Darlene Kim, MD, FACC Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient 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 5280 Top Doctors 2021 (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 115 Patient Ratings 37 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 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 Locations National Jewish Health Main Campus 1400 Jackson St. Denver, CO 80206 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 4.8 Friendliness 4.9 Spoke using clear language 4.9 Provider explained things clearly 4.8 Amount of time spent with you 4.8 Provider included you in decisions 4.8 Confidence in your doctor 4.9 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– June, 2021 I trust *Dr. Kim and I don't trust easily. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 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]. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 Very friendly. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 Listens to all my concerns. Ensures me that I am doing fine. Appreciate her frankness & attention to my concerns. Great personality & easy to talk about my health concerns. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 Excellent care. Excellent listening skills. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 I think *Dr. Kim was concerned about me but I never figured out why exactly. [Protected health information]. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 I am very lucky to have found such a good doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 Dr. Kim is very friendly and nice. I really believe in her. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 Dr Kim is always friendly, thourough, and professional ... zoom and in person National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 Excellent experience. Dr Kim took the time to listen to my concerns and questions. I appreciate that she explained information and how it applied to my concerns National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2021 I have been seeing *Dr. Kim for years. She's very professional & excellent at her job. show more National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2021 I made the decision to switch my cardiologist to *Dr. Kim years ago and have been very happy. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 *Dr. Kim is awesome. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 *Dr. Kim has provided me with the best treatments for my condition. She is very knowledgeable, caring and patient. I'm attributing my much improved health due to her expertise. *Dr. Kim has provided me with EXCELLENT care! National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 Felt as if I was a nuisance and she really didn't have time for me, will see the PA only if possible. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 *Dr. Kim is AWESOME! She is caring, knowledgeable concerned - SHE IS A REAL FIND!!! National Jewish Health Patient– December, 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 Patient– December, 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 Patient– November, 2020 *Dr. Kim was EXCELLENT! National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 Dr. Kim is awesome National Jewish Health Patient– October, 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 Patient– October, 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 Patient– October, 2020 It is always a delight & see *Dr. Kim - She is always caring and willing to answer all my questions. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 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 Patient– September, 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 Patient– September, 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. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 Love all my doctors. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 the consult was very good National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2020 Dr. Kim is a great listener National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2020 Dr. Kim is outstanding. I have complete confidence in her. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 Dr. Kim was great as usual. I didn't feel like we had much time together but I felt like this was more of an inhouse virtual visit problem than something Dr. Kim did. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 I will always recommend *Dr. Kim she has an understanding and concern of her patients problems - Excellent doctor - National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2020 Good National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 As you can see by my grades I'm beyond happy with all the professional people at National Jewish - I feel as if I have a whole hospital taking care of only me. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 Dr kim is a Rockstar...She should have her own baseball card..simply the best You couldnt ask for a more caring and and super smart doctor... National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 Dr. Kim is an outstanding physician in every respect - professional, knowledgeable, detail conscious, while also courteous and friendly and easy to communicate with. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2020 *Dr. Kim is just wonderful - the best!