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Susan Kim, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Pediatrics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-502-3129
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    Susan Kim, MD, MMSc, is a Pediatric Rheumatologist and Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF Medical School, who sees patients in the Rheumatology Clinics at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital’s San Francisco and Oakland sites.

    Dr. Kim specializes in caring for all children and adolescents with inflammatory rheumatic diseases, including Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosis, Vasculitis, Scleroderma and Autoinflammatory conditions, with a particular focus in Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM).

    Her research focus is on JDM, where she is working to improve clinical management, care and outcomes of patients by working to standardize assessments and treatment approaches. She is also working with laboratory and translational researchers to expand our knowledge in this rare condition. As part of this work, she directs the combined Rheumatology Dermatology Clinic at UCSF that seeks to improve the care of children with autoimmune skin diseases like JDM.

    Dr. Kim received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate, and master’s degree from Harvard Medical School, completed a residency in pediatrics at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in NYC, completed a fellowship in pediatric rheumatology at Boston Children’s Hospital and worked as an attending physician in pediatric rheumatology at Boston Children’s Hospital until 2016 before moving to the Bay Area.

    Dr. Kim is a member of the American College of Rheumatology and the Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA), and the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliancce (PeDRA). She serves as the elected Vice Chair for the Juvenile Dermatomyositis research committee of the Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA, the North American pediatric rheumatology network). She also serves as a member of the scientific advisory committee for the International Myositis Assessment & Clinical Studies Group (IMACS).

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    1. Neely J, Long CS, Sturrock H, Kim S. The Association of Short-term Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure and Disease Severity in Juvenile Dermatomyositis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Feb 04. PMID: 30714338.
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    2. Tory HO, Carrasco R, Griffin T, Huber AM, Kahn P, Robinson AB, Zurakowski D, Kim S. Comparing the importance of quality measurement themes in juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myositis between patients and families and healthcare professionals. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2018 Apr 19; 16(1):28. PMID: 29673367.
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    3. Lundberg IE, Tjärnlund A, Bottai M, Werth VP, Pilkington C, Visser M, Alfredsson L, Amato AA, Barohn RJ, Liang MH, Singh JA, Aggarwal R, Arnardottir S, Chinoy H, Cooper RG, Dankó K, Dimachkie MM, Feldman BM, Torre IG, Gordon P, Hayashi T, Katz JD, Kohsaka H, Lachenbruch PA, Lang BA, Li Y, Oddis CV, Olesinska M, Reed AM, Rutkowska-Sak L, Sanner H, Selva-O'Callaghan A, Song YW, Vencovsky J, Ytterberg SR, Miller FW, Rider LG. 2017 European League Against Rheumatism/American College of Rheumatology classification criteria for adult and juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myopathies and their major subgroups. Ann Rheum Dis. 2017 12; 76(12):1955-1964. PMID: 29079590.
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    4. Logan DE, Gray LS, Iversen CN, Kim S. School Self-Concept in Adolescents With Chronic Pain. J Pediatr Psychol. 2017 09 01; 42(8):892-901. PMID: 28402494.
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    5. Kishi T, Rider LG, Pak K, Barillas-Arias L, Henrickson M, McCarthy PL, Shaham B, Weiss PF, Horkayne-Szakaly I, Targoff IN, Miller FW, Mammen AL. Association of Anti-3-Hydroxy-3-Methylglutaryl-Coenzyme A Reductase Autoantibodies With DRB1*07:01 and Severe Myositis in Juvenile Myositis Patients. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 07; 69(7):1088-1094. PMID: 28129483.
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    6. Spencer CH, Rouster-Stevens K, Gewanter H, Syverson G, Modica R, Schmidt K, Emery H, Wallace C, Grevich S, Nanda K, Zhao YD, Shenoi S, Tarvin S, Hong S, Lindsley C, Weiss JE, Passo M, Ede K, Brown A, Ardalan K, Bernal W, Stoll ML, Lang B, Carrasco R, Agaiar C, Feller L, Bukulmez H, Vehe R, Kim H, Schmeling H, Gerstbacher D, Hoeltzel M, Eberhard B, Sundel R, Kim S, Huber AM, Patwardhan A. Biologic therapies for refractory juvenile dermatomyositis: five years of experience of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance in North America. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2017 Jun 13; 15(1):50. PMID: 28610606.
