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Gene H. Kim, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology
Director, Dermatopathology Program
Pathology
HCC4 2nd Floor, Rm 2302 1450 San Pablo Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 9617

Overview

Dr. Kim is an assistant professor of dermatology and pathology at USC where he serves as the director of dermatopathology. He joined the Keck School of Medicine in July of 2008.

Dr. Kim has lived and trained in many parts of the United States. Most recently, he completed a dermatopathology fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago. Prior to that, he joined the faculty at Indiana University Department of Dermatology in Indianapolis.

Dr. Kim completed his dermatology residency at New York University in Manhattan where he also served as chief resident. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Duke University and Indiana University, respectively.

Dr. Kim has earned numerous academic distinctions during his career. In addition to these distinctions, Dr. Kim has also won awards for community service leadership.

Dr. Kim cares for patients with all types of dermatologic conditions. He is also available for dermatopathology consultations.

Publications

Grinstein J, Estrada J, Sayer G, Kim GH, Sarswat N, Adatya S, Nathan S, Paul JD, Blair JE, Jeevanandam V, Lang R, Uriel N, Shah AP. Left Ventricular Assist Device Deactivation via Percutaneous Closure of the Outflow Graft. J Card Fail. 2016 Aug; 22(8):653-5. View in: PubMed

Grinstein J, Kruse E, Sayer G, Fedson S, Kim GH, Sarswat N, Adatya S, Ota T, Jeevanandam V, Mor-Avi V, Lang RM, Uriel N. Novel echocardiographic parameters of aortic insufficiency in continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices and clinical outcome. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 Aug; 35(8):976-85. View in: PubMed

Tabit CE, Chen P, Kim GH, Fedson SE, Sayer G, Coplan MJ, Jeevanandam V, Uriel N, Liao JK. Elevated Angiopoietin-2 Level in Patients With Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices Leads to Altered Angiogenesis and Is Associated With Higher Nonsurgical Bleeding. Circulation. 2016 Jul 12; 134(2):141-52. View in: PubMed

Grinstein J, Kruse E, Sayer G, Fedson S, Kim GH, Jorde UP, Juricek C, Ota T, Jeevanandam V, Lang RM, Uriel N. Accurate Quantification Methods for Aortic Insufficiency Severity in Patients With LVAD: Role of Diastolic Flow Acceleration and Systolic-to-Diastolic Peak Velocity Ratio of Outflow Cannula. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Jun; 9(6):641-51. View in: PubMed

Pillai VB, Bindu S, Sharp W, Fang YH, Kim G, Gupta M, Samant S, Gupta MP. Sirt3 protects mitochondrial DNA damage and blocks the development of doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy in mice. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2016 Apr 15; 310(8):H962-72. View in: PubMed

Uriel N, Sayer G, Addetia K, Fedson S, Kim GH, Rodgers D, Kruse E, Collins K, Adatya S, Sarswat N, Jorde UP, Juricek C, Ota T, Jeevanandam V, Burkhoff D, Lang RM. Hemodynamic Ramp Tests in Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Devices. JACC Heart Fail. 2016 Mar; 4(3):208-17. View in: PubMed

Zhu TH, Rodriguez PG, Behan JW, Declerck B, Kim GH. Cryptococcal cellulitis on the shin of an immunosuppressed patient. Dermatol Online J. 2016; 22(6). View in: PubMed

Tanaka A, Tuladhar SM, Onsager D, Asfaw Z, Ota T, Juricek C, Lahart M, Lonchyna VA, Kim G, Fedson S, Sayer G, Uriel N, Jeevanandam V. The Subclavian Intraaortic Balloon Pump: A Compelling Bridge Device for Advanced Heart Failure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Dec; 100(6):2151-8. View in: PubMed

Chong SP, Woodley DT, Kim GH, Shim EK. Treatment of fibroelastolytic papulosis with fractionated carbon dioxide laser. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2015 Apr; 17(2):90-2. View in: PubMed

