Esther Kim, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-353-9392
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    University of California, San FranciscoMicrosurgery Fellowship2013
    Mayo ClinicPlastic Surgery Residency2012
    University of California, DavisMD
    University of California, BerkeleyBA
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2022Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Traning
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    UCSF2021Muriel Steel Society Influential Women In Surgery Honor Roll
    UCSF2021  - 2022GME Excellence & Innovation Award
    UCSF2022Muriel Steel Society Influential Women in Surgery Honor Roll
    UCSF2023Inquiry Long-Term Mentor of the Year Award
    UCSF2023  - 2024Inquiry Short-Term Mentor Award

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    1. The complexity of online patient education materials for wound care strategies: A readability analysis. Surgery. 2024 May 19. Falade IO, Wilson JC, Mehari ME, Soroudi D, Song S, Kim EA. PMID: 38769036.
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    2. Gender Is a Spectrum: Evaluating Current and Novel Ways to Inquire About Gender Identity in the Health Care Setting. Ann Plast Surg. 2024 May 01; 92(5S Suppl 3):S355-S360. Song S, Phong KT, Davis G, Kim EA. PMID: 38689419.
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    3. Paraspinous Muscle Flaps in Complex Pediatric Spine Surgeries: A 12-Year Single Institution Experience. Ann Plast Surg. 2024 Mar 27. Falade I, Park KM, Conkling N, Kim EA, Hansen SL, Hoffman W, Piper ML. PMID: 38563574.
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    4. Perceptions of a virtual education platform: how plastic surgery education has progressed during the COVID-19 pandemic at one academic institution. BMC Med Educ. 2023 Sep 27; 23(1):708. Song S, Nguyen A, Rosser M, Steiner G, Kim EA. PMID: 37759220; PMCID: PMC10537510.
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    5. Double-incision mastectomy after reduction mammaplasty for persistent gender dysphoria: a case report. Case Reports Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2023; 10(1):2222826. Song S, Kim EA. PMID: 37351526; PMCID: PMC10283411.
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    6. The Effect of Pectoral Nerve Blocks on Opioid Use and Postoperative Pain in Masculinizing Mastectomy: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2024 03 01; 153(3):570-577. Wallace AB, Song S, Yeh P, Kim EA. PMID: 37220393.
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    7. Developing Gender-Affirming Surgery Curricula for Plastic Surgery Residency and Fellowship via Delphi Consensus. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2024 01 01; 153(1):160e-169e. Song S, Park KM, Parmeshwar N, Dugi D, Schechter L, Berli JU, Kim EA, GAS Research Group. PMID: 37075281.
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    8. Microfluidics-free single-cell genomics with templated emulsification. Nat Biotechnol. 2023 Nov; 41(11):1557-1566. Clark IC, Fontanez KM, Meltzer RH, Xue Y, Hayford C, May-Zhang A, D'Amato C, Osman A, Zhang JQ, Hettige P, Ishibashi JSA, Delley CL, Weisgerber DW, Replogle JM, Jost M, Phong KT, Kennedy VE, Peretz CAC, Kim EA, Song S, Karlon W, Weissman JS, Smith CC, Gartner ZJ, Abate AR. PMID: 36879006; PMCID: PMC10635830.
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    9. Morphometric Analysis of Gender-affirming Breast Augmentation. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2022 Nov; 10(11):e4691. Song S, Parmeshwar N, Steiner G, Kim EA. PMID: 36467119; PMCID: PMC9708160.
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    10. Evaluating the Quality and Reliability of Gender-affirming Surgery Videos on YouTube and TikTok. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2022 Jul; 10(7):e4443. Song S, Park KM, Phong K, Kim EA. PMID: 35924001; PMCID: PMC9333518.
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    11. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Techniques for Management of Postoperative Lymphatic Leaks After Groin Surgery. Ann Plast Surg. 2022 08 01; 89(2):238-244. Song S, Parmeshwar N, Steiner G, Kim EA. PMID: 35703193.
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    12. The Incidence of Breast Cancer After Gender-Affirming Mastectomy in Transmen. Ann Plast Surg. 2022 05 01; 88(4 Suppl 4):S332-S336. Parmeshwar N, Song S, Alcon A, Kim EA. PMID: 35180758.
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    13. Diagnosis and Treatment of Lymphatic Complications of the Groin Following Open Lower Extremity Revascularization with Plastic Surgery Closure. Ann Vasc Surg. 2022 May; 82:197-205. Wallace AB, Kim EA, Holland M, Lee S, Orringer M, Piper ML, Hansen SL. PMID: 34902473.
