Darlene Kim
Darlene Kim, MD, is a cardiologist who is trained in cardiac catheterization at National Jewish Health. Dr. Kim is in the Division of Cardiology.
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Previously a 5280 Top Doctor (1st year)

Special Interests

Research Interests

Cardiovascular imaging, pulmonary hypertension, treatment quality

Clinical Interests

All aspects of general cardiology; Preventive cardiology; Pulmonary Hypertension; Coronary artery disease; Diagnostic cardiac catheterization and multi-modality advanced cardiac imaging including transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, nuclear and echo stress testing, and cardiac CT.


Mount Sinai School of Medicine, MD
Stanford University, BA
Temple University Hospital, Internal Medicine

Awards & Recognition

Whitepaper Writing Group, Council on Clinical Practice, American College of Cardiology.

Board Certification

Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Echocardiography, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Professional Memberships

American College of Cardiology
American Society of Echocardiography
Society of Cardiac Computed Tomography
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
American Heart Association

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Joseph Hospital - Denver

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654

Patient Ratings

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National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2023
Dr Kim is amazing. Kind, addresses you with respect and totally present with me as a patient.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2023
Dr. Kim is one of the absolute best drs. I've ever seen.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2023
Dr. Kim always listens to my concerns, I have total confidence in her diagnosis.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2023
I did not feel "rushed" as sometimes today drs. under pressure on the clock! The heart is serious business.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2023
Dr Kim's efforts with my case has resulted in very good improvements in my health. I am very confident in her skills and in her concern for improving my health.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2023
This provider has always listened carefully and clarified any confusing communication from me!

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2023

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2023
Fantastic Physician

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2023
Top notch care

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2022
When asked about test results from previous day, she graciously provided them for me and went and got me a printed copy of them. This was above and beyond, and greatly appreciated.

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