Joseph Kim, MD

  • Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology
4.85 out of 5

Conditions

Procedures Performed

  • Hepatic arterial infusion
  • Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Robotic surgery for cancers of the liver, pancreas, stomach, and small intestine

About

Joseph Kim, MD, FACS, earned his medical degree from the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He then completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Dr. Kim completed a clinical and research fellowship in surgical oncology at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California. Additionally, Dr. Kim’s experience includes surgical oncology leadership roles at City of Hope in Duarte, California, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he specialized in gastrointestinal cancers.

His clinical interests include the surgical treatment of hepatobiliary, gastric and pancreatic cancers. Dr. Kim performs hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), an innovative procedure that delivers chemotherapy to the abdomen during surgery. He has performed more than 100 complex robotic GI procedures and has more than 15 years of experience with HIPEC procedures.

Dr. Kim is board certified in surgical oncology and specializes in the treatment of hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal cancers. He is a member of the surgical oncology team at the UK Markey Cancer Center dedicated to multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment.

Faculty Rank

  • Professor of Surgery
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    Joseph Kim, MD - UK HealthCare
    Markey Cancer Center's Dr. Joseph Kim discusses HIPEC and surgical oncology
    Joseph Kim, MD - UK HealthCare
    Markey Cancer Center's Dr. Joseph Kim discusses HIPEC and surgical oncology

Training & Education

Degree

Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Ill.

Residency

General Surgery, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine

Fellowship

Surgical Oncology, John Wayne Cancer Institute, Santa Monica, Calif.

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Surgery

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Ratings & Reviews

4.85 out of 5
10 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    Given my dx I wanted to seek a second opinion and have the UK team help guide me on the best care possible. In this visit I felt as if I should not have explored a second opinion. I appreciate the feedback but the delivery was unprofessional. I should not be made to have stress/worry of insulting my U.K. Team. I am scared of my situation and need guidance not to be made to feel like Im doing something wrong by exploring every option. I have enough stress with my dx. I was very pleased with the thoroughness and length of time that was spent with me going over my situation.

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    Good

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    Add it to all these. Very professional and trusted.

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    Dr. Kim has wonderful bedside manner and was very kind to me. That being said he was not willing to provide what I believe to be the standard of care for my very rare condition. I am now seeking an out of state second opinion because he claims I am cured of an incurable cancer. I am highly disappointed and do not feel that appendix cancer specialist should be listed as a part of his expertise. I feel as though I was pushed aside because I had surgery somewhere else and do not currently need surgery again, but I do absolutely need monitoring and would prefer that be done by the one specialist I have access to, which is Dr. Kim. He refused me this monitoring and in that he failed me.

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    All was great ! I'll be back!!
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      Very good
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      Excellent
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      Doctor was very knowledgeable.
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      Dr. Kim is always very attentive. He never hurries me and always answers all my questions. I feel very fortunate to have him for my doctor.
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      Dr. Kim was very easy to talk to, answered all my questions and explained everything clearly