Consultant Profile

Professor Dae Kim

Professor Dae Kim MBChB, BDS, MSc, FRCS (ORL-HNS), PhD
Practicing at:
Spire Portsmouth Hospital
  • Ear, nose and throat
    • Allergy
    • Balance disorders
    • Head and neck surgery
    • Hearing loss
    • Laryngology
    • Otology
    • Paediatric otolaryngology
    • Parathyroid disease
    • Sinus Surgery
    • Sleep disorders / snoring
    • Thyroid disease
    • Voice disorders
  • General surgery
    • Parathyroid disease
    • Thyroid disease
  • Oncology
    • Head and neck oncology
Special clinical interests:

General adult and paediatric ear, nose and throat disorders
Ear problems including hearing problems and infections
Vertigo and balance problems
Nasal blockage and other problems including polyps
Sinusitis and sinus surgery
Voice problems
Throat and swallowing problems
Tonsiltectomy and adenoidectomy
Thyroid surgery
Parathyroid surgery
Neck lumps
Head and neck oncology
Skin cancers (BCC and SCC)
Salivary disorders (parotid and submandibular gland)
Minimally invasive 'key-hole' thyroid and parathyroid surgery
Endoscopic "scarless" thyroid surgery
da Vinci robotic head, neck and thryoid surgery

Research interests:

Clinical trials in treatment of head and neck cancers
Translational molecular studies in head, neck and thyroid cancers
Translational molecular research project (supervising PhD student) in Thyroid Cancer at Cancer Research UK Cancer Centre, University of Southampton

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant ENT and Thyroid Surgeon, St George's Hospital, University of London
Honorary Senior Lecturer, St George's Medical School, University of London
Consultant ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon, Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth
Professor of Surgery, University of Portsmouth

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Medical Association
Otolaryngological Reserach Society
British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons
British Association of Otolaryngologists - Head & Neck Surgeons

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
023 9235 2206
Private secretary:
Michele Murphy
Private secretary telephone number:
023 9235 2206
Private secretary email address:
In addition to standard working hours, there are evening appointments available
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Currently, Professor Kim is based at the St George’s Teaching Hospital in London, and works closely with Head & Neck team at the Royal Marsden Hospital. However, he continues to undertake clinical sessions at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, offering specialist service in Head & Neck and Thyroid Surgery.

He qualified in Medicine from Edinburgh University in 1995 and Dentistry from Birmingham University (2001).  He subsequently trained at Edinburgh and Cambridge teaching hospitals.  In the latter stages he completed a specialist ENT surgery program within the West Midlands and an Advanced Fellowship in both Head & Neck Oncology and Endocrine Surgery at the Toronto General Hospital and the Mount Sinai Hospital, under the tutelage of the world's most renowned surgeons and oncologists.

Professor Dae Kim has a wide experience in treating all aspects of adult and paediatric ear, nose and throat disorders, and is happy to see and manage patients with the full range of ENT problems including ear & hearing problems, nasal and sinus problems and complex head & neck problems.

Professor Kim has a strong commitment to research.  He was research fellow at the Harvard Medical School and completed a PhD doctorate examining the molecular basis of both thyroid and head and neck cancers, for which he was awarded the prestigious 'Syme Medal' by the Royal College of Surgeons. Recently, he was recognised for his contribution to surgical innovation and research with the award of a Professorship in Surgery by Portsmouth University.

As testaments to his strive for excellence, he has been awarded multiple research grants and numerous national and international prizes (from the American Thyroid Association and British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons).  He has authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications, many in prestigious journals, and several specialist surgical book chapters including the world famous text book 'The Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands', edited  by Professor Greg Randolph of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University.

After the Advanced Endocrine Surgery Fellowship, he further trained to perform minimally invasive 'key-hole' thyroid and parathyroid surgery under the pioneers of this technique; Professor David Terris (USA) and Professor Paulo Miccoli (Italy). In addition, Professor Kim has completed a dedicated 'Robotic and Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery Fellowship' at the prestigious Severance Endoscopic and Robotic Institute (Seoul). Here he was mentored by the world famous Professor Chung who has pioneered the transaxillary "scarless" robotic and endoscopic thyroidectomy. Given his unique and extensive training, Professor Kim is the only surgeon in the UK who routinely performs minimally-invasive, keyhole thyroid and parathyroid surgery and one of only 2 surgeons in UK who performs scarless transaxillary endoscopic (keyhole) and Da Vinci robotic thyroid and parathyroid surgery.

Personal profile:

Dae is married with four children who provide balance and immeasuable joy.  He is actively involved in his church community.
He has a passion for sports and has a special interest in golf, which he had considered at one time professionally.

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Professor Dae Kim

Professor Dae Kim Ear, nose and throat, General surgery & Oncology Consultant, Portsmouth, private hospital specialist.

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