Photo of Kyung (Kay) Rhee, M.D.

Specialty

Eating Disorders, Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Locations

San Diego County

3020 Children's Way
San Diego, CA 92123

Specialty

Eating Disorders, Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Organization

Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

CPMG/RCHN/RCSSD

Medical School

Temple University School of Medicine

Residency

St Christophers Hospital for Children GME

Fellowship

Boston University School of Medicine GME

Board Certifications

Pediatrics

Bio

Dr. Kyung (Kay) Rhee is the medical director of the Medical Behavioral Unit, which treats children and teens with eating disorders. She is also the research director of the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine and a professor of clinical pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Dr. Rhee earned her bachelor's degree in human biology and master's in sociology at Stanford University before earning her medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine. After completing her pediatric residency and chief residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, she went on to complete an academic general pediatrics fellowship at Boston Medical Center, with a focus on childhood obesity. While there, she earned her MSc in epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health.

Dr. Rhee is trained in family-based behavioral treatment of childhood obesity and motivational interviewing. Her research focuses on developing new and effective forms of treatment for childhood obesity. She also has several projects in the community that focus on increasing access to obesity treatment and prevention efforts, spanning infancy to adolescence.

Along with having several peer-reviewed articles on the role of parenting in childhood obesity and parent feeding behaviors, she lectures on this topic as well.

Publications

Researching COVID to enhance recovery (RECOVER) pediatric study protocol: Rationale, objectives and design.
Gross RS, Thaweethai T, Rosenzweig EB, Chan J, Chibnik LB, Cicek MS, Elliott AJ, Flaherman VJ, Foulkes AS, Gage Witvliet M, Gallagher R, Gennaro ML, Jernigan TL, Karlson EW, Katz SD, Kinser PA, Kleinman LC, Lamendola-Essel MF, Milner JD, Mohandas S, Mudumbi PC, Newburger JW, Rhee KE, Salisbury AL, Snowden JN, Stein CR, Stockwell MS, Tantisira KG, Thomason ME, Truong DT, Warburton D, Wood JC, Ahmed S, Akerlundh A, Alshawabkeh AN, Anderson BR, Aschner JL, Atz AM, Aupperle RL, Baker FC, Balaraman V, Banerjee D, Barch DM, Baskin-Sommers A, Bhuiyan S, Bind MC, Bogie AL, Bradford T, Buchbinder NC, Bueler E, Bükülmez H, Casey BJ, Chang L, Chrisant M, Clark DB, Clifton RG, Clouser KN, Cottrell L, Cowan K, D'Sa V, Dapretto M, Dasgupta S, Dehority W, Dionne A, Dummer KB, Elias MD, Esquenazi-Karonika S, Evans DN, Faustino EVS, Fiks AG, Forsha D, Foxe JJ, Friedman NP, Fry G, Gaur S, Gee DG, Gray KM, Handler S, Harahsheh AS, Hasbani K, Heath AC, Hebson C, Heitzeg MM, Hester CM, Hill S, Hobart-Porter L, Hong TKF, Horowitz CR, Hsia DS, Huentelman M, Hummel KD, Irby K, Jacobus J, Jacoby VL, Jone PN, Kaelber DC, Kasmarcak TJ, Kluko MJ, Kosut JS, Laird AR, Landeo-Gutierrez J, Lang SM, Larson CL, Lim PPC, Lisdahl KM, McCrindle BW, McCulloh RJ, McHugh K, Mendelsohn AL, Metz TD, Miller J, Mitchell EC, Morgan LM, Müller-Oehring EM, Nahin ER, Neale MC, Ness-Cochinwala M, Nolan SM, Oliveira CR, Osakwe O, Oster ME, Payne RM, Portman MA, Raissy H, Randall IG, Rao S, Reeder HT, Rosas JM, Russell MW, Sabati AA, Sanil Y, Sato AI, Schechter MS, Selvarangan R, Sexson Tejtel SK, Shakti D, Sharma K, Squeglia LM, Srivastava S, Stevenson MD, Szmuszkovicz J, Talavera-Barber MM, Teufel RJ 2nd, Thacker D, Trachtenberg F, Udosen MM, Warner MR, Watson SE, Werzberger A, Weyer JC, Wood MJ, Yin HS, Zempsky WT, Zimmerman E, Dreyer BP, RECOVER-Pediatric Consortium

