Dr. Karen Kim, MD

Dr. Karen Kim, MD

Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 44
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Karen Kim, MD is a dermatologist in Chestnut Hill, MA and has been practicing for 19 years. She graduated from Brown Medical School in 1999 and specializes in dermatology and cosmetic dermatology.

1244 Boylston St Ste 302

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
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Top Care Areas


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Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
very high
more than 89% of peers
Benign Tumor
very high
more than 88% of peers
Actinic Keratosis
more than 76% of peers

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  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Botox® for Severe Underarm Sweating when Antiperspirants Fail
  • Botox® Injection
  • Dermal Filler
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Dysport Injection
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Laser Age Spot Removal
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Pellevé® RF Skin Tightening
  • Photorejuvenation
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Thermage Radiofrequency Treatment
  • Venous Sclerotherapy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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.


  • Brown Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Laser & Skin Surg Ctr Of Ny
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kim has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kim to family and friends
based on 11 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

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Dr. Kim's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

in Boston, MA
I found Dr. Kim to be pleasant & knowledgeable but felt she was more interested in selling me on a procedure. The first time I went, I pretended I had a wedding that weekend to avoid deciding on fillers right there. I later had fillers & all seemed well until 2 months after when I did not see any...more
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in South Portland, ME
Dr. Kim has treated both my husband and me for various skin conditions and for me cosmetic procedures. Dr. Kim is highly credentialed, well educated, knowledgeable and she has a warm and caring manner. My husband had skin cancer on his face which Dr. Kim removed using the Moh's procedure. Due to...more
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in Boston, MA
Dr. Kim is understanding, and really goes over the best treatment plan, for you. I had a really bad motorcycle accident and some of my skin healed with keloids and they were so bad to the point I could barely walk, I was restricted to say the least. After months of working with me for feel great...more
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in unanimous
I spent 150 dollars of out of pocket money to see one of supposedly the best acne scar removal doctors, but rather have saved 150 dollars else wear. I first waited 45 minutes to see her and the appointment only lasted 10 minutes and she did not get up to examine my face until my mom (who is a NP)...more
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in Chestnut Hill, MA
Dr. Kim saw our 17 year old daughter for an acne scar consult. After a 45 minute wait, Dr. Kim sat on her stool the entire visit. She did not exam my daughter's skin (or make a teen feel at ease for that matter). Dr. Kim offered one option only costing $1500 per session (not covered by insurance)...more
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