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Grace Gwe-Ya Kim

Title(s)Associate Professor, Radiation Medicine and Applied Science
SchoolHealth Sciences
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0865
La Jolla CA 92093
Phone858-246-1507
ORCID ORCID Icongweyakim@ucsd.edu Additional info
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    Stanford University, Stanford, CAPost Doc.02/2006Medical Physics
    Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of KoreaPh.D.08/2001Physical Chemistry
    Yonsei University, Seou, Republic of KoreaMSc.02/1994Physical Chemistry
    Yonsei University, Wonju, Republic of KoreaBSc.02/1992Chemistry

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    After completing her PhD, Dr. Kim worked as scientific officer for 7 years in the Medical Device Safety Bureau at the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety in Korea. She then accepted a post-doc fellowship in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University and was recruited to join the Department of Radiation Oncology at the UC San Diego in 2009.

    She currently serves as a reviewer on American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO). For the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), she is a member of the Calibration Laboratory Accreditation Executive Committee and subcommittee, Task Group 262, Task Group 275, Task Group 292, working group on RO-ILS and a chair of Working Group on Prevention of Errors in Radiation Oncology. Also she serves as a physics committee member of the Radiosurgery Society.

    Dr. Kim serves as the Senior Associate Division Director for Clinical Physics Operations and Technical Chief for Central Nervous System (CNS) and her primary research focuses on implementing novel treatment techniques, patient safety, and improvements in intracranial radiosurgery procedure.

