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Hee H. Kim, MD

  • Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology



I am a clinical provider and researcher at Cincinnati Children’s. My clinical specialties are pediatric musculoskeletal disorders and orthopedics. As a researcher, my interests include pediatric musculoskeletal disease and magnetic resonance (MR) techniques.

One particular disease I’m investigating is Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a degenerative genetic disorder that leads to muscle breakdown and weakness. My work aims to discover a cure for this debilitating and devastating disease.

My research has been funded by grants from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and Cincinnati Children’s.

I obtained board certification from the American Board of Radiology in 2012.

MD: Korea University College of Medicine, Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea, 1999.

MA: Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, 2004.

Residency: Resident in Radiology, Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Certification: American Board of Radiology, July 2012.


Pediatric musculoskeletal disease

Services and Specialties



Advanced MR technique

Research Areas



A Comprehensive Assessment of the Harms of Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy for Thyroid Nodules: A Systematic Review. Park, JY; Choi, W; Hong, AR; Yoon, JH; Kim, HK; Kang, H. Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2023; 38:104-116.

Modifying effect of the serum level of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) on the association between BDNF methylation and long-term cardiovascular outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome. Choi, W; Kang, H; Kim, J; Kim, HK; Kang, H; Kim, S; Kim, J; Ahn, Y; Jeong, MH; Kim, J. Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine. 2023; 9.

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors and Endocrine Disorders: A Position Statement from the Korean Endocrine Society. Kwon, H; Roh, E; Ahn, CH; Kim, HK; Ku, CR; Jung, KY; Lee, JH; Kim, EH; Suh, S; Hong, S; et al. Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2022; 37:839-850.

Modifying Effect of the Interleukin-18 Level on the Association between BDNF Methylation and Long-Term Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome. Choi, W; Kang, H; Kim, J; Kim, HK; Kang, H; Kim, S; Kim, J; Ahn, Y; Jeong, MH; Kim, J. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2022; 23.

The new diagnostic criteria for myelodysplasia-related acute myeloid leukemia is useful for predicting clinical outcome: comparison of the 4th and 5th World Health Organization classifications. Park, HS; Kim, HK; Kim, H; Yang, Y; Han, HS; Lee, KH; Son, BR; Kwon, J. Annals of Hematology. 2022; 101:2645-2654.

Interactive Effects of Serum Leptin Levels and Physical Comorbidity on the Pharmacotherapeutic Response of Depressive Disorders. Choi, W; Kim, J; Kang, H; Kim, HK; Kang, H; Lee, J; Kim, S; Stewart, R; Kim, J. Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience. 2022; 20:662-674.

Thyroglobulin Levels as a Predictor of Papillary Cancer Recurrence After Thyroid Lobectomy. Cho, J; Kim, HK. Anticancer Research. 2022; 42:5619-5627.

Patellofemoral Instability in Children: Imaging Findings and Therapeutic Approaches. Kim, HK; Parikh, S. Korean Journal of Radiology. 2022; 23:674-687.

Improved Erythrocyte Deformability Induced by Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors in Type 2 Diabetic Patients. Son, M; Lee, YS; Hong, AR; Yoon, JH; Kim, HK; Kang, H; Yang, S. Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy. 2022; 36:59-67.

Effectiveness of Combining Bevacizumab With First-Line Chemotherapy Regimens for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer in Real-World Practice. Bang, YH; Hong, YS; Lee, JS; Lee, K; Han, HS; Kim, SY; Kim, J; Kim, HK; Kim, JW; Eun, CK; et al. Clinical Colorectal Cancer. 2021; 20:101-112.e6.

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