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Sue Rhee


Liver specialist
Division Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, San Francisco

Dr. Sue Rhee is a pediatric gastroenterologist and liver specialist who specializes in intestinal failure, liver disease and transplantation of the intestines and liver.

Rhee is the division chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition for the UCSF Department of Pediatrics. At UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, she is medical director of both the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program and Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program. She also co-directs the Pediatric Pancreas Program.

Rhee's research investigates pediatric intestinal failure, liver transplantation and total parenteral nutrition (TPN), an intravenous feeding method used when the digestive tract isn't working properly. Her TPN research has a particular focus on preventing liver disease associated with chronic use of TPN.

Rhee earned her medical degree at Albany Medical College. She then completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of Maryland Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at Harvard Medical School. While at Harvard, she conducted research on age-specific differences in intestinal immune response at the cellular and molecular level.

  • Education

    Albany Medical College, MD, 1998

  • Residencies

    University of Maryland Medical Center, Pediatrics, 2002

  • Fellowships

    Harvard Medical School, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, 2005

  • Board Certifications

    Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

    Pediatric Gastroenterology, American Board of Pediatrics

    Pediatric Transplant Hepatology, American Board of Pediatrics

  • Academic Title


Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    30 Ratings
    About our process
    Jun 12, 2023
    Our doctor was excellent. She did a really good job explaining the results of the studies conducted for my daughter, and the current Health care needs and challenges and expectations. Where UCSF can improve is the communication between the nursing staff physician in particular with regards to the arrival, the physician to the office visit. My daughter and I waited over an hour and a half in the clinic office. And it's a patient of our physician arrival with no communication from the nursing staff around the physicians delay. We were told several times, the doctor would be in within 5 minutes. However the doctor was not even on campus and had not arrived at the facility for an hour later than what we were told.
    May 25, 2023
    Doctor Rhee is most knowledgable, but well balanced compassion to talk to traumatized families. She provides expert perspective, but explains in common language to uderstand.
    Apr 25, 2023
    Dr. Rhee is a wonderful person and doctor. She is down to earth and it's obvious she loves what she does and really cares for patients and families. We love Dr. Rhee and appreciate her flexibility with getting our son in to see her. We feel we are in the best hands.
    Nov 17, 2022
    Dr. Rhee is AMAZING! She is truly the best doctor.
    Aug 19, 2022
    I appreciate the ease of connecting and the information given which was very throughly explained
    Jul 25, 2022
    Never received a call for the referal
    Jun 21, 2022
    Felt that my daughter's health was taken seriously and we weren't left alone hanging