Dr. Kim earned his PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering at The University of Iowa. In July 2005, he was recruited to the Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute, Northwestern University as a Research Engineer. Dr. Kim joined The University of Texas Medical School at Houston in September 2006 as an Assistant Professor, and is now an Associate Professor.

Dr. Kim is a reviewer for a number of biomedical engineering and medical journals, and is a grant reviewer for the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health. His professional memberships include the American Heart Association, the Biomedical Engineering Society, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers – Bioengineering Division. Dr. Kim has a joint appointment at the Department of NanoMedicine and Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Kim is a supervisor for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, cardiology fellows, residents, and medical students training in advanced cardiovascular biomedical engineering research.

Current research projects include the development of advanced computational techniques for patient-specific mitral valve evaluation, and the development of molecular ultrasound imaging techniques using targeted echogenic immunoliposomes.


Bachelor Degree
Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Doctoral Degree
Biomedical Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa