Susan S. Kim, MD

Susan S. Kim, MD

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Primary Specialty

Cardiac Electrophysiology

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter
  • Cardiac Resynchronization
  • Cardiac Rhythm Disorders
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Defibrillators/Pacemakers
  • Left Atrial Appendage Devices

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine - 1999
Residency:
Brigham and Women's Hospital - 2002
Fellowships:
University of Chicago - 2005
University of Chicago - 2006

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Palos Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

397 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 29, 2022

5.0

Listened to us, answered all our questions took a sincere interest in our circumstances. Great personality.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Dr Kim is personable, approachable, shares her knowledge with me in terms I understand. I feel confident that she considers my individual case and doesn’t lump me into a group of maybe’s or possible’s. I’m an individual to her.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

She explained everything so well

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Dr Kim is a very caring professional.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Extremely great doctor

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March 06, 2022

4.0

It was. My first experience with Dr Kim . Was very satisfied with the visit . It is my hope that I will not have a problem contacting with questions I have after thinking about our visit.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Dr Kim was very personable. I felt that she did an excellent job listening to what I had to say and was very through in her questioning.

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February 27, 2022

5.0

Dr Kim has a compassionate approach and helped me feel at ease.

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February 26, 2022

5.0

I am confident in and trust the technical expertise of Doctor Kim. In addition, she clearly and completely answered my questions. I did not feel that she was in a hurry. She gave her full attention. Her staff was very helpful and professional.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

She was interested in my well being, she took time to get to know me and try to figure out what the next step is and if I was on board with her decision.

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February 20, 2022

5.0

She devotes time and communicates easily.

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February 19, 2022

5.0

Dr. Susan Kim was very patient with explaining my condition and being diligent in the work up. She was so easy to talk to.

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February 19, 2022

5.0

I have already recommended Dr. Kim to at least 20 people in my circle of friends. She is remarkable. Her kindness and compassion are matched by her professionalism and expertise! She is a remarkable professional!

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February 19, 2022

5.0

She is kind, caring, compassionate. I trust her and her judgement.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kim was very pleasant and patient. She explained everything in detail, and she made sure we were in agreement with my care plan.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

I have confidence in her ability and knowledge

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February 08, 2022

5.0

She was very reassuring

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Thorough, on- time, ez to talk to.

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January 22, 2022

5.0

Put me at ease

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kim is so caring. She make you feel that she is very concerned with whatever you are going through. She is a great doctor. I would definitely recommend others to her.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

She is very good and easy to talk to

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Before we spoke, she knew More about my medical history then I do. She offered options and went over them in detail so I was fully prepared to make a decision

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kim has been my electrophysiogist since 2012. She is very knowledgeable, approachable and prompt and helpful with any questions that I have.

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December 19, 2021

5.0

Very responsive, informative

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December 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim is very thorough, very professional, and very sharp!

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Assuring

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December 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim is so knowledgeable, professional, and personable. I quite literally trust her with my life

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December 14, 2021

5.0

Patient, answers all questions, listens and very professional.

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Dr Kim is science based in her approach to treatment decisions. She is thorough and explains her rationale for the recommended plan

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November 22, 2021

5.0

She’s caring & knowledgeable. She listens, explains things. She goes the extra mile! She’s awesome!

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Dr Kim is attentive, kind, a great listener, empathic.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

DR KIM GIVES YOU ALL THE TIME YOU NEED TO EXPLAIN THINGS. I AM VERY COMFORTABLE WITH HER.

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November 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim explained everything to me and made certain I understood my options.

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October 30, 2021

5.0

She seems friendly and knowledgeable.

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October 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim's a caring, thorough, intelligent cardiologist. She spent a lot of time with me and answered all of my questions.

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October 26, 2021

5.0

She is thorough and she cares.

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October 26, 2021

5.0

Answered all my questions very personable

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October 22, 2021

5.0

She is absolutely the BEST, caring, compassionate, detailed. Explains.everything in a way very easy to understand.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Wonderful bedside manner, incredible CV

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October 19, 2021

4.0

Very knowledgeable and communicative - but difficult to get timely appointments with.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

She is smart and caring and kind.

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October 17, 2021

5.0

She is very concerning and Thorough

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October 15, 2021

5.0

Dr Kim was very pleasant and could not have been more thorough in asking questions and making an evaluation.

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October 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim is very easy to talk to. She is gracious, articulate and very patiently listened and responded to my questions and concerns. (Please see above responses to my visit as well.)

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October 02, 2021

5.0

She's nice and listens to my view of a medical treatment I need to do.

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September 29, 2021

5.0

she was understanding of trauma, explained things well, and was thorough

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September 21, 2021

5.0

She is an expert in her field

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September 21, 2021

5.0

Patient, excellent listening, balanced approach, non-assuming, very wise and super care! Highest expertise! Thank you!!!

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September 19, 2021

5.0

I think she is outstanding in every regard.

