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Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine

Houston, Texas

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Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine Graduate Program
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Jeffrey J. Kim, M.D.

Jeffrey J. Kim, M.D.Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics - Cardiology

Phone: 832-826-5642
Fax: 832-826-1901


  • M.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Residency, University of Chicago
  • Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital

Research Interests

  • Analysis of clinical outcomes in pediatric heart transplantation
  • Pacemaker associated cardiomyopathies
  • Molecular genetic basis of arrhythmias and sudden death

Clinical Focus

  • Heart failure, cardiac transplantation and electrophysiology
  • Particular interest lies in sudden death and arrhythmogenesis in heart failure

Selected Publications

  • Crittendon I, Dreyer WJ, Decker JA, Kim JJ. Validation of Ultrasound Dilution Cardiac Output Measurements in Pediatric Patients. Pediatric Critical Care. Published online; April, 2011.
  • Lopez KN, Decker JA, Friedman RA, Kim JJ. Homozygous Mutation in SCN5A Associated with Atrial Quiescence, Recalcitrant Arrhythmias, and Poor Capture Thresholds. Heart Rhythm. 8 (3): 471-3. March 2011.
  • Thomas PE, Decker JA, Cannon BC, Kertesz NJ, Friedman RA, Kim JJ. Impact of American Heart Association Scientific Statement on Screening Electrocardiograms and Stimulant Medications. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 165 (2): 166-70. February 2011.
  • Moltedo J, Kim JJ, Friedman RA, Kertesz NJ, Cannon BC. Use of a Cardio-Selective Beta-Blocker in High-Risk Pediatric Patients with Prolonged QT Syndrome: A Single Center Experience. Pediatric Cardiology. 32(1): 63. January, 2011.
  • Moulik M, Breinholt JP, Dreyer WJ, Kearney DL, Price JF, Clunie SK, Moffett BS, Kim JJ, Rossano JW, Jefferies JL, Price JF, Smith EO, Clunie SK, Bowles K, Bowles N, Denfield SW, Towbin JA. Viral Endomyocarditis is an Independent Predictor and Potentially Treatable Risk Factor for Graft Loss and Coronary Vasculopathy in Pediatric Cardiac Transplant Recipients. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 56(7): 582-92. August 2010.
  • Shah AM, Jefferies JL, Rossano JW, Decker JA, Kim JJ. Electrocardiographic Abnormalities and Arrhythmias are Strongly Associated with the Development of Cardiomyopathy in Muscular Dystrophy. Heart Rhythm. 7 (10): 1484-8. June 2010.
  • Decker JA, Rossano JW, Smith EO, Cannon BC, Clunie SK, Gates CM, Jefferies JL, Kim JJ, Price JF, Towbin JA, Denfield SW. Risk Factors and Predictors of Sudden Death in Pediatric Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 54(3): 250-4. July, 2009.
  • Lalani SR, Thakuria JV, Cox GF, Wang X, Bi W, Bray MS, Shaw C, Cheung SW, Chinault AC, Boggs B, Ou Z, Brundage EK, Lupski JR, Gentile J, Waisbren S, Pursley A, Khajavi M, Zapata G., Friedman R, Kim JJ, Towbin J, Stankiewicz P, Schnittger S, Hansmann I, Belmont JW, Potocki L. 20p12.3 microdeletion predisposes to Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome with variable neurocognitive deficits. Journal of Medical Genetics. 46(3): 168-75. March, 2009.
  • Kim JJ, Valdes SO, Kertesz NJ, Cannon BC. Pheochromocytoma Presenting as Isolated Junctional Tachycardia in an Adolescent. Pediatric Cardiology. 29(5): 986-8. September, 2008.
  • Wu G, Ai T, Kim JJ, Mohapatra B, Xi Y, Lu Z, Abbasi S, Purevjav E, Samani K, Ackerman MJ, Moss AJ, Towbin JA, Cheng J, Vatta M. A Novel Alpha-1-Syntrophin Mutation May Cause Long QT Syndrome. Circulation: Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology. 1(3):193-201. August, 2008.

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