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Albert Kim, MD, PhD

TitleAdjunct Instructor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
DivisionCardiovascular Medicine
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 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Kim is an accomplished physician-scientist with expertise in cardiovascular disease, translational medicine, and drug development. He earned his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Harvard, MD and PhD degrees from UCLA, completed internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, cardiology fellowship training at MGH, and clinical cardiac electrophysiology training at UCSF. He joined the UCSF faculty and subsequently transitioned to the pharmaceutical industry as a Senior Translational Medicine Expert at Novartis, where he led small molecule and biologic asset programs for hyperlipidemia, inflammation, atherosclerosis, and arrhythmia indications. In 2013 he joined the Pfizer Cardiovascular and Metabolic (CVMET) Research Unit in Cambridge, MA and has served in multiple leadership roles over the past 4 years. He currently serves as VP, Clinical Research Head for CVMET, and oversees clinical research efforts for cardiometabolic diseases such as NASH, diabetes, obesity and heart failure. He has served in advisory and supervisory roles for cardiovascular safety and pharmacovigilance activities, and worked at the FDA in the Division of Cardiac Devices as a medical reviewer and project lead for the industry guidance document on catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. Beyond his roles at Pfizer, he also holds academic appointments in the VA Boston Cardiac Electrophysiology Section, at Boston University, and at Harvard Medical School.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • cardiac safety
  • clinical cardiac electrophysiology
  • cardiology
  • cellular electrophysiology
  • optical mapping
  • atrial fibrillation
  • animal models of cardiac arrhythmias
  • computer simulation of arrhythmias
  • remote catheter navigation
  • implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)
  • cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)
  • medical devices for electrophysiology and cardiac monitoring
  • interventional cardiology
  • congestive heart failure
 Publications
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  1. Cowie MR, Filippatos GS, Alonso Garcia ML, Anker SD, Baczynska A, Bloomfield DM, Borentain M, Bruins Slot K, Cronin M, Doevendans PA, El-Gazayerly A, Gimpelewicz C, Honarpour N, Janmohamed S, Janssen H, Kim AM, Lautsch D, Laws I, Lefkowitz M, Lopez-Sendon J, Lyon AR, Malik FI, McMurray JJ, Metra M, Figueroa Perez S, Pfeffer MA, Pocock SJ, Ponikowski P, Prasad K, Richard-Lordereau I, Roessig L, Rosano GM, Sherman W, Stough WG, Swedberg K, Tyl B, Zannad F, Boulton C, De Graeff P. New medicinal products for chronic heart failure: advances in clinical trial design and efficacy assessment. Eur J Heart Fail. 2017 Mar 27. PMID: 28345190.
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  2. Ridker PM, Tardif JC, Amarenco P, Duggan W, Glynn RJ, Jukema JW, Kastelein JJP, Kim AM, Koenig W, Nissen S, Revkin J, Rose LM, Santos RD, Schwartz PF, Shear CL, Yunis C. Lipid-Reduction Variability and Antidrug-Antibody Formation with Bococizumab. N Engl J Med. 2017 04 20; 376(16):1517-1526. PMID: 28304227.
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  3. Anker SD, Schroeder S, Atar D, Bax JJ, Ceconi C, Cowie MR, Crisp A, Dominjon F, Ford I, Ghofrani HA, Gropper S, Hindricks G, Hlatky MA, Holcomb R, Honarpour N, Jukema JW, Kim AM, Kunz M, Lefkowitz M, Floch CL, Landmesser U, McDonagh TA, McMurray JJ, Merkely B, Packer M, Prasad K, Revkin J, Rosano GM, Somaratne R, Stough WG, Voors AA, Ruschitzka F. Erratum to "Traditional and new composite endpoints in heart failure clinical trials: facilitating comprehensive efficacy assessments and improving trial efficiency" [Eur J Heart Fail 2016;18:482-489]. Eur J Heart Fail. 2016 Jun; 18(6):727. PMID: 27324688.
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  4. Anker SD, Schroeder S, Atar D, Bax JJ, Ceconi C, Cowie MR, Crisp A, Dominjon F, Ford I, Ghofrani HA, Gropper S, Hindricks G, Hlatky MA, Holcomb R, Honarpour N, Jukema JW, Kim AM, Kunz M, Lefkowitz M, Le Floch C, Landmesser U, McDonagh TA, McMurray JJ, Merkely B, Packer M, Prasad K, Revkin J, Rosano GM, Somaratne R, Stough WG, Voors AA, Ruschitzka F. Traditional and new composite endpoints in heart failure clinical trials: facilitating comprehensive efficacy assessments and improving trial efficiency. Eur J Heart Fail. 2016 May; 18(5):482-9. PMID: 27071916.
