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Arthur (Arthur) Yu-Shin Kim, MD

  • Assistant in Medicine
  • Director, Viral Hepatitis Clinic (Infectious Diseases)


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Infectious Diseases


Centers & Specialties

Digestive Healthcare Center

Transplant Center

Clinical Interests
  • Hepatitis B virus (HBV)
  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV)
  • AIDS and HIV infection
  • HIV / HCV coinfection
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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Arthur Kim, M.D. is the Director of the Viral Hepatitis Clinic in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He received his medical degree at Harvard Medical School and trained in internal medicine at MGH and infectious diseases at MGH/Brigham and Women's Hospital. He expresses a longstanding interest in those living with HCV, especially in special populations such as acute infection, prisoners, post-transplantation, and HIV co-infection.  He currently is co-PI of an NIH-funded study examining the immunological outcomes of acute HCV infection and especially welcomes referrals of those suspected to have early or acute infection.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

My research interests are related to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in special populations.  I have three primary areas of focus:

1. HCV in immunosuppressed humans, including coinfection with HIV-1 and post-transplantation.  My interests are in cell-mediated immunity and HCV viral evolution in collaboration with Georg Lauer, Todd Allen

2. Immunology of acute HCV, in collaboration with Georg Lauer of the Gastrointestinal Unit

3. Acute HCV in the MA prisons.  As project leader of a U19 NIH Center Grant, I am studying acute HCV in the Massachusetts State Prisons in collaboration with Barbara McGovern at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital and the Department of Public Health

4. Immunogenetics of HCV infection, in collaboration with Georg Lauer, Ray Chung of the Gastrointestinal Unit, and Mark Daly of the Broad Institute

Please note link to our division website and my interests:


Selected from 36 peer-reviewed publications: 

1. Kim AY, Lauer GM, Ouchi K, et al. The magnitude and breadth of hepatitis C virus-specific CD8+ T cells depend on absolute CD4+ T cell count in individuals coinfected with HIV-1. Blood. 2005;105(3):1170-1178.

2. Kim AY, Schulze zur Wiesch J, Kuntzen T, et al. Impaired HCV-specific T cell responses and recurrent HCV in HIV coinfection. PLoS Med. 2006;3(12):e492.

3. Chen TY, Ding EL, Seage GR, Kim AY. Meta-analysis: increased mortality associated with HCV in HIV-infected persons is not related to HIV disease progression.  Clin Infect Dis. 2009;49(10):1605-15.

4.  Kim AY, Kuntzen T, Timm J, et al. Spontaneous Control of HCV Is Associated With Expression of HLA-B*57 and Preservation of Targeted Epitopes.  Gastroenterology. 2010 Sep 24.

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News & Events


Infectious Disease Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-726-3906
Phone 2: 617-724-3230
Fax: 617-726-7653

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