Ronald C. Kim

Associate Professor in Residence, Pathology
School of Medicine

M.D., Jefferson Medical College, 1965

Phone: (562) 494-5513

University of California, Irvine
Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Long Beach
5901 E. 7th Street (113)
Mail Code: 8900
Long Beach, CA 90822-8900

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Research interests, in conjunction with Dr. Byung H. Choi, have been in myelin gliogenesis and in the effects of organic mercury poisoning on the developing nervous system. Recently, the focus has been on spinal cord disease, particularly spinal circulatory disease.
Publications Last Five Years of Publications

Newman J, Rissman RA, Sarsoza F, Kim RC, Dick M, Bennett DA, Cotman CW, Rohn TT, Head E: Caspase-cleaved tau accumulation in neurodegenerative diseases associated with tau and alpha-synuclein pathology. Acta Neuropathol 2005;110:135-144

De Girolami U, Kim RC: Spinal cord vascular disorders. In Kalimo H, ed: Pathology & Genetics: Cerebrovascular Diseases. Basel, ISN Neuropath Press, 2005, pp 336-344

Gibbs WN, Kreidie M, Kim RC, Hasso AN: Acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis: neuroimaging features and neuropathologic diagnosis. J Comput Assist Tomogr 2005;29:689-693

Dagenais S, Ogunseitan O, Haldeman S, Wooley JR, Zaldivar F, Kim RC: Acute toxicity pilot evaluation of Proliferol in rats and swine. Int J Toxicol 2006;25:171-181

Head E, Starr A, Kim RC, Parachikova A, Lopez GE, Dick M, Cribbs DH: Relapsing polychondritis with features of dementia with Lewy bodies. Acta Neuropathol 2006;112:217-225

Berlau DJ, Kahle-Wrobleski K, Head E, Goodus M, Kim R, Kawas C: Dissociation of neuropathologic findings and cognition: case report of an apolipoprotein E ?2/ ?2 genotype. Arch Neurol 2007;64:1193-1196

Mathews MS, Kim RC, Chang GY, Linskey ME: Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome and cerebral hemangiopericytoma: a potential association. Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2008;150:399-402

Berchtold NC, Cribbs DH, Coleman PD, Rogers J, Head E, Kim R, Beach T, Miller C, Troncoso J, Trojanowski JQ, Zielke HR, Cotman CW: Gene expression changes in the course of normal brain aging are sexually dimorphic. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2008;105:15605-15610

Lee DJ, Owen CM, Khanifar E, Kim RC, Binder DK: Isolated amygdala neurocysticercosis in a patient presenting with déjà vu and olfactory auras. J Neurosurg Pediatrics 2009;3:538-541

Head E, Corrada MM, Kahle-Wrobleski K, Kim RC, Sarsoza F, Goodus M, Kawas CH: Synaptic proteins, neuropathology and cognitive status in the oldest-old. Neurobiol Aging 2009;30:1125-1134

Mathews MS, Paré LS, Kuo JV, Kim RC: Primary leptomeningeal oligodendrogliomatosis. J Neurooncol 2009;94:275-278

Kim RC: Spinal cord pathology. In Lin V, ed: Spinal Cord Medicine: Principles & Practice, 2nd ed. Woodbridge, Demos Medical Publishing, 2010, pp 22-34

Riley JD, Franklin DL, Choi V, Kim RC, Binder DK, Cramer SC, Lin JJ: Altered white matter integrity in temporal lobe epilepsy: association with cognitive and clinical profiles. Epilepsia 2010;51:536-545

Fisher M, French S, Ping J, Kim RC: Cerebral microbleeds in the elderly: a pathological analysis. Stroke 2010;41:in press
Society for Neuroscience
International Brain Research Organization
Orange County Neurology Society
New York Academy of Sciences
International Society of Neuropathology
American Association of Neuropathologists
American Association for the Advancement of Science
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