EDUCATION AND TRAINING
B.S., University of California, Berkeley, CA.
M.D., University of California, San Francisco, CA.
Internship, University of California, San Francisco, CA, Internal Medicine.
Residency, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Internal Medicine.
Fellowship in Cardiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Francis Kim M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harborview Medical Center
UW Research - South Lake Union Complex
850 Republican Street, S270
Seattle, WA 98109
Harborview Medical Center, Box 359748
Clinic Appointments: (206) 744-3475
Fax: (206) 221-0868
Request an Appointment: 206-744-3475 or
1-800-894-3278 / 1-800-UW-HEART
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1994.
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, 1998.
AREAS OF CLINICAL EXPERTISE
General Cardiology and Echocardiography
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
Endothelial dysfunction in diabetes and insulin resistance
The use of mild hypothermia in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
NIH National Research Service Award 1997-1999
NIH Career Development Award 2001-2006
Affiliations/Memberships: Fellow, American College of Cardiology
Kim F, Olsufka M, Carlbom D, Deem S, Longstreth WT, Jr, Hanrahan M, Maynard C, Copass M, Cobb LA. Pilot Study of Rapid Infusion of 2 liters of 4oC Normal Saline for Induction of Mild Hypothermia in Hospitalized Comatose Survivors of Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Patients, Circulation 112, 715719, 2005.
Kim F, Tyselling K, Rice J, Pham M, Haji L, Gallis B, Giachelli CM, Raines EW, Corson M, Schwartz MW, Activation of IKKβ by Glucose is Necessary and Sufficient to Impair Insulin Signaling and Nitric Oxide Production in Endothelial Cells, J. of Mol. and Cell. Card. 39, 327334, 2005.
Kim, F, Corson, M., Adhesion to fibronectin enhances MKP-1 Activation in endothelial cells, Biochem. and Biophys. Rsch. Commun. 273: 539545, 2000.
Kim, F, Gallis, B, Corson, M, TNF inhibits both fluid sheer stress and insulin signaling and nitric oxide production in Bovine Aortic Endothelial Cells, Am. J. Phys. 280: C10571065, 2001.
Kim F, Tyselling K, Rice J, Haji L, Gallis B, Baas A, Paramsothy P, Giachelli CM, Corson M, Raines EW, Free Fatty Acid Impairment of Nitric Oxide Production in Endothelial Cells is Mediated by IKKβ, Arteriosc., Thromb. and Vasc. Biol. 25, 989994, 2005.