Academic Faculty


Daniel Kim


Medicine & Dentistry


About Me

Dr Daniel Kim is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Alberta and member of the Division of Cardiology at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute where he is an Interventional & Heart Transplant Cardiologist. He is the Medical Director of Advanced Heart Failure & Transplantation and Adult Cardiac Assist Devices Programs. 

After graduating from the University of Calgary Medical School, Dr Kim went on to train in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at the University of Alberta. He then completed a Fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure & Transplantation at the Stanford University Medical Center, in California. Since accepting an academic position at the University of Alberta in 2003, he has engaged in a busy academic clinical practice with clinical interests in Acute Care, Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support, as well as advanced cardiac procedures such as coronary interventions, invasive intracoronary imaging, coronary physiologic assessment and ECMO. 

He is a recognized educator, having received numerous teaching awards for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Peer Teaching. His current research focuses on novel detection methods for acute and chronic rejection, translational mechanisms in cardiac decompensation and cardiorenal physiology in heart failure. He is involved with numerous national and international organizations, including being on the executive of the ISHLT's Heart Failure/Transplant Council as the Education Workforce Leader.


  1. McMurtry SM, KIM DH, Archer SL.  Measurement of Nitric Oxide, Nitrite and Nitrate Using a Chemiluminescence Assay:  An Update for the Year 2000. (Review).  European Journal of Analytical Chemistry. 
  2. Archer SL, Gragasin FS, Wu X, Wang S, McMurtry S, KIM DH, Platonov M, Koshal A, Hashimoto K, Campbell WB, Falck JR, Michelakis ED.  Endothelium- Derived Hyperpolarizing Factor in Human Internal Mammary Artery Is 11.12-Epoxyeicosatrienoic Acid and Causes Relaxation by Activating Smooth Muscle BKCa Channels.  Circulation 2003 Feb 11;107(5):769-76
  3. KIM DH, Hunts SA.  Heart Failure Management: Caregiver vs Careplan.  Circulation 2003;108:129-31. Editorial.
  4. Haykowsky M, Riess K, Figgures L, KIM DH, Warburton D, Jones L, Tymchak WJ.  Exercise Training Improves Aerobic Endurance and Musculoskeletal Fitness in Female Cardiac Transplant Recipients.  Curr Control Trials Cardiovasc Med, May 2005, 6(1), 10.

  5. Tjandrawidjaja MC, Fu Y, KIM DH, Burton JR, Lindholm L, Armstrong PW.  Compromised atrial coronary anatomy is associated with atrial arrhythmias and atrioventricular block complicating acute myocardial infarction.  Journal of Electrocardiology.  J Electrocardiol. 2005 Jul;38(3):271-8.

  6. KIM DH, Burton JR, Lindholm L, Fu Y, Armstrong PW.  What is the Frequency, Functional and Clinical Significance of Complex Lesions in Non Infarct-Related Arteries in Acute STEMI: a CAPTORS Angiographic Substudy.  American Heart Journal.  2006 Mar151: 668-673.

  7. Tomczak CR, Jendzjowsky NG, Riess KJ, Tymchak W, KIM, D, Haennel R, Haykowsky MJ.  Relation of Etiology of Heart Failure (ischemic versus nonischemic) Before Transplantation to Delayed Pulmonary Oxygen Uptake Kinetics after Heart Transplantation.  Am J Cardiology.  2007 Jun 15;99(12):1745-9.

  8. Mandic S, Tymchak WJ, KIM DH, Daub W, Quinney HA, Taylor D, Al-Kurtass S,. Haykowsky MJ. Effects of Aerobic or Aerobic and Resistance Training on Cardiorespiratory and Skeletal Muscle Function in Heart Failure: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial.  Clinical Rehabilitation 2009; 23:207-216.

