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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kim's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Breast Reduction
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim performs Breast Reduction more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kim performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Wound Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim performs Wound Repair more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Kim performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Breast Reconstruction
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim performs Breast Reconstruction more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Kim performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

About Me

Care Philosophy

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 individualiz...

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

  • 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

Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kim

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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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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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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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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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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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