Anna-Kaisa Niemi, M.D., Ph.D.


3020 Children's Way
MC 5008
San Diego, CA 92123




Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

Rady Children's Specialists

Medical School

Oulun Yliopisto (University of Oulu)


Stanford University Medical Center


Stanford University Medical Center

Board Certifications

Clinical Genetics, Pediatrics




Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi is a pediatrician in the Neonatology Division of Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an assistant clinical professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She is board certified in pediatrics, medical biochemical genetics and clinical genetics.

After graduating from the University of Oulu in Finland in 2003, Dr. Niemi completed her residency in pediatrics at Lucile Packard Children's in 2009. She then completed her fellowship in clinical genetics, medical biochemical genetics and neonatal-perinatal medicine at Stanford University. At the same time, she completed a distance learning fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Niemi?s area of interest is in neonatal metabolic disorders, especially the management of hyperammonemia, as well as integrative medicine approaches, such as infant massage in the NICU.


Pediatric Integrative Medicine.
McClafferty H, Vohra S, Bailey M, Brown M, Esparham A, Gerstbacher D, Golianu B, Niemi AK, Sibinga E, Weydert J, Yeh AM, SECTION ON INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE.

Review of Randomized Controlled Trials of Massage in Preterm Infants.
Niemi AK

Expanding the phenotype of hawkinsinuria: new insights from response to N-acetyl-L-cysteine.
Gomez-Ospina N, Scott AI, Oh GJ, Potter D, Goel VV, Destino L, Baugh N, Enns GM, Niemi AK, Cowan TM

Impaired Health-Related Quality of Life in Children and Families Affected by Methylmalonic Acidemia.
Splinter K, Niemi AK, Cox R, Platt J, Shah M, Enns GM, Kasahara M, Bernstein JA

Reply: To PMID 25771389.
Niemi AK, Enns GM

Treatment of methylmalonic acidemia by liver or combined liver-kidney transplantation.
Niemi AK, Kim IK, Krueger CE, Cowan TM, Baugh N, Farrell R, Bonham CA, Concepcion W, Esquivel CO, Enns GM

Perinatal features of the RASopathies: Noonan syndrome, cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome and Costello syndrome.
Myers A, Bernstein JA, Brennan ML, Curry C, Esplin ED, Fisher J, Homeyer M, Manning MA, Muller EA, Niemi AK, Seaver LH, Hintz SR, Hudgins L

Degree of glutathione deficiency and redox imbalance depend on subtype of mitochondrial disease and clinical status.
Enns GM, Moore T, Le A, Atkuri K, Shah MK, Cusmano-Ozog K, Niemi AK, Cowan TM

Abnormal hepatocellular mitochondria in methylmalonic acidemia.
Wilnai Y, Enns GM, Niemi AK, Higgins J, Vogel H

Evidence of redox imbalance in a patient with succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency.
Niemi AK, Brown C, Moore T, Enns GM, Cowan TM

A new LC-MS/MS method for the clinical determination of reduced and oxidized glutathione from whole blood.
Moore T, Le A, Niemi AK, Kwan T, Cusmano-Ozog K, Enns GM, Cowan TM

Liver transplantation for urea cycle disorders in pediatric patients: a single-center experience.
Kim IK, Niemi AK, Krueger C, Bonham CA, Concepcion W, Cowan TM, Enns GM, Esquivel CO

Report of two patients and further characterization of interstitial 9p13 deletion--a rare but recurrent microdeletion syndrome?
Niemi AK, Kwan A, Hudgins L, Cherry AM, Manning MA

Ectopia lentis as the presenting and primary feature in Marfan syndrome.
Zadeh N, Bernstein JA, Niemi AK, Dugan S, Kwan A, Liang D, Hyland JC, Hoyme HE, Hudgins L, Manning MA

Horseshoe kidney and a rare TSC2 variant in two unrelated individuals with tuberous sclerosis complex.
Niemi AK, Northrup H, Hudgins L, Bernstein JA

Importance of culturing primary lymphocytes at physiological oxygen levels.
Atkuri KR, Herzenberg LA, Niemi AK, Cowan T, Herzenberg LA

Mitochondrial DNA and ACTN3 genotypes in Finnish elite endurance and sprint athletes.
Niemi AK, Majamaa K

A combination of three common inherited mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms promotes longevity in Finnish and Japanese subjects.
Niemi AK, Moilanen JS, Tanaka M, Hervonen A, Hurme M, Lehtimäki T, Arai Y, Hirose N, Majamaa K

Mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms associated with longevity in a Finnish population.
Niemi AK, Hervonen A, Hurme M, Karhunen PJ, Jylhä M, Majamaa K

[What happens to the organs in space?].
Niemi AK, Vuolteenaho O

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