Brian Kim, MD

Title(s)Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator)
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
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    Yale University, New Haven, CTBS06/2002Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
    Columbia University, New York, NYMD06/2006Medicine
    Columbia University, New York, NY06/2009Internal Medicine
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD06/2013Gastroenterology
    Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY06/2014Transplant Hepatology
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    1998  - 1999National Merit Scholar
    Yale Club of Chicago Foundation1998  - 1999Scholar
    1998  - 2002Robert C. Byrd Scholar
    Theodore F. Myers and Margaret B Myers1999  - 2000Scholar
    2001  - 2002William Grey Warden Scholar
    Yale University 2002Summa Cum Laude
    2002Phi Beta Kappa
    USA Funds Access to Education2002  - 2006Scholar
    Scholar2003  - 2004Ewha University Alumnae Association
    2004  - 2006Louis and Rachel Rudin Scholar
    Columbia Residency Program2009Hospitalist Resident of the Year
    2010Falcon Award for Patient Care
    American College of Gastroenterology2011Presidential Poster Award
    American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases2013Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Award
    University of Southern California2015  - 2016USC Division of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases Faculty Teacher of the Year
    University of Southern California2016  - 2017USC Internal Medicine Residency Subspecialty Faculty Teacher of the Year
    University of Southern California2018  - 2019USC Internal Medicine Residency Subspecialty Faculty Teacher of the Year
    American Liver Foundation2021American Liver Foundation (ALF) Liver Health Poster Competition Winner
    University of Southern California2021  - 2022USC Transplant Hepatology Faculty Teacher of the Year

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    Dr. Brian Kim is a transplant hepatologist specializing in the treatment of patients with acute and chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Dr. Kim is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and transplant hepatology. He is an active member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) where he serves as a member of the AASLD Maintenance of Certification Committee. He is also a member of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and serves on the ACG Training Committee. He is an American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Governance Member and serves on the ABIM Gastroenterology Approval Committee.

    Dr. Kim’s clinical research interests include liver transplantation, living donor liver transplantation, cardiac diseases in liver patients, and complications of portal hypertension. He has authored numerous chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals on various topics in liver disease, liver transplantation, and education.

    He currently serves as the Program Director for the ACGME-accredited Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship at USC and also serves as the chair of the USC Keck School of Medicine GI/Liver Course.

    He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology from Yale University. He received his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine at Columbia University New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He then completed gastroenterology fellowship training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and transplant hepatology fellowship training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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    1. Learning from nemolizumab: A promising therapy for prurigo nodularis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2024 Mar 07. Kim BS. PMID: 38460679.
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    2. Sensory neurons promote immune homeostasis in the lung. Cell. 2024 01 04; 187(1):44-61.e17. Tamari M, Del Bel KL, Ver Heul AM, Zamidar L, Orimo K, Hoshi M, Trier AM, Yano H, Yang TL, Biggs CM, Motomura K, Shibuya R, Yu CD, Xie Z, Iriki H, Wang Z, Auyeung K, Damle G, Demircioglu D, Gregory JK, Hasson D, Dai J, Chang RB, Morita H, Matsumoto K, Jain S, Van Dyken S, Milner JD, Bogunovic D, Hu H, Artis D, Turvey SE, Kim BS. PMID: 38134932; PMCID: PMC10811756.
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    3. An IL-4 signalling axis in bone marrow drives pro-tumorigenic myelopoiesis. Nature. 2024 Jan; 625(7993):166-174. LaMarche NM, Hegde S, Park MD, Maier BB, Troncoso L, Le Berichel J, Hamon P, Belabed M, Mattiuz R, Hennequin C, Chin T, Reid AM, Reyes-Torres I, Nemeth E, Zhang R, Olson OC, Doroshow DB, Rohs NC, Gomez JE, Veluswamy R, Hall N, Venturini N, Ginhoux F, Liu Z, Buckup M, Figueiredo I, Roudko V, Miyake K, Karasuyama H, Gonzalez-Kozlova E, Gnjatic S, Passegué E, Kim-Schulze S, Brown BD, Hirsch FR, Kim BS, Marron TU, Merad M. PMID: 38057662.
