Faculty Profile


Karen Kim
Section of Gastroenterology
Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730
Vice Provost for Research, University of Chicago

Academic Interests

Dr. Kim’s interests include colon cancer chemoprevention, colon cancer screening for average risk and high risk populations, especially hereditary colon cancer syndromes, with an emphasis on the underserved and minority populations. Dr. Kim is actively involved in health disparities research as it relates to GI malignancies. In addition, Dr. Kim’s clinical interests have included the education and awareness of hepatitis B in Asian Americans through screening, advocacy, treatment and immunization for liver cancer prevention.
 

Clinical Interests

Hereditary colon cancer syndromes, colon cancer genetics, familial colon cancer, colorectal cancer screening, hepatitis B,women’s health
 

Publications

  • Yan L, Mathew L, Chellan B, Gardner B, Earley J, Puri TS, Hofmann Bowman MA. (2014) S100/Calgranulin-mediated inflammation accelerates left ventricular hypertrophy and aortic valve sclerosis in chronic kidney disease in a receptor for advanced glycation end products-dependent manner. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2014 Jul;34(7):1399-411. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.114.303508.
  • Lee Chaves, Mohammed Shakaib, Liby Mathew, Anthony Chang, Richard J. Quigg and Tipu Puri. (2013) Contrasting Effects of Systemic Monocyte/Macrophage and CD4+ T Cell Depletion in a Reversible Ureteral Obstruction Mouse Model of Chronic Kidney Disease. Clinical and Developmental Immunology, vol. 2013, Article ID 836989, 7 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/836989
  • Lee Chaves, Mohammed Shakaib, Liby Mathew, Anthony Chang, Richard J. Quigg and Tipu Puri. (2013) Contrasting Effects of Systemic Monocyte/Macrophage and CD4+ T Cell Depletion in a Reversible Ureteral Obstruction Mouse Model of Chronic Kidney Disease. Clinical and Developmental Immunology, vol. 2013, Article ID 836989, 7 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/836989
  • Joseph Gawdzik, Liby Mathew, Gene Kim, Tipu S. Puri, Marion A. Hofmann Bowman. (2011) Vascular remodeling and Arterial calcification are directly mediated by S100A12 (EN-RAGE) in chronic kidney disease. Am J Nephrol 33(3): 250-9. (Epub 2011 Mar 2)
  • Puri TS, Shakaib MI, Chang A, Mathew L, Olayinka O, Minto AW, Sarav M, Hack BK, Quigg RJ. (2010) Chronic kidney disease induced in mice by reversible unilateral ureteral obstruction is dependent on genetic background. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 298: F1024-32.
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Training

  • BA, 1983, Carleton College, Biology
  • MS, 1986, Northwestern University, Neurobiology and Physiology
  • MD, 1990, Loyola University,
  • Residency, 1993, Northwestern University, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 1996, University of Illinois, Gastroenterology