Prof. Dae Kim


Qualifying in Medicine from Edinburgh University in 1995, Mr Dae Kim subsequently trained at Edinburgh and Cambridge teaching hospitals. In 2009, after completing a General ENT surgery program within the West Midlands, he was awarded the Specialist Training Certificate in Otolaryngology, and is on the GMC Specialist Register.

Mr Kim underwent an Advanced Fellowship in both Head & Neck Oncology and Endocrine Surgery at the Toronto General Hospital, the Mount Sinai Hospital and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Toronto, Canada) under the tutelage of the world’s most respected surgeons (including Professor Gullane, past-President of the American Head & Neck Society) and oncologists. Having also worked with Professor Franklyn (President of The British Thyroid Association) and Professor John Watkinson (Past President of The British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons), Professor Kim has extensive knowledge and experience in Thyroid & Parathyroid surgery.

In 2012, Professor Kim was awarded several prestigious Surgical Training Grants (HCA Foundation, Peel Trust) and became a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellow to complete a highly unique training in ‘Key-Hole’ and Robotic Head and Neck and Thyroid Surgery in the USA with Professor David Terris, Italy with Professor Paulo Miccoli, and in Seoul, Korea with Professor Chung. These unique skills enables him to act as a Specialist Advisor to the National Institute for Health Excellence (NICE) in Key-Hole Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery. Further, he is employing these techniques to establish a National Centre for Minimally Invasive (Key-Hole) and Robotic Head & Neck Surgery in London, based at St George’s Hospital.

Professor Kim has a strong commitment to research. He was a research fellow at the Harvard Medical School and completed a PhD doctorate research degree (under Professor Franklyn, President of the British Thyroid Association and Professor Watkinson, President of The British Association of Endocrine Surgeons and the British Association of Head & Neck Surgeons), examining the molecular basis of both thyroid and head & neck cancers, for which he was awarded the prestigious ‘Syme Medal’ by the Royal College of Surgeons.

Through his research activities, Professor Kim has developed strong and ongoing links with various departments, within the world famous MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Harvard University Cancer Centre. Presently, he is part of the Thyroid Research team within the Targeted Therapy Group at the world famous Institute of Cancer Research, London.

As testaments to his strive for excellence, he has been awarded with multiple research grants and numerous national and international prizes from the American Thyroid Association, British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons, Otolaryngological Research Society and the Royal College of Surgeons. He has authored peer-reviewed publications in many prestigious international journals, and several specialist surgical book chapters including the world renowned Textbook: ‘ The Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands’, edited by Professor Greg Randolph of Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard University, Boston, USA.

Professor Kim is currently a Consultant ENT & Thyroid Surgeon at St George’s University Hospital, London. He is a member of both the Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Cancer Team and the Multidisciplinary Thyroid Team.