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Sunghoon Kim


Pediatric and trauma surgeon
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Dr. Sunghoon Kim is a pediatric surgeon who specializes in repairing chest wall malformations, such as pectus excavatum (in which the breastbone sinks inward) and pectus carinatum (in which the breastbone protrudes outward). He also specializes in surgically treating palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet) and slipping rib syndrome (when cartilage on the lower ribs moves abnormally, causing pain). Dr. Kim treats these conditions, among others, in our Pediatric Surgery Clinic.

Kim's research focuses on developing devices to treat a range of medical and surgical conditions, including pectus excavatum and carinatum, stomal prolapse (when the bowel protrudes through a surgically created opening in the skin) and hydrocephalus (abnormal buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the cavities of the brain).

Kim has a bachelor's degree in chemistry from New York University and a master's degree in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School and completed a surgery residency at UCSF-East Bay. He completed a fellowship in pediatric surgery at St. Louis Children's Hospital, an affiliate of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He also has a master's degree in molecular biology from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Email [email protected] to contact Kim directly.

  • Education

    UC Berkeley, MS, Chemistry, 1990

    University of Michigan Medical School, MD, 1994

    University of Texas Medical Branch, MS, Molecular Biology, 2003

  • Residencies

    UCSF, General Surgery, 1999

  • Fellowships

    Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Pediatric Surgery, 2005

  • Board Certifications

    Surgery, American Board of Surgery

    Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

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