Medical School
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (1997)
Other Post Graduate Training
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (2000)
Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2002), Internal Medicine/pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2005), Pediatric Endocrinology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Diabetes
  • Puberty Problems
  • Research Interest

    • Diabetes
    • Lipodystrophy
    • Obesity


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Energy expenditure in obesity associated with craniopharyngioma.
    Kim RJ*, Shah R*, Tershakovec AM, Zemel BS, Sutton LN, Grimberg A, Moshang T Child’s Nervous System January 2010
    Interferon gamma attenuates insulin signaling, lipid storage, and differentiation in human adipocytes via activation of the JAK/STAT pathway.
    McGillicuddy FC, Chiquoine EH, Hinkle CC, Kim RJ, Shah R, Roche HM, Smyth EM, Reilly MP The Journal of Biological Chemistry November 2009 284(46) 31926-44
    Gene profiling of human adipose tissue during evoked inflammation in vivo.
    Shah R, Lu Y, Hinkle CC, McGillicuddy FC, Kim R, Hannenhalli S, Cappola TP, Heffron S, Wang XM, Mehta NN, Putt M, Reilly MP Diabetes October 2009 58(10) 2211-9
    Psychosocial status in adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery.
    Kim RJ, Langer JM, Baker AW, Filter DE, Williams NN, Sarwer DB. Obesity Surgery January 2008 18(1) 27-33
    A Widely Used Retinoic Acit Receptor Antagonist Induces PPAR {gamma Activity
    Schupp M, Curtin JC, Kim RJ, Billin AN, Lazar MA Molecular Pharmacology May 2007 71(5) 1251-7

    Honors & Awards

    • Outstanding Basic Science Article for the Journal Obesity
    • B.A. cum laude, Pomona College

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
    • Endocrine Society
    • Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society