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 and body surgery.
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 eMedicine.com. 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 and blepharoplasty procedures
- Botox and filler injectables
- Specialized microsurgery
- Post-cancer reconstruction (including Mohs reconstruction)
- Hand and peripheral nerve surgery
For a consultation with Dr. Kim, please contact him directly at DrKim@Drkimsurgery.com
EDUCATION & PUBLICATIONS
Dr. Kim is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in plastic surgery. He has published over 200 articles and chapters and given over 100 lectures in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. He is an innovator in surgery with novel techniques and inventions. He holds 16 issued US and international patents and has founded 2 start-up companies. He is an active organizer in plastic surgery and has been the chair of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons Breast and Body Symposium, Chair of the ASPS Annual Program Breast Sub-committee, 2019-2020 ASPS Visiting Professor and serves as the Vice Chair of the ASPS Annual Meeting Committee.
Selected Publication Links
- A Comparative Analysis of Readmission Rates After Outpatient Cosmetic Surgery
- A Systemic Review of Single Stage Augmentation-Mastopexy
- Algorithmic Approach to ADM
- Antibiotics and Surgical Site Infections In Autologous Breast Reconstruction
- Assessing Outcomes and Safety of Tissue Expander Immediate Breast Reconstruction
- Increased Anesthesia Duration Increases Venous Thromboembolism Risk In Plastic Surgery
- Individualized Risk of Surgical Complications (BRA Score)
- Insurance Status Is Not A Predictor of Morbidity Following Breast Reconstruction
- Lack of Association Between Breast Reconstructive Surgery and The Development of Chronic Pain After Mastectomy
- Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction – A Risk Stratified Comparative Analysis of Outcomes
- Risk Factors for Complications Differ Between Stages of Tissue Expander Breast Reconstruction
- Risk Factors for Mastectomy Flap Necrosis Following Immediate Tissue Expander Breast Reconstruction
- Risk Factors for Unplanned Readmissions Following Excisional Breast Surgery
- Synergistic Interactions with A High Intraoperative Expander Fill Volume Increase The Risk for Mastectomy Flap Necrosis
- Tabbed Tissue Expanders Improve Breast Symmetry Scores In Breast Reconstruction
- The Use of Patient Registries In Breast Surgery
- Tracking The Aesthetic Outcomes of Prosthetic Breast Reconstructions That Have Complications
- Tumescent Technique Does Not Increase The Risk of Complication Following Mastectomy with Immediate Reconstruction
- Focus on Technique: Two-Stage Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction
- Long-Term Outcomes following Fat Grafting in Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction: A Comparative Analysis
- A Meta-Analysis of Human Acellular Dermis and Submuscular Tissue Expander Breast Reconstruction
- Utility of Acellular Dermis-Assisted Breast Reconstruction in the Setting of Radiation: A Comparative Analysis
- A Novel Prospective: Three Dimensional Analysis of Nasolabial Fold Augmentation
- Tissue Expander Breast Reconstruction Using Prehydrated Human Acellular Dermis
- Injectable Fillers for Facial Rejuvenation: A Review
Dual-Plane Tissue Expander Reconstruction with Acellular Dermal Matrix
- Acellular Dermis-Assisted Breast Reconstruction with the use of Crescentric Tissue Expansion: A Functional Cosmetic Analysis of 40 Consecutive Patients
- Patient-Subjective Cosmetic Outcomes Following the Varying Stages of Tissue Expander Breast Reconstruction: The Importance of Completion
- Kim JYS et al. Breast Reconstruction with Acellular Dermis, Emedicine.com, 2011
- Kim JYS et al. Latissimus Dorsi Breast Reconstruction, Emedicine.com, 2007.
- The Temporoparietal Fascial Flap is an Alternative to Free Flaps for Orbitomaxillary Reconstruction
- Dermal Composite Flaps Reconstructed from Acellular Dermis A Novel Method of Neourethral Reconstruction
- Diagnostic Dilemma: Acellular Dermis Mimicking a Breast Mass After Immediate Tissue Expander Breast Reconstruction
- Exposed Left Ventricular Assist Device Salvage Using the Components Separation Technique
- Free Transverse Rectus Abdominis Musculocutaneous Flap Breast Reconstruction in Patients with Prior Abdominal Suction-Assisted Lipectomy
- Kim JYS et al. Liposuction, Upper Arms. Emedicine.com 2008
- Kim JYS et al. Liposuction, Calves and Ankles. Emedicine.com, 2008.
- Kim JYS et al. Facial Nerve Paralysis, Dynamic Reconstruction, Emedicine.com, 2007.
- High Dose UV light Exposure Reduces Scar Hypertrophy in a Rabbit Ear Model
- Improving Outcomes of the Distally Based Hemisoleus Flap: Principles of Angiosomes in Flap Design
- Reconstruction Following Radical Resection of Recurrent Metastatic Axillary Melanoma
- Reversed Acellular Dermis Failure of Graft Incorporation in Primary Tissue Expander Breast Reconstruction Resulting in Recurrent Breast Cellulitis
- Rhinoplasty with Advancing Age
- Temporary Orbital Apex Syndrome after Repair of Orbital Wall Fracture
- The Surgical Treatment of Obstetric Brachial Plexus Palsy
- Upper Extremity Limb Salvage with Microvascular Reconstruction in Patients with Advanced Sarcoma
More about Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kim is a renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon serving patients in the greater Chicago area. Dr. Kim’s vast training and experience has earned him a reputation as a top plastic surgeon. In addition to performing cosmetic and reconstructive breast procedures, Dr. Kim is a skilled facial plastic surgeon and body contouring surgeon. If you are interested in cosmetic enhancement, contact Dr. Kim today to learn about your treatment options.