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    14. A Dual-Surgeon Approach to Breast Cancer Surgery in a Transmale. Ann Plast Surg. 2021 12 01; 87(6):633-638. Parmeshwar N, Alcon A, Kim EA. PMID: 33723981.
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    15. Reply: Regret after Gender-affirmation Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Prevalence. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2021 Nov; 9(11):e3954. Escandón JM, Bustos VP, Bustos SS, Mascaro A, Del Corral G, Ciudad P, Kim EA, Langstein HN, Manrique OJ. PMID: 35028263; PMCID: PMC8751773.
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    16. The Breast Response to Estrogenic Stimulation in Transwomen Classification: Evaluation of Breast Response to Estrogenic Stimulation in Transwomen. Ann Plast Surg. 2021 10 01; 87(4):402-408. Alcon A, Wang E, Oliver-Allen H, Srinivasa D, Kim EA. PMID: 33559998.
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    17. Prophylactic Muscle Flaps in Primary Vascular Procedures of the Groin. Ann Vasc Surg. 2022 Jan; 78:77-83. Wallace AB, Piper ML, Holland M, Lee S, Orringer M, Eichler C, Kim EA, Hansen SL. PMID: 34433093.
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    18. Evaluation of Dual-port versus Single-port Tissue Expanders in Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2021 Jul; 9(7):e3703. Parmeshwar N, Piper M, Viner J, Foster R, Kim EA. PMID: 34367849; PMCID: PMC8341374.
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    19. A Technique for Optimizing Symmetry in Gender-affirming Mastectomy. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2021 Jun; 9(6):e3622. Nguyen A, Alcon A, Parmeshwar N, Rogine C, Kim EA. PMID: 34150422; PMCID: PMC8205222.
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    20. Rotational Thromboelastometry Derivative Fibrinogen-Platelet Ratio Predicts Thrombosis in Microsurgery. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2021 Nov; 37(9):774-782. Patel H, Srinivasa DR, Volod O, Wang ED, Kim EA. PMID: 34010965.
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    21. A Systematic Review of the Utility of Indocyanine Angiography in Autologous Breast Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2021 05 01; 86(5):601-606. Parmeshwar N, Sultan SM, Kim EA, Piper ML. PMID: 33346549.
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    22. Quantifying the Psychosocial Benefits of Masculinizing Mastectomy in Trans Male Patients with Patient-Reported Outcomes: The University of California, San Francisco, Gender Quality of Life Survey. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021 May 01; 147(5):731e-740e. Alcon A, Kennedy A, Wang E, Piper M, Loeliger K, Admassu N, Lentz R, Kim EA. PMID: 33890884.
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    23. Preventing Recurrence in Clean and Contaminated Hernias Using Biologic Versus Synthetic Mesh in Ventral Hernia Repair: The PRICE Randomized Clinical Trial. Ann Surg. 2021 04 01; 273(4):648-655. Harris HW, Primus F, Young C, Carter JT, Lin M, Mukhtar RA, Yeh B, Allen IE, Freise C, Kim E, Sbitany H, Young DM, Hansen S. PMID: 33443907.
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    24. Nipple-areola complex reconstruction in transgender patients undergoing mastectomy with free nipple grafts: a systematic review of techniques and outcomes. Ann Transl Med. 2021 Apr; 9(7):612. Bustos SS, Kuruoglu D, Yan M, Bustos VP, Forte AJ, Ciudad P, Kim EA, Del Corral GA, Manrique OJ. PMID: 33987310; PMCID: PMC8105810.
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    25. Systematic review of fertility preservation options in transgender patients: a guide for plastic surgeons. Ann Transl Med. 2021 Apr; 9(7):613. Yan M, Bustos SS, Kuruoglu D, Ciudad P, Forte AJ, Kim EA, Del Corral G, Manrique OJ. PMID: 33987311; PMCID: PMC8105795.
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    26. Regret after Gender-affirmation Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Prevalence. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2021 Mar; 9(3):e3477. Bustos VP, Bustos SS, Mascaro A, Del Corral G, Forte AJ, Ciudad P, Kim EA, Langstein HN, Manrique OJ. PMID: 33968550; PMCID: PMC8099405.
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    27. Building a Multidisciplinary Academic Surgical Gender-affirmation Program: Lessons Learned. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2021 Mar; 9(3):e3478. Manrique OJ, Bustos SS, Bustos VP, Mascaro AA, Ciudad P, Forte AJ, Del Corral G, Kim EA, Langstein HN. PMID: 33968551; PMCID: PMC8099415.
