Maureen A. Su, MD

Pediatric Endocrinology
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Medical Board Certification

Pediatric Endocrinology, American Board of Pediatrics, 2009


Pediatric Endocrinology, UCSF Department of Pediatrics & Peds Specialties, 2008


Pediatrics, UCSF Department of Pediatrics & Peds Specialties, 2004


MD, Harvard Medical School, 2000


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Hospital Affiliations



  • Allard Denise E, Wang Yan, Li Jian Joel, Conley Bridget, Xu Erin W, Sailer David, Kimpston Caellaigh, Notini Rebecca, Smith Collin-Jamal, Koseoglu Emel, Starmer Joshua, Zeng Xiaopei L, Howard James F, Hoke Ahmet, Scherer Steven S, Su Maureen A Schwann cell-derived periostin promotes autoimmune peripheral polyneuropathy via macrophage recruitment. The Journal of clinical investigation. 2018; .
  • Zhang Yang, Hwang Bin-Jin, Liu Zhen, Li Ning, Lough Kendall, Williams Scott E, Chen Jinbo, Burette Susan W, Diaz Luis A, Su Maureen A, Xiao Shengxiang, Liu Zhi BP180 dysfunction triggers spontaneous skin inflammation in mice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2018; 115(25): 6434-6439.
  • Smith Collin-Jamal, Allard Denise E, Wang Yan, Howard James F, Montgomery Stephanie A, Su Maureen A IL-10 Paradoxically Promotes Autoimmune Neuropathy through S1PR1-Dependent CD4. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950). 2018; 200(5): 1580-1592.
  • Bakhru Pearl, Zhu Meng-Lei, Wang Hsing-Hui, Hong Lee K, Khan Imran, Mouchess Maria, Gulati Ajay S, Starmer Joshua, Hou Yafei, Sailer David, Lee Sandra, Zhao Fengmin, Kirkwood John M, Moschos Stergios, Fong Lawrence, Anderson Mark S, Su Maureen A Combination central tolerance and peripheral checkpoint blockade unleashes antimelanoma immunity. JCI insight. 2017; 2(18): 1580-1592.
  • Thrasher Bradly J, Hong Lee Kyung, Whitmire Jason K, Su Maureen A Epigenetic Dysfunction in Turner Syndrome Immune Cells. Current allergy and asthma reports. 2016; 16(5): 36. Anderson Mark S, Su Maureen A AIRE expands: new roles in immune tolerance and beyond. Nature reviews
    immunology. 2016; 16(4): 247-58.
  • Bakhru Pearl, Su Maureen A Estrogen turns down "the AIRE". Journal of clinical investigation. 2016; 126(4): 1239-41.
  • Zhu Meng-Lei, Bakhru Pearl, Conley Bridget, Nelson Jennifer S, Free Meghan, Martin Aaron, Starmer Joshua, Wilson Elizabeth M, Su Maureen A Sex bias in CNS autoimmune disease mediated by androgen control of autoimmune regulator. Nature communications. 2016; 7(5): 11350.
  • Su Maureen A, Anderson Mark S Breaking through the central tolerance ceiling to unleash anticancer immune responses. Oncoimmunology. 2015; 3(8): e950169.
    Cook Kevin D, Shpargel Karl B, Starmer Joshua, Whitfield-Larry Fatima, Conley Bridget, Allard Denise E, Rager Julia E, Fry Rebecca C, Davenport Marsha L, Magnuson Terry, Whitmire Jason K, Su Maureen A T Follicular Helper Cell-Dependent Clearance of a Persistent Virus Infection Requires T Cell Expression of the Histone Demethylase UTX. Immunity. 2015; 43(4): 703-14.
  • Whitfield-Larry Fatima, Felton Jamie, Buse John, Su Maureen A Myeloid-derived suppressor cells are increased in frequency but not maximally suppressive in peripheral blood of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus patients. Clinical immunology (Orlando, Fla.). 2014; 153(1): 156-64.
  • Khan Imran S, Mouchess Maria L, Zhu Meng-Lei, Conley Bridget, Fasano Kayla J, Hou Yafei, Fong Lawrence, Su Maureen A, Anderson Mark S Enhancement of an anti-tumor immune response by transient blockade of central T cell tolerance. The Journal of experimental medicine. 2014; 211(5): 761-8.
  • Waterfield Michael, Khan Imran S, Cortez Jessica T, Fan Una, Metzger Todd, Greer Alexandra, Fasano Kayla, Martinez-Llordella Marc, Pollack Joshua L, Erle David J, Su Maureen, Anderson Mark S The transcriptional regulator Aire coopts the repressive ATF7ip-MBD1 complex for the induction of immunotolerance. Nature immunology. 2014; 15(3): 258-65.
  • Sarantopoulos Stefanie, Su Maureen A BAFF-ling autoantibodies. The Journal of clinical investigation. 2013; 123(12): 5006-8.
  • Misumi Ichiro, Alirezaei Mehrdad, Eam Boreth, Su Maureen A, Whitton J Lindsay, Whitmire Jason K Differential T cell responses to residual viral antigen prolong CD4+ T cell contraction following the resolution of infection. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950). 2013; 191(11): 5655-68. Free Meghan E, Su Maureen A Reply: To PMID 23553415. Arthritis and rheumatism. 2013; 65(12): 3316-8.
  • Free Meghan E, Bunch Donna O'Dell, McGregor Julie Anne, Jones Britta E, Berg Elisabeth A, Hogan Susan L, Hu Yichun, Preston Gloria A, Jennette J Charles, Falk Ronald J, Su Maureen A Patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis have defective Treg cell function exacerbated by the presence of a suppressionresistant effector cell population. Arthritis and rheumatism. 2013; 65(7): 1922-33.
  • Zhu Meng-Lei, Nagavalli Anil, Su Maureen A Aire deficiency promotes TRP-1-specific immune rejection of melanoma. Cancer research. 2013; 73(7): 2104-16.
  • Zeng Xiaopei L, Nagavalli Anil, Smith Colin-Jamal, Howard James F, Su Maureen A Divergent effects of T cell costimulation and inflammatory cytokine production on autoimmune peripheral neuropathy provoked by Aire deficiency. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950). 2013; 190(8): 3895-904.


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