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Agnes S. Kim, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Medicine
Director, Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging and Echocardiography Lab
Director, Cardio-Oncology Program
Academic Office Location:
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-2202
Phone: 860-679-3343
Fax: 860-679-4256

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Dr. Kim provides care to patients with a wide range of cardiovascular illnesses, including coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, and cardiomyopathy. She has expertise in advanced non-invasive cardiac imaging, including echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, cardiac MRI, and vascular ultrasounds. She has a particular interest in the cardiac care of cancer patients.

Dr. Kim received her bachelor’s degree at Yale College. She received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital. After residency, she completed a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at Yale-New Haven Hospital, during which she also obtained a Ph.D. in investigative medicine.

B.A.Yale UniversityPolitical Science
M.D.Vanderbilt UniversityMedicine
Ph.D.Yale UniversityInvestigative Medicine

Post-Graduate Training
ResidencyYale-New Haven HospitalInternal Medicine
InternshipYale-New Haven HospitalInternal Medicine
FellowshipYale-New Haven HospitalCardiology
FellowshipYale-New Haven HospitalAdvanced Cardiac Imaging

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Travel Grant AwardAmerican Society of Echocardiography
Diabetes Research and Training Summer Fellowship
Microbes and Defense Honnor Society
Phi Beta Kappa
Magna Cum Laude
Honors in Political Science
Beta Rho Chapter of Phi Sigma AlphaPolitical Science National Honor Society
National Cancer Institute Research FellowshipNIH
Science, Technology and Research Scholar

Journal Articles


  • A small molecule AMPK activator protects the heart against ischemia-reperfusion injury.
    Kim, Agnes S; Miller, Edward J; Wright, Tracy M; Li, Ji; Qi, Dake; Atsina, Kwame; Zaha, Vlad; Sakamoto, Kei; Young, Lawrence H Journal of molecular and cellular cardiology 2011 Jul;51(1):24-32
  • c-Jun inhibits thapsigargin-induced ER stress through up-regulation of DSCR1/Adapt78.
    Zhao, Peng; Xiao, Xiaoyan; Kim, Agnes S; Leite, M Fatima; Xu, Jinxia; Zhu, Xinglei; Ren, Jun; Li, Ji Experimental biology and medicine (Maywood, N.J.) 2008 Oct;233(10):1289-300
  • A769662 Protects the Heart Against Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury Via the AMPK-eNOS Pathway
    Kim, A.S., Wright, T.M., Miller, E.J., Sakamoto, K., Young, L.H. Circulation 120S838
  • AMP- Activating Protein Kinase Mediates the Cardioprotective Effects of Urocortin via Augmenting Glucose Transport during Myocardial Ischemia
    Li, J., Kim, A.S., Cheng, H., Hu, X., Miller, E.J., Wu, X., Sherwin, R.S., Xiao, L., Young, L.H. Diabetes 57A403-A404
  • AMPK Mediates the Cardioprotective Effects of Urocortin During Myocardial Ischemia
    Li, J., Kim, A.S., Cheng, H., Miller, E.J., Wu, X., Xiao, L., Young, L.H. Circulation 118S486
  • Ca2+/Calmodulin- Dependent Kinase Kinase B Contributes to AMPK Activation in the Heart Duriing Hypoxia
    Kim, A.S., Li, J., Hu, J., Edelman, A., Young, L.H. Cirulation 116II_34
  • Ca2+/Camodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase B Activates AMP-Activated Protein Kinase in the Heart
    Kim, A.S., Li, J., Edelman, A.M., Miller, E.J., Young, L.H. Diabetes 55(1):A12
  • Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor Inhibits C-jun N Terminal Kinase and Prevents Cardiac Injury During Acute Ischemia Reperfusion
    Qi, D., Hu, X., Wu, X., Kim, A.S., Leng, L., Bucala, R., Young, L.H. Circulation 118S546


  • The Regulation and Function of AMPK in the Ischemic Heart
    Kim, A.S.