Bashey S, Lee DS, Kim G. Extensive facial sclerosing lipogranulomatosis as a complication of cosmetic acupuncture. Dermatol Surg. 2015 Apr; 41(4):513-6. View in: PubMed

Calway T, Kim GH. Harnessing the Therapeutic Potential of MicroRNAs for Cardiovascular Disease. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 2015 Mar; 20(2):131-43. View in: PubMed

Mull A, Kim G, Holaska JM. LMO7-null mice exhibit phenotypes consistent with emery-dreifuss muscular dystrophy. Muscle Nerve. 2015 Feb; 51(2):222-8. View in: PubMed

Pillai VB, Samant S, Sundaresan NR, Raghuraman H, Kim G, Bonner MY, Arbiser JL, Walker DI, Jones DP, Gius D, Gupta MP. Honokiol blocks and reverses cardiac hypertrophy in mice by activating mitochondrial Sirt3. Nat Commun. 2015; 6:6656. View in: PubMed

Hamidi S, Stevens R, DeClerck B, Kim GH. Hydrophilic polymer microemboli in a patient with a chronic cutaneous ulcer: a case report. J Cutan Pathol. 2014 Dec; 41(12):955-8. View in: PubMed

Tabit CE, Onsager DR, Kim GH, Jeevanandam V, Fedson SE. Positional Obstruction of the Superior Mesenteric Artery by an Intra-aortic Balloon Pump Placed Through Subclavian Artery Approach. Circ Heart Fail. 2014 Sep; 7(5):864-7. View in: PubMed

Osbourne A, Calway T, Broman M, McSharry S, Earley J, Kim GH. Downregulation of connexin43 by microRNA-130a in cardiomyocytes results in cardiac arrhythmias. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2014 Sep; 74:53-63. View in: PubMed

Fahrenbach JP, Stoller D, Kim G, Aggarwal N, Yerokun B, Earley JU, Hadhazy M, Shi NQ, Makielski JC, McNally EM. Abcc9 is required for the transition to oxidative metabolism in the newborn heart. FASEB J. 2014 Jul; 28(7):2804-15. View in: PubMed

Kim G, Christiansen SM, Moshirfar M. Change in keratometry after myopic laser in situ keratomileusis and photorefractive keratectomy. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2014 Apr; 40(4):564-74. View in: PubMed

Wong BJ, Hong BK, Samrao D, Kim GH, Rao NA. A 49-year-old man with unilateral, nontender left eyelid swelling. Digit J Ophthalmol. 2014; 20(1):15-9. View in: PubMed

Kim G, DeClerck B, Sorenson E. Processing dermatological biopsies. Methods Mol Biol. 2014; 1180:221-36. View in: PubMed

Kim G, Singleton JR, Mifflin MD, Digre KB, Porzio MT, Smith AG. Assessing the Reproducibility of Quantitative In Vivo Confocal Microscopy of Corneal Nerves in Different Corneal Locations. Cornea. 2013 Oct; 32(10):1331-8. View in: PubMed

Badri KR, Yue M, Carretero OA, Aramgam SL, Cao J, Sharkady S, Kim GH, Taylor GA, Byron KL, Schuger L. Blood pressure homeostasis is maintained by a P311-TGF-ß axis. J Clin Invest. 2013 Oct 1; 123(10):4502-12. View in: PubMed

Kim GH, Levy A, Compoginis G. Neutrophilic panniculitis developing after treatment of metastatic melanoma with vemurafenib. J Cutan Pathol. 2013 Jul; 40(7):667-9. View in: PubMed

Kim GH, Ryan JJ, Archer SL. The role of redox signaling in epigenetics and cardiovascular disease. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2013 May 20; 18(15):1920-36. View in: PubMed

Kim GH. MicroRNA regulation of cardiac conduction and arrhythmias. Transl Res. 2013 May; 161(5):381-92. View in: PubMed

