From Special Reports

Board-certified surgical oncologist Elizabeth Min Hui Kim, MD, has joined the breast surgical oncology team at Cancer Treatment Centers of America  in metro Atlanta, which accompanies a national position as CTCA Breast Cancer Institute surgical director.

Certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and American Board of Surgery, Dr. Kim has contributed to the field of breast cancer surgery throughout her career. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed clinical articles and has received several grants and contracts to support research and clinical trials dedicated to improving surgical treatment outcomes.

Dr. Kim specializes in comprehensive breast care involving all types of breast disease including breast cancer and prevention. Her expertise in breast surgical care includes breast conservation surgery and oncoplastic surgery as well as skin, areola and nipple sparing mastectomies with reconstruction options. Dr. Kim also provides surgical risk reduction management options with immediate reconstruction for patients with certain types of high-risk breast disease as well as genetic mutation carriers.

“Witnessing my family battle cancer has instilled in me a desire to provide the best care possible for my patients,” says Dr. Kim, who embraces a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. “CTCA provides incredible dedication, passion and proven expertise for cancer patients seeking high-quality care. I’m excited to actively participate in that daily devotion to honor, heal and save lives alongside a team of excellent oncology experts.”

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Oregon in Eugene, Dr. Kim earned a bachelor’s degree with a double major in biology and psychology and a minor in chemistry. She then earned a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., and a doctorate in medicine from Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Kim’s medical education included completing the Society of Surgical Oncology Accredited Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. Her general surgery residency was completed at St. John Providence Hospital and Medical Center in Michigan.

Prior to joining CTCA, Dr. Kim served as a breast surgical oncologist in both community and academic cancer centers. She is a member of several organizations including the American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Breast Surgeons, American Society of Breast Disease and Association for Academic Surgery. Among her honors for dedicated care are the American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award, Heroes of Breast Cancer Compassionate Caregiver Award and a research award from the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen.