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Kimberly Topp, PhD, PT

TitleProfessor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentPhysical Therapy
Address513 Parnassus Ave, Med Sci
San Francisco CA 94122
Phone415-476-9449
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    Other Positions
    TitleChair, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
    InstitutionUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentPhysical Therapy


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    University of California DavisPhD1990Anatomy and Cell Biology
    University of California San FranciscoPostdoctoral1994Anatomy
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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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    AXONAL TRANSPORT AND PERIPHERAL NERVE FUNCTION
    NIH/NICHD K01HD001162Feb 1, 1997 - Jan 31, 2003
    Role: Principal Investigator
    CORNEAL HERPETIC INFECTION: AXONAL TRANSPORT
    NIH/NEI F32EY006322Mar 28, 1991
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Miaskowski C, Mastick J, Paul SM, Abrams G, Cheung S, Sabes JH, Kober KM, Schumacher M, Conley YP, Topp K, Smoot B, Mausisa G, Mazor M, Wallhagen M, Levine JD. Impact of chemotherapy-induced neurotoxicities on adult cancer survivors' symptom burden and quality of life. J Cancer Surviv. 2017 Nov 20. PMID: 29159795.
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    2. Smoot B, Kober KM, Paul SM, Levine JD, Abrams G, Mastick J, Topp K, Conley YP, Miaskowski CA. Potassium Channel Candidate Genes Predict the Development of Secondary Lymphedema Following Breast Cancer Surgery. Nurs Res. 2017 Mar/Apr; 66(2):85-94. PMID: 28252570.
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    3. Miaskowski C, Mastick J, Paul SM, Topp K, Smoot B, Abrams G, Chen LM, Kober KM, Conley YP, Chesney M, Bolla K, Mausisa G, Mazor M, Wong M, Schumacher M, Levine JD. Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy in Cancer Survivors. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Aug; 54(2):204-218.e2. PMID: 28063866.
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    4. Smoot B, Paul SM, Aouizerat BE, Dunn L, Elboim C, Schmidt B, Hamolsky D, Levine JD, Abrams G, Mastick J, Topp K, Miaskowski C. Predictors of Altered Upper Extremity Function During the First Year After Breast Cancer Treatment. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Sep; 95(9):639-55. PMID: 26829093; PMCID: PMC4967035 [Available on 09/01/17].
    5. Topp K. Program Director's Response. Phys Ther. 2016 Apr; 96(4):558-9. PMID: 27037292.
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    6. Smoot B, Cooper BA, Conley Y, Kober K, Levine JD, Mastick J, Topp K, Miaskowski C. Differences in limb volume trajectories after breast cancer treatment. J Cancer Surviv. 2016 08; 10(4):772-82. PMID: 26678895; PMCID: PMC4912957 [Available on 08/01/17].
    7. 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. PMID: 25502091.
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    8. Webb EM, Cotton JB, Kane K, Straus CM, Topp K, 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. PMID: 24928158.
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    9. 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. PMID: 24834791; PMCID: PMC4171111.
    10. Boyd BS, Topp K, 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. PMID: 23633619.
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    11. Boyd BS, Gray AT, Dilley A, Wanek L, Topp K. 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. PMID: 22809735; PMCID: PMC3772678.
    12. Chou CL, Promes SB, Souza KH, Topp K, O'Sullivan PS. Twelve tips for facilitating successful teleconferences. Med Teach. 2012; 34(6):445-9. PMID: 22449266.
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    13. 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. PMID: 22233365.
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    14. Topp K, 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. PMID: 22133662.
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    15. 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. PMID: 21438715; PMCID: PMC3070145.
    16. 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. PMID: 22341191; PMCID: PMC3285433.
    17. Chou CL, Topp K, Kruidering-Hall M. Integrating surface anatomy learning with clinical skills training. Med Educ. 2010 Nov; 44(11):1127-8. PMID: 20946492.
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    18. Boyd BS, Wanek L, Gray AT, Topp K. 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 Aug 28; 10:75. PMID: 20799983; PMCID: PMC2940775.
    19. 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. PMID: 20373044; PMCID: PMC2882040.
    20. Zaid H, Ward D, Sammann A, Tendick F, Topp K, Maa J. Integrating surgical skills education into the anatomy laboratory. J Surg Res. 2010 Jan; 158(1):36-42. PMID: 19159909.
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    21. Boyd BS, Wanek L, Gray AT, Topp K. 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. PMID: 19881004.
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    22. Wampler MA, Topp K, 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. PMID: 17678662.
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    23. Boyd BS, Puttlitz C, Noble-Haeusslein LJ, John CM, Trivedi A, Topp K. Deviations in gait pattern in experimental models of hindlimb paresis shown by a novel pressure mapping system. J Neurosci Res. 2007 Aug 01; 85(10):2272-83. PMID: 17539027.
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    24. Chou CL, Topp K, O'Sullivan P. Multidisciplinary teaching of the musculoskeletal physical examination. Med Educ. 2006 May; 40(5):481-2. PMID: 16635154.
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    25. Topp K, 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. PMID: 16386065.
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    26. Wampler MA, Hamolsky D, Hamel K, Melisko M, Topp K. Case report: painful peripheral neuropathy following treatment with docetaxel for breast cancer. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2005 Apr; 9(2):189-93. PMID: 15853162.
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    27. Boyd BS, Puttlitz C, Gan J, Topp K. 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. PMID: 16022988.
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    28. Topp K. Prosection vs. dissection, the debate continues: rebuttal to Granger. Anat Rec B New Anat. 2004 Nov; 281(1):12-4. PMID: 15558780.
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    29. Topp K, 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. PMID: 12973106.
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    30. Painter PL, Topp K, 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. PMID: 12753323.
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    31. 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. PMID: 12780672.
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    32. 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. PMID: 12457354.
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    33. Topp K, 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 04; 424(4):563-76. PMID: 10931481.
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    34. Topp K, Byl NN. Movement dysfunction following repetitive hand opening and closing: anatomical analysis in Owl monkeys. Mov Disord. 1999 Mar; 14(2):295-306. PMID: 10091624.
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    35. Tanner KD, Levine JD, Topp K. 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. PMID: 9619501.
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    36. LaVail JH, Topp K, 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. PMID: 9285524.
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    37. Topp K, Rothman AL, Lavail JH. Herpes virus infection of RPE and MDCK cells: polarity of infection. Exp Eye Res. 1997 Mar; 64(3):343-54. PMID: 9196385.
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    38. Grimes ML, Zhou J, Beattie EC, Yuen EC, Hall DE, Valletta JS, Topp K, 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. PMID: 8987823.
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    39. Topp K, 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. PMID: 8684617.
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    40. Topp K, 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. PMID: 8283239.
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    41. 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. PMID: 7692667.
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    42. LaVail JH, Carter SR, Topp K. The retrograde tracer Fluoro-Gold interferes with the infectivity of herpes simplex virus. Brain Res. 1993 Oct 15; 625(1):57-62. PMID: 8242400.
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