Yan L, Bjork P, Butuc R, Gawdzik J, Earley J, Kim G, Hofmann Bowman MA. Beneficial effects of quinoline-3-carboxamide (ABR-215757) on atherosclerotic plaque morphology in S100A12 transgenic ApoE null mice. Atherosclerosis. 2013 May; 228(1):69-79. View in: PubMed

Pillai VB, Sundaresan NR, Kim G, Samant S, Moreno-Vinasco L, Garcia JG, Gupta MP. Nampt secreted from cardiomyocytes promotes development of cardiac hypertrophy and adverse ventricular remodeling. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2013 Feb 1; 304(3):H415-26. View in: PubMed

Kim GH. Murine fetal echocardiography. J Vis Exp. 2013; (72). View in: PubMed

Kim GH, Stevens R, Rodriguez P. Anti-human milk fat globulin staining of perifollicular xanthomatosis in Fox-Fordyce disease. J Cutan Pathol. 2012 Dec; 39(12):1057-9. View in: PubMed

Sundaresan NR, Vasudevan P, Zhong L, Kim G, Samant S, Parekh V, Pillai VB, Ravindra PV, Gupta M, Jeevanandam V, Cunningham JM, Deng CX, Lombard DB, Mostoslavsky R, Gupta MP. The sirtuin SIRT6 blocks IGF-Akt signaling and development of cardiac hypertrophy by targeting c-Jun. Nat Med. 2012 Nov; 18(11):1643-50. View in: PubMed

London VA, Kim GH, Fairley JA, Woodley DT. Successful treatment of bullous pemphigoid with omalizumab. Arch Dermatol. 2012 Nov; 148(11):1241-3. View in: PubMed

Kim GH, Gerami P, Paller AS. Congenital hypertrichotic melanoneurocytoma: A congenital hypertrichotic plaque with overlapping neural and nevoid features. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012 Oct; 67(4):799-801. View in: PubMed

Arnolds DE, Liu F, Fahrenbach JP, Kim GH, Schillinger KJ, Smemo S, McNally EM, Nobrega MA, Patel VV, Moskowitz IP. TBX5 drives Scn5a expression to regulate cardiac conduction system function. J Clin Invest. 2012 Jul 2; 122(7):2509-18. View in: PubMed

Ryan JJ, Rich JD, Thiruvoipati T, Swamy R, Kim GH, Rich S. Current practice for determining pulmonary capillary wedge pressure predisposes to serious errors in the classification of patients with pulmonary hypertension. Am Heart J. 2012 Apr; 163(4):589-94. View in: PubMed

Chen M, Kim GH, Prakash L, Woodley DT. Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita: Autoimmunity to anchoring fibril collagen. Autoimmunity. 2012 Feb; 45(1):91-101. View in: PubMed

Heydemann A, Swaggart KA, Kim GH, Holley-Cuthrell J, Hadhazy M, McNally EM. The superhealing MRL background improves muscular dystrophy. Skelet Muscle. 2012; 2(1):26. View in: PubMed

D'Auria AA, De Clerck B, Kim G. Benign cephalic histiocytosis with S-100 protein positivity. J Cutan Pathol. 2011 Oct; 38(10):842-3. View in: PubMed

Kim GH, Ryan JJ, Marsboom G, Archer SL. Epigenetic mechanisms of pulmonary hypertension. Pulm Circ. 2011 Jul-Sep; 1(3):347-56. View in: PubMed

Hofmann Bowman MA, Gawdzik J, Bukhari U, Husain AN, Toth PT, Kim G, Earley J, McNally EM. S100A12 in vascular smooth muscle accelerates vascular calcification in apolipoprotein E-null mice by activating an osteogenic gene regulatory program. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2011 Feb; 31(2):337-44. View in: PubMed

Gawdzik J, Mathew L, Kim G, Puri TS, Hofmann Bowman MA. Vascular remodeling and arterial calcification are directly mediated by S100A12 (EN-RAGE) in chronic kidney disease. Am J Nephrol. 2011; 33(3):250-9. View in: PubMed

