Ronald C. Kim

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Clinical Professor, Pathology
School of Medicine
M.D., Jefferson Medical College, 1965
Phone: (714) - 456-6141
University of California, Irvine
Pathology, UCI Douglas Medical Center
Bldg 1, Rm 3629, NUH
101 City Drive South
Mail Code: 4805
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
Neurodegenerative disease, diseases of the spinal cord
Academic Distinctions
Award for Meritorious Contributions to Neuropathology, American Association of Neuropathologists, 2017
Research Abstract
I have been interested in neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer disease, and in diseases of the spinal cord, especially spinal circulatory disease.
Kawas C, Kim RC, Sonnen JA, Bullain SS, Trieu T, Corrada MM: Multiple pathologies are common and related to dementia in the oldest-old: The 90+ study. Neurology 2015;85:535-543

Nael A, Walavalkar V, Wu W, Nael K, Kim R, Rezk S, Zhao X: CD4-positive T-cell primary central nervous system lymphoma in an HIV positive Patient. Am J CLin Pathol 2016;145:258-265

Brookmeyer R, Kawas CH, Abdallah N, Paganini-Hill A, Kim RC, Corrada MM: Impact of interventions to reduce Alzheimer disease pathology on the prevalence of dementia in the oldest-old. Alzheimers Dement 2016;12:225-232

Corrada MM, Sonnen JA, Kim RC, Kawas CH Microinfarcts are common and strongly related to dementia in the oldest-old: The 90+ study. Alzheimers Dement 2016;12:900-908

Sumbria RK, Grigoryan MM, Vasilevko V, Krasieva TB, Scadeng M, Dvornikova AK, Paganini-Hill A, Kim R, Cribbs DH, Fisher MJ: A murine model of inflammation-induced cerebral microbleeds. J Neuroinflammation 2016;30:218-229

Doran E, Keator D, Head E, Phelan MJ, Kim R, Totoiu M, Barrio JR, Small GW, Potkin SG, Lott IT: Down syndrome, partial trisomy 21, and absence of Alzheimer's disease: the role of APP. J Alzheimers Dis 2017;56:459-470

Majd P, O'Connell DE, Kim RC, Bota DA, Carrillo JA: Case of glioblastoma patient treated with tumor treating fields therapy at recurrence degenerating to sarcoma. CNS Oncol 2017 Mar 17. doi: 10.2217/cns-2016-0035 [epub ahead of print]

Sumbria RK, Vasilevko V, Grigoryan MM, Paganini-Hill A, Kim R, Cribbs DH, Fisher MJ: Effects of phosphodiesterase 3A modulation on murine cerebral microhemorrhages. J Neuroinflammation 2017;14:114-127

Gill AS, Gill R, Kaloostian P, Elias D, Roufail JS, Cruz A, Pelargos PE, Hsu FPK, Kim RC, Ayer RE, Ghostine S: Intracranial myeloid sarcoma metastasis mimicking acute subdural hematoma. Case Rep Surg 2017;3056285. doi:10.1155/2017/3056285. Epub 2017 Oct 22

Head E, Phelan MJ, Doran E, Kim RC, Poon WW, Schmitt A, Lott IT: Cerebrovascualr pathology in Down Syndrome and Alzheimer disease. Acta Neuropathol Commun 2017 Dec 1:5(1);93 doi: 10.1186/s40478-0170499-4

Sumbria RK, Grigoryan MM, Vasilevko V, Paganini-Hill A, Kilday K, Kim R, Cribbs DH, Fisher MJ: Aging exacerbates development of cerebral microbleeds in a mouse model. J Neuroinflammation 2018 Mar 6;15(1):69. doi: 10:1186/s12974-018-1092-x

Pham JT, Kim RC, Nguyen A, Bota D, Kong XT, Vadera S, Hsu F, Carrillo JA: Intracranial meningioma with carcinoma tumor-to-tumor metastasis: two case reports. CNS Oncol 2018 Apr;7(2):CNS09. doi: 10.2217/cns-2017-0022. Epub 2018 Apr 26

Wang AS, Jamshidi AO, Oh N, Sahyouni R, Nowroozizadeh B, Kim R, Hsu FPK, Bota D: Somatic SMARCB1 mutation in sporadic multiple meningiomas: Case report. Front Neurol 2018;9:919

Kim RC, Perez-Rosendahl: Spinal cord pathology. In Kirshblum S, Lin VW, eds: Spinal Cord Medicine, 3rd ed. New York, Springer Publishing, 2019, pp 31-43

Veran-Taguibao S, Taguibao RAA, Gallegos N, Farzaneh T, Kim R, Lin F, Lu D: A rare case of ovarian serous borderline tumor with brain metastasis. Case Rep pathol. 2019 May 22;2019:2954373. doi: 10:1155/2019/2954373. eCollection 2019
Professional Societies
International Brain Research Organization
International Society of Neuropathology
American Association of Neuropathologists
American Association for the Advancement of Science
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