Belinda Jim Biography

Belinda Jim, MDBelinda Jim
Attending Physician in the Division of Nephrology/Department of Medicine, and is the Associate Program Director of Nephrology Fellowship

Phone: 718-918-5762
Dr. Belinda Jim is an Attending Physician in the Division of Nephrology/Department of Medicine, and is the Associate Program Director of Nephrology Fellowship. Dr. Jim is committed to both clinical teaching and research mentoring at all levels: students, residents, and fellows. To that end, she was given the Leo M. Davidoff Teaching Award for Medical Students in 2001 and was inducted in the Leo M. Davidoff Society for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching in 2012. Her research is focused on the search for early biomarkers for preeclampsia and diabetic nephropathy. In this pursuit, she has published with many students and trainees along the way.

Undergraduate School:
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Cornell University
Medical School:
Medical Degree, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Internal Medicine Internship and Residency: Montefiore Medical Center
Nephrology Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania


• Chen S, Iglesias-de la Cruz MC, Jim B, Hong SW, Isono M, Ziyadeh FN. Reversibility of established diabetic glomerulopathy by anti-TGF- antibodies in db/db mice. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 300:16-22, 2003

• Chen S, Jim B, Ziyadeh FN. Diabetic nephropathy and transforming growth factor- β: Transforming our view of glomerulosclerosis and fibrosis build-up. Semin Nephrol. 3:532-543, 2003

• Chen S, Hoffman BB, Lee JS, Kasama Y, Jim B, Kopp JB, Ziyadeh FN. Cultured tubule cells from TGF- β 1 null mice exhibit impaired hypertrophy and fibronectin expression in high glucose. Kidney International. 65:1191-204, 2004

• Chen S, Kasama Y, Lee J, Jim B, Marin M, Ziyadeh FN. Podocyte-derived Vascular Endothelial
Growth Factor Mediates the Stimulation of 3(IV) Collagen Production by Transforming Growth Factor- β 1 in Mouse Podocytes. Diabetes. 53:2939-2949, 2004

• Brukamp K, Jim B, Moeller MJ, Haase VH. Hypoxia and Podocyte-specific Vhlh deletion confer risk of glomerular disease. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 293:F1397-407, 2007
• Chuang PY, Dai Y, Liu R, He H, Kretzler M, Jim B, Cohen CD, He JC. Alteration of forkhead box o (foxo4) acetylation mediates apoptosis of podocytes in diabetes mellitus. PLoS One. 6(8):e23566, 2011.

• Kwok S, Agati VD, Anis K, Jim B. An unusual case of nephrotic syndrome and glucosuria
Am J Kid Disease. 59:734-737, 2012

• Jim B. Jean-Louis P, Qipo A, Garry G, Mian S, Matos T, Provenzano C, Acharya A
Podocyturia as a diagnostic marker for preeclampsia amongst high risk pregnant patients
Journal of Pregnancy. Article ID 984630, 2012
• Jim B, Ghanta M, Qipo A, Ying F, Chuang PY, Cohen HW, Abadi M, Thomas DB, He JC. Dysregulated nephrin in diabetic nephropathy of type 2 diabetes: A cross sectional study. PLoS One. 7(5):e36041. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036041, 2012

Books, Chapters in Books, and Review Articles:

• Jim B. “Book Review: War and Public Health” by Barry S. Levy, Victor W. Sidel, Einstein Quart J Biol Med.14:165-166, 1997

• Jim B, Chen S, Ziyadeh FN. Transforming growth factor-β and other cytokines in experimental and human diabetic nephropathy. In: Carl Erik Mogensen. The Kidney and Hypertension in Diabetes Mellitus, 6th edition. United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis Group, 397-432, 2004

• Jim B, Sharma S, Kebede T, Acharya A. Hypertension in Pregnancy: a Comprehensive Update. Cardiology in Review. 18:178-189, 2010

• Jim B, Santos J, Spath F, He JC. Biomarkers of Diabetic Nephropathy, the Present and the Future. Current Diabetes Review. 7:317-328, 2012

• Acharya A, Jim B. The critically ill patient with chronic kidney disease. In: John Kellum. Renal and Metabolic Disorders, Oxford University Press, 29-38, 2013

• Polsani S, Phipps E, Jim, B. Emerging Biomarkers of Preeclampsia. Advances in Chronic Kidney Diseases. 20:271-279, 2013.

• Jim B, Hou S. Pregnancy and Kidney Disease- the Miracle Continues Against All Odds, Advances in Chronic Kidney Diseases. 20:206-208, 2013

• Mehta S, Cabrera V, Upputalla R, Jim B. Urinary Biomarkers of Diabetic Nephropathy. Current Biomarker Findings, 2013, in press