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    4. Clinical Management of Neuropathic Itch. JAMA Dermatol. 2023 12 01; 159(12):1391-1392. Auyeung KL, Jenkins BA, Kim BS. PMID: 37728895.
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    5. Upadacitinib treatment withdrawal and retreatment in patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis: Results from a phase 2b, randomized, controlled trial. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2023 Dec; 37(12):2558-2568. Guttman-Yassky E, Silverberg JI, Thaçi D, Papp KA, Ständer S, Beck LA, Kim BS, Hu X, Liu J, Calimlim BM, Vigna N, Crowley JT, Teixeira HD, Thyssen JP. PMID: 37528500.
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    6. Emerging concepts in neuropathic and neurogenic itch. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2023 11; 131(5):561-566. Auyeung KL, Kim BS. PMID: 37597692; PMCID: PMC10840634.
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    7. Irritable bowel syndrome and interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome are associated with pruritus bidirectionally in U.S. adults. Arch Dermatol Res. 2023 11; 315(9):2745-2747. Caldas S, Pagan AD, Correa da Rosa J, Kim BS, Ungar B. PMID: 37548685.
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    8. The role of Janus kinase signaling in the pathology of atopic dermatitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2023 12; 152(6):1394-1404. Guttman-Yassky E, Irvine AD, Brunner PM, Kim BS, Boguniewicz M, Parmentier J, Platt AM, Kabashima K. PMID: 37536511.
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    9. Difelikefalin suppresses itch and reduces scratching independent of inflammation in a murine model of atopic dermatitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2023 10; 152(4):927-932. Tamari M, Zamidar L, Ver Heul AM, Nograles K, Goncalves J, Guttman-Yassky E, Lebwohl M, Kim BS. PMID: 37453613.
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    10. Oral difelikefalin reduces moderate to severe pruritus and expression of pruritic and inflammatory biomarkers in subjects with atopic dermatitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2023 10; 152(4):916-926. Guttman-Yassky E, Facheris P, Da Rosa JC, Rothenberg-Lausell C, Del Duca E, David E, Estrada Y, Liu Y, Bose S, Chowdhury M, Munera C, Goncalves J, Nograles K, Kim BS, Lebwohl M. PMID: 37453614.
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    11. Phase 2 Trial of Difelikefalin in Notalgia Paresthetica. N Engl J Med. 2023 02 09; 388(6):511-517. Kim BS, Bissonnette R, Nograles K, Munera C, Shah N, Jebara A, Cirulli J, Goncalves J, Lebwohl M, KOMFORT Trial Investigators. PMID: 36780675.
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    12. Skin-homing basophils and beyond. Front Immunol. 2022; 13:1059098. Shibuya R, Kim BS. PMID: 36618424; PMCID: PMC9815541.
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    13. Role of kappa-opioid and mu-opioid receptors in pruritus: Peripheral and central itch circuits. Exp Dermatol. 2022 12; 31(12):1900-1907. Kim BS, Inan S, Ständer S, Sciascia T, Szepietowski JC, Yosipovitch G. PMID: 36054458; PMCID: PMC10087456.
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    14. Optimizing Hepatology Education in the Virtual World. Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken). 2022 Apr; 19(4):139-143. Kim B, Terrault NA. PMID: 35505919; PMCID: PMC9053677.
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    15. The translational revolution of itch. Neuron. 2022 07 20; 110(14):2209-2214. Kim BS. PMID: 35447089; PMCID: PMC9308644.
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    16. Transfusion-free Retransplantation for Post-liver Transplantation Hepatic Artery Thrombosis: How Much Augmentation Is Too Much? Transplant Direct. 2021 Nov; 7(11):e776. Mulgaonkar A, Horwich B, Kim B, Kahn JA, Kaur N, Genyk Y, Han H, Ahearn A. PMID: 34712776; PMCID: PMC8547919.
