Darlene Kim
Darlene Kim, MD, is a cardiologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Kim is in the Division of Cardiology and Department of Medicine.
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

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



  • 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, 2020
Dr. Kim definitely left me with the feeling she cares about my well being and it is very easy to discuss my issues with her.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2020
Dr. Kim is the best! I refer friends to her all the time. I honestly don't think I would be alive today if it wasn't for her expertise and knowledge.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2020
*Dr. Kim was EXCELLENT!

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2020
Dr. Kim is awesome

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2020
*Dr. Kim has always taken such good care of me. It is hard to make appointment but she can be available for me if needed.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2020
*Dr. Kim is THE BEST cardiologist I've ever had!!! I drive from [phi] and it's well worth the time and traffic (which is A LOT!) to get there! I would not go to anyone else!

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2020
It is always a delight & see *Dr. Kim - She is always caring and willing to answer all my questions.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2020
excellent care, willing to discuss life/death surgery in a way that was common sense, and realistic; appreciated the candor and knowledge

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2020
I was very happy with my appointment with Dr. Kim. it was my first cardiology appointment and I was nervous. she calmed my nerves and was very thorough. I am so happy I chose Dr. Kim as my doctor and will happily recommend her to all of my friends and family. she is incredibly caring, kind, and intelligent.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2020
I feel I am very fortunate to have Dr Kim as my Cardiologist. She is so very knowledgeable and on top of my care. Her and [the nurse practitioner] are a great team. Very happy to have them both on my side.

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