Dr. John Kim, MD

Dr. John Kim, MD

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50 y/o
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Dr. John Kim, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in plastic surgery, facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, and more.Read his story

Northwestern Medical Group

675 N Saint Clair St Ste 19-250

Chicago, IL 60611
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kim performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Breast Reduction
very high
more than 95% of peers
Wound Repair
very high
more than 91% of peers
Breast Reconstruction
high
more than 88% of peers

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Dr. Kim's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kim "John Y.S. Kim, MD, is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and Attending Surgeon at Northwestern Memorial 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. While attending Stanford, he was nationally recognized as a three-year Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow. Dr. Kim graduated from an integrated plastic surgery program at the Michael E. Debakey Department of Surgery at the Texas Medical Center and was fellowship-trained by Dr. Neil Ford Jones at UCLA. Dr. Kim has a keen interest in new techniques and technologies in plastic surgery. He holds 16 U.S. and international patents on novel medical devices and is the inventor of the first digital depth gauge to be approved by the FDA. He has published widely in the plastic surgery field, sits on several national ASPS committees, and is an educational consultant for Mentor and Ethicon. Dr. Kim's work has been featured in national media outlets, including ABC News and the Chicago Sun-Times. He is also on the Editorial Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal. He has published over 180 articles and chapters on plastic surgery."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kim "Dr. Kim's practice philosophy is to ensure the highest possible care for his bariatric plastic surgery patients by matching technical precision with a keen artistic vision. Every patient is carefully evaluated and treated with an individualized plan that encompasses both the non-surgical and surgical aspects of care. He works closely with other physicians and surgeons to give a holistic approach to bariatric plastic surgery."

