Esther Soo Hyun Kim, MD, Cardiology, Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Esther Soo HyunHyunKimMDMPH

Cardiology Nashville, TN

Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Vascular Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine

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  • Esther (Soo Hyun) Kim is a cardiologist and vascular medicine specialist with an interest in uncommon arterial disorders including spontaneous coronary artery dissection and fibromuscular dysplasia. She is the director of the Arteriopathy Clinic at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute and strives to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to patients with complex arterial diseases.

Education & Training

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Cleveland Clinic FoundationFELLOWSHIP
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Johns Hopkins UniversityRESIDENCY
  • Duke University School of Medicine
    Duke University School of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • University of North Carolina School of Public Health
    University of North Carolina School of Public HealthOTHER_TRAINING
  • Duke University
    Duke UniversityOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • AL State Medical License
    AL State Medical License 2020 - 2020
  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 2016 - 2021
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2008 - 2016
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Vascular MedicineVascular Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2011, 2013
  • Finalist, Young Investigator Competition Society of Vascular Medicine, 2009
  • Travel Award to attend the 2008 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions in Chicago, IL Bristol-Myers Squibb, 2008
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Hydration status substantially affects chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency assessments  
    Claudiu I Diaconu, Robert J Fox, Alia Grattan, Alexander Rae-Grant, Mei Lu, Heather L Gornik, Esther S.H. Kim, Neurology Clinical Practice, 10/1/2013
  • Inflammatory arthritis with metabolic syndrome is associated with increased carotid intima media thickness in patients with psoriatic diseases: a cross-sectional compa...  
    Yih Chang Lin MD, Deepan Dalal MD MPH, Neil Borkar MD, Douglas Kast MD, Danielle M. Brennan MS, Vaibhav Pawar, Neil Korman MD PhD, Esther S.H. Kim MD, M. Elaine Husni ..., Arthritis Care and Research, 8/27/2013
  • Clinical Manifestations of Fibromuscular Dysplasia Vary by Patient Sex: A Report of the United States Registry for FMD  
    Esther S.H. Kim, Jeffrey W. Olin, James B. Froehlich, Xiaokui Gu, J. Michael Bacharach, Bruce H. Gray, Michael R. Jaff, Barry T. Katzen, Eva Kline-Rogers, Pamela D. Ma..., JACC, 8/1/2013
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