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    Richard W. Kim, MD

    TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentSurgery
    Address4661 Sunset Blvd.
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90027
    Phone+1 323 361 4148
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      Richard W. Kim, MD, FACS, is assistant professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He received his medical degree from State University of New York, Brooklyn. There he received the Jackson H. Stuckey Award for Outstanding Surgical Research and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Kim completed his general surgery residency training and research fellowship at Yale University in 2004. He then continued his training at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he completed his cardiothoracic surgery residency in 2006, and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he completed his Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery fellowship in 2007. Prior to joining the faculty in September 2010, Dr. Kim was assistant professor of Surgery at Yale University, practicing pediatric and adult congenital cardiothoracic surgery.


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      1. Kim R, Nahar VK. Enhancing Understanding of Community and Public Health. Health Promot Pract. 2017 Jul; 18(4):485-487. PMID: 28549387.
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      2. Meza JM, Elias MD, Wilder TJ, O'Brien JE, Kim R, Mavroudis C, Williams WG, Brothers J, Cohen MS, McCrindle BW. Exercise restriction is not associated with increasing body mass index over time in patients with anomalous aortic origin of the coronary arteries. Cardiol Young. 2017 Oct; 27(8):1538-1544. PMID: 28460658.
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      3. Rubin N, Harrison MR, Krainock M, Kim R, Lien CL. Recent advancements in understanding endogenous heart regeneration-insights from adult zebrafish and neonatal mice. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2016 Oct; 58:34-40. PMID: 27132022.
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      4. Krainock M, Toubat O, Danopoulos S, Beckham A, Warburton D, Kim R. Epicardial Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition in Heart Development and Disease. J Clin Med. 2016 Feb 19; 5(2). PMID: 26907357; PMCID: PMC4773783.
      5. Sheen A, De Oliveira ER, Kim R, Parham D, Lakshmanan A. Atrial Thrombus in a Neonate: A Diagnostic Challenge. AJP Rep. 2015 Apr; 5(1):e18-21. PMID: 26199791; PMCID: PMC4502629.
      6. Li W, Li Q, Jiao Y, Qin L, Ali R, Zhou J, Ferruzzi J, Kim R, Geirsson A, Dietz HC, Offermanns S, Humphrey JD, Tellides G. Tgfbr2 disruption in postnatal smooth muscle impairs aortic wall homeostasis. J Clin Invest. 2014 Feb; 124(2):755-67. PMID: 24401272; PMCID: PMC3904608.
      7. Ali R, Huang Y, Maher SE, Kim R, Giordano FJ, Tellides G, Geirsson A. miR-1 mediated suppression of Sorcin regulates myocardial contractility through modulation of Ca2+ signaling. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2012 May; 52(5):1027-37. PMID: 22326846.
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      8. Muralidaran A, Kim R, Kopf GS, Pietris NP, Weeks BP, Starnes VA, Shinoka T. Modified Starnes procedure in a neonate with severe tricuspid regurgitation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Feb; 93(2):658-9. PMID: 22269736.
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      9. Parikh CR, Devarajan P, Zappitelli M, Sint K, Thiessen-Philbrook H, Li S, Kim R, Koyner JL, Coca SG, Edelstein CL, Shlipak MG, Garg AX, Krawczeski CD. Postoperative biomarkers predict acute kidney injury and poor outcomes after pediatric cardiac surgery. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011 Sep; 22(9):1737-47. PMID: 21836147; PMCID: PMC3171944.
      10. Lebastchi AH, Qin L, Khan SF, Zhou J, Geirsson A, Kim R, Li W, Tellides G. Activation of human vascular cells decreases their expression of transforming growth factor-beta. Atherosclerosis. 2011 Dec; 219(2):417-24. PMID: 21862019; PMCID: PMC3226933.
      11. Li S, Krawczeski CD, Zappitelli M, Devarajan P, Thiessen-Philbrook H, Coca SG, Kim R, Parikh CR. Incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of acute kidney injury after pediatric cardiac surgery: a prospective multicenter study. Crit Care Med. 2011 Jun; 39(6):1493-9. PMID: 21336114; PMCID: PMC3286600.