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  5. Sung RK, Kim AM, Tseng ZH, Han F, Inada K, Tedrow UB, Viswanathan MN, Badhwar N, Varosy PD, Tanel R, Olgin JE, Stephenson WG, Scheinman M. Diagnosis and ablation of multiform fascicular tachycardia. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2013 Mar; 24(3):297-304. PMID: 23110306.
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  6. Erdemli G, Kim AM, Ju H, Springer C, Penland RC, Hoffmann PK. Cardiac Safety Implications of hNav1.5 Blockade and a Framework for Pre-Clinical Evaluation. Front Pharmacol. 2012; 3:6. PMID: 22303294.
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  7. Yang Y, Varma N, Badhwar N, Tanel RE, Sundara S, Lee RJ, Lee BK, Tseng ZH, Marcus GM, Kim AM, Olgin JE, Scheinman MM. Prospective observations in the clinical and electrophysiological characteristics of intra-isthmus reentry. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2010 Oct; 21(10):1099-106. PMID: 20455984.
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  8. Deo M, Boyle PM, Kim AM, Vigmond EJ. Arrhythmogenesis by single ectopic beats originating in the Purkinje system. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2010 Oct; 299(4):H1002-11. PMID: 20622103.
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  9. Marcus GM, Smith LM, Ordovas K, Scheinman MM, Kim AM, Badhwar N, Lee RJ, Tseng ZH, Lee BK, Olgin JE. Intracardiac and extracardiac markers of inflammation during atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm. 2010; 7(2):149-54. PMID: 20022819.
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  10. Milan DJ, Kim AM, Winterfield JR, Jones IL, Pfeufer A, Sanna S, Arking DE, Amsterdam AH, Sabeh KM, Mably JD, Rosenbaum DS, Peterson RT, Chakravarti A, Kääb S, Roden DM, MacRae CA. Drug-sensitized zebrafish screen identifies multiple genes, including GINS3, as regulators of myocardial repolarization. Circulation. 2009 Aug 18; 120(7):553-9. PMID: 19652097.
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  11. Kim AM, Olgin JE. Microfibrosis and complex fractionated atrial electrograms. Heart Rhythm. 2009 Jun; 6(6):811-2. PMID: 19467509.
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  12. Kim AM, Olgin JE, Everett TH. Role of atrial substrate and spatiotemporal organization in atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm. 2009 Aug; 6(8 Suppl):S1-7. PMID: 19631905.
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  13. Kim AM, Badhwar N, Lee RJ. Remote navigation guided ablation of incessant atrial tachycardia in a patient with restricted venous access. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2009 Sep; 20(9):1061-4. PMID: 19207779.
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  14. Kim AM, Turakhia M, Lu J, Badhwar N, Lee BK, Lee RJ, Marcus GM, Tseng ZH, Scheinman M, Olgin JE. Impact of remote magnetic catheter navigation on ablation fluoroscopy and procedure time. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2008 Nov; 31(11):1399-404. PMID: 18950296.
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  15. DiFranco M, Quiñonez M, DiGregorio DA, Kim AM, Pacheco R, Vergara JL. Inverted double-gap isolation chamber for high-resolution calcium fluorimetry in skeletal muscle fibers. Pflugers Arch. 1999 Aug; 438(3):412-8. PMID: 10398875.
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  16. Kim AM, Vergara JL. Supercharging accelerates T-tubule membrane potential changes in voltage clamped frog skeletal muscle fibers. Biophys J. 1998 Oct; 75(4):2098-116. PMID: 9746552.
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  17. Kim AM, Vergara JL. Fast voltage gating of Ca2+ release in frog skeletal muscle revealed by supercharging pulses. J Physiol. 1998 Sep 01; 511 ( Pt 2):509-18. PMID: 9706027.
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  18. Escobar AL, Velez P, Kim AM, Cifuentes F, Fill M, Vergara JL. Kinetic properties of DM-nitrophen and calcium indicators: rapid transient response to flash photolysis. Pflugers Arch. 1997 Sep; 434(5):615-31. PMID: 9242727.
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  19. Kim AM, DiFranco M, Vergara JL. A gap isolation method to investigate electrical and mechanical properties of fully contracting skeletal muscle fibers. Biophys J. 1996 Aug; 71(2):924-31. PMID: 8842232.
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