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Sue J. Rhee, M.D.

Sue J. Rhee, M.D.

Professor, Pediatrics
Clinical Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology, 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

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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.

  • Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF, 2015
  • UCSF Medical Center Exceptional Physician Award, UCSF, 2015

 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.

Most recent publications from a total of 18
  1. Rhee SJ, Lee JW, Yu KS, Hong KT, Choi JY, Hong CR, Park KD, Shin HY, Song SH, Kang HJ, Lee H. Pediatric patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation can greatly benefit from a novel once-daily intravenous busulfan dosing nomogram. Am J Hematol. 2017 Jul; 92(7):607-613. View in PubMed
  2. Perito ER, Rhee S. Relief for Young Children With Severe Chronic Pancreatitis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 Mar; 64(3):338-339. View in PubMed
  3. Rhee SJ, Shin JW, Lee S, Moon J, Kim TJ, Jung KY, Park KI, Lee ST, Jung KH, Yu KS, Jang IJ, Chu K, Lee SK. Population pharmacokinetics and dose-response relationship of levetiracetam in adult patients with epilepsy. Epilepsy Res. 2017 05; 132:8-14. View in PubMed
  4. Fernandes MA, Braun HJ, Evason K, Rhee S, Perito ER. De novo inflammatory bowel disease after pediatric kidney or liver transplant. Pediatr Transplant. 2017 Feb; 21(1). View in PubMed
  5. Fernandes MA, Usatin D, Allen IE, Rhee S, Vu L. Improved enteral tolerance following step procedure: systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Pediatr Surg Int. 2016 Oct; 32(10):921-6. View in PubMed
  6. Ehman EC, Phelps AS, Ohliger MA, Rhee SJ, MacKenzie JD, Courtier JL. Detection of bowel inflammation with fused DWI/T2 images versus contrast-enhanced images in pediatric MR enterography with histopathologic correlation. Clin Imaging. 2016 Nov - Dec; 40(6):1135-1139. View in PubMed
  7. Courtier J, Cardenas A, Tan C, Towne M, Rhee SJ, Heyman MB, MacKenzie JD. Nonanesthesia magnetic resonance enterography in young children: feasibility, technique, and performance. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2015 Jun; 60(6):754-61. View in PubMed
  8. Courtier J, Cardenas A, Tan C, Towne M, Rhee SJ, Heyman M, MacKenzie JD. Non-Anesthesia MR Enterography in Very Young Children-Feasibility, Technique and Performance. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2015 Jan 05. View in PubMed
  9. Perito ER, Rhee S, Roberts JP, Rosenthal P. Pediatric liver transplantation for urea cycle disorders and organic acidemias: United Network for Organ Sharing data for 2002-2012. Liver Transpl. 2014 Jan; 20(1):89-99. View in PubMed
  10. Courtier J, Ohliger M, Rhee SJ, Terreblanche O, Heyman MB, MacKenzie JD. Shooting a moving target: use of real-time cine magnetic resonance imaging in assessment of the small bowel. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Oct; 57(4):426-31. View in PubMed
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