Dr. Kim is a surgical oncologist treating patients with sarcoma, gastrointestinal cancers, Merkel cell carcinoma, and skin cancers including melanoma.
Top cancer care starts with an expert multidisciplinary team equipped with cutting-edge knowledge and skills, sound judgement, and 100 percent commitment to you, the patient. My specific role, as your cancer surgeon, is to counsel you and your family about your diagnosis, help you navigate through challenging treatment decisions, and utilize my technical expertise to help you achieve the best possible outcomes. We work together as a team. I work and live by the core values of excellence and compassion, every day.
Sarcoma, gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), melanoma, tumor immunology and targeted therapy.
- Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, UW School of Medicine
- MD: Harvard Medical School
- Residency: General Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Fellowship: Complex General Surgical Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Tumor Immunology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
As a child, I watched one of my family members battle and ultimately pass away from throat cancer. Decades later, I am still moved by his and others’ suffering, humbled by the power of medicine and surgery, captivated by cancer biology, and committed to a career that integrates these into one.
I am a cancer doctor who uses surgery, as part of the multidisciplinary approach, to treat cancer. I am also a surgeon-scientist who studies human tumors to look for new potential treatment targets. I am particularly interested in elucidating the immune response to different subtypes of sarcoma, in order to identify more effective treatment approaches that combine standard therapies, such as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, with novel treatments such as immunotherapy.
Overall, I am grateful for the tremendous privilege we are given, as cancer doctors, to serve patients facing life-threatening illness. It is our opportunity and duty to listen, act, and bear witness, with skill and compassion.