Albert Kim, MD, PhD
|Institution||Boston University School of Medicine|
I’m originally from California, but have been back and forth between east and west coasts for the last 20 years. I studied biomedical engineering as an undergraduate at Harvard, and went on to medical school at UCLA where I enrolled in the medical scientist training program. There, I studied excitation-contraction coupling with biophysical tools (confocal calcium imaging, flash photolysis) and earned a Ph.D. in physiology. After completing my clinical clerkships and graduating with an M.D., I pursued further training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (internal medicine), the FDA (Division of Cardiac Devices), the Massachusetts General Hospital (cardiovascular medicine), and finally UCSF (clinical cardiac electrophysiology). After joining the faculty at UCSF, I decided to follow my interest in developing new therapies for cardiovascular diseases and transitioned to the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research. After almost 4 years there leading projects as a translational medicine expert, I joined the Pfizer CVMED RU for the people, culture, and opportunities here. I continue to see patients part time, as I very much enjoy the interactions and feel that clinical care lends important context to drug discovery and development. Outside of work, I enjoy chasing after my two young children and playing any sport with a ball.
- cardiac safety
- clinical cardiac electrophysiology
- 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
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