Co-director, CAH Comprehensive Care Clinic
Attending Physician
Investigator, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Clinical Interests

Obesity, Adrenal Disorders - Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Thyroid Disease

Education

Medical School: 

Dartmouth Medical School

Residency: 

RUSH Medical Center

Fellowship: 

Research Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship - Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University (2004-2005); Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship - Hasbro Children's Hospital, Brown University (2005-2008); Senior Clinical Research Fellowship - NIH Clinical Center (2008-2009)

Accomplishments

Certification: 

Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology: American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships: 

Endocrine Society, Pediatric Endocrine Society, Donnell Society for Pediatric Scientists, Androgen Excess and PCOS Society, Association for Patient-Oriented Research.

Awards: 

The James H. Zumberge Research and Innovation Fund Individual Research Award (2015-2016); The Saban Research Institute Innovative Pilot Award (2012-2013). SC-CTSI KL2 Scholar (2011-2014); The Saban Research Institute & CHLA CRACDA Awardee (2009-2011); Women in Endocrinology Young Investigator Award (2009).

 

Medical & Scientific Advisory Boards

CARES Foundation (2015)
The Painted Turtle (2015)

Publications: 

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. Hormone Research in Paediatrics. 2016;85:242-249 (DOI:10.1159/000444169)

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. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2015 100(8): E1153-9.

Press Release: Obesity Linked to Adrenal Disorder in Teens May Increase Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Kim, MS; Hu, HH; Aggabao, PC; Geffner, ME; Gilsanz, V. Presence of Brown Adipose Tissue in an Adolescent with Severe Primary Hypothyroidism. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. doi 10:jc2014-1343. 2014 99(9): E1686-90.

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. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2014 32(2):107-17.

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. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2014 99: E1597–E1601. (PMID 24878051)

Kim, MS; Ryabets-Lienhard, A; Geffner, ME. Management of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia in Childhood. Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity. 2012 Dec; 19(6): 483-8.

Finkielstain, GP* and Kim, MS* (*joint 1st authorship); Sinaii, N; Nishitani, M; Van Ryzin, C; Hill, SC; Reynolds, JC; Hanna, RM; Merke, DP. Clinical Characteristics of a Cohort of 244 Patients with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2012 Dec;97(12):4429-38.

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. Journal of Pediatrics. 2012 Apr;160(4):604-609. e1.

Chapter:

Kim MS, Donohoue PA.  Adrenal Disorders (Chapter 5). In: Kappy MS, Allen DB, Geffner ME, eds. Pediatric Practice Endocrinology, 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional; August, 2014.

Research Interests: 

Mimi Kim, MD, MSc, is 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. She and her team seek to apply novel imaging technology to answer important questions in childhood metabolism and obesity. Dr. Kim is the co-director of the Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) Clinic in the division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.

Visit the Neuro-Endocrinology Laboratory.

Funding

  • NIH K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award – Brain and Adipose Contributors to Food Seeking in Youth with Adrenal Hyperplasia 
  • The James H. Zumberge Research and Innovation Fund - Individual Research Award Food-Seeking Behavior in Childhood Obesity
  • KL2 Award – SC-CTSI (USC) and CHLA Department of Pediatrics 
    Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Adolescents with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase Deficiency
  • TSRI Innovative Pilot Award  
    Relevance of Brown Adipose Tissue in Infants and Adolescents with Thyroid Disease
  • Abell Foundation
  • CARES Foundation
    Adrenomedullary Function in Infants and Toddlers with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • CHLA CTSI

 

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. Hormone Research in Paediatrics. 2016;85:242-249 (DOI:10.1159/000444169)

JCEM cover art, September 2014 thumbnail 25%.jpg

Kim, MS; Hu, HH; Aggabao, PC; Geffner, ME; Gilsanz, V. Presence of Brown Adipose Tissue in an Adolescent with Severe Primary Hypothyroidism. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. doi 10:jc2014-1343. 2014 99(9): E1686-90.http://press.endocrine.org/doi/full/10.1210/jc.2014-1343

ResearCHLA Blog:

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease Using Hormone Control

Obesity Linked to Adrenal Disorder in Teens May Increase Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Case Study Changes the Way We Look at Brown Fat

Mimi Kim, MD, MSc, to be homored by the CARES Foundation

 

 

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