Professor Dae Kim
Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon
MBChB, BDS, MSc, FRCS (ORL-HNS), PhD
I am a leading consultant ENT and thyroid surgeon based in London. As a well-trained ENT surgeon, I treat a wide range of ear and hearing problems, as well as nasal and sinus problems. I have special expertise and interest in thyroid cancer and thyroid surgery, as well as complex head and neck problems including neck lumps, cancer, throat problems, and hoarseness.
My NHS practice is based at both the Royal Marsden Hospital and St George's University Teaching Hospital, London. Unusually, I am 'dual-qualified' in both medicine (Edinburgh University) and dentistry (Birmingham University). I subsequently trained at Edinburgh and Cambridge teaching hospitals. In the latter stages, I completed a specialist ENT surgery program within the West Midlands, and an Advanced Fellowship in both head and neck oncology and endocrine surgery in North America.
I have a clinical interest in minimally-invasive 'scarless' robotic and endoscopic thyroid surgery. After an advanced thyroid and parathyroid surgery fellowship at the Toronto General Hospital and the Mount Sinai Hospital, under the tutelage of the world's most renowned surgeons and oncologists, I further trained to perform minimally-invasive 'keyhole' thyroid and parathyroid surgery under the pioneers of this technique; Professors David Terris (USA) and Paulo Miccoli (Italy), In addition, I completed a dedicated 'Robotic and Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery Fellowship' at the prestigious Severance Endoscopic and Robotic Institute (Seoul). I was mentored by the world-famous Professor Chung, who has pioneered the transaxillary 'scarless' robotic and endoscopic thyroidectomy. More recently, I aim to develop and offer the latest 'Scarless Trans-oral Thyroid Surgery'.
I am an academic ‘surgeon-scientist’, and after comprehensive research training at Harvard University and Birmingham University (for which I was awarded a PhD doctorate and the prestigious 'Syme Medal' by the Royal College of Surgeons), I continue to undertake an active research program in thyroid cancer/surgery. This includes studies into the role of immunotherapy in aggressive thyroid cancers, circulating DNA as a novel biomarker, qualitative research in surgical outcomes and patient experience. I supervise several MD/PhD research fellows as part of a wider research program at the Institute of Cancer Research, working closely with Dr Kate Newbold and Professor Kevin Harrington. I have been awarded more than £2.5 million in research funds, and furthermore, I was recently successful in being awarded a major NIHR HTA grant for a multi-center clinical trial in thyroid cancer (Chief Investigator - HoT Trial).
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Dae Kim at Spire include:
Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)
Full range of general adult ENT problems
Specialising in head and neck surgery
Head andneck cancers
Minimally invasive 'key hole' (endoscopic) & robotic surgery
Thyroid & Parathyroid disorders
Parotid & submandibular gland surgery
Throat problems; throat lumps, sore throat, tonsillitis, hoarseness, laryngitis, difficulty swallowing
Tonsillectomy; tonsillitis, enlarged tonsils
Adenoidectomy; enlarged adenoids
Throat obstructions; pharyngeal pouch stapling, barium swallow tests
Microlaryngoscopy and panendoscopy
Ear & hearing problems; earache, blocked ears, deafness, dizziness, tinnitus, microsuction
Nasal blockage or injury, loss of smell, bleeding, allergy problems; hay fever, post-nasal drip
Sinus problems; sinusitis, rhinitis, polyps
Sinus surgery; septal surgery/deviated septum
Septoplasty & FESS (Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery)
Otolaryngological Research Society
I contribute to several international textbooks on head, neck and thyroid surgery. I am an invited faculty member in several international training courses and surgical societies including the World Thyroid Congress, International Robotic Surgery Symposium and the Asia-Pacific Society Thyroid Surgery. I am currently a Council member of the Royal Society of Medicine (Laryngology & Rhinology), National Institute of Cancer Research (Thyroid group) and advises the National Institute of Clinical Excellence.