Dr. David W. Kim in San Francisco is an internationally acclaimed Facial Plastic Surgeon who uses advanced techniques and procedures that are the safest and most successful.

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David W. Kim, MD, FACS
Abridged Curriculum Vitae

Name: David W. Kim, MD, FACS
Position: David W. Kim, MD, Inc.
Address: 55 Francisco Street, San Francisco, Suite 705, CA 94133
Telephone: 415-773-0800
Fax: 415-986-0816
Email: drkim@drkimfacialplastics.com

EDUCATION

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Fellowship, Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery.
  • National Institutes of Health Post-doctoral Research Fellowship. UCSD.
  • University of California, San Diego, Residency, Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery.
  • University of California, San Diego, Surgery Internship.
  • University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. M.D.
  • Oxford University, Oxford, England.
  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA. B.A., Human Biology.
  • Clovis West High School, Fresno, CA. Valedictorian.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Medical Licensure, California

PRINCIPLE POSITIONS HELD

Present
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
UCSF School of Medicine

2003 – 2009
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Chief, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
UCSF School of Medicine

2002-2003
Clinical Instructor in Otolaryngology, University of Illinois, Chicago

HONORS AND AWARDS

2011-2012 Physician of Excellence. Association for Medical Ethics
2007-2012 Recipient. Best Doctors in America
2008-2012 Recipient. Patient Choice Awards
2009-2011 Recipient. America’s Top Physicians
2011 Recipient. Physician of Excellence, Association for Medical Ethics
2010 Marquis’ Who’s Who in America
2008 Recipient, Honor Award – American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)
2007 Nominee, Kaiser Award for Teaching Excellence, UCSF – Otolaryngology HNS
2006 Nominee, Kaiser Award for Teaching Excellence, UCSF – Otolaryngology HNS
2006 Recipient, Excellence in Innovative Curricular Design and Program Development, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF.Surgery.
2005 Roger Boles Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. Department of Otolaryngology, University of California, San Francisco.
2002 Chairman’s Award, 2002. Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Department of Surgery, University of California San Diego
2002 Best Clinical Presentation, Southern California Research Symposium, San Diego, CA. Pre-operative analysis of eyelid position for blepharoplasty.
2001 UCSD Jim Ochi Academic Achievement Award, 2001.
1999 Best Overall Presentation, BARRS Research Symposium, Oakland, CA. Fibronectin stimulates neurite outgrowth from spiral ganglion.
1999 Recipient, AAO-HNSF Ortho-McNeil Travel Grant.
1996 Samuel B. Hamburger Thesis Award, Honorable Mention. “Acidic Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF-1) Induces Spiral Ganglion Neurite Extension and Cell Targeting in Vitro.” UCSD.
1996 Merck and Company Award, Outstanding medical school contributions, UCSD.
1996 Upjohn Pharmaceuticals Award, Most promising UCSD surgical student.

SAN FRANCISCO HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

2006 – present California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA.

2003 – present Attending, UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA.
2003 – present Attending, Mount Zion Hospital, San Francisco, CA.

2003 – present Attending, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA.
2003 – present Attending, San Francisco VA Hospital, San Francisco, CA.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

2010 – present Association for Medical Ethics
2006 – present Fellow, American College of Surgeons
2003 – present California Medical Association
2003 – present San Francisco Medical Association
2003 – present California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery
1998 – present American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1996 – present American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

SCIENTIFIC COURSES DIRECTED

  • Course Director, Advances in Rhinoplasty 2013, AAFPRS. Chicago, IL, 5/13
  • Meeting Co-Director, Rejuvenation of the Aging Face, AAFPRS. San Diego, CA, 1/10
  • Director, Inaugural Dubai Rhinoplasty Course. UAE. 12/09
  • Director, Aesthetic Fillers Course, AAFPRS Fall Meeting, San Diego, CA, 10/09
  • Cadaver Session Director, Rejuvenation of the Aging Face, AAFPRS, San Francisco, CA, 4/08
  • Cadaver Session Director, Rhinoplasty 2008, AAFPRS, Boston, MA,7/07
  • Meeting Co-Director, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive
  • Surgery Annual Fall Meeting in Washington, DC, 9/07
  • Meeting Co-Director, UCSF Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Course, San Francisco, CA, 5/07

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Over Seventy Lectures Presented (Full List Available on Request)

UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

Over Fifty Lectures Presented (Full List Available on Request)

TEACHING AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

2007 Nominee, Kaiser Award for Teaching Excellence, UCSF – Otolaryngology HNS
2006 Nominee, Kaiser Award for Teaching Excellence, UCSF – Otolaryngology HNS
2006 Recipient, Excellence in Innovative Curricular Design and Program Development, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF.Surgery.
2005 Roger Boles Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. Department of Otolaryngology, University of California, San Francisco.

RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

EDITOR

1. Guest Editor. Cosmetic Surgery of the Asian Face. Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America. August 2007.
2. Section Editor. Rhinoplasty. Surgical Atlas of Facial Plastic Surgery, Byrne PJ, ed. Elsevier. (In press)
3. Co-editor. Atlas of Facial Plastic Surgery, Toriumi DM, ed. (In press).

SELECTED PUBLICATION

1. Biller JA, Kim DW. A Contemporary Assessment of Facial Aesthetic Preferences. Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. 2009 Mar-Apr;11(9)
2. Kim DW, Rodriguez-Bruno K. Functional Rhinoplasty. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. . 2009 Feb;17(1):115-31, vii.
3. Kim DW, Moe KS. Pre-operative analysis of eyelid position for blepharoplasty. Archives of Facial Plastics Surgery. In press.
4. Kim DW, Ali MJ. Modified retrograde approach to upper eyelid static loading. Laryngoscope. 2007 Dec;117(12):2110-4.
5. Mau T, Mau ST, Kim DW. Cadaveric and engineering analysis of the septal L-strut. Laryngoscope. 2007 Nov;117(11):1902-6.
6. Kim DW, Bhatki AM. Upper blepharoplasty in the Asian eyelid. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2007 Aug;15(3):327-35, vi. Review.
7. Gurney TA, Kim DW. Applications of Porcine Dermal Collagen (ENDURAGen) in Facial Plastic Surgery. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2007 Feb;15(1):113-21.
8. Egan K, Hanks DK, Kim DW, Murr AH. Coccidioidomycosis presenting as midline neck mass. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Jan;136(1):147-8
9. Cho M, Kim DW. Modification of the Zitelli bilobed flap: a comparison of flap dynamics in human cadavers.Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2006 Nov- Dec;8(6):404-9
10. Kim DW, Egan KK. Metrics of Nasal Tip Rotation: A Comparative Analysis. Laryngoscope. 2006 Jun;116(6):872-7.
11. Kim DW, Gurney TA. Management of Naso-septal L-strut Deformities. Facial Plastic Surgery. 2006 Feb;22(1):9-27.
12. Kim DW, Shah AR, Toriumi DT. Concentric and Eccentric Carved Costal Cartilage: A Comparison of Warping. Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. 2006 Jan/Feb; 8.
13. Bhatki AM, Kim DW. Upper Blepharoplasty in the Asian Patient. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2005 Nov;13(4):525-32
14. Kim DW, Egan KK, O’Grady K, Toriumi DM. The Biomechanical Strength of Human Nasal Septal Lining: A Comparison of the Constituent Layers. Laryngoscope. 2005 Aug;115(8):1451-3.
15. Pletcher SD, Kim DW. Current concepts in cheek reconstruction. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2005 May;13(2):267-81.
16. Egan KK, Kim DW. A novel intranasal stent for functional rhinoplasty and nostril stenosis. Laryngoscope. 2005 May;115(5):903-9.
17. Kim DW, Mao T. Surgical Anatomy of the Nose. In Byron Bailey, Ed. Head & Neck Surgery—Otolaryngology, 4th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005
18. Kim DW. Nostril stenosis secondary to a laser burn injury: correction with a composite graft.Ear Nose Throat J. 2004 Sep;83(9):614-5.
19. Kim DW, Toriumi DM. Management of the post-traumatic nose: the twisted nose deformity and saddle nose deformity. Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America. 2004;12(1).
20. Kim DW, Toriumi DM. Open Rhinoplasty. In Behrbohm, Tardy ME eds. Essentials of Septorhinoplasty. New York: Thieme, 2004
21. Kim DW, Lopez M, Toriumi DM. Revision Rhinoplasty. In: Cummings C, ed. Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. 4th edition. New York: Mosby Elsevier, 2004
22. Kim DW, Toriumi DM. What’s New in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2003;197(1):97- 114.
23. Kim DW, Toriumi DM. Nasal analysis in secondary rhinoplasty. Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America. 2003;11(3).
