Grace E. Kim, MD

Grace E. Kim, MD

Clinical Professor, Co-Director of Surgical Pathology, Department of Pathology, UCSF

Phone: (415) 353-1613 (Pathology Office)
Box 0102, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0102

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Cancer Center Membership

Associate Member » Pediatric Malignancies


Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA, BS, 1989, Chemistry
Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, Post Sophomore Fellow, 1992-1993, Anatomic Pathology
Loma Linda Univ. School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA, MD, 1995, Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, Intern, 1995-1996, Anatomic Pathology
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Resident, 1996-1997, Anatomic Pathology
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Fellow, 1997-1998, Surgical Pathology
Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Dallas, TX, Fellow, 1998-1999, Pediatric Pathology

Professional Experience

  • 1999-2000
    Staff Pathologist (Fee Basis), Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco
  • 2/2000-6/2000
    Clinical Instructor, Department of Pathology, University of California, San Francisco
  • 7/2000-6/2002
    Staff Pathologist, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco
  • 2000-2006
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2006-2010
    Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2010-2011
    Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2011-Present
    Clinical Professor, Co-Director of Surgical Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of California, San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • 1989
    Richard A. Jackson Memorial Scholarship
  • 1993-94
    Post Sophomore Pathology Fellowship Scholarship
  • 1999
    A. James McAdams Short Term Study Stipend Award
  • 2002
    Nominated by UCSF Medical School Class of 2004 for "Excellence in Small Group/Lab Instruction"
  • 2008-2009
    University of California San Francisco School of Medicine Teaching Award from Department of Pathology, Anatomic Pathology Residents and Fellows