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    1. Dose-rate considerations for the INTRABEAM electronic brachytherapy system: Report from the American association of physicists in medicine task group no. 292. Med Phys. 2020 Aug; 47(8):e913-e919. Culberson WS, Davis SD, Gwe-Ya Kim G, Lowenstein JR, Ouhib Z, Popovic M, Waldron TJ, Safigholi H, Simiele SJ, Rivard MJ. PMID: 32246456.
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    2. Strategies for effective physics plan and chart review in radiation therapy: Report of AAPM Task Group 275. Med Phys. 2020 Jun; 47(6):e236-e272. Ford E, Conroy L, Dong L, de Los Santos LF, Greener A, Gwe-Ya Kim G, Johnson J, Johnson P, Mechalakos JG, Napolitano B, Parker S, Schofield D, Smith K, Yorke E, Wells M. PMID: 31967655.
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    3. Clinical safety assessment of the Halcyon system. Med Phys. 2019 Oct; 46(10):4340-4345. Pawlicki T, Atwood T, McConnell K, Kim GY. PMID: 31350914.
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    4. Parallel perspectives for building sustainable safety initiatives. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2019 Aug; 20(8):5-10. Ford EC, Moran JM, Kim GY, Schubert L, Rong Y. PMID: 31365185.
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    5. Dosimetric study of the plan quality and dose to organs at risk on tangential breast treatments using the Halcyon linac. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2019 Jul; 20(7):58-67. Flores-Martinez E, Kim GY, Yashar CM, Cerviño LI. PMID: 31183967.
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    6. Technical Note: Assessing the performance of monthly CBCT image quality QA. Med Phys. 2019 Jun; 46(6):2575-2579. Manger RP, Pawlicki T, Hoisak J, Kim GY. PMID: 30972767.
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    7. Characterization of the HalcyonTM multileaf collimator system. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2019 Apr; 20(4):106-114. Lim TY, Dragojevic I, Hoffman D, Flores-Martinez E, Kim GY. PMID: 30889312.
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    8. Machine learning for automated quality assurance in radiotherapy: A proof of principle using EPID data description. Med Phys. 2019 Apr; 46(4):1914-1921. El Naqa I, Irrer J, Ritter TA, DeMarco J, Al-Hallaq H, Booth J, Kim G, Alkhatib A, Popple R, Perez M, Farrey K, Moran JM. PMID: 30734324.
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    9. End-to-end testing of automatic plan optimization using RayStation scripting for hypofractionated multimetastatic brain stereotactic radiosurgery. Med Dosim. 2019 Winter; 44(4):e44-e50. Han EY, Kim GY, Rebueno N, Yeboa DN, Briere TM. PMID: 30655170.
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    10. Tolerance design of patient-specific range QA using the DMAIC framework in proton therapy. Med Phys. 2018 Feb; 45(2):520-528. Rah JE, Shin D, Manger RP, Kim TH, Oh DH, Kim DY, Kim GY. PMID: 29222950.
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    11. Automated EPID-based measurement of MLC leaf offset as a quality control tool. Biometrical Physics & Engineering Express. 2017. Tim A Ritter, B Schultz, M Barnes, R Popple, M Perez, K Farrey, G Kim and J M Moran.. View Publication.
    12. Technical Note: Using k-means clustering to determine the number and position of isocenters in MLC-based multiple target intracranial radiosurgery. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2017 Sep; 18(5):351-357. Yock AD, Kim GY. PMID: 28727284.
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    13. Insight gained from responses to surveys on reference dosimetry practices. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2017 May; 18(3):182-190. Muir B, Culberson W, Davis S, Kim GY, Huang Y, Lee SW, Lowenstein J, Sarfehnia A, Siebers J, Tolani N. PMID: 28397396.
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    14. CTNNB1 (beta-catenin) mutation identifies low grade, early stage endometrial cancer patients at increased risk of recurrence. Mod Pathol. 2017 07; 30(7):1032-1041. Kurnit KC, Kim GN, Fellman BM, Urbauer DL, Mills GB, Zhang W, Broaddus RR. PMID: 28281553.
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    15. Evaluation of a surface imaging system's isocenter calibration methods. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2017 Mar; 18(2):85-91. Paxton AB, Manger RP, Pawlicki T, Kim GY. PMID: 28300386.
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    16. Clinical efficacy and safety of surface imaging guided radiosurgery (SIG-RS) in the treatment of benign skull base tumors. J Neurooncol. 2017 04; 132(2):307-312. Lau SKM, Patel K, Kim T, Knipprath E, Kim GY, Cerviño LI, Lawson JD, Murphy KT, Sanghvi P, Carter BS, Chen CC. PMID: 28120301.
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    17. A comparison of two prospective risk analysis methods: Traditional FMEA and a modified healthcare FMEA. Med Phys. 2016 Dec; 43(12):6347. Rah JE, Manger RP, Yock AD, Kim GY. PMID: 27908165.
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    18. A treatment planning study of proton arc therapy for para-aortic lymph node tumors: dosimetric evaluation of conventional proton therapy, proton arc therapy, and intensity modulated radiotherapy. Radiat Oncol. 2016 Oct 21; 11(1):140. Rah JE, Kim GY, Oh DH, Kim TH, Kim JW, Kim DY, Park SY, Shin D. PMID: 27769262.
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    19. Prospective treatment plan-specific action limits for real-time intrafractional monitoring in surface image guided radiosurgery. Med Phys. 2016 Jul; 43(7):4342. Yock AD, Pawlicki T, Kim GY. PMID: 27370149.
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    20. Distortion inherent to magnetic resonance imaging can lead to geometric miss in radiosurgery planning. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2016 Nov - Dec; 6(6):e319-e328. Seibert TM, White NS, Kim GY, Moiseenko V, McDonald CR, Farid N, Bartsch H, Kuperman J, Karunamuni R, Marshall D, Holland D, Sanghvi P, Simpson DR, Mundt AJ, Dale AM, Hattangadi-Gluth JA. PMID: 27523440.
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    21. Application of systems and control theory-based hazard analysis to radiation oncology. Med Phys. 2016 Mar; 43(3):1514-30. Pawlicki T, Samost A, Brown DW, Manger RP, Kim GY, Leveson NG. PMID: 26936735.
