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Sue J. Rhee, M.D.

Professor, Pediatrics
Interim Chief, Pediatric GI, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program
Medical Director, Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program
Co-Director, Pediatric Pancreas Program
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

Contact Information

Academic Office
415-476 2385
415-476 1343 Fax
rhees@peds.ucsf.edu
Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program
400 Parnassus Ave., 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (877) 762-6935

Liver Transplant Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-5892
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  • Albany Medical College 1998
  • University of Maryland Medical Center, Pediatrics 2002
  • Harvard Medical School, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 2005
  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology  Subspecialty
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Subspecialty
  • Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program
  • Liver Transplant Program
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) Program
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Failure
  • Intestinal Transplantation
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Chronic use of total parenteral nutrition (TPN) with focus on prevention of TPN associated liver disease
  • Liver transplantation
  • Pediatric intestinal failure

Dr. Sue Rhee is the clinical director of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology, intestinal failure, liver disease and the transplantation of the intestines and liver. She is also the medical director of the Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, a program that provides nutritional, medical and surgical support for infants and children with intestinal failure.

She completed fellowship training in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at Harvard Medical School, where she conducted research on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of age-specific differences in intestinal immune response. She is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology.

 At UCSF, Dr. Rhee's research interests focus on pediatric intestinal failure, liver transplantation and chronic use of total parenteral nutrition (TPN) with focus on prevention of TPN associated liver disease.

  1. 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.
  2. Zaid HB, Rhee SJ, Hirose S, Mackenzie TC. Image of the month--quiz case. Gastric duplication cyst. Arch Surg. 2010 Oct; 145(10):1019, 1020.
  3. Harrington L, Srikanth CV, Antony R, Rhee SJ, Mellor AL, Shi HN, Cherayil BJ. Deficiency of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase enhances commensal-induced antibody responses and protects against Citrobacter rodentium-induced colitis. Infect Immun. 2008 Jul; 76(7):3045-53.
  4. Rhee SJ, Walker WA, Cherayil BJ. Developmentally regulated intestinal expression of IFN-gamma and its target genes and the age-specific response to enteric Salmonella infection. J Immunol. 2005 Jul 15; 175(2):1127-36.
  5. Rhee SJ, Bousvaros A. Blocking lymphocyte adhesion: new treatment for sticky cases of Crohn disease? J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2003 Aug; 37(2):211-3.  


     

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