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September 15, 2021

5.0

She is the best

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September 07, 2021

5.0

I’ve been very safisfied with her care If the occasion arises, I would definitely recommend her

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August 25, 2021

5.0

comforting, efficient, responsive

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Dr Kim . Has a great personal

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August 22, 2021

5.0

She is a practical, caring physician who clearly has the necessary expertise.

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August 21, 2021

5.0

As far as I am concerned, she seemed knowledgeable, was professional and explained everything I needed to know in an understandable manner and was nice.

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August 21, 2021

5.0

She is friendly, knowledgeable, and professional.

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August 20, 2021

5.0

She saved my life.

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August 18, 2021

5.0

Easy to talk to. Listened to my concerns. Takes immediate action to address my issues.

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August 13, 2021

4.0

I found Dr Kim knowledgeable; she answered questions and set forth a plan for going forward.

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August 10, 2021

5.0

Dr Kim has been my doctor for 10 or 12 years I trust her judgment on.my care

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July 21, 2021

5.0

I still remember how hard Dr. Kim worked to save me from the complex problems coming from my atrial fibrillation. Her persistent tries helped me recover from it.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Excellent!

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July 19, 2021

5.0

I would be happy to recommend Dr. Kim to anyone. She is what you want your doctor to be: an expert in her field, kind, she listens, and responds with easy to understand answers, cares about her patients. I feel taken care of. Her nurses and aides reflect Dr. Kim’s approach.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim is one of the top electrophysiology cardiologists in the country. She is detailed and thorough in her examination and analysis of an issue. Her surgical skill is are unparalleled. I am so lucky she has my heart in her hands.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

She makes a good impression and did her background work, listened to me.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

Thorough and listens to me

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June 29, 2021

5.0

Listens asks good questions, open to questions.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim is very patient, kind, understanding and takes the time to explain things so that you can understand and feel comfortable.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim was very thorough and kind. She made sure I understood what we were discussing even though I had a medical background and was very supportive in suggesting lifestyle changes to better my health while being supportive and not shaming.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Professional service

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June 18, 2021

4.0

First meeting. She seemed very professional and knowledgeable. Since this is a first meeting, my basis for evaluation is quite limited.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

She is caring and professional.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim is our prayers answered. She is the best, most caring, compassionate, knowledgeable doctor. Her whole team is outstanding! Each one of them take the time to listen to our concerns and explained to us everything in depth. I wish I could give a million stars.

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June 15, 2021

5.0

Very involved with the patients care

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June 10, 2021

5.0

dr. Kim was very thorough and the explanation of the procedure I’m going to have.

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June 08, 2021

4.0

Dr. Kim has been an excellent physician since I began seeing her in November of 2020. She is attentive and listens and respects my thoughts on care. She is an expert in her field.

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June 01, 2021

5.0

Explained everything so I could understand.

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June 01, 2021

5.0

Dr Kim is at the top of her game.. nothing anybody to describe her.. in a ZONE.. best of the best Professional and personable

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May 28, 2021

5.0

Is there a score higher then 10. She's wonderful to deal with.

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May 26, 2021

5.0

She knows her medicine, is very thorough, and professional.

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May 26, 2021

5.0

Very informative and patient on questions. Respect her knowledge of my arrhythmia issues.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

I had traveled from Wisconsin for a second opinion about my afib. Dr. Kim made me feel comfortable, was able to smile and establish a human as well as a medical connection. She was familiar with my records and gave me reasonable, practical suggestions. The consultation was worth the trip.

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May 12, 2021

5.0

She is smart and listens

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May 12, 2021

5.0

She is one of top people in her field.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim was thourogh , caring , and well informed.

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May 05, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Very personable and explains situation well. Great suggestions for further improvement in health.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

She is knowledgeable and responsive.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

This was my first visit with Dr. Kim. Listened attentively to my concerns. She new my history very well. Was very happy with my visit

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim was excellent, thoughtful, and kind.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

Smart and accomplished and young !!!!

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April 15, 2021

5.0

She’s very competent.

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April 15, 2021

5.0

She listens well and has a thoughtful and pragmatic approach to care. She includes us in the decisions made.

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April 14, 2021

5.0

She listens and is a collaborative md

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April 11, 2021

5.0

smart--smart--smart

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April 08, 2021

5.0

Before Dr. Susan Kim came to Northwestern, She was my Doctor over at Chicago University Hospital. She was my Favorite than. Now she’s here at Northwestern Hospital and I’m so Pleased with the fact, She’s still my Doctor. What a Great Doctor

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Dr Kim is my favorite Dr of all time. Obviously brilliant, but she also listens! What a combination!!

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April 03, 2021

5.0

She was referred to me for the pacemaker procedure by Dr. James Flaherty, her colleague in the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at NMH. Assuming that "all goes well" with the procedure on May 13, I will be happy to refer Dr. Kim to others in need of her skill and services.

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March 21, 2021

5.0

She is very caring and takes her time asking and answering questions

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March 20, 2021

5.0

Dr Kim spent a good amount of time reviewing my issues and was clear in next steps.

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