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    17. Autoimmune hepatitis triggered by COVID-19. Intern Med J. 2021 Jul; 51(7):1182-1183. Hong JK, Chopra S, Kahn JA, Kim B, Khemichian S. PMID: 34278694; PMCID: PMC8447478.
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    18. Applying the original model for end-stage liver disease score rather than the model for end-stage liver disease-Na score for risk stratification prior to transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt procedures. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 04 01; 33(4):541-546. Lee BT, Yang AH, Urban S, Kim KY, Ter-Oganesyan R, Yuan L, Han HH, Khemichian S, Kahn JA, Kim B. PMID: 32398491.
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    19. Treatment and Outcomes of Early Stage Breast Cancer in Patients with Hepatic Dysfunction. J Surg Res. 2020 12; 256:212-219. Olimpiadi YB, Brownson KE, Kahn JA, Kim B, Han H, Khemichian S, Fong TL, Kang I, Terando A, Lang JE. PMID: 32711178; PMCID: PMC7854813.
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    20. Liver transplantation as therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma. Liver Int. 2020 02; 40 Suppl 1:116-121. Kim B, Kahn J, Terrault NA. PMID: 32077598.
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    21. Associating filaggrin copy number variation and atopic dermatitis in African-Americans: Challenges and opportunities. J Dermatol Sci. 2020 Apr; 98(1):58-60. Margolis DJ, Mitra N, Berna R, Hoffstad O, Kim BS, Yan A, Zaenglein AL, Fuxench ZC, Quiggle AM, de Guzman Strong C, Wong XFCC, Common JE. PMID: 32037100; PMCID: PMC8778950.
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    22. A Unique Case of IGF-2 Induced Hypoglycemia Associated with Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Case Rep Endocrinol. 2019; 2019:4601484. Rana P, Kim B. PMID: 31737377; PMCID: PMC6815553.
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    23. Incidental Coronary Artery Calcification Seen on Low-Dose Computed Tomography Is a Risk Factor for Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease in Patients Undergoing Liver Transplant. Transplant Proc. 2018 Dec; 50(10):3487-3495. Othman T, Tun H, Bainiwal JS, Andersen ES, Dharmavaram NL, Schwartzman WS, Baffo AN, Butera BC, Phuong NS, Xu PZ, Yasmeh B, Gertsvolf NA, Yoon AJ, Shavelle DM, Garg PK, Van Herle HM, Kahn JA, Kim B. PMID: 30577226.
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    24. Patent foramen ovale and neurologic events in patients undergoing liver transplantation. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2018 09; 19(6S):53-55. Gertsvolf N, Andersen E, Othman T, Xu P, Phuong N, Butera B, Dharmavaram N, Schoenbaum M, Tun H, Yoon A, Kim B, Shavelle DM. PMID: 30104162.
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    25. Mortality from Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis Among Hospitalized Patients in the USA. Dig Dis Sci. 2018 05; 63(5):1327-1333. Niu B, Kim B, Limketkai BN, Sun J, Li Z, Woreta T, Chen PH. PMID: 29480417; PMCID: PMC5897146.
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    26. Risk and Prognosis of Acute Liver Injury Among Hospitalized Patients with Hemodynamic Instability: A Nationwide Analysis. Ann Hepatol. 2018 January-February; 17(1):119-124. Waseem N, Limketkai BN, Kim B, Woreta T, Gurakar A, Chen PH. PMID: 29311395; PMCID: PMC8021458.