  9. Haykowsky M, Taylor D, KIM D, Tymchak W.  Exercise Training Improves Aerobic Capacity and Skeletal Muscle Function in Heart Transplant Recipients.  American Journal of Transplantation 2009; 9:734-739

  10. Santana M, Feeny D, Johnson JA, McAlister FA, KIM D, Weinkauf J, Lien DC.  Assessing the use of health-related quality of life measures in the routine clinical care of lung-transplant patients.  Qual Life Res (2010) 19:371-379

  11. Costanzo MR, Dipchand A, Starling R, Anderson A, Chan M, Desai S, Fedson S, Fisher P, Gonzales-Stawinski G, Martinelli L, McGiffin D, Smith J, Taylor D, Meiser B, Webber S, Baran D, Carboni M, Dengler T, Feldman D, Frigerio M, Kfoury A, KIM D, Kobashigawa J, Shullo M, Stehlik J, Teuteberg J, Uber P, Zuckermann A, Hunt S, Burch M, Bhat G, Canter C, Chinnock R, Crespo-Leiro M, Delgado R, Dobbels F, Grady K, Kao W, Lamour J, Parry G, Patel J, Pini D, Towbin J, Wolfel G, Delgado D, Eisen H, Goldberg L, Hosenpud J, Johnson M, Keogh A, Lewis C, O'Connell J, Rogers J, Ross H, Russell S, Vanhaecke J, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Guidelines.  The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Guidelines for the care of heart transplant recipients.  J Heart Lung Transplant. August 2010; 29(8):914-56.

  12. Mengel M, Sis B, KIM D, Chang J, Famulski KS, Hidalgo LG, Einecke G, de Freitas D, Tymchak W, Burton J, Halloran PF. The molecular phenotype of heart transplant biopsies: Relationship to Histopathological and Clinical Variables. American Journal of Transplantation 2010; 10(9): 2105-15.
  13. ISHLT Guidelines for Care of the Heart Transplant Recipients.  ISHLT Monograph Series Volume 6. 2012 (Contributing writer)

  14. Dhesi S, Chu MP, Blevins G, Paterson I, Larratt L, Oudit GY, Kim DH. Cyclophosphamide-Induced Cardiomyopathy: A Case Report, Review, and Recommendations for management. Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports January-March 2013 vol. 1 no. 1: 1-7

  15. Valtuille L, Paterson I, Kim DH, Mullen J, Sergi C, Oudit GY. A case of lamin A/C mutation cardiomyopathy with overlap features of ARVC: a critical role of genetic testing. Int J Cardiol. 2013 May 16. S0167-5273(13)00844-9. [Epub ahead of print]

  16. Butler CR, Kumar A, Toma M, Thompson R, Chow K, Isaac D, Kim D, Haykowsky M, Friedrich MG, Paterson I. Late Gadolinium Enhancement in Cardiac Transplant Patients is associated with Adverse Ventricular Functional Parameters and Clinical Outcomes. Can J Cardiol. 2013 Sep;29(9):1076-83. Epub 2013 Feb 4.
  17. Ezekowitz JA, Becher H, Belenkie I, Clark AM, Duff HJ, Friedrich MG, Haykowski MJ, Howlett JG, Kassiri Z, Kaul P, Kim DH, Knudtson ML, Light PE, Lopaschuk GD, McAlister FA, Noga ML, Oudit GY, Paterson DI, Quan H, Schultz R, Thompson RB, Weeks SG, Anderson TJ, Dyck JR. The Alberta Heart Failure Etiology and Analysis Research Team (HEART)Study. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014, 14:91.

