Keck School Faculty

Mimi S. Kim

Mimi S. Kim

Associate Professor Of Clinical Pediatrics
CHL Mail Stop 61 Off Campus Los Angeles


USC: James H. Zumberge Research and Innovation Fund Individual Research Award, 2015-2016

The Saban Research Institute: The Saban Research Institute Innovative Pilot Project Award, 2012-2013

USC: SC-CTSI KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Award, 2011-2014

Endocrine Society: Endocrine Society Summer Research Fellowship Award for Mentoring, 2010

Children's Hospital Los Angeles CTSI: Clinical Research and Career Development Award, 2009-2011

Endocrine Society: Women in Endocrinology Young Investigator’s Award, 2009

Brown University Medical School: Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award, 2007

Pediatric Endocrine Society: Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrinology Society Presidential Poster Session Award, 2007

Pediatric Academic Societies: Pediatric Academic Societies’ Young Investigator’s Travel Award, 2007

Digit ratio (2D:4D) and congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH): Systematic literature review and meta-analysis Horm Behav. 2020 Oct 06; 126:104867. . View in PubMed

Patient and Caregiver Attitudes toward Disorders of Sex Development Nomenclature J Urol. 2020 Apr 17; 101097JU0000000000001076. . View in PubMed

Brain Differences in the Prefrontal Cortex, Amygdala, and Hippocampus in Youth with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Apr 01; 105(4). . View in PubMed

Absence of Testicular Adrenal Rest Tumors in Newborns, Infants, and Toddlers with Classical Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Horm Res Paediatr. 2019; 92(3):157-161. . View in PubMed

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. . View in PubMed

Testicular Adrenal Rest Tumors in Boys and Young Adults with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia J Urol. 2017 03; 197(3 Pt 2):931-936. . View in PubMed

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. . View in PubMed

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. . View in PubMed

Presence of brown adipose tissue in an adolescent with severe primary hypothyroidism J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Sep; 99(9):E1686-90. . View in PubMed

Decreased adrenomedullary function in infants with classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Aug; 99(8):E1597-601. . View in PubMed

MRI detection of brown adipose tissue with low fat content in newborns with hypothermia Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Feb; 32(2):107-17. . View in PubMed

Management of congenital adrenal hyperplasia in childhood Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2012 Dec; 19(6):483-8. . View in PubMed

Changes in brown adipose tissue in boys and girls during childhood and pubertyJ Pediatr. 2012 Apr; 160(4):604-609. e1. . View in PubMed

J Clin Endocrinol Metab Clinical Characteristics of a Cohort of 244 Patients with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. 2012. . View in PubMed

Meeting highlights: Endocrine Society, San Diego, California, June 19-22, 2010 Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2010 Dec; 8(2):114-22. . View in PubMed

A pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic study of delayed- and extended-release hydrocortisone (Chronocort) vsconventional hydrocortisone (Cortef) in the treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2010 Apr; 72(4):441-7. . View in PubMed

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. . View in PubMed

The phenotypic spectrum of contiguous deletion of CYP21A2 and tenascin XB: quadricuspid aortic valve and other midline defects . 2009 Dec; 149A(12):2803-8. . View in PubMed

Cardiovascular disease risk in adult women with congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency Semin Reprod Med. 2009 Jul; 27(4):316-21. . View in PubMed

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. . View in PubMed

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. . View in PubMed

Mauriac syndrome: growth failure and type 1 diabetes mellitus Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2008 Aug; 5 Suppl 4:989-93. . View in PubMed

Immunogenetics of type 1 diabetes Horm Res. 2005; 64(4):180-8. . View in PubMed

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. . View in PubMed

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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