Gene H. Kim, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Gene H. Kim, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship Director

[MUSIC PLAYING] My name is Gene Kim. I'm one of the advanced heart failure cardiologists, and I am also the fellowship program director for the advanced heart failure program. And I practice advanced heart failure with our group, so I take care of patients who need heart transplant, LVAD, advanced heart failure therapy.

I'm really interested in patients who suffer from congestive heart failure. And it could be the entire spectrum. I have patients that have been with me for decades at this point. And you really get to know the patients, their families. And sometimes you do really well with just a visit here and there. Sometimes they get sicker, and they need more help. They need more assistance. They need more procedures, and you have to walk them through a lot of stuff, discussions about life and therapies.

When patients get really sick and they need transplants, sometimes you get to know them very quickly. And so that drives a lot of the passion I have for medicine, because patients can be really sick. And so that's what we do. We take care of very sick patients, and we provide the best level of care that we can.

I think that that is the most rewarding part, is just getting patients through whatever is necessary, whether it's psychological or medical. That's the benefit of seeing patients for such a long time and getting to know them.


Gene H. Kim, MD, provides skilled medical care to adults with cardiovascular disease. He focuses on heart transplantation and patients with advanced heart failure.

Dr. Kim is investigating microRNA regulation of cardiovascular development and function. He is also currently researching the use of high-frequency ultrasonic imaging in laboratory models to detect a wide range of cardiac disorders, including aortic and vascular disorders, hypertension, hypertrophy, cardiomyopathy, and right ventricular dysfunction.

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Heart Association

Practicing Since

  • 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine

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