Jinah Kim

Pathologist, Dermatopathologist, Cutaneous oncology specialist, Dermatologist, Surgical pathologist

Assistant Professor of Pathology and of Dermatology at the Stanford University Medical Center

Skin Cancer Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Professional Education

Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine (2008) CT

Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital (2007) CT

Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital (2004) CT

Board Certification: Dermatopathology, American Board of Pathology (2008)

Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology (2007)

Internship: Yale New Haven Hospital (2001) CT

Medical Education: Mount Sinai Medical Center (2000) NY

Honors & Awards

1st Place Award: Oral Abstract Competition (Charay Jennings), ASDP (2011)

1st Place Award: Oral Abstract Competition (Salma Dabiri), ASDP (2010)

2nd Place Award: Duel in Dermatopathology Oral Abstract Competition (Salma Dabiri), ASDP (2009)

1st Place Award: Oral Abstract Competition, ASDP (2007)

1st Place Award: Duel in Dermatopathology Abstract Competition, ASDP (2005)

Administrative Appointments

Fellowship Program Director, Dermatopathology (2012 - Present)

Director, Dermatopathology (2011 - Present)

Associate Director, Dermatopathology (2009 - 2011)

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Human Papilloma Virus is not Prevalent in Nevus Sebaceus
Kim, D., Benjamin, L. T., Sahoo, M. K., Kim, J., & Pinsky, B. A. (2014). Human Papilloma Virus is not Prevalent in Nevus Sebaceus. PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY, 31(3), 326-330.

Basal Cell Carcinomas of the Vulva High-risk Human Papillomavirus DNA Detection, p16 and BerEP4 Expression
Elwood, H., Kim, J., Yemelyanova, A., Ronnett, B. M., & Taube, J. M. (2014). Basal Cell Carcinomas of the Vulva High-risk Human Papillomavirus DNA Detection, p16 and BerEP4 Expression. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGICAL PATHOLOGY, 38(4), 542-547.

Multiple Eruptive Pilomatricomas in a 9-Year-Old Boy with Glioblastoma
Hollmig, S. T., Tollefson, M. M., Kim, J., & Khuu, P. (2013). Multiple Eruptive Pilomatricomas in a 9-Year-Old Boy with Glioblastoma. PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY, 30(6), 756-758.

Activating HRAS mutation in agminated Spitz nevi arising in a nevus spilus.
Sarin, K. Y., Sun, B. K., Bangs, C. D., Cherry, A., Swetter, S. M., & Khavari, P. A. (2013). Activating HRAS mutation in agminated Spitz nevi arising in a nevus spilus. JAMA dermatology , 149(9), 1077-1081.

Intravascular ALK-negative Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma With Localized Cutaneous Involvement and an Indolent Clinical Course Toward Recognition of a Distinct Clinicopathologic Entity
Metcalf, R. A., Bashey, S., Wysong, A., Kim, J., Kim, Y. H., & Gratzinger, D. (2013). Intravascular ALK-negative Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma With Localized Cutaneous Involvement and an Indolent Clinical Course Toward Recognition of a Distinct Clinicopathologic Entity. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGICAL PATHOLOGY, 37(4), 617-623.

Mosaic Activating RAS Mutations in Nevus Sebaceus and Nevus Sebaceus Syndrome
Sun, B. K., Saggini, A., Sarin, K. Y., Kim, J., Benjamin, L., & Khavari, P. A. (2013). Mosaic Activating RAS Mutations in Nevus Sebaceus and Nevus Sebaceus Syndrome. JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE DERMATOLOGY, 133(3), 824-827.

Is Tanning Bed Exposure Associated With Aggressive Basal Cell Carcinoma?
Gamba, C. A., Wysong, A., Million, L., Aasi, S., Kim, J., & Tang, J. Y. (2012). Is Tanning Bed Exposure Associated With Aggressive Basal Cell Carcinoma?. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 30(32), E333-E336.

Sox10 is expressed in primary melanocytic neoplasms of various histologies but not in fibrohistiocytic proliferations and histiocytoses
Shin, J., Vincent, J. G., Cuda, J. D., Xu, Hy., Kang, S., & Taube, J. M. (2012). Sox10 is expressed in primary melanocytic neoplasms of various histologies but not in fibrohistiocytic proliferations and histiocytoses. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY, 67(4), 717-726.

