Our Leadership

Cure JM is led by a passionate team of volunteers, staff, and medical experts in juvenile myositis research and care.

Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics University of California, San Francisco

Susan Kim, M.D., MMSc

Dr. Susan Kim is a Board Certified Pediatric Rheumatologist who joined the faculty at UCSF in 2016. Prior to joining USCF, she was an attending physician in pediatric rheumatology at Boston Children’s Hospital from 2006-2016, where she also completed her pediatric rheumatology fellowship.

Dr. Kim specializes in caring for children and adolescents with inflammatory rheumatic diseases, including juvenile idiopathic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosis, vasculitis, scleroderma and autoinflammatory conditions, with a special interest and focus in juvenile dermatomyositis.

Dr. Kim serves as the Vice Chair for the Juvenile Dermatomyositis research committee of the Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA, the North American pediatric rheumatology network). She also serves as a member of scientific advisory committee for the International Myositis Assessment & Clinical Studies Group (IMACS) and on the Cure JM Medical Advisory Board (MAB).

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