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SIU Med School Welcomes New Cardiology Chief

November 1, 2016

Michael Hyun-ook Kim, MD, MMM, FACC, FHRS, has joined the faculty of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as the chief of the Division of Cardiology and a professor of medicine. He is also a member of SIU HealthCare, the School's group practice.

Before joining SIU, Kim worked as the director of Arrhythmia Service and the Electrophysiology Fellowship Program at Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute, Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital, all located in Providence, R.I., and Newport Hospital, located in Newport, R.I. He also previously served as a professor of medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He earned his Master in Medical Management at Carnegie Mellon University (2016). Kim completed a cardiology fellowship and a cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (1998, 2000). He completed his internal medicine residency as chief resident at the University of Michigan in 1996. Kim earned his medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (1992) and his artium baccalaureus at Princeton University (1988).

He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Heart Association, the American College of Physician Executives, the Heart Rhythm Society and the American College of Cardiology. Kim has been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in cardiac electrophysiology (2013-16) and has received the Elite Reviewer Award from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology for 2014, 2015 and 2016. He is on the editorial board for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the highest ranked journal in academic cardiology, and also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology.

Kim has authored more than 180 peer-reviewed publications and is a nationally recognized expert in cardiovascular outcomes and arrhythmias. His research interests include atrial fibrillation, stroke risk reduction, implantable devices, population health, health care disparities and arrhythmias in general.

To make an appointment with Kim, call 217-545-8000.