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Hubert Kim, Ph.D., M.D.

Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Hubert Kim is director of the UCSF Cartilage Repair and Regeneration Center, located at the UCSF Orthopaedic Institute. Kim specializes in the treatment of arthritis and localized cartilage injuries of the knee, hip, shoulder and ankle. His research focuses on the mechanisms involved in cell death after articular cartilage injury and ways to limit this process. His lab also studies the use of mesenchymal stem cells for bone and cartilage repair as well as for muscle and nerve injuries.

Kim is a graduate of Stanford University and the Stanford University School of Medicine where he earned both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. He completed a general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency at UCSF before joining the faculty in 1998.

Clinics

Arthritis and Joint Replacement Center
1500 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353–2808
Fax: (415) 885–3862

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cartilage Repair and Regeneration Center
1500 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353–7566

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

Stanford University School of Medicine 1993

Residencies

UCSF, Orthopaedic Surgery 1998

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Liu X, Joshi SK, Ravishankar B, Laron D, Kim HT, Feeley BT. Upregulation of transforming growth factor-ß signaling in a rat model of rotator cuff tears. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Nov; 23(11):1709-16.
  2. Onur TS, Wu R, Chu S, Chang W, Kim HT, Dang AB. Joint instability and cartilage compression in a mouse model of posttraumatic osteoarthritis. J Orthop Res. 2014 Feb; 32(2):318-23.
  3. Joshi SK, Kim HT, Feeley BT, Liu X. Differential ubiquitin-proteasome and autophagy signaling following rotator cuff tears and suprascapular nerve injury. J Orthop Res. 2014 Jan; 32(1):138-44.
  4. Wang M, Rahnama R, Cheng T, Grotkopp E, Jacobs L, Limburg S, Kim HT, Kuo AC. Trophic stimulation of articular chondrocytes by late-passage mesenchymal stem cells in coculture. J Orthop Res. 2013 Dec; 31(12):1936-42.
  5. Jin J, Limburg S, Joshi SK, Landman R, Park M, Zhang Q, Kim HT, Kuo AC. Peripheral nerve repair in rats using composite hydrogel-filled aligned nanofiber conduits with incorporated nerve growth factor. Tissue Eng Part A. 2013 Oct; 19(19-20):2138-46.
  6. Zhang Q, Joshi SK, Manzano G, Lovett DH, Kim HT, Liu X. Original article Muscle extracellular matrix degradation and contractibility following tendon rupture and disuse. Muscles Ligaments Tendons J. 2013 Jan; 3(1):35-41.
  7. Kramer EJ, Bodendorfer BM, Laron D, Wong J, Kim HT, Liu X, Feeley BT. Evaluation of cartilage degeneration in a rat model of rotator cuff tear arthropathy. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Dec; 22(12):1702-9.
  8. Rahnama R, Wang M, Dang AC, Kim HT, Kuo AC. Cytotoxicity of local anesthetics on human mesenchymal stem cells. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Jan 16; 95(2):132-7.
  9. Joshi SK, Liu X, Samagh SP, Lovett DH, Bodine SC, Kim HT, Feeley BT. mTOR regulates fatty infiltration through SREBP-1 and PPAR? after a combined massive rotator cuff tear and suprascapular nerve injury in rats. J Orthop Res. 2013 May; 31(5):724-30.
  10. Jin J, Park M, Rengarajan A, Zhang Q, Limburg S, Joshi SK, Patel S, Kim HT, Kuo AC. Functional motor recovery after peripheral nerve repair with an aligned nanofiber tubular conduit in a rat model. Regen Med. 2012 Nov; 7(6):799-806.
  11. Samagh SP, Kramer EJ, Melkus G, Laron D, Bodendorfer BM, Natsuhara K, Kim HT, Liu X, Feeley BT. MRI quantification of fatty infiltration and muscle atrophy in a mouse model of rotator cuff tears. J Orthop Res. 2013 Mar; 31(3):421-6.
  12. Cheng T, Yang C, Weber N, Kim HT, Kuo AC. Fibroblast growth factor 2 enhances the kinetics of mesenchymal stem cell chondrogenesis. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2012 Oct 5; 426(4):544-50.
  13. Crawford MD, Kim HT. New-onset synovial chondromatosis after total knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2013 Feb; 28(2):375.e1-4.
  14. Piper SL, Wang M, Yamamoto A, Malek F, Luu A, Kuo AC, Kim HT. Inducible immortality in hTERT-human mesenchymal stem cells. J Orthop Res. 2012 Dec; 30(12):1879-85.
  15. Piper SL, Kim HT. Thermal stress potentiates bupivacaine chondrotoxicity. Arthroscopy. 2012 Sep; 28(9):1246-1254.e1.
  16. Liu X, Laron D, Natsuhara K, Manzano G, Kim HT, Feeley BT. A mouse model of massive rotator cuff tears. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Apr 4; 94(7):e41.
  17. Liu X, Joshi SK, Samagh SP, Dang YX, Laron D, Lovett DH, Bodine SC, Kim HT, Feeley BT. Evaluation of Akt/mTOR activity in muscle atrophy after rotator cuff tears in a rat model. J Orthop Res. 2012 Sep; 30(9):1440-6.
  18. Laron D, Samagh SP, Liu X, Kim HT, Feeley BT. Muscle degeneration in rotator cuff tears. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012 Feb; 21(2):164-74.
  19. Yamamoto A, Warren AP, Kim HT. Minocycline reduces articular cartilage damage following osteochondral injury. Knee. 2012 Oct; 19(5):680-3.
  20. Grimsrud C, Raven R, Fothergill AW, Kim HT. The in vitro elution characteristics of antifungal-loaded PMMA bone cement and calcium sulfate bone substitute. Orthopedics. 2011 Aug; 34(8):e378-81.

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