Kimberly Topp, PhD, PT

InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentPhysical Therapy
Address513 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
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    TitleChair, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

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    University of California Davis, Davis, CAPhD1990Anatomy and Cell Biology
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CAPostdoctoral1994Anatomy
    Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZBS05/1981Physical Therapy
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    University of California San Francisco2018UCSF Campaign Alumni Award
    American Association of Anatomists2017  - 2019Immediate Past-President
    American Association of Anatomists2015  - 2017President
    The Anatomical Society (of Great Britain and Ireland)2015Honorary Fellow
    University of California San Francisco2015The Last Lecture
    American Association of Anatomists2013  - 2015President-Elect
    American Association of Anatomists2010  - ----Fellow
    University of California San Francisco2006  - ----Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF2005  - 2015Sexton Sutherland Endowed Chair in Human Anatomy
    Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF2004Elected Member
    School of Medicine, Washington University2002Steven J. Rose Lecturer
    Graduate Division, UCSF2000Faculty Mentorship Award
    California Physical Therapy Association1999Physical Therapist Faculty Publication Award
    College of Health Professionals, Northern Arizona University1997Centennial Alumni Award

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    Exercise Modulation of the Host-Tumor Interaction in Prostate Cancer
    NIH R01CA181802Apr 14, 2014 - Feb 28, 2019
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Role Description: This multi center randomized controlled trial addresses the hypothesis that vigorous aerobic exercise will modify prostate biology to deter prostate cancer progression and reduce anxiety and stress in men on active surveillance. The study incorporates prognostic biomarkers of disease, mRNA expression patterns and measures of stress and anxiety.
    Characterization of and Treatment for Chemotherapy Neuropathy
    NIH/NCI R01CA151692Sep 9, 2011 - Aug 31, 2016
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Role Description: This study is to be conducted in two parts. In Part 1, patients who have finished chemotherapy and did or did not develop CIN will be evaluated to determine why some patients do and other patients do not develop CIN. Part 2 of this study will test the effects of a new treatment called photon stimulation (also called infrared light therapy) compared to placebo treatment to improve sensations in the feet of oncology patients with CIN.
    Role of Matrix Metalloproteinases in Spinal Cord Injury
    NIH NINDS R01 NS039278Jul 1, 2004 - Apr 30, 2009
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Comparison of Exercise Responses in Four End-Stage Renal Disease Treatments
    NIH NIDDK R01 NR008286Nov 1, 2003 - Oct 31, 2007
    Role: Co-Investigator
    NIH/NICHD K01HD001162Feb 1, 1997 - Jan 31, 2003
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH/NEI F32EY006322Mar 28, 1991
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Miaskowski C, Paul SM, Mastick J, Abrams G, Topp K, Smoot B, Kober KM, Chesney M, Mazor M, Mausisa G, Schumacher M, Conley YP, Sabes JH, Cheung S, Wallhagen M, Levine JD. Associations Between Perceived Stress and Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Otoxicity in Adult Cancer Survivors. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Mar 07. PMID: 29524582.
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    2. Mazor M, Cataldo JK, Lee K, Dhruva A, Cooper B, Paul SM, Topp K, Smoot BJ, Dunn LB, Levine JD, Conley YP, Miaskowski C. Differences in symptom clusters before and twelve months after breast cancer surgery. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2018 Feb; 32:63-72. PMID: 29353634.
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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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].
    7. Topp K. Program Director's Response. Phys Ther. 2016 Apr; 96(4):558-9. PMID: 27037292.
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    8. 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].
    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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.
    12. 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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    13. 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.
    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. 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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    17. 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.
    18. 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.
    19. 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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    20. 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.
    21. 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.
    22. 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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    23. 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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    24. 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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    25. 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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    26. 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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    27. 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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    28. 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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    29. 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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    30. 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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    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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