John Kim, M.D.

John Y.S. Kim, MD, is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and Attending Surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Prentice Women’s Hospital.

He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University, and received his Doctor of Medicine and Master of Arts in English degrees from Stanford University.

Dr. Kim is the Clinical Director of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Division of Plastic Surgery and a nationally recognized leader in innovations in plastic and breast surgery.

Dr. Kim holds several patents on a unique class of medical devices and sits on the Editorial Board for the Annals of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Kim’s work has been featured in national media outlets, including ABC News, the Chicago Sun-Times, and He has given over 100 lectures and Grand Rounds presentations on new techniques in plastic surgery. Dr. Kim has published more than 100 articles and chapters in the plastic surgery literature and holds several patents on novel medical devices.

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta hosts Dr. John Kim of Northwestern’s Division of Plastic Surgery to discuss breast reconstruction.

In clinical practice, Dr. Kim performs the full spectrum of plastic surgery procedures, including:

  • Cosmetic Breast Surgery
  • Reconstructive Breast Surgery
  • Body contouring (tummy tucks, liposuction, arm and thigh lifts)
  • Facial plastic surgery, including office-based procedures
  • Botox and filler injectables
  • Specialized Microsurgery
  • Moh’s and Post-Cancer Reconstruction

More about Northwestern Plastic Surgery

Northwestern Plastic Surgery is a premier cosmetic surgery practice where plastic surgeons Dr. John Kim, Dr. Gregory Dumanian, Dr. Mohammed Alghoul and Dr. Robert Galiano provide a complete range of aesthetic procedures. The practice is well known for providing high-quality care and aesthetic results to Chicago breast augmentation, facelift, eyelid lift and mommy makeover patients. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, contact the practice by calling 312-695-6022.

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