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John Kim, M.D.


“Artistic sensibilities are an important part of Dr. Kim’s practice philosophy. This pencil drawing is an example of his art-a rendition of Durer done at a Harvard art class (circa 1986).”

John Y.S. Kim, MD, is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in Chicago and Attending Surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Prentice Women’s Hospital.

He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University, and received his Doctor of Medicine and Master of Arts in English degrees from Stanford University.

Dr. Kim is the Clinical Director of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Division of Plastic Surgery and is a nationally recognized innovator in breast cancer reconstruction.

Dr. Kim holds several patents on a unique class of medical devices and sits on the Editorial Board for the Annals of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Kim’s work has been featured in national media outlets, including ABC News, the Chicago Sun-Times, and He has given over 100 lectures and Grand Rounds presentations on new techniques in plastic surgery and has published over 180 articles and chapters in the plastic surgery literature. Dr. Kim is a contributor on RealSelf.

In clinical practice, Dr. Kim performs the full spectrum of plastic surgery, including:

  • Cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery
  • Body contouring (tummy tucks, liposuction, arm and thigh lifts)
  • Facial plastic surgery, including facelift surgery and office-based procedures
  • Botox and filler injectables
  • Specialized microsurgery
  • Post-cancer reconstruction
  • Hand and peripheral nerve surgery

For a consultation with Dr. Kim, please contact him directly at, or contact his office at 312-695-3615.

Galter Pavilion Suite 19-250
675 N. Saint Clair, Chicago, IL 60611
T: 312.695.3615 | F: 312.695.5672
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John Kim, MD
675 North Saint Clair St. #19 Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 695-3615
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