-301, Oct 1992
  • Mobati DA, Smith RA: Prevention of hypoxia with continuos pulse oximentry of patients in maxillomandibular fixation. J Dent Res, Spec Iss, Abs 373, 71:562, 1992
  • Mobati DA, Pogrel MA: Trigeminal somatosensory evoked potentials as a possible method to monitor nerve damage. UCSF Dental Explorer Journal, Vol 4, 1991


  • Maxillofacial Trauma: Current research in Progress, 1/2005 – present
    Adhesion molecules, Literature update, New York Medical College, Department of Medicine, 2001
  • The use of somatosensory evoked potentials to monitor trigeminal nerve function, 1999-1992, Dept. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UCSF
  • Natural killer cell activation and treatment of human monocytic leukemia cells with lymphokines, chemotherapeutic drug and their combinations. 1991-1993, Department of Immunology, School of Medicine, UCLA


  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: 77th annual meeting and scientific session. Innovations in OMS: “Intravenous Ketamine sedation technique in patients with history of narcotic drug abuse” Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Sept. 12-17, 1995
  • International Association of Dental Research: 70th general session, Table clinic: “Prevention of hypoxia with continuous pulse oximentry in patients with maxillomandibular fixation” Glasgow, Scotland, July 1-4, 1992
  • American Dental Association: 132nd annual session, Table clinic: “Trigeminal somatosensory evoked potentials” Seattle, Washington, Oct 1991

Honors, Awards & Scholarships

  • Clinician Recognition Certificate: American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, October 1995
  • Quintessence Research Award, UCSF, June 1993
  • Graduate Fellowship Grant, 1992-1993
  • Graduate Fellowship Grant, 1991-1992
  • NIH Training Grant for student research, NIH 5-t35-DE07103-4, 1990
  • California Dental Association: Spring scientific session: “The use of somatosensory evoked potential to monitor trigeminal nerve function: A normative study” Los Angeles, California, April 1991

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant program director, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Campus, 09/04 to 2009
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of the Pacific, Arthur Daguni School of Dentistry, 02/03 to 06/09

Other Activities

  • The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Assessment Tool (OMSSAT) Test item writer, Cosmetic Surgery Section, 2006
  • Graduate Medical Education Medical Staff Committee, Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Campus, 09/04 to 06/09
  • Conscious Sedation Committee Member, Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Campus, 01/06 to 05/09
  • Volunteer Surgeon: Thousand Smiles, Ensenada, Mexico, 2004-2009: November Clinic
  • Volunteer Surgeon: Leon, Nicaragua
  • Maxillofacial Panel Member, Oakland Children’s Hospital, Oakland, CA

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • ADA
  • CDA
  • Berkeley Dental Society

Other Interests

Dr. Mobati enjoys being outdoors and hiking with his wife.  He also keeps busy with home projects, and when time allows, does restoration of telescopes and antique motorcycles.