Professor Dae Kim




ENT (Otolaryngology)

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Professor Dae Kim is a Consultant ENT and Thyroid Surgeon based in London and Surrey.

As a fully UK-trained ENT surgeon with over 25 years of experience, he has extensive practice in treating a wide range of ear and hearing problems, as well as nasal and sinus problems.

He has special expertise and interest in thyroid cancer and thyroid surgery, as well as complex head and neck problems including neck lumps, and throat problems, including swallowing and hoarseness.

Professor Kim is based at the Royal Marsden Hospital (Chelsea and Sutton) and previously St George’s University Teaching Hospital, London. He is an academic ‘surgeon-scientist’, and after research training at Harvard University and Birmingham University he was awarded a PhD doctorate and the prestigious ‘Syme Medal’ by the Royal College of Surgeons).

He continues to undertake an active research program in thyroid cancer/surgery. He has been awarded more than £3.2 Million in research funds, and furthermore, he recently was successful in being awarded a major NIHR HTA grant for a multi-centre clinical trial in thyroid cancer (Chief Investigator – HoT Trial).

Professor Kim sees adults and children (5+ for diagnostics only).

Special interests

  • All aspects of general ENT disorders
  • Ear & hearing problems
  • Nasal and sinus problems
  • Voice and throat problems
  • ‘Key-hole’ thyroid and parathyroid surgery

Languages spoken

English, Korean

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Dae Kim at Nuffield Health

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Thyroid surgery (thyroidectomy)
  • Deviated septum (Septoplasty)
  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
  • Larynx diagnostic endoscopy (or laryngoscopy)
  • Hearing test
  • Allergy testing
  • Microsuction earwax removal
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Grommet insertion

Locations Professor Dae Kim works with

Related experience


  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Medical Association
  • Otolaryngological Research Society
  • British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons
  • British Association of Otolaryngologists – Head & Neck Surgeons

Other posts held

  • The Royal Marsden Hospital (Chelsea & Sutton)