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Francis Kim


Associate Professor of Medicine
Kenneth Cooper Endowed Professor in Cardiology
Attending Physician, Harborview Medical Center

UW Research - South Lake Union Complex
850 Republican Street, S270 
Box 358055 
Seattle, WA 98109

Harborview Medical Center,
325 9th Ave 
Box 359748
Seattle, WA 98104-2499


  • Fellowship in Cardiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • MD, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • BS, University of California, Berkeley, CA


  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, 1998
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 1994


  • General Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Endothelial Cell Biology
  • Sudden Cardiac Death


  • Affiliations/Memberships: Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Grace Marie Kaylor Award, 2013
  • Philip and Helen Fialkow Scholars Award, 2006​
  • NIH Career Development Award, 2001-2006
  • NIH National Research Service Award, 1997-1999



 Selected Publications

Strote JA, Maynard C, Olsufka M, Nichol G, Copass MK, Cobb LA, Kim F "Comparison of role of early (less than six hours) to later (more than six hours) or no cardiac catheterization after resuscitation from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest." The American journal of cardiology 2012 Feb; 109; 4; 451-4
Cheng AM, Handa P, Tateya S, Schwartz J, Tang C, Mitra P, Oram JF, Chait A, Kim F "Apolipoprotein A-I attenuates palmitate-mediated NF-κB activation by reducing Toll-like receptor-4 recruitment into lipid rafts." PloS one 2012 ; 7; 3; e33917
Dezfulian C, Alekseyenko A, Dave KR, Raval AP, Do R, Kim F, Perez-Pinzon MA "Nitrite therapy is neuroprotective and safe in cardiac arrest survivors." Nitric oxide : biology and chemistry / official journal of the Nitric Oxide Society 2012 May; 26; 4; 241-50
Handa P, Tateya S, Rizzo NO, Cheng AM, Morgan-Stevenson V, Han CY, Clowes AW, Daum G, O'Brien KD, Schwartz MW, Chait A, Kim F "Reduced vascular nitric oxide-cGMP signaling contributes to adipose tissue inflammation during high-fat feeding." Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology 2011 Dec; 31; 12; 2827-35
Jung SR, Kuok IT, Couron D, Rizzo N, Margineantu DH, Hockenbery DM, Kim F, Sweet IR "Reduced cytochrome C is an essential regulator of sustained insulin secretion by pancreatic islets." The Journal of biological chemistry 2011 May; 286; 20; 17422-34