Smaller subcortical volume relates to greater weight gain in girls with initially healthy weight.
Adise S, Ottino-Gonzalez J, Hayati Rezvan P, Kan E, Rhee KE, Goran MI, Sowell ER

A randomized controlled trial examining general parenting training and family-based behavioral treatment for childhood obesity: The ReFRESH study design.
Rhee KE, Corbett T, Patel S, Eichen DM, Strong DR, Anderson C, Marcus B, Boutelle KN

Pregnancies complicated by bulimia nervosa are at increased risk of chorioamnionitis, anemia, and preterm birth.
Baer RJ, Bandoli G, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, Rhee KE, Chambers CD

Postacute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 in Children.
Rao S, Gross RS, Mohandas S, Stein CR, Case A, Dreyer B, Pajor NM, Bunnell HT, Warburton D, Berg E, Overdevest JB, Gorelik M, Milner J, Saxena S, Jhaveri R, Wood JC, Rhee KE, Letts R, Maughan C, Guthe N, Castro-Baucom L, Stockwell MS

Limitations of BMI z scores for assessing weight change: A clinical tool versus individual risk.
Adise S, Rhee KE, Laurent J, Holzhausen EA, Hayati Rezvan P, Alderete TL, Vidmar AP

Facilitators and barriers to using telemedicine for gender-affirming care in gender-diverse youth: A qualitative study.
Inwards-Breland DJ, Yeh D, Marinkovic M, Richardson TR, Marino-Kibbee B, Bayley A, Rhee KE

Improving Pediatric Fellows' Feedback Skills and Confidence Through Objective Structured Examinations.
Yu JC, Rhee KE, Dworsky ZD, Larrow A, Passarelli P, Patel A

Using the lens of trauma informed care to inform pediatric obesity management.
Scott VP, Rhee KE

Change in Weight Status Among Children Who Do and Do Not Participate in Intensive Health Behavior and Lifestyle Treatment for Obesity.
Chen C, Eichen D, Kang Sim DE, Strong D, Boutelle KN, Rhee KE

Sex-specific impulsivity, but not other facets of executive function, predicts fat and sugar intake two-years later amongst adolescents with a healthy weight: Findings from the ABCD study.
Adise S, Boutelle KN, Rezvan PH, Kan E, Rhee KE, Goran MI, Sowell ER

Characterization of parent and youth-reported eating disorder symptoms and premorbid factors in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study.
Makowski C, Westwater ML, Rhee KE, Bischoff-Grethe A, Wierenga CE

Disparities in Management of Acute Gastroenteritis in Hospitalized Children.
Polich M, Mannino-Avila E, Edmunds M, Rungvivatjarus J, Patel A, Stucky-Fisher E, Rhee KE

Adverse live-born pregnancy outcomes among pregnant people with anorexia nervosa.
Baer RJ, Bandoli G, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, Rhee KE, Chambers CD

Author Correction: Enhancing untargeted metabolomics using metadata-based source annotation.
Gauglitz JM, West KA, Bittremieux W, Williams CL, Weldon KC, Panitchpakdi M, Di Ottavio F, Aceves CM, Brown E, Sikora NC, Jarmusch AK, Martino C, Tripathi A, Meehan MJ, Dorrestein K, Shaffer JP, Coras R, Vargas F, Goldasich LD, Schwartz T, Bryant M, Humphrey G, Johnson AJ, Spengler K, Belda-Ferre P, Diaz E, McDonald D, Zhu Q, Elijah EO, Wang M, Marotz C, Sprecher KE, Vargas-Robles D, Withrow D, Ackermann G, Herrera L, Bradford BJ, Marques LMM, Amaral JG, Silva RM, Veras FP, Cunha TM, Oliveira RDR, Louzada-Junior P, Mills RH, Piotrowski PK, Servetas SL, Da Silva SM, Jones CM, Lin NJ, Lippa KA, Jackson SA, Daouk RK, Galasko D, Dulai PS, Kalashnikova TI, Wittenberg C, Terkeltaub R, Doty MM, Kim JH, Rhee KE, Beauchamp-Walters J, Wright KP Jr, Dominguez-Bello MG, Manary M, Oliveira MF, Boland BS, Lopes NP, Guma M, Swafford AD, Dutton RJ, Knight R, Dorrestein PC

Variation in executive function relates to BMI increases in youth who were initially of a healthy weight in the ABCD Study.
Adise S, Ottino-Gonzalez J, Goedde L, Marshall AT, Kan E, Rhee KE, Goran MI, Sowell ER

