John Yah Sung Kim

  • 3087 Citations
19952020
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Research Interests

Dr. Kim's research focuses on breast cancer reconstruction and aesthetic surgery outcomes. He has published over 180 peer reviewed articles and holds 11 patents on novel medical devices. He is the developer of the Breast Reconstruction Risk Assessment (BRA) Score. Dr. Kim lectures widely on novel techniques and technologies in plastic surgery, and sits on the Editorial Board as Associate Editor of the main specialty journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Kim is a professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery with a clinical focus on aesthetic and breast cancer. He grew up in Toronto, Canada and went to Harvard to study English and American Literature. After a brief stint as a failed writer, he went to Stanford Medical School. There he was a 3 year Howard Hughes Research Fellow working with Dr. Victor Dzau on gene therapeutics. Dr. Kim graduated from Stanford in 1997 with his MD and a concurrent Master of Arts in English Literature. He was in the inaugural integrated general and plastic surgery residency at the Baylor-Texas Medical Center, and from there went to UCLA to complete a joint orthopedic-plastic surgery hand and microsurgery fellowship under Dr. Neil Ford Jones. Dr. Kim has been on faculty at Northwestern since 2004.

Certifications and Licenses

Plastic Surgery

Training Experience

2003Residency, Baylor Affiliated Hospitals
2004Fellowship, Univ. of CA-Los Angeles Med. Ctr.

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Stanford University

… → 1997

Keywords

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cosmetic Procedures and Surgery

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Grants 2008 2020

Research Output 1995 2019

An overview of animation deformity in prosthetic breast reconstruction

Fracol, M., Feld, L. N., Chiu, W. K. & Kim, J. Y. S., Feb 1 2019, In : Gland Surgery. 8, 1, p. 95-101 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Mammaplasty
Pectoralis Muscles
Muscle Contraction
Research
Muscles

A Quantitative Analysis of Online Plastic Surgeon Reviews for Abdominoplasty

Qiu, C. S., Hockney, S. M., Turin, S. Y., Dorfman, R. G. & Kim, J. Y. S., Mar 1 2019, In : Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 143, 3, p. 734-742 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abdominoplasty
Odds Ratio
Esthetics
Costs and Cost Analysis
Postoperative Care

Myotomy-Capsulotomy With Intramuscular Fat Grafting: A Novel Technique for Secondary Treatment of Prepectoral Upper Pole Defects in Breast Reconstruction

Fracol, M., Qiu, C. S., Feld, L. N., Chiu, W. K. & Kim, J. Y. S., Mar 14 2019, In : Aesthetic surgery journal. 39, 4, p. 454-459 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mammaplasty
Fats
Therapeutics
16 Citations (Scopus)

Complications in Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction

Wilkins, E. G., Hamill, J. B., Kim, H. M., Kim, J. Y., Greco, R. J., Qi, J. & Pusic, A. L., Jan 1 2018, In : Annals of surgery. 267, 1, p. 164-170 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mammaplasty
Odds Ratio
Rectus Abdominis
Superficial Back Muscles
Mastectomy
3 Citations (Scopus)

Demystifying the “July Effect” in plastic surgery: A multi-institutional study

Blough, J. T., Jordan, S. W., De Oliveira, G. S., Vu, M. M. & Kim, J. Y. S., Feb 1 2018, In : Aesthetic surgery journal. 38, 2, p. 212-224 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Plastic Surgery
Length of Stay
Operative Time
Multivariate Analysis
Regression Analysis