A photo of Hee Kim.

Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


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.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric musculoskeletal disease

Research Interests

Advanced MR technique

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology


Radiology, Radiology

My Education

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.

My Publications

CT angiography findings of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations in children and young adults with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Shin, S; Kim, HK; Crotty, EJ; Hammill, AM; Wusik, K; Kim, D. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2020; 214:1369-1376.

Patellofemoral Instability in Children: Correlation Between Patellofemoral Incongruence, Mechanism of Injury, and Cartilage Damage. Kim, HK; Greenstein, R; Plemmons, A; Rajdev, N; Parikh, S; Kim, DH. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2019; 213:182-9.

MR Imaging of Pediatric Musculoskeletal Tumors: Recent Advances and Clinical Applications. Lee, M; Chhabra, A; Pressey, JG; Dumoulin, CL; Kim, HK. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America. 2019; 27:341-371.

Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in Children: Clinical and Imaging Features. Je, B; Kim, HK; Horn, PS. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2019; 212:655-664.

Pazopanib therapy for desmoid tumors in adolescent and young adult patients. Agresta, L; Kim, H; Turpin, BK; Nagarajan, R; Plemmons, A; Szabo, S; Dasgupta, R; Sorger, JI; Pressey, JG. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2018; 65:e26968-e26968.

Feasibility of superb microvascular imaging to detect high-grade vesicoureteral reflux in children with urinary tract infection. Kim, HK; O'Hara, S; Je, B; Kraus, SJ; Horn, P. European Radiology. 2018; 28:66-73.

Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) for measurement of muscle stiffness of the shoulder: feasibility with a 3T MRI system. Hong, SH; Hong, S; Yoon, J; Oh, C; Cha, JG; Kim, HK; Jr, BB. Acta Radiologica (Informa). 2016; 57:1099-1106.

Patellofemoral instability in children: T2 relaxation times of the patellar cartilage in patients with and without patellofemoral instability and correlation with morphological grading of cartilage damage. Kang, CH; Kim, HK; Shiraj, S; Anton, C; Kim, DH; Horn, PS. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2016; 46:1134-1141.

Patellofemoral Instability in Children: Correlation Between Risk Factors, Injury Patterns, and Severity of Cartilage Damage. Kim, HK; Shiraj, S; Kang, CH; Anton, C; Kim, DH; Horn, PS. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2016; 206:1321-1328.

T2 Relaxation Time Mapping of the Cartilage Cap of Osteochondromas. Kim, HK; Horn, P; Dardzinski, BJ; Kim, DH; Laor, T. Korean journal of radiology : official journal of the Korean Radiological Society. 2016; 17:159-165.