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    7. Son MBF, Gauvreau K, Kim S, Tang A, Dedeoglu F, Fulton DR, Lo MS, Baker AL, Sundel RP, Newburger JW. Predicting Coronary Artery Aneurysms in Kawasaki Disease at a North American Center: An Assessment of Baseline z Scores. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 May 31; 6(6). PMID: 28566299.
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    8. Phillippi K, Hoeltzel M, Byun Robinson A, Kim S. Race, Income, and Disease Outcomes in Juvenile Dermatomyositis. J Pediatr. 2017 05; 184:38-44.e1. PMID: 28410093.
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    9. Kim S, Kahn P, Robinson AB, Lang B, Shulman A, Oberle EJ, Schikler K, Curran ML, Barillas-Arias L, Spencer CH, Rider LG, Huber AM. Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance consensus clinical treatment plans for juvenile dermatomyositis with skin predominant disease. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2017 Jan 11; 15(1):1. PMID: 28077146.
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    10. Huber AM, Kim S, Reed AM, Carrasco R, Feldman BM, Hong SD, Kahn P, Rahimi H, Robinson AB, Vehe RK, Weiss JE, Spencer C. Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance Consensus Clinical Treatment Plans for Juvenile Dermatomyositis with Persistent Skin Rash. J Rheumatol. 2017 01; 44(1):110-116. PMID: 27803135.
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    11. Vardeh H, Magro C, Brown L, Wang H, Faulkner-Jones BE, Konya C, Kim S, Shmerling R, Rosen, S. .American Journal of Surgical Pathology. Gastrointestinal pathology associated with dermatomyositis: Presentation of three cases and a general review. 2016; 21(6):293-300.
    12. Cabral DA, Canter DL, Muscal E, Nanda K, Wahezi DM, Spalding SJ, Twilt M, Benseler SM, Campillo S, Charuvanij S, Dancey P, Eberhard BA, Elder ME, Hersh A, Higgins GC, Huber AM, Khubchandani R, Kim S, Klein-Gitelman M, Kostik MM, Lawson EF, Lee T, Lubieniecka JM, McCurdy D, Moorthy LN, Morishita KA, Nielsen SM, O'Neil KM, Reiff A, Ristic G, Robinson AB, Sarmiento A, Shenoi S, Toth MB, Van Mater HA, Wagner-Weiner L, Weiss JE, White AJ, Yeung RS. Comparing Presenting Clinical Features in 48 Children With Microscopic Polyangiitis to 183 Children Who Have Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (Wegener's): An ARChiVe Cohort Study. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016 10; 68(10):2514-26. PMID: 27111558.
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    13. Aggarwal R, Oddis CV, Goudeau D, Koontz D, Qi Z, Reed AM, Ascherman DP, Levesque MC. Autoantibody levels in myositis patients correlate with clinical response during B cell depletion with rituximab. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2016 09; 55(9):1710. PMID: 27383242.
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    14. Henderson LA, Volpi S, Frugoni F, Janssen E, Kim S, Sundel RP, Dedeoglu F, Lo MS, Hazen MM, Beth Son M, Mathieu R, Zurakowski D, Yu N, Lebedeva T, Fuhlbrigge RC, Walter JE, Nee Lee Y, Nigrovic PA, Notarangelo LD. Next-Generation Sequencing Reveals Restriction and Clonotypic Expansion of Treg Cells in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016 07; 68(7):1758-68. PMID: 26815131.
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    15. Tansley S, Shaddick G, Christopher-Stine L, Sharp C, Dourmishev L, Maurer B, Chinoy H, McHugh N. Developing standardised treatment for adults with myositis and different phenotypes: an international survey of current prescribing preferences. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2016 Sep-Oct; 34(5):880-884. PMID: 27243269.
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    16. Tremoulet AH, Jain S, Kim S, Newburger J, Arditi M, Franco A, Best B, Burns JC. Rationale and study design for a phase I/IIa trial of anakinra in children with Kawasaki disease and early coronary artery abnormalities (the ANAKID trial). Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 05; 48:70-5. PMID: 27080929.
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    17. Aggarwal R, Bandos A, Reed AM, Ascherman DP, Barohn RJ, Feldman BM, Miller FW, Rider LG, Harris-Love MO, Levesque MC, Oddis CV. Predictors of clinical improvement in rituximab-treated refractory adult and juvenile dermatomyositis and adult polymyositis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Mar; 66(3):740-9. PMID: 24574235.
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    18. Abramowicz S, Simon LE, Susarla HK, Lee EY, Cheon JE, Kim S, Kaban LB. Are panoramic radiographs predictive of temporomandibular joint synovitis in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis? J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2014 Jun; 72(6):1063-9. PMID: 24742698.
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    19. Abramowicz S, Susarla HK, Kim S, Kaban LB. Physical findings associated with active temporomandibular joint inflammation in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013 Oct; 71(10):1683-7. PMID: 23932113.
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    20. Oddis CV, Reed AM, Aggarwal R, Rider LG, Ascherman DP, Levesque MC, Barohn RJ, Feldman BM, Harris-Love MO, Koontz DC, Fertig N, Kelley SS, Pryber SL, Miller FW, Rockette HE. Rituximab in the treatment of refractory adult and juvenile dermatomyositis and adult polymyositis: a randomized, placebo-phase trial. Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Feb; 65(2):314-24. PMID: 23124935.
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    21. Henderson LA, Loring SH, Gill RR, Liao KP, Ishizawar R, Kim S, Perlmutter-Goldenson R, Rothman D, Son MB, Stoll ML, Zemel LS, Sandborg C, Dellaripa PF, Nigrovic PA. Shrinking lung syndrome as a manifestation of pleuritis: a new model based on pulmonary physiological studies. J Rheumatol. 2013 Mar; 40(3):273-81. PMID: 23378468.
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    22. Abramowicz S, Kim S, Susarla HK, Kaban LB. Differentiating arthritic from myofascial pain in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: preliminary report. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013 Mar; 71(3):493-6. PMID: 23298802.
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    23. Kentsis A, Shulman A, Ahmed S, Brennan E, Monuteaux MC, Lee YH, Lipsett S, Paulo JA, Dedeoglu F, Fuhlbrigge R, Bachur R, Bradwin G, Arditi M, Sundel RP, Newburger JW, Steen H, Kim S. Urine proteomics for discovery of improved diagnostic markers of Kawasaki disease. EMBO Mol Med. 2013 Feb; 5(2):210-20. PMID: 23281308.
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    24. Ercan A, Barnes MG, Hazen M, Tory H, Henderson L, Dedeoglu F, Fuhlbrigge RC, Grom A, Holm IA, Kellogg M, Kim S, Adamczyk B, Rudd PM, Son MB, Sundel RP, Foell D, Glass DN, Thompson SD, Nigrovic PA. Multiple juvenile idiopathic arthritis subtypes demonstrate proinflammatory IgG glycosylation. Arthritis Rheum. 2012 Sep; 64(9):3025-33. PMID: 22549726.
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    25. Morishita K, Guzman J, Chira P, Muscal E, Zeft A, Klein-Gitelman M, Uribe AG, Abramson L, Benseler SM, Eberhard A, Ede K, Hashkes PJ, Hersh AO, Higgins G, Imundo LF, Jung L, Kim S, Kingsbury DJ, Lawson EF, Lee T, Li SC, Lovell DJ, Mason T, McCurdy D, O'Neil KM, Punaro M, Ramsey SE, Reiff A, Rosenkranz M, Schikler KN, Scuccimarri R, Singer NG, Stevens AM, van Mater H, Wahezi DM, White AJ, Cabral DA. Do adult disease severity subclassifications predict use of cyclophosphamide in children with ANCA-associated vasculitis? An analysis of ARChiVe study treatment decisions. J Rheumatol. 2012 Oct; 39(10):2012-20. PMID: 22859342.
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    26. Uribe AG, Huber AM, Kim S, O'Neil KM, Wahezi DM, Abramson L, Baszis K, Benseler SM, Bowyer SL, Campillo S, Chira P, Hersh AO, Higgins GC, Eberhard A, Ede K, Imundo LF, Jung L, Kingsbury DJ, Klein-Gitelman M, Lawson EF, Li SC, Lovell DJ, Mason T, McCurdy D, Muscal E, Nassi L, Rabinovich E, Reiff A, Rosenkranz M, Schikler KN, Singer NG, Spalding S, Stevens AM, Cabral DA. Increased sensitivity of the European medicines agency algorithm for classification of childhood granulomatosis with polyangiitis. J Rheumatol. 2012 Aug; 39(8):1687-97. PMID: 22589257.
