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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-824-3278
Fax: 832-826-4287


6651 Main Street
Legacy Tower, 21st Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Jeffrey J. Kim, MD

Director, Electrophysiology & Pacing

Professor, Pediatrics – Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Cardiology 2006
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Electrophysiology 2006
University of Chicago Hospitals Residency Pediatrics 2002
University of Chicago Hospitals Internship Pediatrics 2000
University of Illinois @ Chicago Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1999


Dr. Kim is the Director of the Arrhythmia and Pacing (Electrophysiology) Service at Texas Children’s Hospital. He is also a member of the Heart Failure / Cardiomyopathy Service. He is involved in collaborative translational research in molecular cardiology and is on faculty with the Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine Department as well as the Cardiovascular Research Institute. His specific clinical interests include cardiac ablation techniques in children, and the management of genetic arrhythmia syndromes. His research interests include the clinical characterization of arrhythmias and cardiomyopathies, as well as the delineation of their molecular and genetic basis. He has a particular interest in the molecular aspects of arrhythmias and sudden death in heart failure, as well as the role of pharmacogenetics in the management of arrhythmias and cardiomyopathy.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
American College of Cardiology Member
American Heart Association Member
Heart Failure Society of America Member
Heart Rhythm Society Member

Selected Publications

Thomas PE, Decker JA, Cannon BC, Kertesz NJ, Friedman RA, Kim JJ. Impact of American Heart Association Scientific Statement on Screening Electrocardiograms and Stimulant Medications. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 165 (2): 166-70. February 2011.

Kim JJ, Macicek SL, Decker JA, Kertesz NJ, Friedman RA, Cannon BC. Magnetic Versus Manual Catheter Navigation for Ablation of Free Wall Accessory Pathways in Children. Circulation: Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology 5(4): 804-8. August 2012.

Brescia ST, Rossano JW, Jefferies JL, Denfield SW, Dreyer, WJ, Towbin JA, Kim JJ. Mortality and Sudden Death in Pediatric Left Ventricular Non-compaction. Circulation 127(22): 2202-8. June 2013.

Barton, AL, Moffett BS, Valdes SO, Miyake CY, Kim JJ. Efficacy and safety of high-dose propranolol for the management of infant supraventricular tachyarrhythmias. Journal of Pediatrics 166(1): 115-118. January 2015.

Miyake CY, Kim JJ. Arrhythmias in left ventricular noncompaction. Card Electrophysiol Clin 7(2): 319-330. June 2015.

Niu MC, Maskatia S, Kim JJ. Marked septal dyskinesis from Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome. Circulation 130(23): e196-198. December, 2014.

Chiang DY, Kim JJ, Valdes SO, de la Uz C, Fan Y, Orcutt J, Domino M, Smith M, Wehrens XH, Miyaki CY. Loss-of-function SCN5A mutations associated with sinus node dysfunction, atrial arrhythmias, and poor pacemaker capture. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol Epub. June 2015.

Kim JJ, Salvin J, Moffett BS. PCICS 2014 Consensus Statement: Pharmacotherapies in Cardiac Critical Care: Antiarrhythmics. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

* Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.