Thomas R. Kimball, MD

Medical Director, Heart Institute

Director of Outpatient Clinic

Director of Cardiology Consult Service

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-8270

Fax 513-636-3952



Congential heart disease; echocardiography; cardiac imaging; Cardiology Consult Service; Cardiac Step-Down Unit; General Cardiology Outpatient Clinic


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).

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Shah AS, Gao Z, Urbina EM, Kimball TR, Dolan LM. The effects of arterial thickness and stiffness in obese youth. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism. 2014 Mar;99(3):1037-43.

Alghamdi M, De Souza AM, White CT, Potts MT, Warady BA, Furth SL, Kimball TR, Potts JE, Sandor GG. Response to: echocardiography assessment of the aorta in children with chronic kidney disease. Pediatric Cardiology. 2014 Jan;35(1):183-4.

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

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

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

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 Apr;131(4):E1082-90.

Shah AS, Urbina EM, Khoury PR, Kimball TR, Dolan LM. Lipids and lipoprotein ratios: Contribution to carotid intima media thickness in adolescents and young adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Journal of Clinical Lipidology. 2013 Sept-Oct;7(5):441-445.

Kimball TR. Echocardiography in the Assessment of Cardiovascular Disease Risk. In: Eduardo M. da Cruz, Dunbar Ivy, James Jaggers, editors, Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Intensive Care. Springer-Verlag London 2013. ISBN:978-1-4471-4618-6.

Kimball TR, Michelfelder EC. Echocardiography: Basic Principles and Imaging. In: Allen HD, Driscoll DJ, Shaddy RE, Feltes TF, editors. Moss & Adams' Heart Disease in Infants, Children and Adolescents: Including the Fetus and Young Adult. 1. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012. p. 134-71.

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