Professor Dae Kim

Professor Dae Kim

Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon


Specialises in

  • General ENT
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Salivary disorders (parotid and submandibular gland)
  • Minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgery

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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 multicenter clinical trial in thyroid cancer (Chief Investigator - HoT Trial).


General Medical Council Number: C4219752

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Dae Kim at Spire include:

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

Other treatments

  • Full range of general adult ENT problems
  • Specialising in head and neck surgery
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Minimally invasive 'keyhole' (endoscopic) and robotic surgery
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid disorders
  • Parotid and 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 and 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 and FESS (Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery)  

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Additional information

Balance disorders
Ear, nose and throat
Head and neck surgery
Paediatric otolaryngology
Parathyroid disease
Sinus surgery
Sleep disorders
Thyroid surgery
Voice disorders

Special Clinical Interests: Ear, nose and throat - Sleep disorders/snoring, sinus surgery, parathyroid disease, paediatric otolaryngology, otology, hearing loss, head and neck surgery, general surgery; 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. Skin cancers (BCC and SCC). Salivary disorders (parotid and submandibular gland). Minimally invasive 'keyhole' thyroid and parathyroid surgery. Endoscopic "scarless" thyroid surgery. da Vinci robotic head, neck and thyroid surgery.

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 and Rhinology), National Institute of Cancer Research (Thyroid group) and advises the National Institute of Clinical Excellence.