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Dae Kim



Ear, nose and throat
Head and neck, Thyroid surgery


English, Korean

NHS Base

St George's University Hospital

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Professor Kim is based at the St George’s Teaching Hospital in London, and works closely with Head & Neck team at the Royal Marsden Hospital.He is dual-qualified, in Medicine (Edinburgh) and Dentistry. He then trained at Edinburgh and Cambridge teaching hospitals. He completed a specialist ENT surgery training and an Advanced Fellowship in Head & Neck and Endocrine Surgery, Toronto University Hospitals; gaining expertise in minimally-invasive 'key-hole' thyroid and parathyroid surgery.

Professor Kim has a strong commitment to research. He was research fellow at the Harvard Medical School and completed a PhD degree in thyroid and head & neck cancers, for which he was awarded the prestigious 'Syme Medal' by the Royal College of Surgeons. He has been awarded multiple research grants and numerous national and international prizes (from the American Thyroid Association and British Association of Endocrine Surgeons).  He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, many in prestigious journals, and several specialist surgical book chapters. He was recognised for his contribution to surgical innovation and research with the award of a Professorship in Surgery by Portsmouth University.

Currently, his research focuses on treating advanced thyroid and head & neck cancers within the Targeted Therapy Team, Institute of Cancer Research, London. He supervises several Clinical Research Fellows undertaking MD/PhD doctorate studies in both genetic and clinical research.

Special Interests

General ENT; hearing & balance; allergy & sinus disease; Voice and swallowing disorders; thyroid disease; salivary tumours; tumours of head and neck.

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