Hyunggun Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor (Cardiology)
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Dr. Kim earned his PhD degree at The University of Iowa. In July 2005, he was recruited to the Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute, Northwestern University as a Research Engineer to develop imaging techniques for molecular ultrasound imaging of atherosclerosis. Dr. Kim joined The University of Texas Medical School at Houston in September 2006 as an Assistant Professor.
Dr. Kim is a reviewer for several biomedical engineering and medical journals, and is a grant reviewer for the American Heart Association. His professional memberships include the American Heart Association, the Biomedical Engineering Society, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers – Bioengineering Division. Dr. Kim has a joint appointment at The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston as an Adjoint Assistant Professor. Dr. Kim is a supervisor for biomedical engineering graduate students, cardiology fellows, residents, and medical students training in advanced cardiovascular biomedical engineering research.
Current research projects include the development of advanced experimental and computational techniques to evaluate native and bioprosthetic heart valve function; and the development of molecular ultrasound imaging techniques using targeted echogenic immunoliposomes to determine, quantitate, characterize and visualize the stage, extent, and pathophysiologic development of atherosclerosis.
Dr. Kim is the author of 21 manuscripts, 44 abstracts, 2 book chapters in the fields of cardiovascular biomechanics and cardiovascular ultrasound imaging.