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    27. Morishita K, Li SC, Muscal E, Spalding S, Guzman J, Uribe A, Abramson L, Baszis K, Benseler S, Bowyer S, Campillo S, Chira P, Hersh AO, Higgins G, Eberhard A, Ede K, Imundo L, Jung L, Kim S, Kingsbury DJ, Klein-Gitelman M, Lawson EF, Lovell DJ, Mason T, McCurdy D, Nanda K, Nassi L, O'Neil KM, Rabinovich E, Ramsey SE, Reiff A, Rosenkranz M, Schikler K, Stevens A, Wahezi D, Cabral DA. Assessing the performance of the Birmingham Vasculitis Activity Score at diagnosis for children with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis in A Registry for Childhood Vasculitis (ARChiVe). J Rheumatol. 2012 May; 39(5):1088-94. PMID: 22337238.
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    28. Abramowicz S, Cheon JE, Kim S, Bacic J, Lee EY. Magnetic resonance imaging of temporomandibular joints in children with arthritis. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011 Sep; 69(9):2321-8. PMID: 21514711.
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    29. Huber AM, Giannini EH, Bowyer SL, Kim S, Lang B, Lindsley CB, Pachman LM, Pilkington C, Reed AM, Rennebohm RM, Rider LG, Wallace CA, Feldman BM. Protocols for the initial treatment of moderately severe juvenile dermatomyositis: results of a Children's Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance Consensus Conference. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2010 Feb; 62(2):219-25. PMID: 20191521.
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    30. Cabral DA, Uribe AG, Benseler S, O'Neil KM, Hashkes PJ, Higgins G, Zeft AS, Lovell DJ, Kingsbury DJ, Stevens A, McCurdy D, Chira P, Abramson L, Arkachaisri T, Campillo S, Eberhard A, Hersh AO, Huber AM, Kim S, Klein-Gitelman M, Levy DM, Li SC, Mason T, Dewitt EM, Muscal E, Nassi L, Reiff A, Schikler K, Singer NG, Wahezi D, Woodward A. Classification, presentation, and initial treatment of Wegener's granulomatosis in childhood. Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Nov; 60(11):3413-24. PMID: 19877069.
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    31. Kim S, El-Hallak M, Dedeoglu F, Zurakowski D, Fuhlbrigge RC, Sundel RP. Complete and sustained remission of juvenile dermatomyositis resulting from aggressive treatment. Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Jun; 60(6):1825-1830. PMID: 19479872.
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    32. Borzutzky A, Fried A, Chou J, Bonilla FA, Kim S, Dedeoglu F. NOD2-associated diseases: Bridging innate immunity and autoinflammation. Clin Immunol. 2010 Mar; 134(3):251-61. PMID: 19467619.
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    33. Lee EY, Sundel RP, Kim S, Zurakowski D, Kleinman PK. MRI findings of juvenile psoriatic arthritis. Skeletal Radiol. 2008 Nov; 37(11):987-96. PMID: 18594809.
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    34. El-Hallak M, Giani T, Yeniay BS, Jacobs KE, Kim S, Sundel RP, Dedeoglu F. Chronic minocycline-induced autoimmunity in children. J Pediatr. 2008 Sep; 153(3):314-9. PMID: 18534244.
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    35. Kim S, Dedeoglu F. Update on pediatric vasculitis. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2005 Dec; 17(6):695-702. PMID: 16282773.
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    36. Begemann M, Kashimawo SA, Lunn RM, Delohery T, Choi YJ, Kim S, Heitjan DF, Santella RM, Schiff PB, Bruce JN, Weinstein IB. Growth inhibition induced by Ro 31-8220 and calphostin C in human glioblastoma cell lines is associated with apoptosis and inhibition of CDC2 kinase. Anticancer Res. 1998 Sep-Oct; 18(5A):3139-52. PMID: 9858877.
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    37. Begemann M, Kashimawo SA, Choi YA, Kim S, Christiansen KM, Duigou G, Mueller M, Schieren I, Ghosh S, Fabbro D, Lampen NM, Heitjan DF, Schiff PB, Bruce JN, Weinstein IB. Inhibition of the growth of glioblastomas by CGP 41251, an inhibitor of protein kinase C, and by a phorbol ester tumor promoter. Clin Cancer Res. 1996 Jun; 2(6):1017-30. PMID: 9816263.
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