Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

Columbia University, Georgetown University, The George Washington University School of Medicine


Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California


Childrens Hospital Orange County, University of California - Irvine

Board Certifications

Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy, Neurology




Olivia Kim-McManus, M.D., specializes in treating infants, children and adolescents with neurological disorders, with additional expertise in epilepsy and medically refractory epilepsy (when the condition does not respond to medications). She is also an assistant clinical professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

As a child neurologist, Dr. Kim-McManus is also experienced in neurological conditions related to brain malformations, intellectual disabilities, and other neurodevelopmental problems of childhood.

Her interests includes clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy surgery (i.e. invasive intracranial electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring and intraoperative electrocorticography).

Board certified in neurology with special qualification in child neurology, Dr. Kim-McManus also holds two additional subspecialty board certifications in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology.

She primarily cares for patients at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and also monitors patients with seizures on EEG in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UC San Diego's Jacobs Medical Center.

Dr. Kim-McManus trains medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Her research interests focus on intracranial EEG monitoring.

She completed dual fellowships in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at UC Irvine School of Medicine along with residencies in pediatrics and neurology at University of Southern California Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She earned her medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine.

She is a member of the American Epilepsy Society and American Academy of Neurology.

In her spare time, Dr. Kim-McManus enjoys spending time with her husband and young daughter and is expecting a baby boy in the fall.


The effect of a performing arts intervention on caregivers of people with mild to moderately severe dementia.
McManus K, Tao H, Jennelle PJ, Wheeler JC, Anderson GA

Evaluation of NICU Healthcare Providers' Experience of Patient Ethics and Communication Excellence (PEACE) Rounds.
McManus K, Robinson P

A thematic analysis of the effects of compassion rounds on clinicians and the families of NICU patients.
McManus K, Robinson PS

Strength and stability of EEG functional connectivity predict treatment response in infants with epileptic spasms.
Shrey DW, Kim McManus O, Rajaraman R, Ombao H, Hussain SA, Lopour BA

The effect of 96-hour formalin fixation on the immunohistochemical evaluation of estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and HER2 expression in invasive breast carcinoma.
Yildiz-Aktas IZ, Dabbs DJ, Cooper KL, Chivukula M, McManus K, Bhargava R

Carcinomas of Distal Fallopian Tube and Their Association with Tubal Intraepithelial Carcinoma: Do They Share a Common "Precursor" Lesion? Loss of Heterozygosity and Immunohistochemical Analysis Using PAX 2, WT-1, and P53 Markers.
Chivukula M, Niemeier LA, Edwards R, Nikiforova M, Mantha G, McManus K, Carter G

Insulin-like growth factor receptor-1 (IGF-1R) expression in normal breast, proliferative breast lesions, and breast carcinoma.
Bhargava R, Beriwal S, McManus K, Dabbs DJ

Identification of the most sensitive and robust immunohistochemical markers in different categories of ovarian sex cord-stromal tumors.
Zhao C, Vinh TN, McManus K, Dabbs D, Barner R, Vang R

CK5 is more sensitive than CK5/6 in identifying the "basal-like" phenotype of breast carcinoma.
Bhargava R, Beriwal S, McManus K, Dabbs DJ

SF-1 is a diagnostically useful immunohistochemical marker and comparable to other sex cord-stromal tumor markers for the differential diagnosis of ovarian sertoli cell tumor.
Zhao C, Barner R, Vinh TN, McManus K, Dabbs D, Vang R

WT1 immunoreactivity in breast carcinoma: selective expression in pure and mixed mucinous subtypes.
Domfeh AB, Carley AL, Striebel JM, Karabakhtsian RG, Florea AV, McManus K, Beriwal S, Bhargava R

Sentinel lymph node micrometastasis as a predictor of axillary tumor burden.
Dabbs DJ, Fung M, Landsittel D, McManus K, Johnson R

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