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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

Contact Information

Academic Office
415-476 2385
415-476 1343 Fax
rhees@peds.ucsf.edu
 
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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 22
  1. Uc A, Perito ER, Pohl JF, Shah U, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Bellin MD, Ellery KM, Fishman DS, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes RW, Husain SZ, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas MR, McFerron BA, Morinville VD, Lin TK, Liu QY, Nathan JD, Rhee SJ, Ooi CY, Sellers ZM, Schwarzenberg SJ, Serrano J, Troendle DM, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Zheng Y, Yuan Y, Lowe ME. INternational Study Group of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In Search for a CuRE Cohort Study: Design and Rationale for INSPPIRE 2 From the Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer. Pancreas. 2018 Nov/Dec; 47(10):1222-1228. View in PubMed
  2. Uc A, Zimmerman MB, Wilschanski M, Werlin SL, Troendle D, Shah U, Schwarzenberg SJ, Rhee S, Pohl JF, Perito ER, Palermo JJ, Ooi CY, Liu Q, Lin TK, Morinville VD, McFerron BA, Husain SZ, Himes R, Heyman MB, Gonska T, Giefer MJ, Gariepy CE, Freedman SD, Fishman DS, Bellin MD, Barth B, Abu-El-Haija M, Lowe ME. Impact of Obesity on Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis. Pancreas. 2018 09; 47(8):967-973. View in PubMed
  3. Lin TK, Abu-El-Haija M, Nathan JD, Palermo JP, Barth B, Bellin M, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Husain SZ, Liu Q, Maqbool A, Mascarenhas M, McFerron B, Morinville VD, Ooi CY, Perito E, Pohl JF, Rhee S, Schwarzenberg SJ, Shah U, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Zimmerman MB, Lowe ME, Uc A. Pancreas Divisum in Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis: Report From INSPPIRE. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2018 Jun 02. View in PubMed
  4. Perito ER, Roll G, Dodge JL, Rhee S, Roberts JP. Split liver transplantation and pediatric waitlist mortality in the United States: potential for improvement. Transplantation. 2018 Apr 21. View in PubMed
  5. Perito ER, Rhee S. Relief for Young Children With Severe Chronic Pancreatitis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 03; 64(3):338-339. View in PubMed
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Khan FA, Squires RH, Litman HJ, Balint J, Carter BA, Fisher JG, Horslen SP, Jaksic T, Kocoshis S, Martinez JA, Mercer D, Rhee S, Rudolph JA, Soden J, Sudan D, Superina RA, Teitelbaum DH, Venick R, Wales PW, Duggan C. Predictors of Enteral Autonomy in Children with Intestinal Failure: A Multicenter Cohort Study. J Pediatr. 2015 Jul; 167(1):29-34.e1. View in PubMed
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