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Mimi S. Kim, MD

TitleAssociate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentPediatrics
AddressCHL Mail Stop 61
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90027
Phone+1 323 361 4606
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    Brown UniversityB.Sc.
    Dartmouth Medical SchoolM.D.
    USCM.Sc.
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    Pediatric Endocrine Society2007Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrinology Society Presidential Poster Session Award
    Pediatric Academic Societies2007Pediatric Academic Societies’ Young Investigator’s Travel Award
    Brown University Medical School2007Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award
    Children's Hospital Los Angeles CTSI2009  - 2011Clinical Research and Career Development Award
    Endocrine Society2009Women in Endocrinology Young Investigator’s Award
    Endocrine Society2010Endocrine Society Summer Research Fellowship Award for Mentoring
    USC2011  - 2014SC-CTSI KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Award
    The Saban Research Institute2012  - 2013The Saban Research Institute Innovative Pilot Project Award
    USC2015  - 2016James H. Zumberge Research and Innovation Fund Individual Research Award

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    Research Overview

    We are interested in understanding obesity and adiposity in children and adolescents with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH), as these youth have an increased prevalence of obesity beyond normative pediatric populations. We are also interested in various stages of development in CAH youth, from infancy through puberty. We hope to inform prevention efforts and treatment of complications through a better understanding of pathophysiology of CAH and obesity.

    We seek to apply novel imaging technology to answer important questions in childhood metabolism and obesity.


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    1. Vidmar AP, Weber JF, Monzavi R, Koppin CM, Kim MS. Improved medical-alert ID ownership and utilization in youth with congenital adrenal hyperplasia following a parent educational intervention. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Jan 26; 31(2):213-219. PMID: 29315077.
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    2. Kim MS, Goodarzian F, Keenan MF, Geffner ME, Koppin CM, De Filippo RE, Kokorowski PJ. Testicular Adrenal Rest Tumors in Boys and Young Adults with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. J Urol. 2017 Mar; 197(3 Pt 2):931-936. PMID: 27840017.
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    3. Kim MS, Dao-Tran A, Davidowitz E, Tseng T, Gilsanz V, Ryabets-Lienhard A, Nguyen E, Geffner ME. Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Is Associated with Increased Androgens in Adolescents and Young Adults with Classical Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. Horm Res Paediatr. 2016; 85(4):242-9. PMID: 26933879; PMCID: PMC4865455 [Available on 03/03/17].
    4. Kim MS, Ryabets-Lienhard A, Dao-Tran A, Mittelman SD, Gilsanz V, Schrager SM, Geffner ME. Increased Abdominal Adiposity in Adolescents and Young Adults With Classical Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia due to 21-Hydroxylase Deficiency. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Aug; 100(8):E1153-9. PMID: 26062016; PMCID: PMC4524992.
    5. Kim MS, Hu HH, Aggabao PC, Geffner ME, Gilsanz V. Presence of brown adipose tissue in an adolescent with severe primary hypothyroidism. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Sep; 99(9):E1686-90. PMID: 24915119; PMCID: PMC4154105.
    6. Kim MS, Ryabets-Lienhard A, Bali B, Lane CJ, Park AH, Hall S, Geffner ME. Decreased adrenomedullary function in infants with classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Aug; 99(8):E1597-601. PMID: 24878051; PMCID: PMC4121032.
    7. Hu HH, Wu TW, Yin L, Kim MS, Chia JM, Perkins TG, Gilsanz V. MRI detection of brown adipose tissue with low fat content in newborns with hypothermia. Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Feb; 32(2):107-17. PMID: 24239336; PMCID: PMC3947181.
    8. Kim MS, Ryabets-Lienhard A, Geffner ME. Management of congenital adrenal hyperplasia in childhood. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2012 Dec; 19(6):483-8. PMID: 23037928; PMCID: PMC3584711.
    9. Finkielstain GP*, Kim MS*, Sinaii N, Nishitani M, Van Ryzin C, Hill SC, Reynolds JC, Hanna RM, Merke DP. (*co-first authors) .J Clin Endocrinol Metab. Clinical Characteristics of a Cohort of 244 Patients with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. 2012.
    10. Gilsanz V, Smith ML, Goodarzian F, Kim M, Wren TA, Hu HH. Changes in brown adipose tissue in boys and girls during childhood and puberty. J Pediatr. 2012 Apr; 160(4):604-609.e1. PMID: 22048045; PMCID: PMC3307823.
    11. Monzavi R, Kim M, Austin J, Vedin A, Franklin S. Meeting highlights: Endocrine Society, San Diego, California, June 19-22, 2010. Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2010 Dec; 8(2):114-22. PMID: 21174899.
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    12. Franklin SL, Austin J, Reh CS, Ma NS, Kim M. 2009 Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society Washington DC, United States (June 10-13, 2009)--selected highlights. Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2009 Dec; 7(2):50-8. PMID: 20183933.
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    13. Chen W, Kim MS, Shanbhag S, Arai A, VanRyzin C, McDonnell NB, Merke DP. The phenotypic spectrum of contiguous deletion of CYP21A2 and tenascin XB: quadricuspid aortic valve and other midline defects. Am J Med Genet A. 2009 Dec; 149A(12):2803-8. PMID: 19921645.
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    14. Kim MS, Merke DP. Cardiovascular disease risk in adult women with congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency. Semin Reprod Med. 2009 Jul; 27(4):316-21. PMID: 19530065.
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    15. Kim MS, Muratore C, Snelling L, Mandelbaum DE, McEachern R, Mangray S, Faizan M, Quintos JB. Ischemic stroke and rhabdomyolysis in a 15-year-old girl with paraganglioma due to an SDHB exon 6 (Q214X) mutation. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Jun; 22(6):565-71. PMID: 19694205.
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    16. Verma S, Vanryzin C, Sinaii N, Kim MS, Nieman LK, Ravindran S, Calis KA, Arlt W, Ross RJ, Merke DP. A pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic study of delayed- and extended-release hydrocortisone (Chronocort) vs. conventional hydrocortisone (Cortef) in the treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2010 Apr; 72(4):441-7. PMID: 19486026.
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    17. Kim MS, Wu KY, Auyeung V, Chen Q, Gruppuso PA, Phornphutkul C. Leucine restriction inhibits chondrocyte proliferation and differentiation through mechanisms both dependent and independent of mTOR signaling. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Jun; 296(6):E1374-82. PMID: 19401455; PMCID: PMC2692404.
    18. Kim MS, Quintos JB. Mauriac syndrome: growth failure and type 1 diabetes mellitus. Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2008 Aug; 5 Suppl 4:989-93. PMID: 18806715.
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    19. Kim MS, Polychronakos C. Immunogenetics of type 1 diabetes. Horm Res. 2005; 64(4):180-8. PMID: 16254432.
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    20. Kim MS, Kim HW, Sweeney JD, Greenburg AG. Decreased whole blood factor IX activity following hemodilution with hemoglobin A-zero in-vitro. Artif Cells Blood Substit Immobil Biotechnol. 1997 May; 25(3):289-95. PMID: 9167843.
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