  18. Butler CR, Kim DH, Chow K, Toma M, Thompson R, Mengel M, Haykowsky M, Pearson GJ, Paterson I. Cardiovascular MRI Predicts 5-Year Adverse Clinical Outcome in Heart Transplant Recipients. American Journal of Transplantation. 2014 Sep; 14(9): 2055-61.
  19. Dr. Sonny Dhanani, Dr. John Gill, Dr. S. Joseph Kim, Dr. Daniel Kim, Dr. Sam Shemie, Dr. Caren Rose, Dr. Jean Tchervenkov, Ms. Kimberly Young.
  20. Deceased Organ Donor Potential in Canada. Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), December 11, 2014.
  21. S. Joseph Kim, Stanley S. A. Fenton, Joanne Kappel, Louise M. Moist, Scott W. Klarenbach, Susan M. Samuel, Lianne G. Singer, Daniel H. Kim, Kimberly Young, Greg Webster, Juliana Wu, Frank Ivis, Eric de Da, John S. Gill. Organ Donation and Transplantation in Canada: Insights from the Canadian Organ Replacement Register. Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease 2014 Dec: 1:31: 1-9.
  22. Butler CR, Savu AM, Bakal J, Toma M,  Thompson R, Chow K, Wang H, Kim DH, Mengel M, Haykowsky M, Pearson G, Kaul P, Paterson I. Correlation of Cardiac MRI Findings and Endomyocardial Biopsy Results in Patients Undergoing Screening for Heart Transplant Rejection. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 May; 34(5):643-50

  23. Gibson PH, Riesgo F, Choy JB, Kim DH, Becher H. Dobutamine stress echocardiography after cardiac transplantation: implications of donor–recipient age difference. Echo Res Pract June 2015 2:65-71.

  24. Jeyakanthan M, Tao K,  Zou L, Meloncelli PJ, Lowary TJ, Suzuki K, Boland D,  Larsen I, Burch M, Shaw N, Beddows K, Addonizio L, Zuckerman W, Afzali B, Kim DH, Mengel M, Shapiro AMJ, West LJ. Chemical Basis for Qualitative and Quantitative Differences Between ABO Blood Groups and Subgroups: Implications for Organ Transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation. 2015 Oct; 15(10): 2602-15.

  25. Afzali B, Chapman E, Racape, M, Adam B, Bruneval P, Gil F, Kim D, Hidalgo L, Campbell P, Sis B, Duong Van Huyen . P, Mengel M. Molecular Assessment of Microcirculation Injury in Formalin-Fixed Human Cardiac Allograft Biopsies With Antibody-Mediated Rejection. American Journal of Transplantation Jul 2016. Available Early Online.
  26. Kaddoura T, Vadlamudi K, Kumar S, Bobhate P, Guo L, Jain S, Elgendi M, Coe JY, Kim D, Taylor D, Tymchak W, Schuurmans D, Zemp RJ, Adatia I. Acoustic diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension: automated speech- recognition-inspired classification algorithm outperforms physicians. Nature Scientific Reports Sept 2016. Available Early Online
  27. Nunes AJ, MacArthur RG, Kim D, Singh G, Buchholz H, Chatterley P, Klarenbach SW. A Systematic Review of the Cost-Effectiveness of Long-Term Mechanical Circulatory Support. Value Health. Jun 2016; 19(4): 494-504.
  28. Kim DH, Tymchak WT, Bainey, K. Practical Aspects of Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support: Pearls and insights. 2017. In Press.
  29. Yogasundaram H, Kim DH, …Oudit GY. Clinical features, diagnosis, and management of patients with Anderson- Fabry Cardiomyopathy. Can J Card 2017. In Press
  30. Clarke B, Ducharme A, Giannetti N, Kim D, et al. Multicenter Evaluation of a National Organ Sharing Policy for Highly Sensitized Patients Listed for Heart Transplantation in Canada. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017. In Press
  31. White CW,1 Messer SJ, Large SR, Conway J, Kim DH et al. Transplantation of hearts donated following circulatory death: a narrative review. In Press


Teaching Awards:

2005     Family Medicine Residency Program Outstanding Teaching Award

2005     Internal Medicine Program Best Ambulatory Care Experience Award
2007     Medical Students’ Association Award for Excellence in Small Group Teaching
2008     Family Medicine Residency Program Outstanding Teaching Award
2008     Department of Medicine Teacher of the Year Award
2008     Norman Davies Memorial Cardiology Teacher of the Year Award
2009     Medical Students’ Association Award for Excellence in Small Group Teaching 
2011      PARA (Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta) Clinical Teaching Award (Honourable Mention)
2012     Internal Medicine Program Subspecialty Teacher of the Year Award
2013     Internal Medicine Program Subspecialty Teacher of the Year Award  (Honorable Mention)