24. Kim DW, Cundiff J, Toriumi DM. Botulinum toxin: lateral periorbital rhytids. Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America. 2003;11(4).
25. Harris JP, Kim DW, Darrow DH. Complications of Chronic Otitis Media. In: Nadol JB and Schuknecht HF, eds. Surgery of the Ear and Temporal Bone, 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press Ltd., 2003.
26. Tawfilis A, Kim DW, Byrne PJ. Facial Trauma, Management of Panfacial Fractures. In Aly A, Downey SE, Furnas DW, Vistnes LM, eds. eMedicine: Plastic Surgery, 1st ed., 2002.
27. Tawfilis A, Byrne PJ, Kim DW. Facial Trauma, Mandibular Fractures. In Aly A, Downey SE, Furnas DW, Vistnes LM, eds. eMedicine: Plastic Surgery, 1st ed., 2002.
28. Kim DW, Byrne PJ, Tawfilis A, Moe KS. Facial Trauma, Maxillary and LeFort Fractures. In Aly A, Downey SE, Furnas DW, Vistnes LM, eds. eMedicine: Plastic Surgery, 1st ed., 2002.
29. Kim DW, Tawfilis A, Byrne PJ. Facial Trauma, Nasoethmoid Fractures. In Aly A, Downey SE, Furnas DW, Vistnes LM, eds. eMedicine: Plastic Surgery, 1st ed., 2002.
30. Byrne PJ, Kim DW, Tawfilis A. Facial Trauma, Nasal Fractures. In Aly A, Downey SE, Furnas DW, Vistnes LM, eds. eMedicine: Plastic Surgery, 1st ed., 2002.
31. Aletsee C, Mullen L, Kim DW, Pak K, Brors D, Dazert S, Ryan AF. The disintegrin kistrin inhibits neurite extension from spiral ganglion explants cultured on laminin. Audiology and Neuro-otology. 2001;6(2):57-65.
32. Harris JP, Keithley EM, Billings PB, Yang GS, Kim DW, Chen MC, Ryan AF, Firestein G. Immunology of the inner ear—its relevance to human disease, In: Veldman JE, Passali D, and Lim DJ, eds. New Frontiers in Immunobiology, The Hague, Netherlands: Kugler Publications, 2000;59- 65.
33. Kim DW, Low W, Billman G, Wickersham J, Kearns D. Chondroid hamartoma presenting as a neonatal nasal mass. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 1999;47:253-9.
34. Kim DW, Harris JP. Frequency of silicone implantation in women with Meniere’s Disease, progressive sensorineural hearing loss and autoimmune inner ear antibodies. Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. 1998;118(6):747-50.
35. Dazert S, Kim DW, Luo L, Ryan AF. Focal delivery of fibroblast growth factor-1 by transfected cells induces spiral ganglion neurite targeting in vitro. Journal of Cell Physiology. 1998;177:123-9.
36. Kim DW, Egan KE, Toriumi DM. Tissue Adhesives in Facial Plastic Surgery. In Ira Papel, ed. Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 3rd edition Thieme Medical Publishers, (in press).
37. Kim DW, Ali J. Complications of Rhinoplasty. In Eisele D, ed. Complications in Head and Neck Surgery. 3rd edition. Mosby-Year, (in press)
38. Kim DW, Bassichis B, Toriumi DM. Revision Rhinoplasty. In Edelstein, ed. Revision Surgery in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. Thieme Medical Publishers: New York, New York. (In press.)
39. Kim DW, Toriumi DM. Alar Base Reduction. In Toriumi DM, ed. Atlas of Facial Plastic Surgery. In press.
40. Kim DW, Toriumi DM. Lateral Crural Overlay Technique. In Toriumi DM, ed. Atlas of Facial Plastic Surgery. In press.
41. Kim DW, Toriumi DM. Transposition Flaps. In Toriumi DM, ed. Atlas of Facial Plastic Surgery. In press.
42. Vartanian J, Kim DW, Toriumi DT. Coronal Browlift. In Toriumi DM, ed. Atlas of Facial Plastic Surgery. In press.
43. Kim DW. Cartilage Grafts in Rhinoplasty. In Byrne PJ, ed. Surgical Atlas of Facial Plastic Surgery. Elsevier, (in press).
44. Kim DW. Straightening the Crooked Nose. In Byrne PJ, ed. Surgical Atlas of Facial Plastic Surgery. Elsevier, (in press).
45. Kim DW, Davidson TM. Trauma of the External Ear. In Gil-Carcedo LM, ed. Tratado Otorrinolaringologia y Cirugia de Cabeza y Cuello (Otorhinologic Treatment and Surgery of the Head and Neck), 1st ed.: Proyectos Medicos, 2001.

