Mimi Kim, MD, MSc
Obesity, Adrenal Disorders - Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Dartmouth Medical School
RUSH Medical Center
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)
Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology: American Board of Pediatrics
Endocrine Society, Pediatric Endocrine Society, Donnell Society for Pediatric Scientists, Androgen Excess and PCOS Society, Association for Patient-Oriented Research.
CARES Foundation Pioneer Award (2018)
Top Doctors Los Angeles (2018)
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 - )
Szymanski KM, Rink RC, Whittam B, Hensel DJ; Life with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Study Group (listed as collaborator). Majority of females with a life-long experience of CAH and parents do not consider females with CAH to be intersex. J Pediatr Urol. 2020 Sep 16:S1477-5131(20)30536-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2020.09.009. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33041207
Richards G, Browne WV, Aydin E, Constantinescu M, Nave G, Kim MS, Watson SJ. Digit ratio (2D:4D) and congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH): Systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Horm Behav. 2020 Oct 6;126:104867. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2020.104867. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32998030.
Abd-Almageed W, Mirzaalian H, Guo X, Randolph LM, Tanawattanacharoen V, Ross HM, Geffner ME, Kim MS. Assessment of Facial Morphologic Features in Patients with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Using Deep Learning. JAMA Network Open. 2020;3(11):e2022199. DOI:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.22199.
Kim MS, Luo S, Campbell C, Azad A, Felix K, Cabeen R, Belcher B, Kim R, Serrano-Gonzalez M, Herting MM. Prefrontal and amygdala brain morphology are associated with dietary decision-making in children and adolescents. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience – special Research Topic. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2020.563415. (edited)
D’Oro A, Rosoklija I, Jacobson DL, Finlayson C, Chen D, Tu DD, Austin PF, Karaviti LP, Gunn SK, Nahata L, Kapa HM, Kokorowski P, Kim MS, Messina AC, Kolon T, Yerkes EB, Cheng EY, Johnson EK. Patients’ and Caregivers’ Attitudes Toward “Disorders of Sex Development” Nomenclature. J Urol. 2020; 101097JU0000000000001076. doi:10.1097/JU.0000000000001076. PMID 32302259.
Kim MS, Koppin CM, Mohan P, Goodarzian F, Ross HM, Geffner ME, De Filippo R, Kokorowski P. Absence of Testicular Adrenal Rest Tumors in Newborns, Infants, and Toddlers with Classical Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. Horm Res Paediatr. 2019;92(3):157-161. doi: 10.1159/000504135. Epub 2019 Nov 20. PMID: 31747670; PMCID: PMC7004842.
Herting MM, Azad A, Kim R, Tyszka JM, Geffner ME, Kim MS. Brain Differences in the Prefrontal Cortex, Amygdala, and Hippocampus in Youth with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Jan 17;. doi: 10.1210/clinem/dgaa023. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31950148.
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. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2018 Jan 26;31(2):213-219.
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. Journal of Urology 2017 Mar;197(3 Pt 2):931-936.
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.
Press Release: Preventing Cardiovascular Disease Using Hormone Control
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.
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.
Press Release: Case Study Changes the Way We Look at Brown Fat
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.
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.
Kim MS, Tseng T, Koppin CM, Geffner ME. Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia in the Adolescent. In: Shoupe D, ed. Handbook of Gynecology, 1st ed. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing; 2016 (online chapter); 2017 (e-book and print).
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.
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.
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- 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
- Keston Foundation Research Award – Using Artificial Intelligence to Explore Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
- 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)
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