Spindle Cell Neoplasms Encountered in Dermatologic Surgery: A Review
Hollmig, S. T., Sachdev, R., Cockerell, C. J., Posten, W., Chiang, M., & Kim, J. (2012). Spindle Cell Neoplasms Encountered in Dermatologic Surgery: A Review. DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY, 38(6), 825-850.

Abdominal Mass, Anemia, Diabetes Mellitus, and Necrolytic Migratory Erythema
Qadan, M., Visser, B., Kim, J., Pai, R., & Triadafilopoulos, G. (2012). Abdominal Mass, Anemia, Diabetes Mellitus, and Necrolytic Migratory Erythema. DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES, 57(6), 1465-1468.

Primary Cilium Depletion Typifies Cutaneous Melanoma In Situ and Malignant Melanoma
Kim, J., Dabiri, S., & Seeley, E. S. (2011). Primary Cilium Depletion Typifies Cutaneous Melanoma In Situ and Malignant Melanoma. PLOS ONE, 6(11).

Early pancreatic panniculitis associated with HELLP syndrome and acute fatty liver of pregnancy
Kirkland, E. B., Sachdev, R., Kim, J., & Peng, D. (2011). Early pancreatic panniculitis associated with HELLP syndrome and acute fatty liver of pregnancy. JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS PATHOLOGY, 38(10), 814-817.

Quantitative comparison of MiTF, Melan-A, HMB-45 and Mel-5 in solar lentigines and melanoma in situ
Kim, J., Taube, J. M., McCalmont, T. H., & Glusac, E. J. (2011). Quantitative comparison of MiTF, Melan-A, HMB-45 and Mel-5 in solar lentigines and melanoma in situ. JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS PATHOLOGY, 38(10), 775-779.

Subcutaneous Nodules in an Elderly Patient Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma
Fu, T., Zwerner, J., Kim, J., & Tang, J. (2011). Subcutaneous Nodules in an Elderly Patient Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma. ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY, 147(10), 1215-1220.

T(H)1, T(H)2, and T(H)17 cells instruct monocytes to differentiate into specialized dendritic cell subsets
Alonso, M. N., Wong, M. T., Zhang, A. L., Winer, D., Suhoski, M. M., & Engleman, E. G. (2011). T(H)1, T(H)2, and T(H)17 cells instruct monocytes to differentiate into specialized dendritic cell subsets. BLOOD, 118(12), 3311-3320.

The frequency of dual TCR-PCR clonality in granulomatous disorders
Dabiri, S., Morales, A., Ma, L., Sundram, U., Kim, Y. H., & Kim, J. (2011). The frequency of dual TCR-PCR clonality in granulomatous disorders. JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS PATHOLOGY, 38(9), 704-709.

Identification of Nodal Metastases in Melanoma Using Sox-10
Jennings, C., & Kim, J. (2011). Identification of Nodal Metastases in Melanoma Using Sox-10. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOPATHOLOGY, 33(5), 474-482.

ALK-negative systemic intravascular anaplastic large cell lymphoma presenting in the skin
Rieger, K. E., POLIDORE, T., Warnke, R., & Kim, J. (2011). ALK-negative systemic intravascular anaplastic large cell lymphoma presenting in the skin. JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS PATHOLOGY, 38(2), 216-220.

The Use of Immunohistochemistry in the Diagnosis of Metastatic Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma A Review of PAX-8, PAX-2, hKIM-1, RCCma, and CD10
Sangoi, A. R., Karamchandani, J., Kim, J., Pai, R. K., & McKenney, J. K. (2010). The Use of Immunohistochemistry in the Diagnosis of Metastatic Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma A Review of PAX-8, PAX-2, hKIM-1, RCCma, and CD10. ADVANCES IN ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY, 17(6), 377-393.

SOX10 immunostaining distinguishes desmoplastic melanoma from excision scar
Ramos-Herberth, F. I., Karamchandani, J., Kim, J., & Dadras, S. S. (2010). SOX10 immunostaining distinguishes desmoplastic melanoma from excision scar. JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS PATHOLOGY, 37(9), 944-952.

PAX8 discriminates ovarian metastases from adnexal tumors and other cutaneous metastases
Fujiwara, M., Taube, J., Sharma, M., McCalmont, T. H., & Kim, J. (2010). PAX8 discriminates ovarian metastases from adnexal tumors and other cutaneous metastases. JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS PATHOLOGY, 37(9), 938-943.

