Dr. Kim received his undergraduate degree in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University and his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency in general surgery at Columbia University Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where he served as the Administrative Chief Resident. During this time, he completed a two year research fellowship in Tumor Biology under the mentorship of Dr. Jessica Kandel and Dr. Darrell Yamashiro. He also completed an ECMO fellowship under the training of Dr. Charles Stolar. Dr. Kim subsequently completed a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Kim served as an Attending Pediatric Surgeon at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas, for nine years, where he developed expertise in pediatric surgical oncology and the surgical management of complex solid tumors, the surgical repair of chest wall deformities (pectus excavatum), and anorectal malformations. Dr. Kim balances his clinical practice with a basic science research laboratory that is focused on novel treatments for the aggressive childhood cancer neuroblastoma.