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Grace E. Kim, MD

Research and Clinical Interests

As a diagnostic surgical pathologist, my clinical specialty is in pancreatic, liver, pediatric and gastrointestinal pathology. My research interest is in pancreatic neoplasms and pediatric cholestatic liver diseases.

Selected Publications

  • 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.
  • Adsay V, Ohike N, Tajiri T, Kim GE, Krasinskas A, Balci S, Bagci P, Basturk O, Bandyopadhyay S, Jang KT, Kooby DA, MaithelSK, 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. PMID: 23026934.
  • Goldsby RE, Fan TM, Villaluna D, Wagner LM, Isakoff MS, Meyer J, Lor Randall R, 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. PMID: 23664013.
  • 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. PMID: 24561622.
  • 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. PMID: 24788257. PMCID: PMC4006805.
  • Balci S, Basturk O, Saka B, Bagci P, Postlewait LM, Tajiri T, Jang K-T, Ohike N, Kim GE, Krasinskas A, Choi H, Sarmienta 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 signi´Čücant prognostic value: proposed revised staging based on an analysis of 313 well-characterized cases. Ann Surg Oncol 2015. [Epub ahead of print]

Selected Awards

  • 1989 Richard A. Jackson Memorial Scholarship
  • 1993–94 Post Sophomore Pathology Fellowship Scholarship
  • 1999 A. James McAdams Short Term Study Stipend Award
  • 2005 International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Prize
  • 2008-09 University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine Teaching Award from Department of Pathology, Anatomic Pathology Residents and Fellows
Grace E. Kim, MD
  • Vice Chair of Clinical Services
  • Pathology
  • Surgical Pathology

Specialty Area

Surgical, Pancreatic, Liver, Pediatric, and Gastrointestinal Pathology

Contact Information

Mission Bay Mailing/Shipping Address:

  • UCSF
  • Grace E. Kim, MD
  • Pathology, Box 4066
  • 1825 4th Street, Room M2357
  • San Francisco, CA 94143

Parnassus Mailing/Shipping Address:

  • UCSF
  • Grace E. Kim, MD
  • Pathology, Box 0102
  • 505 Parnassus Avenue, Room M590C
  • San Francisco, CA 94143

Other UCSF Organizational Association(s)


  • UCSF Department of Pathology Quality Improvement Committee
  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • UCSF Health Quality Improvement Executive Committee
  • UCSF Heath Medical Directors

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Moffitt-Long
  • Mission Bay
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