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Academic Background

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Education and Training

  • 2009 - Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Neurobiology, University of Washington
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Mortar Board Honors Society
  • 2011 - Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Fellowship for Medical Students
    • Preceptor: Gail P. Jarvik, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Washington)
    • Sponsor: Sharon Kardia, Ph.D. (University of Michigan)
  • 2015 - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Genome Sciences, University of Washington
    • Dissertation: "Atheroprotective targets associated with high-density lipoprotein: phospholipid transfer protein, paraoxonase-1, and their effects on cerebrovascular disease"
    • Advisor: Gail P. Jarvik, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Washington)
  • 2016 - Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) in Biostatistics, University of Washington
    • Thesis: "A computational pipeline for identifying copy number variation from single nucleotide polymorphism data and applications to congenital heart disease"
    • Advisor: Patrick J. Heagerty, Ph.D. (University of Washington)
  • 2016 - American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship, Western States Affiliate
    • Preceptor: J. William Gaynor, M.D. (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
  • 2019 - Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), University of Michigan
    • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society
    • Graduation with Distinction (top 10% of class)
    • Graduation with Distinction in Research
    • University of Michigan Dean's Award for Research Excellence
    • University of Michigan Department of Medicine Senior Scholarship
    • University of Michigan Clinical Comprehensive Assessment (CCA) Commendation
    • University of Michigan Dean's Award for Clinical Excellence


Grant Support


  • NIH SNPG9895 Kim-PI (Role: Principal Investigator)
    • National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program (NIH LRP)
    • 6/2016 - 6/2018
  • AHA 16POST27250048 Kim-PI (Role: Principal Investigator)
    • American Heart Association Western States Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellowship
    • Kim - Identification of genetic predictors of survival and pathophysiologic mechanisms in congenital heart disease patients
    • 1/2016 – 12/2016
  • F31 MH101905 Kim-PI (Role: Principal Investigator)
    • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Predoctoral Fellows
    • Kim – Pharmacogenomics of serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitors
    • 9/2013 – 9/2015
  • T32 HL007312-36A1 Schwartz-PI (Role: Trainee)
    • Experimental Pathology of Cardiovascular Disease
    • 9/2015 – 12/2015
  • T32 HG000035 Swanson-PI (Role: Trainee)
    • Interdisciplinary Training in Genome Sciences
    • 9/2012 – 9/2013
  • T35 HL7690-28 Margolis-PI (Role: Trainee)
    • University of Michigan Summer Biomedical Research Training Program
    • 5/2010 – 8/2010