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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Elizabeth Min Hui Kim, MD, MPH, FACS

Director, CTCA Breast Cancer Institute

CTCA Atlanta

"Witnessing my family battle cancer has instilled in me a desire to provide the best care possible for my patients. "

- Elizabeth Min Hui Kim, MD, MPH, FACS

Medical degree

  • Doctor of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, Portland, OR

Internship / Residency

  • General Surgery, Providence Hospital and Medical Center, Southfield and Novi, MI

Advanced degree(s)

  • Master of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Certification(s)

  • Diplomate, American Board of Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Fellowship(s)

  • Breast Surgical Oncology, Combined Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute - Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Practicing since: 2010

Dr. Elizabeth Min Hui Kim’s reasons for becoming a surgical oncologist were personal. After witnessing family members battle cancer, Dr. Kim decided she wanted to help others facing a cancer diagnosis by providing high-quality care. Dr. Kim was drawn to Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) because of its dedication to the Mother Standard® of care, treating patients as family members. In April 2018, Dr. Kim joined CTCA® Atlanta as a Breast Surgical Oncologist and Director of the Breast Institute.

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

A strong believer in the power of collaboration, Dr. Kim works closely with other members of the multidisciplinary teams to provide the best care possible for her patients. “I am dedicated to providing personalized cancer care by offering patients treatment options that best fit their needs,” says Dr. Kim. “I strive to understand all of my patients’ goals and then work to achieve them through advanced surgical options tailored to each individual.”

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 on a full academic scholarship. She then earned a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned her 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 has worked as a full-time breast surgical oncologist in both community and academic cancer centers. Dr. Kim has received several grants and contracts to support research and clinical trials related to breast cancer. In addition to authoring numerous peer-reviewed clinical articles, she served as a peer-reviewer for various national journal articles and she has held leadership positions at regional and national societies. For her dedicated care, Dr. Kim has received several awards including the American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award, Heroes of Breast Cancer Compassionate Caregiver Award and a research award from Susan G. Komen and the American Cancer Society.

Outside of CTCA, Dr. Kim loves music and enjoys spending quality time with her family.

Patient ratings and comments

Star ratings and comments are only available for medical, radiation and gynecologic oncologists. Gynecologic surgical offerings are not included at this time due to a different survey tool required to evaluate these services. CTCA uses a validated Press Ganey® survey, which captures patient experience feedback for the primary oncology services of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Following industry best practice, star ratings and comments are only published for physicians with a minimum of 30 completed patient surveys.

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