Charles X Kim, MD, FACC

Charles X Kim, MD, FACC

Cardiologist, Vascular Medicine Specialist
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Specialties and Services

Health Networks

  • University of Minnesota Physicians

Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • Fairview Lakes Medical Center
  • Fairview Northland Medical Center
  • Fairview Ridges Hospital
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care Philosophy

I believe in the role of physician as educator and patient advocate. I work to earn the trust of patients and help them reach their health care goals. I believe patients need to be listened to, respected for their opinions and comfortable with their health care decisions. I try my best to deliver kind, respectful cardiovascular care based on evidence and scientific medicine, but tailored and individualized to specific patient preferences and goals.

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardio-Oncology
  • Echocardiography
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Premature / Family History of Coronary Disease
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Vascular Imaging
  • Vascular Medicine

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL


  • Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL


  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine: Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Vascular Medicine

Recognition and Leadership


  • Excellence in Teaching Award for Junior Medicine Clerkship, Northwestern University (2003, 2005-2006)
  • Women's Council of the Brain Research Foundation Award (2000)
  • Biological Sciences Division Teaching Award, Honorable Mention University of Chicago (1998)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine “Top Doctors” (2018)