Dr. Simon Kim, MD

Dr. Simon Kim, MD

Urology  ·  
Male  ·  
45 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Simon Kim, MD is an urology specialist in Cleveland, OH and has been practicing for 6 years. He specializes in urology and urologic oncology.Read his story

University Hospital Urology Institute

11100 Euclid Ave Ofc 4570

Cleveland, OH 44106
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • Medica
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Kidney and Ureter Removal
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
very high
more than 95% of peers
Bladder Cancer
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Kim's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Kim's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kim "Simon P. Kim, MD, MPH is a urologic oncologist at UH Cleveland Medical Center, and Associate Professor, Urology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is also the Director of Robotic Surgery and Director of Kidney and Bladder Cancer for University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. His clinical practice focuses on the surgical management of genitourinary malignancies. He specializes in the surgical treatment of bladder, kidney, prostate, and testis cancer. He performs both robotic and open surgery for localized or locally advanced cancers. Dr. Kim's research focuses on improving the quality of care and health outcomes for patients diagnosed with prostate, bladder and kidney cancer. He also has research interests in shared decision-making and health services research. Dr. Kim was recently awarded a career development award from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He has been independently funded from the NIH to develop decision aids for men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer. He has published more than 100 manuscripts in outcomes research for genitourinary cancer and was awarded the Journal of Urology Best Reviewer Award in 2013. He was also named Assistant Editor for the Journal of Urology in 2017. Dr. Kim completed his undergraduate work at University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, and earned his Master of Public Health from University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois. He earned his medical degree from Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, Illinois, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Kim completed his residency in urology at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan and was a Research Scholar in the Healthcare Delivery and Research Program, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. He was also a Urologic Oncology Fellow, Clinical Instructor in Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kim "I am a urologic oncologist and treat localized and locally advanced prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular cancer.  I strive to provide the highest quality and compassionate care for patients diagnosed with cancer and their family members.  I also focus developing a treatment plan that involves patients and their families and individualize treatment plans to achieve the best possible outcome."

2  Specialties

  • Urology
  • Urologic Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

28  Conditions Treated

30  Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystometry
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymph Node Resection
  • Orchiectomy
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Radical Cystectomy and Prostate Removal
  • Radical Retropubic Prostate Removal
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Testicular Surgery
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Roc
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Mayo Clinic-Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

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
25 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kim's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

My husband was referred to Dr. Kim for prostate cancer by our urologist. He was told he had very aggressive prostate cancer. He is so nice and thorough. He performed a robotic surgery and removed his prostate. He did great. Dr. Kim is simply the best. My husband is doing great!
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I met Dr. Kim when my mom needed a cancerous tumor removed on her kidney. Dr. Kim was very thorough and gave all of our options. He showed compassion and treated us with great care and attention. I would definitely recommend Dr. Kim and I am thankful he was our surgeon. I trust him and my mom is...more
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Our urologist referred us to Dr. Kim. We were told he takes on really difficult cancers. What a wonderful and caring doctor. He performed a complex bladder cancer operation on me and I did great. He gave us his cell phone and asked us to call him if we had any problems or questions. There...more
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When my husband's prostate cancer metastasized to the bone we went on a search for an oncologist. After much research we made an appointment to see Dr. Simon Kim. Sunday evening, before the appointment, I received a call from Dr. Kim. He explained that the purpose of his call was to learn as much...more
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Dr. Kim is PHENOMENAL!!! My husband was on borrowed time and needed quite an extensive surgery. Dr. Kim was great with explaining what the surgery entailed and put it in layman's terms so we would understand better. We are grateful for him as he saved my husband's life. Thank you Dr. Simon Kim!!!!
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