Dr. Kim is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and Medicine – Allergy and Clinical Immunology. She earned her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and completed a internship, residency and post graduate training in otolaryngology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her clinical interest is chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis and autoimmune manifestations of sinus disease. She is a clinician scientist actively performing both clinical and basic laboratory research. She directs a basic science laboratory active in the investigation of the molecular mechanisms of host defense in chronic rhinosinusitis, epithelial cell dysfunction of the upper airways, gene regulation of cytokine expression, interface between innate and adaptive immune responses in chronic rhinosinusitis, and hyperplastic growth responses in the pathogenesis of sinonasal polyposis. She has standardized and optimized the method by which biopsy of minor salivary glands are performed and is a collaborator in clinical trials at the Sjögren’s Syndrome Center.
- M.D.: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
- Ph.D.: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Pittsburgh
- Internship & Residency: Otolaryngology, Johns Hopkins Hospital