about The Team

Prof Dae Kim, Consultant

Professor Dae Kim is a Consultant ENT and Thyroid Surgeon based in London and Surrey.  As a fully UK-trained ENT surgeon with over 25-years experience, he has extensive practice in treating a wide range of ear and hearing problems, as well as nasal and sinus problems.  He has special expertise and interest in thyroid cancer and thyroid surgery, as well as complex head and neck problems including neck lumps, throat problems, including swallowing and hoarseness.

Professor Kim is based both at the Royal Marsden Hospital (Chelsea & Sutton) and St George's University Teaching Hospital, London. Unusually, he is 'dual-qualified' in both Medicine (Edinburgh University) and Dentistry (Birmingham University). He subsequently trained at Edinburgh and Cambridge teaching hospitals. In the latter stages, he completed a specialist ENT surgery program within the West Midlands.

He has a clinical interest in Minimally-invasive 'scarless' Robotic and Endoscopic thyroid surgery; after an Advanced Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Fellowship at the Toronto General Hospital and the Mount Sinai Hospital, under the tutelage of the world's most renowned surgeons and oncologists, he further trained to perform minimally-invasive 'keyhole' thyroid and parathyroid surgery under the pioneers of this technique; Professors David Terris (USA) and Paulo Miccoli (Italy).  In addition, he completed a dedicated 'Robotic and Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery Fellowship' at the prestigious Severance Endoscopic and Robotic Institute (Seoul). He was mentored by the world famous Professor Chung, who has pioneered the transaxillary 'scarless' robotic and endoscopic thyroidectomy.  More recently, Professor Kim aims to develop and offer the latest 'Scarless Trans-oral Thyroid Surgery'. 

Professor Kim is an academic ‘surgeon-scientist’, and after research training at Harvard University and Birmingham University he was awarded a PhD doctorate and the prestigious 'Syme Medal' by the Royal College of Surgeons). He continues to undertake an active research program in thyroid cancer/surgery. He has been awarded more than £2.5 Million in research funds, and furthermore, he recently was successful in being awarded a major NIHR HTA grant for a multi-centre clinical trial in thyroid cancer (Chief Investigator - HoT Trial).

He contributes to several international textbooks in head & neck and thyroid surgery. He is an invited faculty member in several international training courses and surgical societies. 

Specialist Training: 

  • MB ChB: Medical Degree, Edinburgh University, UK. (1990-1995)
  • MSc (Distinction Award), The Open University, UK. (1997-1999)
  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. Research Fellow (2000-1).
  • BDS: Dental degree, Birmingham University, UK. (1997-2001)
  • MRCS: Membership of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK. (May 2002)
  • FRCS (ORL-HNS): Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, UK. (April 2009)
  • Advanced Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology: Toronto General Hospital and the Mount Sinai Hospitals, Canada (2009-10)
  • Advanced Robotic and Endoscopic Head & Neck and Thyroid Surgery: Severance Institute of Robotic and Endoscopic Surgery, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (2012)

For further information on Prof Kim's academic and research profile; please take a look at the Research & Training page.

Diana Waters, Office Manager

Diana is your main point of contact when arranging an appointment, booking diagnostic tests or surgery, through to completion of treatment  and aftercare.  She will help and guide you through each step of your treatment, to ensure you receive the best possible care.

Amanda Graystone, Accounts Manager

Amanda ensures you are billed accurately; whether you are self funding or covered by health insurance. She will liaise with insurers directly or through Healthcode, as well as working with our accounts handling company, Medserv.

Our ethos is to provide the very best in personal care with treatment techniques founded on latest research-based knowledge and highest-level of training. 

 We are committed to ensuring a uniquely personal and caring approach, tailored to each person's diagnosis and treatment.