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    28. Transgender and Gender-nonbinary Patient Satisfaction after Transmasculine Chest Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2021 Mar; 9(3):e3479. Bustos VP, Bustos SS, Mascaro A, Del Corral G, Forte AJ, Ciudad P, Kim EA, Langstein HN, Manrique OJ. PMID: 33968552; PMCID: PMC8099412.
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    29. Regulatory T cells use arginase 2 to enhance their metabolic fitness in tissues. JCI Insight. 2019 12 19; 4(24). Lowe MM, Boothby I, Clancy S, Ahn RS, Liao W, Nguyen DN, Schumann K, Marson A, Mahuron KM, Kingsbury GA, Liu Z, Munoz Sandoval P, Rodriguez RS, Pauli ML, Taravati K, Arron ST, Neuhaus IM, Harris HW, Kim EA, Shin US, Krummel MF, Daud A, Scharschmidt TC, Rosenblum MD. PMID: 31852848; PMCID: PMC6975275.
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    30. Trainee Exposure and Education for Minimally Invasive Gender-Affirming Procedures. Dermatol Clin. 2020 Apr; 38(2):277-283. Buhalog B, Peebles JK, Mansh M, Kim EA, Knott PD, Hoffman W, Seth R, Alcon A, Arron ST. PMID: 32115138.
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    31. A20 and ABIN1 Suppression of a Keratinocyte Inflammatory Program with a Shared Single-Cell Expression Signature in Diverse Human Rashes. J Invest Dermatol. 2019 06; 139(6):1264-1273. Harirchian P, Lee J, Hilz S, Sedgewick AJ, Perez White BE, Kesling MJ, Mully T, Golovato J, Gray M, Mauro TM, Purdom E, Kim EA, Sbitany H, Bhutani T, Vaske CJ, Benz SC, Cho RJ, Cheng JB. PMID: 30543901; PMCID: PMC6642632.
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    32. Transcriptional Programming of Normal and Inflamed Human Epidermis at Single-Cell Resolution. Cell Rep. 2018 10 23; 25(4):871-883. Cheng JB, Sedgewick AJ, Finnegan AI, Harirchian P, Lee J, Kwon S, Fassett MS, Golovato J, Gray M, Ghadially R, Liao W, Perez White BE, Mauro TM, Mully T, Kim EA, Sbitany H, Neuhaus IM, Grekin RC, Yu SS, Gray JW, Purdom E, Paus R, Vaske CJ, Benz SC, Song JS, Cho RJ. PMID: 30355494; PMCID: PMC6367716.
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    33. High-Yield Purification, Preservation, and Serial Transplantation of Human Satellite Cells. Stem Cell Reports. 2018 03 13; 10(3):1160-1174. Garcia SM, Tamaki S, Lee S, Wong A, Jose A, Dreux J, Kouklis G, Sbitany H, Seth R, Knott PD, Heaton C, Ryan WR, Kim EA, Hansen SL, Hoffman WY, Pomerantz JH. PMID: 29478895; PMCID: PMC5918346.
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    34. Skin-infiltrating, interleukin-22-producing T cells differentiate pediatric psoriasis from adult psoriasis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Sep; 77(3):417-424. Cordoro KM, Hitraya-Low M, Taravati K, Sandoval PM, Kim E, Sugarman J, Pauli ML, Liao W, Rosenblum MD. PMID: 28624119; PMCID: PMC9206409.
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    35. Primary pleural epithelioid hemangioendothelioma. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Jan; 91(1):301-2. Kim EA, Lele SM, Lackner RP. PMID: 21172542.
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    36. Identification of a novel aspartic-like protease differentially expressed in human breast cancer cell lines. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2000 Jun 15; 1501(2-3):125-37. Xin H, Stephans JC, Duan X, Harrowe G, Kim E, Grieshammer U, Kingsley C, Giese K. PMID: 10838186.
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    37. Cloning and characterization of T-cell lymphoma invasion and metastasis 2 (TIAM2), a novel guanine nucleotide exchange factor related to TIAM1. Genomics. 1999 Oct 01; 61(1):66-73. Chiu CY, Leng S, Martin KA, Kim E, Gorman S, Duhl DM. PMID: 10512681.
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    38. The cloning and developmental expression of unconventional myosin IXA (MYO9A) a gene in the Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS4) region at chromosome 15q22-q23. Genomics. 1999 Jul 15; 59(2):150-60. Gorman SW, Haider NB, Grieshammer U, Swiderski RE, Kim E, Welch JW, Searby C, Leng S, Carmi R, Sheffield VC, Duhl DM. PMID: 10409426.
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