Bo Soo Kim, M.D.

  • Medical Director of the Hopkins Adult ECMO Program
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Dr. Kim is a pulmonary and critical care medicine trained physician who is an intensivist in the Cardiovascular Surgical Intensive Care Unit (CVSICU). He is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of critical illness with a focus in post-operative management of patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery including heart and lung transplantation, cardiac bypass graft, and valvular replacement procedures.  Dr. Kim also has expertise in all forms of mechanical support including intra-aortic balloon pumps, ventricular assist devices (VADs), and ECMO.  He serves as the Medical Director of the Hopkins Adult ECMO Program. more


  • Medical Director of the Hopkins Adult ECMO Program
  • Director of the Advanced Critical Care Clerkship for Medical Students
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (2002)


  • Internal Medicine; Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2006)


  • Pulmonary Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2011)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) (2014)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2005)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease) (2013)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Kim is the co-founder of the team: Hopkins Education, Research, and Advancement in Life-support Devices (HERALD).  This team leads multiple research projects that are both clinical and translational in Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) life support interventions.  Dr. Kim will also be the co-PI on a large animal model of ECMO cannulation to determine the optimal ventilator management in severe respiratory failure.

Contact for Research Inquiries

Johns Hopkins Bayview
5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-955-4826
Fax: 410-287-9835

Activities & Honors


  • The William Baumgartner Physician of the Year Award for 2020, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2021

Patient Ratings & Comments

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