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

Ask a Question through Patient Portal

Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account

Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

  • Saint Joseph Hospital
    1835 Franklin Street
    Denver, CO 80218

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Provider showed concern


Spoke using clear language

Provider explained things clearly

Amount of time spent with you

Provider included you in decisions

Confidence in your doctor

Likelihood of recommending this provider


Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2021
Dr. Kim is very caring and compassionate. She always listens to my concerns and thoroughly explains any changes and reasons for treatment or medications.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2021
Dr. Is a 5 Starr cardiologist in my opinion after 20 yrs of receiving cardiac care by many different cardiologist both civilian and VA. She has been very caring and forthright in her listening and providing clinical feedback as to my past treatments and prognosis and recommendations for current treatment. I feel valued and very safe in her care.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2021
Dr. Kim is the best

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2021
In all the years Dr. Kim has been my care giver, I look forward to my appts And have received exemplary care from Dr. Kim !!

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2021
Dr Kim is an excellent listener and always explains her recommendations. If I ever have questions or other thoughts she always respectfully considers what I say and is always willing to dialog with me, explaining If I am wrong.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2021
*Dr. Kim is thorough and caring. She takes the time to answer all my questions, doesn't hurry.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2021
Not sure if we made progress in my treatment.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2021
*Dr. Kim shows care by listening and answering questions. She is kind and competent.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2021
I trust *Dr. Kim and I don't trust easily.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2021
Dr Kim was open and frank with her discussion with me during this tele-health visit. Although she couldn't actually listen to my heart and lungs, I believe she got a pretty good idea of my heart function. [Protected health information].

show more