Biography

Dr. James Kim received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Rochester, where he also completed his Internal Medicine Residency. Dr. Kim completed a medical oncology fellowship at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. During his fellowship, Dr. Kim joined the laboratory of Dr. Philip Beachy (at both Johns Hopkins and Stanford University) where he studied the role of Hedgehog signaling pathway, a critical developmental pathway, in cancer and small molecule inhibitors of this pathway.

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Kim’s laboratory focuses on how fundamental developmental pathways, such as Hedgehog, are involved in the initiation, growth, and metastases of cancers through the use of cancer mouse models and cell and molecular biological techniques. The laboratory also seeks to understand interactions of these pathways with each other and between tumor epithelia and stroma. In his clinic, Dr. Kim specializes in the care of patients with lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies.

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Education & Training
  • Other Post Graduate Training - Stanford University (2006-2010)
  • Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospitals & Health System (2002-2006), Medical Oncology
  • Medical School - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (1990-1999)
  • Medical School - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (1992-1997)
  • Residency - University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital (2000-2002), Internal Medicine
  • Internship - University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital (1999-2000), Internal Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (2002)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (2003)
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (2012)
Honors & Awards
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award 2005
  • National Lung Cancer Partnership Young Investigator Research Grant 2010
  • Simmons Cancer Center and American Cancer Society New Investigator Award 2012
Books & Publications
Research
  • Tumor Epithelial-Stromal Interactions
  • Molecularly Targeted Therapy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Hedgehog Signaling Pathway
  • Developmental Pathways

Clinical Focus

  • Lung Cancer

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