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    27. Upfront boost Gamma Knife "leading-edge" radiosurgery to FLAIR MRI-defined tumor migration pathways in 174 patients with glioblastoma multiforme: a 15-year assessment of a novel therapy. J Neurosurg. 2016 12; 125(Suppl 1):40-49. Duma CM, Kim BS, Chen PV, Plunkett ME, Mackintosh R, Mathews MS, Casserly RM, Mendez GA, Furman DJ, Smith G, Oh N, Caraway CA, Sanathara AR, Dillman RO, Riley AS, Weiland D, Stemler L, Cannell R, Abrams DA, Smith A, Owen CM, Eisenberg B, Brant-Zawadzki M. PMID: 27903197.
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    28. Detection of Occult Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Patients Who Achieved a Sustained Virologic Response to Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents for Recurrent Infection After Liver Transplantation. Gastroenterology. 2017 02; 152(3):550-553.e8. Elmasry S, Wadhwa S, Bang BR, Cook L, Chopra S, Kanel G, Kim B, Harper T, Feng Z, Jerome KR, Kahn JA, Saito T. PMID: 27838287; PMCID: PMC5285320.
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    29. Effect of prior hepatitis B virus exposure on long-term risk of liver-related events after liver transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2016 May; 30(5):579-88. Chen PH, Limketkai BN, Trilianos P, Pirtini-Cetingul M, Woreta TA, Kim B, Gulsen MT, Segev DL, Cameron AM, Gurakar A. PMID: 26913379.
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    30. Comparison of outcome in patients with versus without ascites referred for either cardiac transplantation or ventricular assist device placement. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Nov 15; 116(10):1596-600. Kim B, Tan A, Limketkai BN, Pinney SP, Schiano TD. PMID: 26385517.
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    31. Sofosbuvir and Simeprevir Therapy for Recurrent Hepatitis C Infection After Liver Transplantation. Transplant Direct. 2015 Jul; 1(6):e21. Khemichian S, Lee B, Kahn J, Noureddin M, Kim B, Harper T, Esmailian Y, Fong TL. PMID: 27500223; PMCID: PMC4946469.
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    32. Case report of successful treatment of fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis C with sofosbuvir and ribavirin after liver transplantation. Semin Liver Dis. 2014 Feb; 34(1):108-12. Kim B, Trivedi A, Thung SN, Grewal P. PMID: 24782264.
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    33. Multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH testing is clinically useful in the management of patients with gastroesophageal reflux symptoms. Dig Dis Sci. 2014 Aug; 59(8):1817-22. Jodorkovsky D, Price JC, Kim B, Dhalla S, Stein EM, Clarke JO. PMID: 24563276.
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    34. Donor-transmitted malignancy in a liver transplant recipient: a case report and review of literature. Dig Dis Sci. 2013 May; 58(5):1185-90. Kim B, Woreta T, Chen PH, Limketkai B, Singer A, Dagher N, Cameron A, Lin MT, Kamel I, Gurakar A. PMID: 23242807.
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    35. Chemoprevention in familial adenomatous polyposis. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 2011 Aug; 25(4-5):607-22. Kim B, Giardiello FM. PMID: 22122775; PMCID: PMC3569729.
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    36. Operative techniques and morbidity with subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation in 100 consecutive patients with advanced Parkinson's disease. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2006 Jan; 77(1):12-7. Goodman RR, Kim B, McClelland S, Senatus PB, Winfield LM, Pullman SL, Yu Q, Ford B, McKhann GM. PMID: 16361585; PMCID: PMC2117411.
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    37. Microelectrode recording-determined subthalamic nucleus length not predictive of stimulation-induced side effects. Neurosurg Focus. 2005 Nov 15; 19(5):E13. McClelland S, Kim B, Winfield LM, Ford B, Edwards TA, Pullman SL, Yu Q, McKhann GM, Goodman RR. PMID: 16398463.
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    38. Effect of pelvic lymph node irradiation in salvage therapy for patients with prostate cancer with a biochemical relapse following radical prostatectomy. Clin Prostate Cancer. 2004 Sep; 3(2):93-7. Kim BS, Lashkari A, Vongtama R, Lee SP, Parker RG. PMID: 15479492.
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