Jane J. Kim, MD

Pediatric Diabetes Research Center (PDRC)

Assistant Professor, UCSD Department of Pediatrics
phone: 858-534-8228
e-mail: janekim@ucsd.edu​​​


Dr. Jane Kim is an assistant professor at UCSD’s Department of Pediatrics and a physician-scientist in the UCSD Division of Pediatric Endocrinology. Her medical education began at the University of Toronto, followed by a pediatric residency at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Committed to pursuing endocrine research that integrates molecular biology, genetics and medicine, Dr. Kim moved to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Headquarters. There, Dr. Kim complete her pediatric endocrinology fellowship. To gain additional expertise in diabetes research, Dr. Kim did her postdoctoral research training at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University, New York. In 2004, Dr. Kim joined the UCSD faculty at the School of Medicine.


Dr. Kim's clinical translational research aims to identify early biomarkers for diabetic complications, in particular kidney disease. For these studies she profiles urine samples from large numbers of patients with T1D. Patients at risk could then take dietary precautions or medications to prevent loss of kidney function.


Soontornniyomkij V, Kesby JP, Soontornniyomkij B, Kim JJ, Kisseleva T, Achim CL, Semenova S, Jeste DV. Age and High-Fat Diet Effects on Glutamine Synthetase Immunoreactivity in Liver and Hippocampus and Recognition Memory in Mice. Current Aging Science. 2016 Apr 13. PMID: 27071478.

Chen K, Jih A, Osborn O, Kavaler ST, Fu W, Sasik R, Saito R, Kim JJ. Distinct gene signatures predict insulin resistance in young mice with high fat diet-induced obesity. Physiol Genomics. 2018 Jan 8. PMID: 29341863.