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Professor Kim qualified in Medicine from Edinburgh University in 1995 and Dentistry from Birmingham University (2001). He subsequently trained at Edinburgh and Cambridge teaching hospitals. In the latter stages he completed a specialist ENT surgery program within the West Midlands and an Advanced Fellowship in both Head & Neck Oncology and Endocrine Surgery at the Toronto General Hospital and the Mount Sinai Hospital, the tutelage of the world's most renowned surgeons and oncologists. Given both his broad and specialist training, Professor Kim is happy to see and manage patients with the full range of ENT problems including ear & hearing problems, nasal and sinus problems and complex head & neck problems.
Professor Kim has a strong commitment to research. He was research fellow at the Harvard Medical School and completed a PhD doctorate examining the molecular basis of both thyroid and head and neck cancers, for which he was awarded the prestigious 'Syme Medal' by the Royal College of Surgeons. Recently, he was recognised for his contribution to surgical innovation and research with the award of a Professorship in Surgery by Portsmouth University.
As testaments to his strive for excellence, he has been awarded multiple research grants and numerous national and international prizes (from the American Thyroid Association and British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons). He has authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications, many in prestigious journals, and several specialist surgical book chapters including the world famous text book 'The Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands', edited by Professor Greg Randolph of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University.
After the Advanced Endocrine Surgery Fellowship, he further trained to perform minimally invasive 'key-hole' thyroid and parathyroid surgery under the pioneers of this technique; Professor David Terris (USA) and Professor Paulo Miccoli (Italy). In addition, Professor Kim has completed a dedicated 'Robotic and Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery Fellowship' at the prestigious Severance Endoscopic and Robotic Institute (Seoul). Here he was mentored by the world famous Professor Chung who has pioneered the transaxillary "scarless" robotic and endoscopic thyroidectomy. Professor Kim represents one of only a few surgeons in the UK who performs "scarless" Transaxillary endoscopic and robotic thyroid and parathyroid surgery.
Areas of interest
Full range of general adult ENT problems;
Specialising in Head and Neck surgery;
Head & Neck cancers;
Minimally invasive 'key hole' (endoscopic) & robotic surgery;
Thyroid & Parathyroid disorders; parathyroidism (overactive; hyperparathyroidism and underactive thyroid; hypoparathyroidism), hypercalcemia / 'key-hole' gland surgery;
Parotid & Submandibular gland surgery;
Throat problems; throat lumps, sore throat, tonsillitis, hoarseness, laryngitis, difficulty swallowing;
Tonsillectomy; Tonsillitis, enlarged tonsils;
Adenoidectomy; enlarged adenoids
Throat obstructions; pharyngeal pouch stapling, barium swallow tests;
Ear & hearing problems; earache, blocked ears, deafness, dizziness, tinnitus, microsuction
Nasal blockage or injury, loss of smell, bleeding, allergy problems; hay fever, post-nasal drip
Sinus problems; sinusitis, rhinitis, polyps
Sinus surgery; Septal surgery / deviated septum
Septoplasty & FESS (Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery)
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant ENT and Thyroid Surgeon, St George's University Hospital.
Consultant ENT and Thyroid Surgeon, Croydon University Hospital.
Hon. Senior Lecturer, St George's University of London
Director of Research at Portsmouth ENT & Head and Neck Department: He co-ordinates several NIHR Clinical trials in head and neck & thyroid cancers.
Prof. Kim is also the Royal College of Surgeons National Speciality Lead for Research in Endocrine and Thyroid Surgery.
Prof. Kim is actively involved in scientific & genetic studies in head & neck and thyroid cancers: currently Prof. Kim supervises several PhD/MD doctorate research fellow in Thyroid Cancer at the Institute of Cancer Research, London & St George's University of London.
Prof Kim is married with four children, who provide balance and immeasurable joy. He is actively involved in his church community. He has a passion for sports and has a special interest in golf.
The Syme Medal, Royal College of Surgeon.
The British Journal of Surgery Prize.
The Chitra-Sethia Medal, Robotic Surgery, UCL.
American Thyroid Association Research Prize.
The Stell Prize, Otolaryngological Research Society
Winston Churchill Trust Award
Numerous prestigious international publications.
Several international textbook chapters.
Courses offered to GPs
Prof. Kim regularly talks to GP practices and is very keen to meet GPs and give talks in all aspects of ENT surgery. He very much welcomes any interest in his practice and requests for formal and informal presentations. He has unique and particular expertise in head & neck and endocrine surgery.
- MBChB Edinburgh University 1995
- BDS (Dental Degree) Birmingham University 2001
- MSc (Master of Science) Open University 2000
- FRCS (Orl-HNS) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2009
- PhD Birmingham University 2006
- Advanced Fellowship in Head & Neck and Endocrine Surgery Toronto University Hospitals, Canada 2009
- Advanced Robotic Surgery Fellowship in Head & Neck and Thyroid Surgery Severance Robotics Institute, Yonsei University, Korea 2011
- Endoscopic 'key-hole' Thyroid Surgery Department of Otolaryngology, Georgia Health Sciences University, USA 2011
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Details of entry to specialist register
- ENT & Head and Neck Surgery, 2009
Affiliations / memberships
I am currently a specialist advisor for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
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