Francis Kim M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P.

Francis Kim M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P.

Specialties and Expertise



Regional Heart Center




Primary Location

Cardiology Clinic at Harborview

325 9th Ave., Ground East Clinic
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 


Dr. Kim is an attending physician at Harborview Medical Center and an associate professor of medicine at UW. In addition to being an expert in general cardiology and echocardiography, he focuses on preventative cardiology and vascular biology.

Dr. Kim has been involved in two main areas of research, which are both funded by the NIH. The first involves the effects of diabetes/obesity on vascular function and second involves the use of hypothermia in cardiac arrest resuscitation. Dr. Kim's research focuses on studying endothelial nitric oxide signaling and vascular inflammation. Further, his lab is interested in examining the role of insulin resistance and obesity in the development of vascular disease. Both cellular and molecular approaches are used in cell culture and mouse models.

After earning his bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, Dr. Kim went on to an M.D. from UCSF. He first came to the UW as a resident in internal medicine, followed by a fellowship in cardiology.

Dr. Kim is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Patient Care Philosophy

I like to work with patients who are actively involved in their care.

Clinical Interests

General cardiology, preventive cardiology and vascular biology.

Research Interests

Endothelial dysfunction in diabetes and insulin resistance amd the use of mild hypothermia in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.


Univ. of Calif. San FranciscoMedical education1990
Univ. of Calif. San FranciscoInternshipMedicine
Univ. of Calif. San FranciscoResidencyAnesthesia
UW - Dept. of MedicineTeaching Appointment
UW - Division of CardiologyFellowshipCardiology
UW - Division of General Internal MedicineResidencyMedicine


Board Certifications

American Board of Internal MedicineCardiovascular Disease1998
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