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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
InternshipYale-New Haven HospitalInternal Medicine
ResidencyYale-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
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Scientific Review Panel of medical student researchEducation CommitteeReviewerUniversity20172019
American Society of EchocardiographyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2011
American College of CardiologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2009
American Heart AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2007

Journal Articles


  • 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
  • Cardio-Oncology Service: Our Experience at the University of Connecticut
  • 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

Case Reports

  • Multimodality Imaging of a Right Atrial Cardiac Mass
    Manish Kumar, Supriya Tigadi, Michael A. Azrin, Agnes S. Kim Cureus 2019 May;
  • Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma to the heart: an unusual cause of ST elevation
    Varun Tandon Nikhila Kethireddy Kathir Balakumaran Agnes S Kim European Heart Journal - Case Reports 2019 Mar;
  • Reversible Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction Secondary to Pazopanib.
    Gajjar, Kushani; Balakumaran, Kathir; Kim, Agnes S Cureus 2018 Oct;10(10):e3517


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


  • Cancer Survivors Shouldn’t Have to Beat Heart Disease Too.
    Kim AS, Liang BT New Haven Register 2018 May;


Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Cardio-Oncology Service: Our Experience at the University of ConnecticutPosterACC’s Advancing the Care of the Oncology Patient Jan 25-27, 20192019Washington, DC
The Cardio-Oncology Education GapPosterACC’s Advancing the Care of the Oncology Patient Jan 25-27, 20192019Washington, DC
Assessment of Cardiac Abnormalities in Sickle Cell Disease by EchocardiographyPosterCT Chapter of American College of Cardiology2019Monroe, CT
Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma to the Heart: Unusual Cause of ST-Segment Elevation on ECG.PosterCT Chapter of the American College of Cardiology2018Monroe, CT
Cardio-Oncology: Improving the Cardiovascular Health of the Oncology PatientTalk31st Annual Charter Oak Conference. Connecticut Academy of PAs2018Groton, CT
Quit Breaking My Heart; 5-Fluorouracil Associated Cardiomyopathy; Zawadzka SM, Kim A, Hedge UP.PosterSociety for General Internal Medicine2017Washington, DC