Darlene Kim, MD, FACC Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient 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 Castle Connolly & 5280 Top Doctors 2023 (1st year) Previously a 5280 Top Doctor (1st year) America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars 101 Patient Ratings 46 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Cardiology Programs Department of Medicine Division of Cardiology (Adult) EILO/VCD Program Exercise & Performance Breathing Center Pulmonary Hypertension Program Scleroderma Program Specialties & Conditions Cardiac Sarcoidosis Congestive Heart Failure Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) Diastolic Dysfunction Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath) Heart Valve Disease High Cholesterol Hypertension Intracardiac Shunts Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Related Clinical Trials Does Keto Diet Help Reverse Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction? 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. Education Education 2004 Mount Sinai School of Medicine, MD 1999 Stanford University, BA Residency 2004 - 2007 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 MyChart Sign in to your MyChart account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654 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 4.9 Friendliness 4.9 Spoke using clear language 5 Provider explained things clearly 4.9 Provider included you in decisions 4.9 Amount of time spent with you 4.9 Confidence in your doctor 5 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.9 Comments 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 Patient– July, 2023 This doctor is respected by her peers as well as her patients. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2023 Dr. Kim is a very professional and competent cardiologist who is exceptionally knowledgeable and patient centered with me. I have profound respect & trust in her care. She treats the whole person and I feel fortunate to have caring for me. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2023 Dr. Kim is my favorite care provider! She is considerate and thorough. She has really taken good care of me and I appreciate her diligence. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2023 Doctor Kim always does an excellent job of explaining my treatment to me period National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2023 Dr. Kim is one I have the upmost confidence National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2023 Having a good careby her nurse practitioner. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2023 *Dr. Kim was very nice and thorough. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2023 I love Dr. Kim! She's great! National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2023 Dr. Kim was very efficient in her time getting up to speed on why I was visiting. She was also patient with me not having all of the details on my family history, which factors pretty heavily into the condition we are looking into. She has great bedside manner and did an excellent job of moving forward with a plan regardless of the information I was able to provide. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2023 I loved dr amigus I am thrilled also with dr kim National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2023 Dr Kim is amazing. Kind, addresses you with respect and totally present with me as a patient. show more National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2023 Dr. Kim is one of the absolute best drs. I've ever seen. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2023 Dr. Kim always listens to my concerns, I have total confidence in her diagnosis. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2023 I did not feel "rushed" as sometimes today drs. under pressure on the clock! The heart is serious business. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 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 Patient– January, 2023 This provider has always listened carefully and clarified any confusing communication from me! National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2023 Like National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2023 Fantastic Physician National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2023 Top notch care National Jewish Health Patient– December, 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. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2022 Never a bad experience when I am there. Excellent staff. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2022 Dr. Kim is an extraordinary smart and caring physician. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2022 Exceptionally good experience! National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2022 *Dr. Kim is very knowledgeable & doesn't miss a beat. She makes sure you understand everything she's going over. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2022 Dr Kim is Excellent! National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2022 I think *Dr. Kim is a good doctor. She is very thorough. I feel that my questions are an irritation to her and then she rushes to finish. This is all new to me and I am trying to understand. That might take time. I plan to continue care w/*Dr. Kim. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2022 She is an excellent provider. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2022 Dr. Kim has great communication skills. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 Dr. Kim and her Nurse Lindsey were so good and took their time telling me what might be wrong with me. Very interested in what medically going on. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 *Dr. Kim does a very good job of explaining symptoms, their causes, and options for treatment. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 Dr. Kim is a competent, caring & patient focused clinical healthcare provider. As I told her at my last visit, I feel extremely fortunate to have her providing my cardiac care . She has consistently gone above and beyond my expectations in the researching best practices and interventions for my ischemic heart disease . A very real blessing I believe. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 Dr Kim is such a good listener. I really appreciate the attention to details when I am disorganized in trying to explain my concerns! National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 All was good. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 Excellent physician. I have complete confidence in her ability to provide the best care for my disease. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2022 *Dr. Kim did a great job for me!! National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2022 Dr. Kim is excellent. I am confident in her abilities and feel I can be very honest about any issues I am having. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2022 *Dr. Kim is a wonderful cardiologist. I am grateful to be part of her practice. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2022 Always has good follow-up info, really pleased with treatment regimen. Always positive and upbeat. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 Dr. Kim is always great to talk to. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 Dr. Kim is a great doctor! National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 THIS RATING IS STRICTLY FOR DOCTOR KIM NO ON ELSE. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2022 Always a good expierence National Jewish Health Patient– December, 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 Patient– December, 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 Patient– November, 2021 Dr. Kim is the best National Jewish Health Patient– October, 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 !!