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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

  • Heiser PW, Cano DA, Landsman L, KIM GE, Kench JG, Klimstra DS, Taketo MM, Biankin AV, Hebrok M. Stabilization of Beta-Catenin Induces Pancreas Tumor Formation. Gastroenterology 2008 Oct;135(4):1288-300.
  • Ohike N, Coban I, KIM GE, Basturk O, Tajiri T, Krasinskas A, Bandyopadhyay S, Morohoshi T, Shimada Y, Kooby DA, Staley CA, Goodman M, Adsay NV. Tumor Budding as a Strong Prognostic Indicator in Invasive Ampullary Adenocarcinomas. Am J Surg Pathol. 2010 Dec;34 (12):1892.
  • Ohike N, KIM GE, Coban I, Tajiri T, Krasinskas A, Bandyopadhyay S, Basturk O, Morososhi T, Goodman M,Kooby DA, Sarmiento J, Adsay NV. Intraampullary Papillary-Tubular Neoplasms (IAPNs): Characterization of Mass-Forming Preinvasive Neoplasms Occuring within the Ampulla; A Clinicopathologic Analysis of 82 Cases Am J Surg Pathol. 2010 Dec;34(12):1731-48.
  • Russo P, Magee JC, Boitnott J, Bove KE, Brown MB, Finegold M, Haas J, Jaffe R, KIM GE, Magid M, Melin-Aldana H, Raghunathan T, White F, Whitington PF, Sokol RJ; Biliary Atresia Research Consortium (BARC). Design and Validation of the Biliary Atresia Research Consortium Histological Assessment System for Cholestasis in Infancy. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011 Apr;9(4):357-362.e2.
  • Collisson EA, Sadanandam A, Olson P, Truitt M, Gu S, Cooc J, Weinkle J, Gibb WJ, KIM GE, Ko A, Danenberg KL, Tempero MA, Hanahan D, Gray JW. Subtypes of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma and Their Differing Responses to Therapy. Nat Med. 2011 Apr:17(4):500-3.
  • Fukuda A, Wang SC, Morris JP 4th, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 USA. 2011 Oct 11;108(41):16927-31.
  • 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.

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

Additional Information

Grace E. Kim, MD
  • Clinical Professor, Co Director of Surgical Pathology, and Director of Pediatric Surgical Pathology
  • Pathology
  • Surgical Pathology

Specialty Area

Surgical, Pancreatic, Liver, Pediatric, and Gastrointestinal Pathology

Contact Information

Mailing/Shipping Address:

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

Other UCSF Organizational Association(s)


  • UCSF Department of Pathology Quality Improvement Committee
  • UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center Tissue Utilization Committee for Pancreas

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Moffitt-Long
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