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    Kimberly Topp, PhD, PT

    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentPhysical Therapy
    Address513 Parnassus Ave, Med Sci
    San Francisco CA 94122
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      TitleChair, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

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      University of California DavisPhDAnatomy and Cell Biology1990
      University of California San FranciscoPostdoctoralAnatomy1994
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      University of California San Francisco2006 - ----Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching
      American Association of Anatomists2010 - ----Fellow
      American Association of Anatomists2013 - 2015President-Elect
      American Association of Anatomists2015 - 2017President

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      1. Allen DD, Talavera C, Baxter S, Topp K. Gaps between patients' reported current and preferred abilities versus clinicians' emphases during an episode of care: Any agreement? Qual Life Res. 2015 May; 24(5):1137-43.
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      2. Webb EM, Cotton JB, Kane K, Straus CM, Topp KS, Naeger DM. Teaching point of care ultrasound skills in medical school: keeping radiology in the driver's seat. Acad Radiol. 2014 Jul; 21(7):893-901.
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      3. Smoot B, Paul SM, Aouizerat BE, Elboim C, Levine JD, Abrams G, Hamolsky D, Neuhaus J, Schmidt B, West C, Topp K, Miaskowski C. Side of cancer does not influence limb volumes in women prior to breast cancer surgery. Lymphat Res Biol. 2014 Sep; 12(3):189-93.
        View in: PubMed PMC4171111
      4. Boyd BS, Topp KS, Coppieters MW. Impact of movement sequencing on sciatic and tibial nerve strain and excursion during the straight leg raise test in embalmed cadavers. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2013 Jun; 43(6):398-403.
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      5. Boyd BS, Gray AT, Dilley A, Wanek L, Topp KS. The pattern of tibial nerve excursion with active ankle dorsiflexion is different in older people with diabetes mellitus. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2012 Nov; 27(9):967-71.
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      6. Chou CL, Promes SB, Souza KH, Topp KS, O'Sullivan PS. Twelve tips for facilitating successful teleconferences. Med Teach. 2012; 34(6):445-9.
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      7. Wamsley M, Staves J, Kroon L, Topp K, Hossaini M, Newlin B, Lindsay C, O'Brien B. The impact of an interprofessional standardized patient exercise on attitudes toward working in interprofessional teams. J Interprof Care. 2012 Jan; 26(1):28-35.
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      8. Topp KS, Boyd BS. Peripheral nerve: from the microscopic functional unit of the axon to the biomechanically loaded macroscopic structure. J Hand Ther. 2012 Apr-Jun; 25(2):142-51; quiz 152.
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      9. Levine JM, Levine GJ, Porter BF, Topp K, Noble-Haeusslein LJ. Naturally occurring disk herniation in dogs: an opportunity for pre-clinical spinal cord injury research. J Neurotrauma. 2011 Apr; 28(4):675-88.
        View in: PubMed PMC3070145
      10. Kinder JR, Lee KA, Thompson H, Hicks K, Topp K, Madsen KA. Validation of a hip-worn accelerometer in measuring sleep time in children. J Pediatr Nurs. 2012 Apr; 27(2):127-33.
        View in: PubMed PMC3285433
      11. Chou CL, Topp KS, Kruidering-Hall M. Integrating surface anatomy learning with clinical skills training. Med Educ. 2010 Nov; 44(11):1127-8.
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      12. Boyd BS, Wanek L, Gray AT, Topp KS. Mechanosensitivity during lower extremity neurodynamic testing is diminished in individuals with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and peripheral neuropathy: a cross sectional study. BMC Neurol. 2010; 10:75.
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      13. Smoot B, Wong J, Cooper B, Wanek L, Topp K, Byl N, Dodd M. Upper extremity impairments in women with or without lymphedema following breast cancer treatment. J Cancer Surviv. 2010 Jun; 4(2):167-78.
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      14. Zaid H, Ward D, Sammann A, Tendick F, Topp KS, Maa J. Integrating surgical skills education into the anatomy laboratory. J Surg Res. 2010 Jan; 158(1):36-42.
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      15. Boyd BS, Wanek L, Gray AT, Topp KS. Mechanosensitivity of the lower extremity nervous system during straight-leg raise neurodynamic testing in healthy individuals. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2009 Nov; 39(11):780-90.
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      16. Wampler MA, Topp KS, Miaskowski C, Byl NN, Rugo HS, Hamel K. Quantitative and clinical description of postural instability in women with breast cancer treated with taxane chemotherapy. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2007 Aug; 88(8):1002-8.
