Sue Rhee, MD

Division Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Pediatric gastroenterologist and liver specialist

Dr. Sue Rhee is a pediatric gastroenterologist and liver specialist who specializes in intestinal failure, liver disease and transplantation of the intestines and liver.

Rhee is the division chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition for the UCSF Department of Pediatrics. At UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, she is medical director of both the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program and Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program. She also co-directs the Pediatric Pancreas Program.

Rhee's research investigates pediatric intestinal failure, liver transplantation and total parenteral nutrition (TPN), an intravenous feeding method used when the digestive tract isn't working properly. Her TPN research has a particular focus on preventing liver disease associated with chronic use of TPN.

Rhee earned her medical degree at Albany Medical College. She then completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of Maryland Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at Harvard Medical School. While at Harvard, she conducted research on age-specific differences in intestinal immune response at the cellular and molecular level.

Clinics

Gastroenterology and Liver
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2813
Fax: (415) 476-1343

Gastroenterology at Pleasanton
5924 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Phone: (925) 598-3500
Fax: (925) 598-3520

Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (877) 762-6935

Liver Transplant Program
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-5892
Fax: (415) 476-1343

Neuro-Gastrointestinal Clinic
1300 S. Eliseo Dr., Suite 204
Greenbrae, CA 94904
New Patient Appointments: (415) 514-5863
Nursing Assistance: (415) 353-2859
Fax: (415) 353-2400

Pancreas Program
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2813
Fax: (415) 476-1343

Conditions & Treatments

More about Sue Rhee

Education

Albany Medical College 1998

Residencies

University of Maryland Medical Center, Pediatrics 2002

Fellowships

Harvard Medical School, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 2005

Selected Research and Publications

  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.
  2. Perito ER, Rhee S. Relief for Young Children With Severe Chronic Pancreatitis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 Mar; 64(3):338-339.
  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.
  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).
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  11. Rothbaum Perito E, Lau A, Rhee S, Roberts JP, Rosenthal P. Posttransplant metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents after liver transplantation: a systematic review. Liver Transpl. 2012 Sep; 18(9):1009-28.
  12. Perito ER, Rhee S, Glidden D, Roberts JP, Rosenthal P. Impact of the donor body mass index on the survival of pediatric liver transplant recipients and post-transplant obesity. Liver Transpl. 2012 Aug; 18(8):930-9.
  13. Courtier JL, Perito ER, Rhee S, Tsai P, Heyman MB, MacKenzie JD. Targeted MRI contrast agents for pediatric hepatobiliary disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Apr; 54(4):454-62.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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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