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Victor Kim, MD


Victor Kim, MD


Assistant Professor, Medicine

Telephone: 215-707-3336

Email: victor.kim@tuhs.temple.edu



Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Section of Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Center for Inflammation, Translational and Clinical Lung Research

Educational Background:

BA, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1994


MD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1998


Internship, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 1999


Residency, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 2001


Chief Medical Resident, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 2002


Fellowship, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2005

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clinical Interests:

  • COPD
  • Sleep disorders
  • Lung transplantation
  • Critical care medicine

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board certification(s):

  • Critical Care Medicine, 2006
  • Sleep Medicine, 2005
  • Pulmonary Medicine, 2004
  • Internal Medicine, 2001

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research interests:

  • Small airways disease in COPD
  • Inflammation and mucous metaplasia in COPD
  • Radiographic evaluation of airway dimensions in COPD

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selected publications:


Kim V, Criner GJ,  Oxygen Therapy.  In:  Albert RK, Spiro SG, Jett JR, eds.  Clinical Respiratory Medicine, 3rd ed. Philadelphia:  Elsevier (in press).


Kim V, Criner GJ.  Chronic ventilatory assistance in the hospital (non-ICU): Definition and indications.  In eds. Ambrosino N, Goldstein R.  Ventilatory Support in Chronic Respiratory Failure.  New York: Marcel Dekker (in press).


Kim V.  Mechanical Ventilation: Year in review.  Advance Magazine (in press).


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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

26098755. Regan EA, Lynch DA, Curran-Everett D, Curtis JL, Austin JH, Grenier PA, Kauczor HU, Bailey WC, DeMeo DL, Casaburi RH, Friedman P, Van Beek EJ, Hokanson JE, Bowler RP, Beaty TH, Washko GR, Han MK, Kim V, Kim SS, Yagihashi K, Washington L, McEvoy CE, Tanner C, Mannino DM, Make BJ, Silverman EK, Crapo JD, Clinical and Radiologic Disease in Smokers With Normal Spirometry. JAMA Intern Med :()2015 Jun 22

25646735. Kim V, Oros M, Durra H, Kelsen S, Aksoy M, Cornwell WD, Rogers TJ, Criner GJ, Chronic bronchitis and current smoking are associated with more goblet cells in moderate to severe COPD and smokers without airflow obstruction. PLoS One 10:2(e0116108)2015

25575367. Kim V, Criner GJ, The chronic bronchitis phenotype in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: features and implications. Curr Opin Pulm Med 21:2(133-41)2015 Mar

25575351. Kim V, Crapo J, Zhao H, Jones PW, Silverman EK, Comellas A, Make BJ, Criner GJ, Comparison between an alternative and the classic definition of chronic bronchitis in COPDGene. Ann Am Thorac Soc 12:3(332-9)2015 Mar

25549023. Kim V, Leptin and adiponectin in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Has the fat lady sung? Ann Am Thorac Soc 11:10(1602-3)2014 Dec

25217076. Bhatt SP, Wells JM, Kim V, Criner GJ, Hersh CP, Hardin M, Bailey WC, Nath H, Kim YI, Foreman MG, Stinson DS, Wilson CG, Rennard SI, Silverman EK, Make BJ, Dransfield MT, Radiological correlates and clinical implications of the paradoxical lung function response to 2 agonists: an observational study. Lancet Respir Med 2:11(911-8)2014 Nov

24766722. Kim V, Davey A, Comellas AP, Han MK, Washko G, Martinez CH, Lynch D, Lee JH, Silverman EK, Crapo JD, Make BJ, Criner GJ, Clinical and computed tomographic predictors of chronic bronchitis in COPD: a cross sectional analysis of the COPDGene study. Respir Res 15:(52)2014 Apr 27

24493923. Ramos FL, Krahnke JS, Kim V, Clinical issues of mucus accumulation in COPD. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 9:(139-50)2014

25844397. Kim V, Goel N, Gangar J, Zhao H, Ciccolella DE, Silverman EK, Crapo JD, Criner GJ, Risk Factors for Venous Thromboembolism in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis (Miami) 1:2(239-249)2014