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    22. Automating linear accelerator quality assurance. Med Phys. 2015 Oct; 42(10):6074-83. Eckhause T, Al-Hallaq H, Ritter T, DeMarco J, Farrey K, Pawlicki T, Kim GY, Popple R, Sharma V, Perez M, Park S, Booth JT, Thorwarth R, Moran JM. PMID: 26429282.
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    23. Single-Isocenter Frameless Volumetric Modulated Arc Radiosurgery for Multiple Intracranial Metastases. Neurosurgery. 2015 Aug; 77(2):233-40; discussion 240. Lau SK, Zakeri K, Zhao X, Carmona R, Knipprath E, Simpson DR, Nath SK, Kim GY, Sanghvi P, Hattangadi-Gluth JA, Chen CC, Murphy KT. PMID: 25856109.
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    24. Failure mode and effects analysis and fault tree analysis of surface image guided cranial radiosurgery. Med Phys. 2015 May; 42(5):2449-61. Manger RP, Paxton AB, Pawlicki T, Kim GY. PMID: 25979038.
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    25. A real-time safety and quality reporting system: assessment of clinical data and staff participation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Dec 01; 90(5):1202-7. Rahn DA, Kim GY, Mundt AJ, Pawlicki T. PMID: 25442045.
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    26. Improving linear accelerator service response with a real- time electronic event reporting system. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2014 Sep 08; 15(5):4807. Hoisak JD, Pawlicki T, Kim GY, Fletcher R, Moore KL. PMID: 25207564.
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    27. Feasibility study of using statistical process control to customized quality assurance in proton therapy. Med Phys. 2014 Sep; 41(9):092105. Rah JE, Shin D, Oh DH, Kim TH, Kim GY. PMID: 25186405.
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    28. Frameless single-isocenter intensity modulated stereotactic radiosurgery for simultaneous treatment of multiple intracranial metastases. Transl Cancer Res. 2014 Aug 01; 3(4):383-390. Lau SK, Zhao X, Carmona R, Knipprath E, Simpson DR, Nath SK, Kim GY, Hattangadi JA, Chen CC, Murphy KT. PMID: 25821723.
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    29. Initial clinical experience with surface image guided (SIG) radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia. Translational Cancer Research. 2014; 3(4):333-337. Anthony J. Paravati, Ryan Manger, Jasmine D. Nguyen, Sofia Olivares, Gwe-Ya Kim, Kevin T. Murphy.View Publication.
    30. Frameless, real-time, surface imaging-guided radiosurgery update on clinical outcomes for brain metastases. Translational Cancer Research. 2014; 3(4):351-357. Nhat-Long L. Pham, Pranav V. Reddy, James D. Murphy, Parag Sanghvi, Jona A. Hattangadi-Gluth, Grace Gwe-Ya Kim, Laura Cervino, Todd Pawlicki, Kevin T. Murphy.View Publication.
    31. A method of setting limits for the purpose of quality assurance. Phys Med Biol. 2013 Oct 07; 58(19):7025-37. Sanghangthum T, Suriyapee S, Kim GY, Pawlicki T. PMID: 24043363.
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    32. Feasibility study on dosimetry verification of volumetric-modulated arc therapy-based total marrow irradiation. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2013 Mar 04; 14(2):3852. Liang Y, Kim GY, Pawlicki T, Mundt AJ, Mell LK. PMID: 23470926.
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    33. GateCT™ surface tracking system for respiratory signal reconstruction in 4DCT imaging. Med Phys. 2012 Jan; 39(1):492-502. Kauweloa KI, Ruan D, Park JC, Sandhu A, Kim GY, Pawlicki T, Watkins WT, Song B, Song WY. PMID: 22225320.
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    34. Total marrow irradiation with RapidArc volumetric arc therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Oct 01; 81(2):592-9. Aydogan B, Yeginer M, Kavak GO, Fan J, Radosevich JA, Gwe-Ya K. PMID: 21345619.
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    35. A comparison of the dosimetric characteristics of a glass rod dosimeter and a thermoluminescent dosimeter for mailed dosimeter. Radiation Measurements. 2009; 44:18-22. Jeong-Eun Rah, Ju-Young Hong, Gwe-Ya Kim, Yon-Lae Kim, Dong-Oh Shin, Tae-Suk Suh.View Publication.
    36. Patient localization with linac-based on-board imaging for head and neck IMRT. Medical Dosimetry. 2008; 33(1):93-99. Gwe-Ya Kim, Todd Pawlicki, Quynh-Thu Le, Gary Luxton.View Publication.
    37. Linac-based on-board imaging feasibility and the dosimetric consequences of head roll in head-and-neck IMRT plans. Med Dosim. 2008; 33(1):93-9. Kim GY, Pawlicki T, Le QT, Luxton G. PMID: 18262130.
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    38. Investigation of linac-based image-guided hypofractionated prostate radiotherapy. Med Dosim. 2007; 32(2):71-9. Pawlicki T, Kim GY, Hsu A, Cotrutz C, Boyer AL, Xing L, King CR, Luxton G. PMID: 17472885.
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    39. A quality assurance program for the on-board imagers. Med Phys. 2006 Nov; 33(11):4431-47. Yoo S, Kim GY, Hammoud R, Elder E, Pawlicki T, Guan H, Fox T, Luxton G, Yin FF, Munro P. PMID: 17153422.
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    40. Overview of image-guided radiation therapy. Med Dosim. 2006; 31(2):91-112. Xing L, Thorndyke B, Schreibmann E, Yang Y, Li TF, Kim GY, Luxton G, Koong A. PMID: 16690451.
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    41. Comparison of radioactivity measurement with radionuclide calibrators in Republic of Korea. Applied Radiation and Isotopes. 2005; 63(2):201-205. G. Y. Kim, H. K. Lee, H. K. Jeong, M. J. Woods.View Publication.
    42. Synthesis and characterization of the layerd K2NiF4 type (CnH2n+1NH3)2PbCl4 system. Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 2000; 21(3):317-320. S. J. Lee, G. Y. Kim, E. J. Oh, K. H. Kim, and C. H. Yo.
    43. Catalytic conversion of methane to higher hydrocarbons over strontium - incorporated neodymium oxide. Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 1995; 16(8):778-781. S. H. Lee and G. Y. Kim.. View Publication.
    44. Structural and magnetic properties of the brownmillerite Ca2AlxFe2-xO5 system. Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 1995; 16(10):934-938. G. Y. Kim, K. S. Roh and C. H. Yo.
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