MBChB, BDS, MSc, FRCS(ORL-HNS), PhD EAR NOSE THROAT & THYROID CONSULTANT

Current Research & Training Programmes

• Professor Kim is an academic ‘surgeon-scientist’, and after comprehensive 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. This includes studies into the role of immunotherapy in aggressive thyroid cancers, circulating DNA as a novel biomarker (so called ‘liquid biopsy’), qualitative research in surgical outcomes and patient experience. 


• Supervises several MD/PhD research fellows as part of a wider research program at the Institute of Cancer Research, working closely with Dr Kate Newbold and Professor Kevin Harrington. 


• 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).


• 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 including the World Thyroid Congress, International Robotic Surgery Symposium and the Asia-Pacific Society Thyroid Surgery. 


• Currently a committee member of National Institute of Cancer Research (Thyroid group) which guides the research program in the UK and advises the National Institute of Clinical Excellence in minimally-invasive thyroid surgery.

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PhD/MD/MSc Thesis/Research Project Supervision

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  • Medical Research Council Clinical Research Fellow (PhD), CRUK Cancer Centre, Southampton University: Role of Tensin/integrin signaling and cell metabolism in head & neck and thyroid cancers
  • MD(Res) Clinical Fellow, Royal Marsden Hospital & Institute of Cancer Research, London: Role of circulating DNA as biomarker of treatment response to targeted therapy in Advanced Thyroid Cancer
  • MD(Res) Clinical Fellow, Royal Marsden Hospital & Institute of Cancer Research, London: Role of circulating DNA as biomarker of disease in early Thyroid Cancer
  • MD(Res) Clinical Fellow, University of St George’s London: Neuropsychiatric outcomes in Parathyroid Surgery
  • MSc Surgical Sciences, Edinburgh University: Role of ‘keyhole’ parathyroidectomy.

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