Should We "Wait and See"?: Change in Weight Status Among US Adolescents in the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study.
Rhee KE, Strong D

Discordance between assessments of food cue responsiveness: Implications for assessment in youth with overweight/obesity.
Manzano MA, Strong DR, Rhee KE, Liang J, Boutelle KN

Researching COVID to enhance recovery (RECOVER) pediatric study protocol: Rationale, objectives and design.
Gross R, Thaweethai T, Rosenzweig EB, Chan J, Chibnik LB, Cicek MS, Elliott AJ, Flaherman VJ, Foulkes AS, Witvliet MG, Gallagher R, Gennaro ML, Jernigan TL, Karlson EW, Katz SD, Kinser PA, Kleinman LC, Lamendola-Essel MF, Milner JD, Mohandas S, Mudumbi PC, Newburger JW, Rhee KE, Salisbury AL, Snowden JN, Stein CR, Stockwell MS, Tantisira KG, Thomason ME, Truong DT, Warburton D, Wood JC, Ahmed S, Akerlundh A, Alshawabkeh AN, Anderson BR, Aschner JL, Atz AM, Aupperle RL, Baker FC, Balaraman V, Banerjee D, Barch DM, Baskin-Sommers A, Bhuiyan S, Bind MC, Bogie AL, Buchbinder NC, Bueler E, Bükülmez H, Casey BJ, Chang L, Clark DB, Clifton RG, Clouser KN, Cottrell L, Cowan K, D'Sa V, Dapretto M, Dasgupta S, Dehority W, Dummer KB, Elias MD, Esquenazi-Karonika S, Evans DN, Faustino EVS, Fiks AG, Forsha D, Foxe JJ, Friedman NP, Fry G, Gaur S, Gee DG, Gray KM, Harahsheh AS, Heath AC, Heitzeg MM, Hester CM, Hill S, Hobart-Porter L, Hong TKF, Horowitz CR, Hsia DS, Huentelman M, Hummel KD, Iacono WG, Irby K, Jacobus J, Jacoby VL, Jone PN, Kaelber DC, Kasmarcak TJ, Kluko MJ, Kosut JS, Laird AR, Landeo-Gutierrez J, Lang SM, Larson CL, Lim PPC, Lisdahl KM, McCrindle BW, McCulloh RJ, Mendelsohn AL, Metz TD, Morgan LM, Müller-Oehring EM, Nahin ER, Neale MC, Ness-Cochinwala M, Nolan SM, Oliveira CR, Oster ME, Payne RM, Raissy H, Randall IG, Rao S, Reeder HT, Rosas JM, Russell MW, Sabati AA, Sanil Y, Sato AI, Schechter MS, Selvarangan R, Shakti D, Sharma K, Squeglia LM, Stevenson MD, Szmuszkovicz J, Talavera-Barber MM, Teufel RJ 2nd, Thacker D, Udosen MM, Warner MR, Watson SE, Werzberger A, Weyer JC, Wood MJ, Yin HS, Zempsky WT, Zimmerman E, Dreyer BP

Optimizing Care for Spanish-Speaking Patients and Families in the Hospital: Defining the Gaps and Interventions.
Tam I, Huang M, Patel A, Rhee KE

Geographic Variation in Acute Pediatric Mental Health Utilization.
Winckler B, Nguyen M, Khare M, Patel A, Crandal B, Jenkins W, Fisher E, Rhee KE

Oral Feeding on High-Flow Nasal Cannula in Children Hospitalized With Bronchiolitis.
Gray S, Lee B, Levy M, Rungvivatjarus T, Patel A, Mannino Avila E, Fisher E, Rhee KE

Longitudinal assessment of brain structure and behaviour in youth with rapid weight gain: Potential contributing causes and consequences.
Adise S, Marshall AT, Hahn S, Zhao S, Kan E, Rhee KE, Herting MM, Sowell ER

Design of the FRESH-DOSE study: A randomized controlled noninferiority trial evaluating a guided self-help family-based treatment program for children with overweight or obesity.
Boutelle KN, Rhee KE, Manzano MA, Bernard RS, Strong DR, Eichen DM, Anderson CCA, Marcus BH, Akshoomoff N, Crow SJ

Parental Factors Affecting Pediatric Medication Management in Underserved Communities.
Rungvivatjarus T, Huang MZ, Winckler B, Chen S, Fisher ES, Rhee KE

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