Meet the RMCVA Electrophysiology Physicians
Kelly Kim MD, FACC FHRS
Dr Kim attended Brown University for both university and medical school. He left Rhode Island in 1994 and headed north to Boston, where he completed his internship and residency at Beth Israel Hospital. In 1997, he moved to Seattle, Washington for his fellowship in cardiology. He furthered his cardiology studies by doing a second fellowship in electrophysiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in 2000. Dr Kim became a Rocky Mountain Cardiovascular physician in 2001.
As an electrophysiologist, Dr Kim's professional medical expertise is the electrical system of the heart. His interests include pacemakers and defibrillators, as well as electrophysiology (EP) studies and ablations, in which heart rate disturbances are rectified by damaging the electrical tissue to allow the heart's normal rhythm to resume.
Always on the move, Dr Kim's hobbies include skiing, traveling, and running. he also enjoys classical music and spending time with his kids.
Michael J. Porter, MD, FACC, FHRS
Dr. Porter’s board certifications include cardiac electrophysiology, clinical cardiology and internal medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1998, followed by an internship and residency specializing in internal medicine at Loyola University in Chicago. Dr. Porter completed subspecialty fellowships in general cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology in addition to post-doctoral research training in cardiac gene translation at Loyola University in Chicago.
His primary clinical interests include catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation and complex cardiac arrhythmias, as well as device therapy with defibrillators and pacemakers.