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Young J. Kim PhD, MD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Director, Barry Baker Laboratory, and Co-Leader, Translational Research
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  • 99 ratings

Areas of Expertise

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    ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology)
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    Head and Neck Cancer
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    Oral and Other Cancer
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    Oropharyngeal Cancer
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    Otolaryngology Surgery
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    Thyroid Cancer
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    Upper Airway (Tracheal), Oral, Nasal, Lip, and Other Head and Neck Cancers


1215 21st Ave. S., Floors 6-10
Nashville, TN 37232


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  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of California San Diego, 1997
  • Doctor of Medicine - University of California San Diego, 1999
  • Internship - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, 2001
  • Research Fellowship - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, 2003
  • Residency - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, 2005

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck - American Board of Otolaryngology, 2007

Patient Comments

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*Dr. Kim very professional & concerned about my care.
June 1, 2021
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*Dr. Kim spent a lot of time with me and answered all of my questions. I had a wonderful experience overall.
May 4, 2021
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*Dr. Kim was knowledgeable about what is wrong with me. He is the 8th dr. to see me about this including dentists, ENT, oral surgeons, and a rheumatologist.
Februray 5, 2021
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Top notch!
November 12, 2020
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*r. Kim is very thorough. He spent time explaining my condition.
October 12, 2020
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I drove from South Carolina to see *Dr. Kim. He is an excellent doctor. Very knowledgeable and caring. He's an asset to Vanderbilt. I would drive again just to see him.
September 3, 2020
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He listened to my concerns and offered perspectives I haven't heard before.
August 5, 2020
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Some appointments with *Dr. Kim are rushed. This appointment was one of those.
July 9, 2020
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