Sarah Kim, MD

Associate Professor

Endocrinology and Metabolism

I am a clinician educator with a particular interest in diabetes and obesity. Boarded in Adult Endocrinology as well as General Pediatrics, my clinic work has focused on Adult Diabetes as well as Adult and Pediatric Obesity. I work mainly at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital caring for the San Francisco Safety Net Population. I also direct the UCSF Diabetes Teaching Center where we focus on diabetes educational programs. I participate in research activities, co-investigating on studies about that pertain to diabetes (ex., Metagenomics in Filipinos with Diabetes and the effect of Ketogenic Diet in Type 2 Diabetes). I also enjoy a multitude of teaching activities that range from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UCSF Residents and Fellows.

  1. Vasquez T, Fernandez A, Haya-Fisher J, Kim S, Beck AL. A Qualitative Exploration of Barriers and Facilitators to Physical Activity Among Low-Income Latino Adolescents. Hispanic health care international : the official journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses 2020. PMID: 32911975

  2. Kim, Tiffany Y.
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    Schafer, Anne L.. Medical Management of the Postoperative Bariatric Surgery Patient Endotext 2020. PMID:

  3. Albao DS, Cutiongco-de la Paz EM, Mercado ME, Lirio A, Mariano M, Kim S, Yangco A, Melegrito J, Wad-Asen K, Gauran II, Francisco MA, Santos-Acuin C, David-Padilla C, Murphy EJ, Paz-Pacheco E, Seielstad M. Methylation changes in the peripheral blood of Filipinos with type 2 diabetes suggest spurious transcription initiation at TXNIP. Human molecular genetics 2019. PMID: 31691802

  4. Mason AE, Saslow LR, Moran PJ, Kim S, Abousleiman H, Richler R, Schleicher S, Goldman VM, Hartman A, Leung C, Hartogensis W, Hecht FM. Lipid findings from the Diabetes Education to Lower Insulin, Sugars, and Hunger (DELISH) Study. Nutrition & metabolism 2019. PMID: 31467583

  5. Beck AL, Iturralde EM, Haya-Fisher J, Kim S, Keeton V, Fernandez A. Barriers and facilitators to healthy eating among low-income Latino adolescents. Appetite 2019. PMID: 30954634

  6. Gurlo T, Kim S, Butler AE, Liu C, Pei L, Rosenberger M, Butler PC. Pregnancy in human IAPP transgenic mice recapitulates beta cell stress in type 2 diabetes. Diabetologia 2019. PMID: 30852627

  7. Mason AE, Saslow L, Moran PJ, Kim S, Abousleiman H, Hartman A, Richler R, Schleicher S, Hartogensis W, Epel ES, Hecht F. Examining the Effects of Mindful Eating Training on Adherence to a Carbohydrate-Restricted Diet in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes (the DELISH Study): Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR research protocols 2019. PMID: 30545813

  8. Kim SJ, Peluso MJ, Wang Y, Bikle D, Shoback D, Kim S. Rapid onset of hypercalcemia from high-grade lymphoma in the setting of HIV-related immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome. Bone reports 2018. PMID: 30627599

  9. Fisher L, Hessler D, Polonsky WH, Masharani U, Guzman S, Bowyer V, Strycker L, Ahmann A, Basina M, Blumer I, Chloe C, Kim S, Peters AL, Shumway M, Weihs K, Wu P. T1-REDEEM: A Randomized Controlled Trial to Reduce Diabetes Distress Among Adults With Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes care 2018. PMID: 29976567

  10. Saslow LR, Daubenmier JJ, Moskowitz JT, Kim S, Murphy EJ, Phinney SD, Ploutz-Snyder R, Goldman V, Cox RM, Mason AE, Moran P, Hecht FM. Twelve-month outcomes of a randomized trial of a moderate-carbohydrate versus very low-carbohydrate diet in overweight adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus or prediabetes. Nutrition & diabetes 2017. PMID: 29269731

  11. Saslow LR, Mason AE, Kim S, Goldman V, Ploutz-Snyder R, Bayandorian H, Daubenmier J, Hecht FM, Moskowitz JT. An Online Intervention Comparing a Very Low-Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations Versus a Plate Method Diet in Overweight Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of medical Internet research 2017. PMID: 28193599

  12. Kim S. Drugs to treat obesity: do they work? Postgraduate medical journal 2016. PMID: 27053517

  13. Saslow LR, Kim S, Daubenmier JJ, Moskowitz JT, Phinney SD, Goldman V, Murphy EJ, Cox RM, Moran P, Hecht FM. A randomized pilot trial of a moderate carbohydrate diet compared to a very low carbohydrate diet in overweight or obese individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus or prediabetes. PloS one 2014. PMID: 24717684

  14. Okeigwe I, Yeaton-Massey A, Kim S, Vargas JE, Murphy EJ. U-500R and aspart insulin for the treatment of severe insulin resistance in pregnancy associated with pregestational diabetes. Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association 2013. PMID: 23443293

  15. Kim S, Rushakoff RJ, Sullivan M, Windham H. Hyperglycemia control of the nil per os patient in the intensive care unit: introduction of a simple subcutaneous insulin algorithm. Journal of diabetes science and technology 2012. PMID: 23294788

  16. Kim S. Analysis article: accuracy of the DIDGET glucose meter in children and young adults with diabetes. Journal of diabetes science and technology 2011. PMID: 22027311