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See Dr. David Kim on the Susan Sikora show discussing new concepts of facial beauty and the impact of facial cosmetic surgery for prospective job-seekers.


San Francisco plastic surgeon David W. Kim, MD discusses his breakthrough study on beauty on KRON TV Weekend Show.


Dr. David W. Kim featured on Discovery Health Channel – see the before and after of repairing the hole left in a patient’s nose after having basal cell skin cancer removed.


David Kim, MD facial plastic surgery practice featured on KRON TV’s “Best of the Bay.” (Filmed when Dr. Kim’s office was still at UCSF)


Dr. David Kim interviewed on KCBS radio about young mothers having plastic surgery, so-called “Mommy Makeover’s.


Dr. David Kim interviewed on KCBS radio about the increase in interest in having plastic surgery procedures done.




Rising rhinoplasty star David W. Kim, a San Francisco surgeon, attracts tech titans, West Coast socials, and other highfliers with his technical virtuosity and conservative approach (ski jumps, after all, are so 20 years ago). “A good rhinoplasty looks like you were born with it,” he says.  Read the article.







Dr. David W. Kim was published in the Spring / Summer 2013 edition of NewBeauty magazine.
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Dr. David W. Kim is featured in the Spring / Summer 2011 edition of NewBeauty magazine. Click here to read the feature (as a PDF file). The article focuses on his expertise in rhinoplasty.
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Dr. David Kim earns Patient’s Choice Award second year in a row!
“Your patients have selected you, Dr. Kim, for the Patients’ Choice Award for 2009… Your patients have taken the time to compliment you in areas such as: your bedside manner, the amount of time you spend with them, the courtesy of your staff, appropriate follow-up, and their overall opinion of you as a physician. Quite simply, you are one of the best!”

Dr. Kim’s article, “Ethnic Rhinoplasty Pearls,” published in Plastic Surgery Practice magazine. It highlights the variations of nasal form that have to be taken into account for patients of different ethnic backgrounds.

David Kim, MD, selected for inclusion in Best Doctors by his peers. Best Doctors is an international compendium of the most respected doctors in their specialties, around the world.

David Kim, MD, is the scientific course director for the inaugural Dubai Rhinoplasty Symposium, Dec. 3 – 5, 2009.
Read the news release.


Dr. David Kim listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America. He will be included in the 2010 edition.


– Kim featured in article on “America’s quest for perfection.”

Dr. Kim’s Groundbreaking Study on Beauty seen on:

Read the article about Dr. Kim’s Study on Beauty in its entirety.

David W. Kim, MD Receives AAO-HNS Honor Award