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Soo Hyun (Esther) Kim, MD

216.444.4420

Soo Hyun (Esther) Kim, MD
Department: Vascular Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J3-5
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.4420
DeskDesk:216.444.1680
WorkFax:216.636.9981
Soo Hyun (Esther) Kim, MD
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J3-5
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.4420
DeskDesk:216.444.1680
WorkFax:216.636.9981
Soo Hyun (Esther) Kim, MD
Department: Vascular Medicine
Location: Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
33100 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
Avon, OH 44011
WorkAppointment:216.444.4420
WorkFax:216.636.9981
Surgeon:
No
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Soo Hyun (Esther) Kim, MD, MPH, RPVI, is Carotid Intimal Medial Thickness (CIMT) Core Lab Director of C5 Research and a staff physician in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sections of Vascular Medicine and Preventive Cardiology in the Women's Cardiovascular Center. Dr. Kim is board-certified in cardiovascular disease. She is also certified in diagnostic medical sonography as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) and is the Associate Medical Director of the Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory.

Specialty Interests: General cardiology, spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), general vascular medicine, fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), peripheral artery disease, noninvasive testing for vascular disease, preventive cardiology

Success Rates: The Section of Vascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic is one of the most active Vascular Medicine programs in the United States. Our specialists treat patients with a wide variety of vascular problems, including all forms of arterial, venous, and lymphatic disorders, cardiovascular risk factor management, thrombotic disorders and hypercoagulable states and wound care. Success rates for specific procedures are available at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

Education and Training: A graduate of Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, Dr. Kim also holds a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, before coming to Cleveland Clinic, where she completed fellowships in cardiology and vascular medicine. Dr. Kim joined the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2008.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Kim has published many papers and co-authored and edited chapters for several books related to the diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular disease. She is Associate Editor for Vascular Medicine, and has served as a reviewer for several scientific journals. Dr. Kim is an award-winning researcher, including the 2007 American College of Cardiology Young Investigator Award.

About Dr. Kim: “I enjoy my field because it enables me to see a variety of patients but focus on particular disease processes so I can be an expert in those processes. This allows me to serve my patients to the best of my ability, and seeing them improve their health or have peace of mind about their health is very gratifying.

Leisure time activities: In her leisure time, Dr. Kim enjoys spending time with her family and service for her church

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Vascular Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2008
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiology
Cleveland, OH USA
2008
Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Internal Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
2005
Medical School - Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC USA
2002
Graduate - University of North Carolina Health Care System
Chapel Hill, NC USA
2002
Undergraduate - Duke University
Durham, NC USA
1998

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine- Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Vascular Medicine

Specialty Interests

General cardiology, spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), general vascular medicine, fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), peripheral artery disease, noninvasive testing for vascular disease, preventive cardiology

Additional Training

Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI)

Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow, American Society of Echocardiography
  • Fellow, American Heart Association
  • Fellow, Society for Vascular Medicine
  • Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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As of 6/1/2016, Dr. Kim has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Kim receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Philips

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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