A Young Girl with Weather-Beaten, Waxy Knuckles
Botto, N. C., Shpall, R. L., Kim, J., & Bruckner, A. L. (2010). A Young Girl with Weather-Beaten, Waxy Knuckles. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, 156(4), 671-674.

A toddler with facial nodules: a case of idiopathic facial aseptic granuloma.
Martinez-Diaz, G. J., Kim, J., & Bruckner, A. L. (2010). A toddler with facial nodules: a case of idiopathic facial aseptic granuloma. Dermatology online journal, 16(1), 9-?.

A Rectangular Dermatosis of the Left Back
Craiglow, B., Kim, J., Watsky, K., & Heald, P. (2009). A Rectangular Dermatosis of the Left Back. ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY, 145(12), 1411-1414.

Linear Pruritic Eruption With Onychodystrophy in a 1-Year-Old Girl Lichen striatus
Ramos-Herberth, F., Bishop, K., & Kim, J. (2009). Linear Pruritic Eruption With Onychodystrophy in a 1-Year-Old Girl Lichen striatus. ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY, 145(9), 1053-1058.

Annular and Keratotic Papules and Plaques in a Teenager
Diaz, G. Jm., Berk, D., Bruckner, A. L., & Kim, J. (2009). Annular and Keratotic Papules and Plaques in a Teenager. ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY, 145(8), 931-U61.

Keloidal atypical fibroxanthoma: a case series
Kim, J., & McNiff, J. M. (2009). Keloidal atypical fibroxanthoma: a case series. JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS PATHOLOGY, 36(5), 535-539.

Eyebrow papule in an elderly man.
Clark, F. L., Somoano, B., Taube, J., Egbert, B., & Kim, J. (2009). Eyebrow papule in an elderly man. Dermatology online journal, 15(9), 14-?.

Pemphigoid vegetans: a case report and review of the literature
Kim, J., Chavel, S., Girardi, M., & McNiff, J. M. (2008). Pemphigoid vegetans: a case report and review of the literature. JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS PATHOLOGY, 35(12), 1144-1147.

Nuclear expression of survivin portends a poor prognosis in Merkel cell carcinoma
Kim, J., & McNiff, J. M. (2008). Nuclear expression of survivin portends a poor prognosis in Merkel cell carcinoma. MODERN PATHOLOGY, 21(6), 764-769.

Congenital panfollicular nevus associated with polydactyly
Kim, J., Zambrano, E. V., & McNiff, J. M. (2007). Congenital panfollicular nevus associated with polydactyly. JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS PATHOLOGY, 34, 14-17.

Autoimmune pancreatitis presenting as simultaneous masses in the pancreatic head and gallbladder.
Gumbs, A. A., Kim, J., Kiehna, E., Brink, J. A., & Salem, R. R. (2005). Autoimmune pancreatitis presenting as simultaneous masses in the pancreatic head and gallbladder. JOP : Journal of the pancreas, 6(5), 455-459.

Recruitment of CXCR3(+) and CCR5(+) T cells and production of interferon-gamma-inducible chemokines in rejecting human arteries
Burns, W. R., Wang, Y. N., Tang, P. Cy., Ranjbaran, H., Iakimov, A., & Tellides, G. (2005). Recruitment of CXCR3(+) and CCR5(+) T cells and production of interferon-gamma-inducible chemokines in rejecting human arteries. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TRANSPLANTATION, 5(6), 1226-1236.

Localization and signaling of gp subunit ste4p are controlled by a-factor receptor and the a-specific protein asg7p
Kim, J. A., Bortz, E., Zhong, H. L., Leeuw, T., Leberer, E., & Hirsch, J. P. (2000). Localization and signaling of gp subunit ste4p are controlled by a-factor receptor and the a-specific protein asg7p. MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY, 20(23), 8826-8835.

Receptor inhibition of pheromone signaling is mediated by the Ste4p G(beta) subunit
Kim, J., Couve, A., & Hirsch, J. P. (1999). Receptor inhibition of pheromone signaling is mediated by the Ste4p G(beta) subunit. MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY, 19(1), 441-449.

A nucleolar protein that affects mating efficiency in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by altering the morphological response to pheromone
Kim, J., & Hirsch, J. P. (1998). A nucleolar protein that affects mating efficiency in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by altering the morphological response to pheromone. GENETICS, 149(2), 795-805.