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Richard W. Kim, MD

TitleAssociate Professor of Clinical Surgery
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentSurgery
Address4661 Sunset Blvd.
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90027
Phone+1 323 361 4148
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    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PAFellowshipPediatric cardiothoracic surgery
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PAResidencyCardiothoracic Surgery
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CTResidencyGeneral Surgery
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CTInternship
    State University of New York-Brooklyn College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NYMDMedicine

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    Richard W. Kim, MD, FACS, completed his training at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia under Dr. Thomas Spray and has been mentored by Dr. Vaughn Starnes for nearly a decade. He is an expert in the surgical repair of congenital heart defects and routinely performs complex neonatal procedures and multiple re-do operations. He has extensive operative experience for all forms of single ventricle lesions including Norwood palliation for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. He is actively funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and has co-authored recent publications in Nature, Science, Nature Communications, and Nature Genetics.

    Dr. Kim seeks to leverage cutting-edge gene discovery platforms to advance the clinical management of children undergoing congenital heart surgery. By using machine learning algorithms to relate genetic changes to functional or physiologic differences in how individual children respond to cardiac surgery, he hopes to develop new paradigms in pediatric cardiac surgery that optimize patient care by tailoring surgery to each individual patient.


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    1. Patel ND, Kim RW, Pornrattanarungsi S, Wong PC. Morphology of intramural ventricular septal defects: Clinical imaging and autopsy correlation. Ann Pediatr Cardiol. 2018 Sep-Dec; 11(3):308-311. PMID: 30271023.
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    2. Meza JM, Elias MD, Wilder TJ, O'Brien JE, Kim RW, 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 10; 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 RW, 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 RW, 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 RW, 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 RW, 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 RW, 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 RW, 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 RW, 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 RW. 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 RW. 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 RW, 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 RW, 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 RW, 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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