Associate Professor of Medicine

Medical Director, Vascular Labs

Research Keywords

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection, Fibromuscular Dysplasia, Vascular Medicine, Vascular Ultrasound

Postgraduate Training


Medical Internship Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 7/2002-6/2003


Medical Residency Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 7/2003-6/2005


Vascular Medicine Fellowship, 7/2008-12/2008

Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 7/2005-6/2008

Esther (Soo Hyun) Kim is a cardiologist and vascular medicine specialist with an interest in uncommon arterial disorders including spontaneous coronary artery dissection and fibromuscular dysplasia. She is the director of the Arteriopathy Clinic at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute and strives to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to patients with complex arterial diseases.

Areas of Expertise

  • Abdominal Aortic (AAA)
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Carotid Disease
  • General Cardiology
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Surgery

Clinical Research Keywords:

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection, Fibromuscular Dysplasia, Arterial dissection, Arterial aneurysm, Peripheral Artery Disease, Vascular Medicine, Cardiology 

Previous Institution
Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Office Address:
1215 21st Avenue South, Medical Center East, 5th floor, Nashville, TN, TN 37232
St. Louis, MO
Previous Role/Title
Staff Cardiologist, Associate Director
Cardiovascular Medicine


MD - Duke University
MPH - University of North Carolina
BS, Biology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina