Connie Rhee

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Associate Professor of Medicine (Tenured),
School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Public Health,
Public Health

Vice Chair of Clinical Research, Department of Medicine


B.A., 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
Research Interests
Thyroid dysfunction in CKD and high-risk CV populations, Diabetic kidney disease, Endocrine disorders in kidney disease, Conservative management of CKD, Pharmacoepidemiology, Racial disparities in CKD/ESRD, Nutrition in CKD/ESRD, Dialysis Outcomes
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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
2016 University of California Irvine Top 6 Outpatient Physicians: Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Scores
2016 Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar Scholarship
2017 Junior Investigator of the Year Award, Institute of Clinical and Translational Science, University of California Irvine
2017 Athalie Clarke Research Associates Dean’s Junior Physician Scientist Award, University of California Irvine
2017 Los Angeles Magazine Southern California Rising Stars
2017 Fellow of the National Kidney Foundation Recognition
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
2016- Director of Clinical and Translational Research, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of California Irvine School of Medicine
2017- Associate Fellowship Program Director, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of California Irvine School of Medicine
2017- Continuing Medical Education Director, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of California Irvine School of Medicine
2017- Acting Associate Chief, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of California Irvine School of Medicine
2021- Vice Chair of Clinical Research, Department of Medicine, 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, as well as novel therapeutic strategies for advanced kidney disease. 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 leads clinical trials and prospective and retrospective observational research studies centered upon endo-nephrology and the conservative and preservative management of advanced kidney disease. She is currently the Principal Investigator of two NIH/NIDDK R01 awards and one R03 award, and she has also led other NIH, National Kidney Foundation, American Thyroid Association, and industry supported grants as the Principal Investigator. She has published over 200 manuscripts to date, and she is devoted to the mentorship of a wide cadre of trainees.
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 F32 DK093201 (PI), 2012-13
NIH/NIDDK "HyCARDS" K23 DK102903 (PI), 2014-19
NIH/NIDDK "LEVO-D" DK114642 (PI), 2017-19
American Thyroid Association (PI), 2016-18
National Kidney Foundation (PI), 2017-18
NIH Clinical Loan Repayment Award (PI), 2014-16
NIH Clinical Loan Repayment Renewal Awards (PI), 2016-17, 2017-18
NIH/NIDDK "RCAV" R01 DK096920 (co-investigator), 2013-17
NIH/NIDDK "TCCKD" U01 DK102163 (co-investigator), 2014-19
NIH/NIDDK "THYROID-HD" R01 DK122767 (PI), 2019-24
NIH/NIDDK "OPTIMAL" R01 DK124138 (Contact PI), 2012-13
Last updated
07/05/2021