      12. Fishberger SB, Rollinson NR, Warsy I, Whang B, Wang B, Kim R. Transatrial lead implantation using the 4-Fr lumenless pacing lead and delivery system in young adults with congenital heart disease. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2009 Dec; 32(12):e40-2. PMID: 19744269.
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      13. Kim R. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Jun; 85(6):2099. PMID: 18498828.
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      14. Bai Y, Ahmad U, Wang Y, Li JH, Choy JC, Kim R, Kirkiles-Smith N, Maher SE, Karras JG, Bennett CF, Bothwell AL, Pober JS, Tellides G. Interferon-gamma induces X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis-associated factor-1 and Noxa expression and potentiates human vascular smooth muscle cell apoptosis by STAT3 activation. J Biol Chem. 2008 Mar 14; 283(11):6832-42. PMID: 18192275.
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      15. Kim R, Jeffery ME, Smith MJ, Wilensky RL, Woo EY, Woo YJ. Minimally invasive resection of papillary fibroelastoma in a high-risk patient. J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2007 Aug; 8(8):639-41. PMID: 17667039.
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      16. Kim R, Spray TL. Surgical correction of aortico-left ventricular tunnel. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2006; 177-9. PMID: 16638564.
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      17. Mesri M, Wall NR, Li J, Kim R, Altieri DC. Cancer gene therapy using a survivin mutant adenovirus. J Clin Invest. 2001 Oct; 108(7):981-90. PMID: 11581299; PMCID: PMC200953.
      18. Kim R, Mariconda DC, Tellides G, Kopf GS, Dewar ML, Lin Z, Elefteriades JA. Single-clamp technique does not protect against cerebrovascular accident in coronary artery bypass grafting. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2001 Jul; 20(1):127-32. PMID: 11423285.
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      19. Tereb DA, Kirkiles-Smith NC, Kim R, Wang Y, Rudic RD, Schechner JS, Lorber MI, Bothwell AL, Pober JS, Tellides G. Human T cells infiltrate and injure pig coronary artery grafts with activated but not quiescent endothelium in immunodeficient mouse hosts. Transplantation. 2001 Jun 15; 71(11):1622-30. PMID: 11435975.
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      20. Kirkiles-Smith NC, Tereb DA, Kim R, McNiff JM, Schechner JS, Lorber MI, Pober JS, Tellides G. Endothelial cell activation by tumor necrosis factor elicits human antiporcine cell-mediated rejection responses. Transplant Proc. 2001 Feb-Mar; 33(1-2):412-3. PMID: 11266888.
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      21. Tereb DA, Kirkiles-Smith NC, Kim R, Wang Y, Lorber MI, Pober JS, Tellides G. Unsensitized human T cells do not infiltrate or injure quiescent pig coronary artery grafts in immunodeficient mouse hosts. Transplant Proc. 2001 Feb-Mar; 33(1-2):695-6. PMID: 11267023.
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      22. Kim R, Ugurlu BS, Tereb DA, Wackers FJ, Tellides G, Elefteriades JA. Effect of left ventricular volume on results of coronary artery bypass grafting. Am J Cardiol. 2000 Dec 01; 86(11):1261-4, A6. PMID: 11090805.
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      23. Kirkiles-Smith NC, Tereb DA, Kim R, McNiff JM, Schechner JS, Lorber MI, Pober JS, Tellides G. Human TNF can induce nonspecific inflammatory and human immune-mediated microvascular injury of pig skin xenografts in immunodeficient mouse hosts. J Immunol. 2000 Jun 15; 164(12):6601-9. PMID: 10843720.
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      24. Tellides G, Tereb DA, Kirkiles-Smith NC, Kim R, Wilson JH, Schechner JS, Lorber MI, Pober JS. Interferon-gamma elicits arteriosclerosis in the absence of leukocytes. Nature. 2000 Jan 13; 403(6766):207-11. PMID: 10646607.
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      25. Tellides G, Ugurlu BS, Kim R, Hammond GL. Pathogenesis of systemic air embolism during bronchoscopic Nd:YAG laser operations. Ann Thorac Surg. 1998 Apr; 65(4):930-4. PMID: 9564904.
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