24280543. Martinez CH, Kim V, Chen Y, Kazerooni EA, Murray S, Criner GJ, Curtis JL, Regan EA, Wan E, Hersh CP, Silverman EK, Crapo JD, Martinez FJ, Han MK, The clinical impact of non-obstructive chronic bronchitis in current and former smokers. Respir Med 108:3(491-9)2014 Mar

23204254. Kim V, Criner GJ, Chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 187:3(228-37)2013 Feb 1

22878279. Kim V, Kretschman DM, Sternberg AL, DeCamp MM Jr, Criner GJ, Weight gain after lung reduction surgery is related to improved lung function and ventilatory efficiency. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 186:11(1109-16)2012 Dec 1

22292596. Swift I, Satti A, Kim V, Make BJ, Newell J, Steiner RM, Wilson C, Murphy JR, Silverman EK, Criner GJ, Demographic, physiologic and radiographic characteristics of COPD patients taking chronic systemic corticosteroids. COPD 9:1(29-35)2012 Feb

21495839. Kim V, Garfield JL, Grabianowski CL, Krahnke JS, Gaughan JP, Jacobs MR, Criner GJ, The effect of chronic sputum production on respiratory symptoms in severe COPD. COPD 8:2(114-20)2011 Apr

21474571. Kim V, Han MK, Vance GB, Make BJ, Newell JD, Hokanson JE, Hersh CP, Stinson D, Silverman EK, Criner GJ, The chronic bronchitic phenotype of COPD: an analysis of the COPDGene Study. Chest 140:3(626-33)2011 Sep

20496295. Cornwell WD, Kim V, Song C, Rogers TJ, Pathogenesis of inflammation and repair in advanced COPD. Semin Respir Crit Care Med 31:3(257-66)2010 Jun

20397809. Kim V, Pechulis RM, Abuel-Haija M, Solomides CC, Gaughan JP, Criner GJ, Small airway pathology and bronchoreversibility in advanced emphysema. COPD 7:2(93-101)2010 Apr

19704323. Kim V, Steiner RM, Interventional treatment options for advanced emphysema: imaging manifestations. J Thorac Imaging 24:3(195-205)2009 Aug

19353346. Kim V, Kelemen SE, Abuel-Haija M, Gaughan JP, Sharafkaneh A, Evans CM, Dickey BF, Solomides CC, Rogers TJ, Criner GJ, Small airway mucous metaplasia and inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD 5:6(329-38)2008 Dec

19218194. Kelsen SG, Aksoy MO, Georgy M, Hershman R, Ji R, Li X, Hurford M, Solomides C, Chatila W, Kim V, Lymphoid follicle cells in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overexpress the chemokine receptor CXCR3. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 179:9(799-805)2009 May 1

18453364. Kim V, Benditt JO, Wise RA, Sharafkhaneh A, Oxygen therapy in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Proc Am Thorac Soc 5:4(513-8)2008 May 1

18453359. Kim V, Rogers TJ, Criner GJ, New concepts in the pathobiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Proc Am Thorac Soc 5:4(478-85)2008 May 1

18453358. Sharafkhaneh A, Hanania NA, Kim V, Pathogenesis of emphysema: from the bench to the bedside. Proc Am Thorac Soc 5:4(475-7)2008 May 1

18453351. Brister NW, Barnette RE, Kim V, Keresztury M, Anesthetic considerations in candidates for lung volume reduction surgery. Proc Am Thorac Soc 5:4(432-7)2008 May 1

17870009. Kim V, Rogers TJ, Criner GJ, Frontiers in emphysema research. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 19:2(135-41)2007 Summer

17136996. Kim V, Kueppers F, D'Alonzo GE Jr, Severe, early-onset emphysema with normal alphal-antitrypsin levels in nonsmokers: a clinical dilemma. COPD 1:2(313-9)2004

16415249. Williams OW, Sharafkhaneh A, Kim V, Dickey BF, Evans CM, Airway mucus: From production to secretion. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 34:5(527-36)2006 May

15477494. Kim V, Criner GJ, Abdallah HY, Gaughan JP, Furukawa S, Solomides CC, Small airway morphometry and improvement in pulmonary function after lung volume reduction surgery. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 171:1(40-7)2005 Jan 1

11762274. Kim V, Spandorfer J, Epidemiology of venous thromboembolic disease. Emerg Med Clin North Am 19:4(839-59)2001 Nov

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