INSTRUCTION / FACULTY NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COURSES

Served as Faculty for over Forty Scientific Courses (Full List Available on Request)

GRANTS

1. American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Core Grant—Leslie Bernstein Investigator Development Grant, 6/10/04 – 6/10/08 Functional rhinoplasty: A multicenter prospective outcomes study

My research interests lie in three main realms

1. Outcomes and quality of life measurements for facial plastic and reconstructive patients. Currently I am coordinating a multicenter study to determine QOL in patients undergoing functional nasal surgery for fixed obstruction.

2. Evidence-based verification of effectiveness of facial plastic and cosmetic surgical procedures. Through cadaver studies and clinical studies, I hope to provide objective evidence with which to support or modify established techniques used in rhinoplasty, aging face surgery, and local flap reconstruction. Our current study in human cadavers examines the concept of pivotal restraint in transposition flaps as an impetus to modify the design of a commonly used bilobed flap reconstruction pattern.

3. Quantification of aesthetic canons used to guide facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Our current study seeks to test established guidelines for various “desirable” facial aesthetic measurements against current opinions across different ethnicities and ages of observers.

Service to Professional Organizations

2011- present Senior Examiner, American Board of Otolaryngology
2008 – present Member, Board of Directors. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
2008 – present Guest Oral Examiner, American Board of Otolaryngology.
2006 – present Task Force on New Materials, American Board of Otolaryngology
2005 – present Maintenance of Certification Committee, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Foundation.
2005 – 2008 Outcomes Research Sub-committee, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Foundation.
2004 – 2007 Foundation Education Faculty, SIPac (Self Instructional Packet) Section, American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation.
2003 – 2006 Young Physicians Representative to the California Medical Association for the California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery.
2003 – 2008 Fellowship Curriculum Sub-committee, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Chairman, September 2005 to 2008.
2003 – 2008 Fellowship Research Review Sub-committee, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Foundation.
2003 – 2008 Question author; Written Exam Development Group of the Resource Development Committee, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Have authored over 30 questions for the ABFPRS annual written examination
2003 – 2007 Research Committee, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Foundation.
2003 – 2006 Membership / Residency Relations Committee, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Why Dr. Kim Chose The Medical Field?


Dr. Kim's Philosophy On Beauty

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I Was Not Nervous


I Can Breathe Again

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Testimonial – Vanessa


Testimonial – Wanda

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Breathing Is Not Always Easy


Have You Seen It All?

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How Do You Keep Up With New Tech?


How Do You Treat Your Patients?

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How Much Downtime To Expect?


Many People Want Subtlety

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Millions Of People Can't Breathe


Most Drastic Example?

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People Should Be Treated Well


Reconciling Vision To Make People Happy

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Results Should Reflect Individual Desires


Talk About Philosophy On Beauty

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Talk About Your Personal Approach


The Asian Eye

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The Goal Is To Make Someone Happy


Transformation And Rejuvination

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What Do You Say To Someone Afraid Of Surgery?


Why Dr. Kim Got Into Surgery

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Dr. Kim's Professional Background

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Media Appearances

Thanks to his expertise, Dr. Kim has made numerous appearances on television, radio, in print publications and at professional conferences. He’s written and talked about topics ranging from mommy makeover to rhinoplasty to skin cancer removal. Please browse through Dr. Kim’s media coverage, which includes his groundbreaking “Study on Beauty.”