6  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

10  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Cancer

23  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Harvard College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Stanford University
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Baylor Affiliated Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Texas Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Principal Investigator for “Best Paper Presentation, Cosmetic Section” at American Society of Plastic Surgeons Breast and Body Symposium, 2016
  • Keynote University of Toronto Breast Lecturer, Toronto Breast Symposium: “Risk and Breast Reconstruction: Application of the BRAscore”, 2017
  • Finalist for James Barrett Brown Award (Best Paper) at American Association of Plastic Surgeons 96th Annual Meeting, 2016
  • 1st Place Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Chief Resident; Paper Presentation, 2003
  • Principal Investigator for “Overall First Prize, Best Scientific Exhibit” at the American College of Surgeons 98th Annual Clinical Congress, 2012
  • Principal Investigator for “Outstanding Paper Presentation” at Aesthetic Scientific Paper Session of American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Conference, 2015
  • Principal Investigator for “Best Paper Presentation” at Practice Management Session of American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Conference, 2013
  • Best Paper Session, Plastic Surgery Research Council 60th Annual Meeting, 2014
  • Principal Investigator for “Second Place, Clinical Research” at 10th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day, 2014
  • Northwestern University, Department of Surgery Teaching Award, 2006
Media & Publications
  • Dorfman, R. G., Mioton, L., Stone, E., Yan, W., Qiu, C., Marla, S., & Kim, J. Y. (2017). The effect of implant type on nipple position geometry and aesthetics following tissue expander reconstruction after nipple sparing mastectomy. Aesthetic surgery journal, 1, 9.,
  • Waldman, A., Bolotin, D., Arndt, K. A., Dover, J. S., Geronemus, R. G., Chapas, A., ... & Kim, J. Y. ASDS Guidelines Task Force: Consensus Recommendations Regarding the Safety of Lasers, Dermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Energy Devices, and Skin Surgery During and After Isotretinoin Use. Dermatologic Su, 2017
  • Wilkins, E. G., Hamill, J. B., Kim, H. M., Kim, J. Y., Greco, R. J., Qi, J., & Pusic, A. L. (2016). Complications in Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction: One-year Outcomes of the Mastectomy Reconstruction Outcomes Consortium (MROC) Study. Annals of Surgery., 2016
  • Seth, A. K., Hirsch, E. M., Kim, J. Y., & Fine, N. A. (2017). Outcomes After Elevation of Serratus Anterior Fascia During Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery., 2017
  • Khavanin, N., Qiu, C. S., Mlodinow, A. S., Vu, M. M., Dorfman, R. G., Fine, N. A., & Kim, J. Y. (2017). External Validation of the Breast Reconstruction Risk Assessment Calculator. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. 2017 Jul;70(7): 876-883., 2017
  • Jain, U., Somerville, J., Saha, S., Ver Halen, J. P., Antony, A. K., Samant, S., & Kim, J. Y. (2017). Predictors of adverse events after neck dissection: An analysis of the 2006-2011 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Database. Ear, nose, & throat journal, 96(2), E37., 2017
  • Dorfman, R. G., Mioton, L., Stone, E., Yan, W., Qiu, C., Marla, S., & Kim, J. Y. (2017). The effect of implant type on nipple position geometry and aesthetics following tissue expander reconstruction after nipple sparing mastectomy. Aesthetic surgery journal, 1, 9., 2017
  • Mioton LM, Jordan SW, Kim JYS. A prospective analysis of dynamic loss of breast projection in tissue expander-implant reconstruction. Arch Plast Surg. 2015;42(3):309-15., 2015
  • Jordan T Blough, BS, Sumanas W Jordan, MD, Gildasio S De Oliveira, Jr., MD, Michael M Vu, BS, John YS Kim, MD; Demystifying the “July Effect” in Plastic Surgery: A Multi-Institutional Study, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, sjx099.,
  • Vu, M. M., De Oliveira Jr, G. S., Mayer, K. E., Blough, J. T., & Kim, J. Y. (2015). A prospective study assessing complication rates and patient-reported outcomes in breast reconstructions using a novel, deep dermal human acellular dermal matrix. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open, 3(12), 2015
  • Pannucci, C. J., MacDonald, J. K., Ariyan, S., Gutowski, K. A., Kerrigan, C. L., Kim, J. Y., & Chung, K. C. (2016). Benefits and risks of prophylaxis for deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolus in plastic surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled trials and consensus confere, 2016
  • ASDS Guidelines Task Force: Consensus Recommendations Regarding the Safety of Lasers, Dermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Energy Devices, and Skin Surgery During and After Isotretinoin Use. Dermatologic Surgery, 43(10), 1249-1262., 2017

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kim

4.6

Based on 98 reviews

5 Stars
89.79591836734694%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
1.0204081632653061%
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2 Stars
1.0204081632653061%
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1 Star
8.16326530612245%
(8)

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Amazing experience!! Dr. Kim made me feel beautiful again. I had a revision reconstruction and I can now say that my breasts look like breast once again. I also had a tummy tuck and I love my results. Dr. Kim should be at the top of your list of Plastic surgeons....Read More
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Norma Nevarez – Mar 20, 2018
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Dr. Kim was my reconstruction surgeon following my bilateral mastectomy October 2016. Through every step of this lengthy and stressful process, he always took the time needed to explain, educate, calm and support me. I believe he is a brilliant and meticulous surgeon and I will always be grateful...Read More
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Gloria in chicago, il – Oct 21, 2017
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I highly recommend Dr. Kim! He is most kind yet professional. I trust him explicitly. His staff follow his lead and everyone is kind and efficient.
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Darlene Durling in waukegan, il – Oct 07, 2017
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Amazing breast surgeon and best experience ever!! Dr. John Kim is a phenomenal breast surgeon, great communicator and listener, and truly an artist. He was very professional, and very welcoming. His staff was excellent. His credentials are unsurpassed. His advice and guidance will ensure a result...Read More
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Erin H in Chicago, IL – Oct 06, 2017
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From the initial consultation to my aftercare, Dr. Kim and his team exceeded my expectations. They were always pleasant, helpful, professional and available to answer all my questions. Dr. Kim's team made me and my family comfortable throughout the entire process. Since my breast augmentation, I am...Read More
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