Connie Rhee

Assistant Professor, Tenure/Tenure-Track, Medicine
School of Medicine

A.B., Northwestern University


M.D., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


M.S., Harvard School of Public Health, Epidemiology

Phone: (714) 456-5142
Email: crhee1@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
The City Tower, Suite #400
Mail Code: 4088
Orange, CA 92697

picture of Connie  Rhee

Research
Interests
Thyroid dysfunction in CKD and high-risk CV populations, Diabetic kidney disease, Endocrine disorders in kidney disease, Pharmacoepidemiology in kidney disease, Racial disparities in CKD/ESRD, Nutrition in CKD/ESRD, Dialysis Outcomes
   
Academic
Distinctions
1997-2000 Honors Program in Medical Education, Northwestern University
2001 Barbara Greengoss Summer Research Fellowship
2006 John A. Benson, Jr., MD Humanism Award, Oregon Health and Science University
2007 Clinical Vignette Oral Presentation First-Runner Up, Society of
General Internal Medicine Northwest Regional Meeting, Seattle, WA
2007 John A. Benson, Jr., MD Humanism Award, Oregon Health and Science University
2007 House Staff Teaching Award, Oregon Health and Science University
2008 John A. Benson, Jr., MD Humanism Award, Oregon Health and Science University
2008 House Staff Teaching Award, Oregon Health and Science University
2010 Geriatric Nephrology Travel Support Award, American Society of Nephrology
2011 Professional Development Seminar Travel Support Award, American Society of Nephrology
2011 Fellowship Teaching Award, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
2012 NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service F32 Award
2012 Patient Centered Outcomes Research Travel Support Award, American Society of Nephrology
2013 Top Oral Abstracts by Trainees, American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week Meeting
2014 NIH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development K23 Award
2014 NIH Clinical Loan Repayment Award
2014 Top Oral Abstracts by Trainees, American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week Meeting
2015 University of California Irvine Department of Medicine Chair’s Research Award
2015 Top Oral Abstracts by Trainees, American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week Meeting
   
Appointments 2013- Associate Director of Outpatient Hemodialysis Services, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of California Irvine School of Medicine
2013- Research Associate, Veterans Affairs Long Beach Health Care System
2014- Director of Dialysis Quality Improvement, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of California Irvine School of Medicine
   
Research
Abstract
Dr. Connie Rhee is a physician-scientist devoted to the study of endocrine derangements in chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease patients. She is a graduate of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Honors Program in Medical Education, and she completed her residency and chief residency at the Oregon Health and Science University. She subsequently pursued a combined research and clinical nephrology fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital and a Master of Science in Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. As a clinical investigator in the University of California Irvine Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Dr. Rhee conducts prospective and retrospective research studies centered upon endo-nephrology. She is currently the Principal Investigator of an NIH/NIDDK K23 award studying thyroid dysfunction in kidney disease, and is a co-investigator on an NIH/NIDDK R01 and U01 grants. She has published over 60 manuscripts to date.
   
Publications PubMed:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Connie+Rhee

Google Scholar:
http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=V5uLnRIAAAAJ&hl=ja
   
Grants NIH/NIDDK K23 DK102903 (PI), 2014-19
   
NIH/NIDDK R01 DK096920 (co-investigator), 2013-17
   
NIH/NIDDK U01 DK102163 (co-investigator), 2014-19
   
NIH/NIDDK F32 DK093201 (PI), 2012-13
   
   
Link to this profile http://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=6203
   
Last updated 03/10/2016