Heemun Kwok
Associate Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Sites of Practice: 
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information


Dr. Heemun Kwok is interested in optimal strategies for the treatment of cardiac arrest. By examining electronic defibrillator downloads from cardiac arrests, he is developing new algorithms that incorporate tools of signal processing and machine learning. He completed the clinical research fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and serves as a methodologist on the American College of Emergency Physicians Clinical Policies Committee. Using the King County EMS registry of defibrillator recordings, Dr. Kwok applies signal processing and machine learning methods to evaluate potential strategies to individualize care. He has been a co-investigator on a number of grants and participates in a multidisciplinary collaboration between academia, public health and industry. Dr Kwok attends in the Emergency Department at both UWMC Montlake and HMC.

Education & Training: 
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Internship and Residency, Emergency Medicine
University of New Mexico
Fellowship, Emergency Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
MS, Epidemiology
University of California, Los Angeles
Mailing Address: 

University of Washington Medical Center
Magnuson Health Sciences Building,
F Wing, UW Box 357235
1705 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

Epidemiology, Bioengineering, and Data Science to understand Pre-hospital Cardiac Resuscitation

Clinical Trial Design

Hierarchical Modeling

Clinical Interests: 

Evidence-Based Medicine


See Dr, Kwok's ORCID Profile.