Sue J. Rhee, M.D.

Professor, Pediatrics
Interim Chief, Pediatric GI, 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
Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program
400 Parnassus Ave., 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (877) 762-6935

Liver Transplant Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-5892
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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.

  • UCSF Medical Center Exceptional Physician Award, UCSF, 2015
  • Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching 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 14
  1. Fernandes MA, Braun HJ, Evason K, Rhee S, Perito ER. De novo inflammatory bowel disease after pediatric kidney or liver transplant. Pediatr Transplant. 2016 Nov 11. View in PubMed
  2. 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 Jul 26. View in PubMed
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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. View in PubMed
  6. 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. View in PubMed
  7. 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. View in PubMed
  8. 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. View in PubMed
  9. 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. View in PubMed
  10. 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. View in PubMed
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