Thomas R. Kimball, MD

Medical Director, Heart Institute

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-8270

Fax 513-636-3952


Clinical Interests

Congential heart disease; echocardiography; cardiac imaging

Research Interests

Ventricular function; transgenic mice phenotyping; cardiovascular changes with obstructive sleep apnea; cardiovascular changes with renal disease; pediatric obesity; cardiovascular changes in fit and unfit children; echocardiography quality assurance

Thomas R. Kimball, MD, is a professor of pediatrics with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and is currently the medical director of the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

A native of California, Dr. Kimball graduated with Distinction and Honors from Stanford University. He earned his medical degree from New York University, New York, NY.  He completed his pediatric internship and residency at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and his pediatric cardiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. 

Dr. Kimball has been an attending staff member of the Division of Cardiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine since 1988.

Dr. Kimball's academic interests relate to echocardiography and he has made numerous scholarly contributions in the field of ventricular function utilizing echocardiography, particularly in the field of hypertension and obesity.

He has established collaborative relationships with basic scientists at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine using echocardiography to evaluate phenotypes of transgenic mice, including embryonic mice.

Dr. Kimball has been active in the cardiology community. He is a member of the American Society of Echocardiography, American Heart Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Cardiology and an investigator in the NIH Pediatric Heart Network. 

He was also a member of the first Family Advisory Council at Cincinnati Children's and received the 2006 Family Advisory Council Award of Excellence.

In 2010, he was made the medical director of the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's. 

BS: Stanford University with Honors and Distinction, Stanford, CA, 1978.

MD: New York University School of Medicine, New York City, NY, 1982. 

Residency: Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 1985. 

Fellowship: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1988. 

Certification: Pediatrics, 1986; Pediatric Cardiology, 1991 (recertification, 1997, 2004).

Shah AS, Urbina EM, Khoury PR, Kimball TR.  Lipids and lipoprotein ratios:  The contribution to carotid intima media thickness in adolescents and young adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. J Clin Lipidol. 2013 Sep-Oct;7(5):441-5.

Uzark K, King E, Spicer R, Beekman R, Kimball T, Varni JW. The clinical utility of health-related quality of life assessment in pediatric cardiology outpatient practice. Congenit Heart Dis. 2013 May;8(3):211-8.

Potts JE, Alghamdi M, De Souza AM, White CT, Potts MT, Warady BA, Furth SL, Sandor GG, Kimball TR. Echo-Doppler assessment of the biophysical properties of the aorta in children with chronic kidney disease. Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Jun;34(5):1218-25.

Madueme PC, Khoury PR, Urbina EM, Kimball TR. Predictors of exaggerated exercise-induced systolic blood pressures in young patients after coarctation repair. Cardiol Young. 2013 Jun;23(3):416-22.

Urbina EM, Khoury PR, McCoy CE, Dolan LM, Daniels SR, Kimball TR. Triglyceride to HDL-C ratio and increased arterial stiffness in children, adolescents and young adults. Pediatrics. 2013 April;131(4):E1082-90.

Edwards NM, Daniels SR, Claytor RP, Khoury PR, Dolan LM, Kimball TR, Urbina EM. Physical activity is independently associated with multiple measures of arterial stiffness in adolescents and young adults. Metabolism. 2012 Jun;61(6)869-72.

Shah AS, Dolan LM, Gao Z, Kimball TR, Urbina EM. Racial differences in arterial stiffness among adolescents and young adults with type 2 diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. 2012 Mar;13(2):170-5.

Urbina EM, Khoury PR, McCoy C, Daniels SR, Kimball TR, Dolan LM. Cardiac and vascular consequences of pre-hypertension in youth. J Clin Hypertens. 2011 May;13(5)332-42.

Crowley DI, Khoury PR, Urbina EM, Ippisch HM, Kimball TR. Cardiovascular impact of pediatric obesity epidemic: higher left ventricular mass related to higher body mass indexJ Pediatr. 2011 May;158(5):709-14.    

Urbina EM, Dolan LM, McCoy CE, Khoury PR, Daniels SR, Kimball TR. Relationship between elevated arterial stiffness and increased left ventricular mass in adolescents and young adults. J Pediatr. 2011 May;158(5)715-21.