Dr. Kim is a partner at Northwestern Plastic Surgery as part of Northwestern Medical Group in downtown Chicago. He has over 10 years of experience in plastic surgery at a major institution, as he has been with Northwestern since 2004.
Education/Training: Dr. Kim completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard. He received his medical degree and his master’s degree in literature at Stanford. He successfully completed his integrated plastic surgery residency at Baylor and his Upper Extremity and Microsurgery Fellowship at UCLA. He is now a faculty physician and Associate Professor of surgery at Northwestern University.
Research/Innovation: Dr. Kim is a nationally renowned researcher and innovator. He has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health as well as several prominent corporate sponsors, mainly for post-mastectomy breast cancer reconstruction research. He has co-authored over 130 per-reviewed manuscripts and has delivered over 100 education courses and lectures. He has mentored over 35 medical students and research fellows in clinical research endeavors. He is an inventor who holds 16 patients for surgical instruments and materials.
Professional Society Memberships: American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
Reviewer Responsibilities: Dr. Kim sits on the editorial boards for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open as well as Annals of Plastic Surgery.
Media: Dr. Kim and his work have been featured several times on major networks such as CNN and ABC. Most recently, Dr. Kim appeared on a CNN segment with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta to discuss the double mastectomy and prosthetic reconstruction of Dr. Kim’s patient, a CNN news anchor.
Hands-on Approach: Dr. Kim is involved with his patients throughout their entire experience, from their highly informative and personalized initial consultation visit all the way through their comprehensive, thorough post-operative care.
Natural Talent: Take a look at our before-and-after photo gallery showing his consistently excellent results across procedure types.
Warm and Friendly Team: Dr. Kim’s trusted team strives to exceed patients’ expectations. Whether it is scheduling your office visits or surgery, providing nursing care, or answering clinical or logistical questions his team is dedicated and positive.
Emphasis on Safety: Dr. Kim believes patient safety is paramount. He is a member of the Patient Safety Committee within ASPS.
Compassion: A patient recently remarked: “Dr. Kim, you truly have the gift of compassion…I certainly was frightened but you took all that fear and turned it into me feeling secure!”
Dr. John Kim is proud to serve the greater Chicago area for aesthetic breast, face, and body procedures as well as breast and cancer reconstruction. He also performs complex and secondary breast revision surgery, abdominoplasty, and non-invasive facial procedures.
“It is an honor to be able to help my patients achieve their own unique and natural brand of change. Whether the challenge is aesthetic or reconstructive, I feel blessed to have the technical and artistic talents to provide a positive, healthy transformation to those in need.”
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