Kong J, Kim GH, Wei M, Sun T, Li G, Liu SQ, Li X, Bhan I, Zhao Q, Thadhani R, Li YC. Therapeutic effects of vitamin D analogs on cardiac hypertrophy in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Am J Pathol. 2010 Aug; 177(2):622-31. View in: PubMed

Archer SL, Marsboom G, Kim GH, Zhang HJ, Toth PT, Svensson EC, Dyck JR, Gomberg-Maitland M, Thébaud B, Husain AN, Cipriani N, Rehman J. Epigenetic attenuation of mitochondrial superoxide dismutase 2 in pulmonary arterial hypertension: a basis for excessive cell proliferation and a new therapeutic target. Circulation. 2010 Jun 22; 121(24):2661-71. View in: PubMed

Gao Z, Kim GH, Mackinnon AC, Flagg AE, Bassett B, Earley JU, Svensson EC. Ets1 is required for proper migration and differentiation of the cardiac neural crest. Development. 2010 May; 137(9):1543-51. View in: PubMed

Puckelwartz MJ, Kessler EJ, Kim G, Dewitt MM, Zhang Y, Earley JU, Depreux FF, Holaska J, Mewborn SK, Pytel P, McNally EM. Nesprin-1 mutations in human and murine cardiomyopathy. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2010 Apr; 48(4):600-8. View in: PubMed

Pillai VB, Sundaresan NR, Kim G, Gupta M, Rajamohan SB, Pillai JB, Samant S, Ravindra PV, Isbatan A, Gupta MP. Exogenous NAD blocks cardiac hypertrophic response via activation of the SIRT3-LKB1-AMP-activated kinase pathway. J Biol Chem. 2010 Jan 29; 285(5):3133-44. View in: PubMed

Hofmann Bowman M, Wilk J, Heydemann A, Kim G, Rehman J, Lodato JA, Raman J, McNally EM. S100A12 mediates aortic wall remodeling and aortic aneurysm. Circ Res. 2010 Jan 8; 106(1):145-54. View in: PubMed

Sundaresan NR, Gupta M, Kim G, Rajamohan SB, Isbatan A, Gupta MP. Sirt3 blocks the cardiac hypertrophic response by augmenting Foxo3a-dependent antioxidant defense mechanisms in mice. J Clin Invest. 2009 Sep; 119(9):2758-71. View in: PubMed

Woodley DT, Kim GH. Potential new insight into the pathogenesis of psoriasis. Arch Dermatol. 2009 Jun; 145(6):713-4. View in: PubMed

Kim GH, Samant SA, Earley JU, Svensson EC. Translational control of FOG-2 expression in cardiomyocytes by microRNA-130a. PLoS One. 2009; 4(7):e6161. View in: PubMed

Kim GH, Mikkilineni R. Lichen planus actinicus. Dermatol Online J. 2007; 13(1):13. View in: PubMed

Wu YH, Kim GH, Wagner JD, Hood AF, Chuang TY. The association between malignant melanoma and noncutaneous malignancies. Int J Dermatol. 2006 May; 45(5):529-34. View in: PubMed

Strober BE, Siu K, Alexis AF, Kim G, Washenik K, Sinha A, Shupack JL. Etanercept does not effectively treat moderate to severe alopecia areata: an open-label study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2005 Jun; 52(6):1082-4. View in: PubMed

Kim G. Multiple cutaneous and uterine leiomyomatosis (Reed's syndrome). Dermatol Online J. 2005; 11(4):21. View in: PubMed

Kim G. Primary (idiopathic) cold urticaria and cholinergic urticaria. Dermatol Online J. 2004; 10(3):13. View in: PubMed

Kim G, Shin H. Rapp-Hodgkin syndrome. Dermatol Online J. 2004; 10(3):23. View in: PubMed

Kim GH, Dy LC, Caldemeyer KS, Mirowski GW. Buschke-Ollendorff syndrome. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2003 Apr; 48(4):600-1. View in: PubMed

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