Selected Publications

  1. Temple W, Mendelsohn L, Kim GE, Nekritz E, Gustafson WC, Lin L, Giacomini K, Naranjo A, Van Ryn C, Yanik GA, Kreissman SG, Hogarty M, Matthay KK, DuBois SG. Vesicular monoamine transporter protein expression correlates with clinical features, tumor biology, and MIBG avidity in neuroblastoma: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2015 Sep 4.
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  2. Chiou SH, Winters IP, Wang J, Naranjo S, Dudgeon C, Tamburini FB, Brady JJ, Yang D, Grüner BM, Chuang CH, Caswell DR, Zeng H, Chu P, Kim GE, Carpizo DR, Kim SK, Winslow MM. Pancreatic cancer modeling using retrograde viral vector delivery and in vivo CRISPR/Cas9-mediated somatic genome editing. Genes Dev. 2015 Jul 15; 29(14):1576-85.
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  3. Balci S, Basturk O, Saka B, Bagci P, Postlewait LM, Tajiri T, Jang KT, Ohike N, Kim GE, Krasinskas A, Choi H, Sarmiento JM, Kooby DA, El-Rayes BF, Knight JH, Goodman M, Akkas G, Reid MD, Maithel SK, Adsay V. Substaging Nodal Status in Ampullary Carcinomas has Significant Prognostic Value: Proposed Revised Staging Based on an Analysis of 313 Well-Characterized Cases. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Mar 18.
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  4. Farrell JM, Pang JC, Kim GE, Tabatabai ZL. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: accurate grading with Ki-67 index on fine-needle aspiration specimens using the WHO 2010/ENETS criteria. Cancer Cytopathol. 2014 Oct; 122(10):770-8.
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  5. Morris JP, Greer R, Russ HA, von Figura G, Kim GE, Busch A, Lee J, Hertel KJ, Kim S, McManus M, Hebrok M. Dicer regulates differentiation and viability during mouse pancreatic cancer initiation. PLoS One. 2014; 9(5):e95486.
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  6. von Figura G, Fukuda A, Roy N, Liku ME, Morris Iv JP, Kim GE, Russ HA, Firpo MA, Mulvihill SJ, Dawson DW, Ferrer J, Mueller WF, Busch A, Hertel KJ, Hebrok M. The chromatin regulator Brg1 suppresses formation of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Nat Cell Biol. 2014 Mar; 16(3):255-67.
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  7. Levy AS, Pyke-Grimm KA, Lee DA, Palla SL, Naranjo A, Saulnier Sholler G, Gratias E, Maloney K, Parshankar F, Lee-Scott M, Beierle EA, Gow K, Kim GE, Hunger S, Smith FO, Horton TM. Mentoring in pediatric oncology: a report from the Children's Oncology Group Young Investigator Committee. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2013 Aug; 35(6):456-61.
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  8. Abedalthagafi M, Phillips JJ, Kim GE, Mueller S, Haas-Kogen DA, Marshall RE, Croul SE, Santi MR, Cheng J, Zhou S, Sullivan LM, Martinez-Lage M, Judkins AR, Perry A. The alternative lengthening of telomere phenotype is significantly associated with loss of ATRX expression in high-grade pediatric and adult astrocytomas: a multi-institutional study of 214 astrocytomas. Mod Pathol. 2013 Nov; 26(11):1425-32.
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  9. Goldsby RE, Fan TM, Villaluna D, Wagner LM, Isakoff MS, Meyer J, Randall RL, Lee S, Kim G, Bernstein M, Gorlick R, Krailo M, Marina N. Feasibility and dose discovery analysis of zoledronic acid with concurrent chemotherapy in the treatment of newly diagnosed metastatic osteosarcoma: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. Eur J Cancer. 2013 Jul; 49(10):2384-91.
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  10. Kretz M, Siprashvili Z, Chu C, Webster DE, Zehnder A, Qu K, Lee CS, Flockhart RJ, Groff AF, Chow J, Johnston D, Kim GE, Spitale RC, Flynn RA, Zheng GX, Aiyer S, Raj A, Rinn JL, Chang HY, Khavari PA. Control of somatic tissue differentiation by the long non-coding RNA TINCR. Nature. 2013 Jan 10; 493(7431):231-5.
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  11. Adsay V, Ohike N, Tajiri T, Kim GE, Krasinskas A, Balci S, Bagci P, Basturk O, Bandyopadhyay S, Jang KT, Kooby DA, Maithel SK, Sarmiento J, Staley CA, Gonzalez RS, Kong SY, Goodman M. Ampullary region carcinomas: definition and site specific classification with delineation of four clinicopathologically and prognostically distinct subsets in an analysis of 249 cases. Am J Surg Pathol. 2012 Nov; 36(11):1592-608.
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  12. Tasian SK, Kim GE, Miniati DN, DuBois SG. Development of anaplastic Wilms tumor and subsequent relapse in a child with diaphanospondylodysostosis. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2012 Oct; 34(7):548-51.
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  13. Parekh JR, Wang SC, Bergsland EK, Venook AP, Warren RS, Kim GE, Nakakura EK. Lymph node sampling rates and predictors of nodal metastasis in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor resections: the UCSF experience with 149 patients. Pancreas. 2012 Aug; 41(6):840-4.
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  14. Kretz M, Webster DE, Flockhart RJ, Lee CS, Zehnder A, Lopez-Pajares V, Qu K, Zheng GX, Chow J, Kim GE, Rinn JL, Chang HY, Siprashvili Z, Khavari PA. Suppression of progenitor differentiation requires the long noncoding RNA ANCR. Genes Dev. 2012 Feb 15; 26(4):338-43.
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  15. Chanthery YH, Gustafson WC, Itsara M, Persson A, Hackett CS, Grimmer M, Charron E, Yakovenko S, Kim G, Matthay KK, Weiss WA. Paracrine signaling through MYCN enhances tumor-vascular interactions in neuroblastoma. Sci Transl Med. 2012 Jan 4; 4(115):115ra3.
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  16. Benod C, Vinogradova MV, Jouravel N, Kim GE, Fletterick RJ, Sablin EP. Nuclear receptor liver receptor homologue 1 (LRH-1) regulates pancreatic cancer cell growth and proliferation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Oct 11; 108(41):16927-31.
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  17. Levy M, Trivedi A, Zhang J, Miles L, Mattis AN, Kim GE, Lassman C, Anders RA, Misdraji J, Yerian LM, Xu H, Dhall D, Wang HL. Expression of glypican-3 in undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma and mesenchymal hamartoma of the liver. Hum Pathol. 2012 May; 43(5):695-701.
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  18. Evason K, Bove KE, Finegold MJ, Knisely AS, Rhee S, Rosenthal P, Miethke AG, Karpen SJ, Ferrell LD, Kim GE. Morphologic findings in progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis 2 (PFIC2): correlation with genetic and immunohistochemical studies. Am J Surg Pathol. 2011 May; 35(5):687-96.
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  19. Fukuda A, Wang SC, Morris JP, Folias AE, Liou A, Kim GE, Akira S, Boucher KM, Firpo MA, Mulvihill SJ, Hebrok M. Stat3 and MMP7 contribute to pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma initiation and progression. Cancer Cell. 2011 Apr 12; 19(4):441-55.
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  20. Collisson EA, Sadanandam A, Olson P, Gibb WJ, Truitt M, Gu S, Cooc J, Weinkle J, Kim GE, Jakkula L, Feiler HS, Ko AH, Olshen AB, Danenberg KL, Tempero MA, Spellman PT, Hanahan D, Gray JW. Subtypes of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and their differing responses to therapy. Nat Med. 2011 Apr; 17(4):500-3.
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