Professor Dae Kim – Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery


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Professor Dae Kim is a Consultant ENT and Thyroid Surgeon based in London and Surrey.  He is based at The Royal Marsden Hospital (Chelsea and Sutton) and previously at St George’s University Teaching Hospital, London. As a fully UK-trained ENT surgeon with over 25-years experience, he has an extensive practice in treating a wide range of ear and hearing problems, as well as nasal and sinus problems.  He has special expertise and interest in thyroid cancer and thyroid surgery, as well as complex head and neck problems including neck lumps, and throat problems, including swallowing problems and hoarseness.

Unusually, he is ‘dual-qualified’ in both Medicine (Edinburgh University) and Dentistry (Birmingham University). He subsequently trained at Edinburgh and Cambridge teaching hospitals. In the latter stages, he completed a specialist ENT surgery program within the West Midlands. He has a clinical interest in Minimally-invasive ‘scarless’ Robotic and Endoscopic thyroid surgery; after an Advanced Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Fellowship at the Toronto General Hospital and the Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada. More recently, Professor Kim aims to develop and offer the latest ‘Scarless Trans-oral Thyroid Surgery’. 

Professor Kim is an academic ‘surgeon-scientist’, and after research training at Harvard University and Birmingham University he was awarded a PhD doctorate and the prestigious ‘Syme Medal’ by the Royal College of Surgeons). He continues to undertake an active research program in thyroid cancer/surgery. He has been awarded more than £3.2 Million in research funds, and furthermore, he recently was successful in being awarded a major NIHR HTA grant for a multi-centre clinical trial in thyroid cancer (Chief Investigator – HoT Trial).

He contributes to several international textbooks in head & neck and thyroid surgery. He is an invited faculty member in several international training courses and surgical societies. 

National & International Professional roles (current & past):

  • Royal Society of Medicine (Laryngology & Rhinology) – Council Member (2018-2028)
  • Specialist Advisor, Interventional Procedures, National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE)
  • National Institute of Cancer Research (Thyroid Clinical Group) – committee member
  • Scientific Committee Member – International Guild of Head & Neck Robotic Surgeons.
  • Executive Committee Member – Asian-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery (APTS) 
  • World Thyroid Congress – Faculty.
  • Chief UK Investigator for NIHR HTA funded Multi-centre HoT trial.
  • National Specialty Research Lead for Endocrine Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England & British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons
  • Section Editor for the UK National ENT journal (Clinical Otolaryngology).