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Irene K. Kim


Associate Professor, Surgery, Co-Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center, Surgical Director, Kidney Transplantation Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Dr. Kim completed her undergraduate education at M.I.T. and her medical school at U.C.S.F. The daughter of immigrant parents from Seoul - South Korea, Dr. Irene Kim was raised in Bowling Green, OH. After graduating from U.C.S.F., She went on to complete her general surgery training at Tufts University and did her abdominal transplant fellowship at Stanford University, before being recruited to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 2012.

She has served as leadership for several societies and is currently a Councilor for the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and the Chair of the Minority Affairs Committee for The United Network for Organ Sharing.  

Dr. Kim’s research in understanding the immunology mechanisms of highly HLA-sensitized patients was honored by the Transplant Society with the Leslie Brent award in 2015.

Irene K. Kim
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