Paul J. Kim

Assistant Professor, Medicine, UC San Diego

Paul J. Kim is an Assistant Clinical Professor in cardiovascular medicine at UC San Diego with additional expertise in advanced cardiovascular imaging and advanced heart failure and transplant. His primary research involves development and use of molecular imaging techniques to better understand the pathophysiology of heart-transplant patients. He has previously published on the use of manganese-enhanced MRI in molecular tracking of stem cells in the heart and also presented his work on stress perfusion cardiac MRI imaging in graft dysfunction of heart-transplant patients.

He received his M.D. in June 2008 at University of California, Los Angeles. He subsequently went on to train in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and advanced cardiovascular imaging at Stanford University before completing his training in advanced heart failure and transplant at University of California, San Diego. He has received the AHA Melvin Judkins Young Clinical Investigator Award and more recently was awarded the AHA Career Development Award for his work on stress perfusion cardiac MRI imaging in heart-transplant patients.

In addition to his research, Paul provides clinical care to his heart failure and transplant patients, performs catheterizations and endomyocardial biopsies, and performs and interprets cardiac MRI and CT scans.