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      17. Boyd BS, Puttlitz C, Noble-Haeusslein LJ, John CM, Trivedi A, Topp KS. Deviations in gait pattern in experimental models of hindlimb paresis shown by a novel pressure mapping system. J Neurosci Res. 2007 Aug 1; 85(10):2272-83.
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      18. Chou CL, Topp KS, O'Sullivan P. Multidisciplinary teaching of the musculoskeletal physical examination. Med Educ. 2006 May; 40(5):481-2.
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      19. Topp KS, Boyd BS. Structure and biomechanics of peripheral nerves: nerve responses to physical stresses and implications for physical therapist practice. Phys Ther. 2006 Jan; 86(1):92-109.
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      20. Wampler MA, Hamolsky D, Hamel K, Melisko M, Topp KS. Case report: painful peripheral neuropathy following treatment with docetaxel for breast cancer. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2005 Apr; 9(2):189-93.
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      21. Boyd BS, Puttlitz C, Gan J, Topp KS. Strain and excursion in the rat sciatic nerve during a modified straight leg raise are altered after traumatic nerve injury. J Orthop Res. 2005 Jul; 23(4):764-70.
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      22. Topp KS. Prosection vs. dissection, the debate continues: rebuttal to Granger. Anat Rec B New Anat. 2004 Nov; 281(1):12-4.
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      23. Topp KS, Painter PL, Walcott S, Krasnoff JB, Adey D, Sakkas GK, Taylor J, McCormick K, TeNyenhuis M, Iofina M, Tomlanovich S, Stock P. Alterations in skeletal muscle structure are minimized with steroid withdrawal after renal transplantation. Transplantation. 2003 Aug 27; 76(4):667-73.
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      24. Painter PL, Topp KS, Krasnoff JB, Adey D, Strasner A, Tomlanovich S, Stock P. Health-related fitness and quality of life following steroid withdrawal in renal transplant recipients. Kidney Int. 2003 Jun; 63(6):2309-16.
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      25. Painter P, Taylor J, Wolcott S, Krasnoff J, Adey D, Tomlanovich S, Stock P, Topp K. Exercise capacity and muscle structure in kidney recipient and twin donor. Clin Transplant. 2003 Jun; 17(3):225-30.
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      26. Byl C, Puttlitz C, Byl N, Lotz J, Topp K. Strain in the median and ulnar nerves during upper-extremity positioning. J Hand Surg Am. 2002 Nov; 27(6):1032-40.
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      27. Topp KS, Tanner KD, Levine JD. Damage to the cytoskeleton of large diameter sensory neurons and myelinated axons in vincristine-induced painful peripheral neuropathy in the rat. J Comp Neurol. 2000 Sep 4; 424(4):563-76.
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      28. Topp KS, Byl NN. Movement dysfunction following repetitive hand opening and closing: anatomical analysis in Owl monkeys. Mov Disord. 1999 Mar; 14(2):295-306.
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      29. Tanner KD, Levine JD, Topp KS. Microtubule disorientation and axonal swelling in unmyelinated sensory axons during vincristine-induced painful neuropathy in rat. J Comp Neurol. 1998 Jun 15; 395(4):481-92.
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      30. LaVail JH, Topp KS, Giblin PA, Garner JA. Factors that contribute to the transneuronal spread of herpes simplex virus. J Neurosci Res. 1997 Aug 15; 49(4):485-96.
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      31. Topp KS, Rothman AL, Lavail JH. Herpes virus infection of RPE and MDCK cells: polarity of infection. Exp Eye Res. 1997 Mar; 64(3):343-54.
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      32. Grimes ML, Zhou J, Beattie EC, Yuen EC, Hall DE, Valletta JS, Topp KS, LaVail JH, Bunnett NW, Mobley WC. Endocytosis of activated TrkA: evidence that nerve growth factor induces formation of signaling endosomes. J Neurosci. 1996 Dec 15; 16(24):7950-64.
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      33. Topp KS, Bisla K, Saks ND, Lavail JH. Centripetal transport of herpes simplex virus in human retinal pigment epithelial cells in vitro. Neuroscience. 1996 Apr; 71(4):1133-44.
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      34. Topp KS, Meade LB, LaVail JH. Microtubule polarity in the peripheral processes of trigeminal ganglion cells: relevance for the retrograde transport of herpes simplex virus. J Neurosci. 1994 Jan; 14(1):318-25.
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      35. Navarro D, Paz P, Tugizov S, Topp K, La Vail J, Pereira L. Glycoprotein B of human cytomegalovirus promotes virion penetration into cells, transmission of infection from cell to cell, and fusion of infected cells. Virology. 1993 Nov; 197(1):143-58.
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      36. LaVail JH, Carter SR, Topp KS. The retrograde tracer Fluoro-Gold interferes with the infectivity of herpes simplex virus. Brain Res. 1993 Oct 15; 625(1):57-62.
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