Professor Dae Kim

Professor Dae Kim


Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

Video consultation available

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“Prof Kim was friendly, yet professional. I felt my concerns were listened to, considered and I trust the best course of treatment was agreed between us. I would happily return to Prof Kim if needed for any ENT issues in the future. “
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  • Rhinology
  • Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgery
  • Otology
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Languages spoken

  • Korean
  • English
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 4219752

Consultation fees

New appointment: £200/240

Follow-up appointment: £140/160

Practices worked at

Spire St Anthony's Hospital

London Road, North Cheam, Sutton, United Kingdom, SM3 9DW
0 reviews

BUPA Cromwell Hospital

Cromwell Road, London, United Kingdom, SW5 0TU
417 reviews

Parkside Hospital

53 Parkside Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom, SW19 5NX
0 reviews

The Lister Hospital

Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
39 reviews


Professor Dae Kim is a leading consultant ENT and thyroid surgeon based in London. He currently sees patients at Bupa Cromwell Hospital, Parkside Hospital (Wimbledon) and Spire St Anthony’s Hospital (Cheam, Surrey). As a well-trained ENT surgeon, he treats 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, cancer, throat problems, and hoarseness.

Professor Kim is based both at the Royal Marsden Hospital and St George's University Teaching Hospital, London. Unusually, he is 'dual-qualified' in both medicine (Edinburgh University) and dentistry (Birmingham University). He subsequently trained at Edinburgh and Cambridge teaching hospitals. In the latter stages, he completed a specialist ENT surgery program within the West Midlands, and an Advanced Fellowship in both head and neck oncology and endocrine surgery.

He has a clinical interest in minimally-invasive 'scarless' robotic and endoscopic thyroid surgery. 
After an 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, he 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, he completed a dedicated 'Robotic and Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery Fellowship' at the prestigious Severance Endoscopic and Robotic Institute (Seoul). He was mentored by the world-famous Professor Chung, who has pioneered the transaxillary 'scarless' robotic and endoscopic thyroidectomy. More recently, Professor Kim aims to develop and offer the latest 'Scarless Trans-oral Thyroid Surgery'. 

Professor Kim is an academic ‘surgeon-scientist’, and after comprehensive research training at Harvard University and Birmingham University (for which 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. 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. He supervises 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. He has been awarded more than £2.5 Million in research funds, and furthermore, he recently was successful in being awarded a major NIHR HTA grant for a multi-center clinical trial in thyroid cancer (Chief Investigator - HoT Trial).

He contributes to several international textbooks in head & neck and thyroid surgery. He is 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. He is currently a Council member of the Royal Society of Medicine (Laryngology & Rhinology), National Institute of Cancer Research (Thyroid group) and advises the National Institute of Clinical Excellence. 

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Medical procedures

  • Specialising in Head and Neck surgery
  • Minimally invasive 'keyhole' (endoscopic) & robotic surgery
  • Parotid & Submandibular gland surgery
  • Pharyngeal pouch stapling
  • Barium swallow tests
  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Panendoscopy
  • Key-hole thyroid and parathyroid surgery (Specialist advisor for NICE)
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroglossal Duct Surgery
  • Video Consultation
  • Microsuction (ear wax removal)
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Functional nasal surgery
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Grommet insertion
  • laser treatment for nasal blockage & polyps
  • Stopping nose bleeds (Nasal Cautery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy
  • Head and neck cancer surgery
  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
  • Microscopic minimally invasive surgery of the vocal cords
  • Septoplasty
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Surgery of the larynx for cancer







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Special interests

  • Head & Neck cancers
  • Full range of general adult ENT problems
  • Nasal and sinus problems
  • Sinus problems
  • Sinusitis
  • Rhinitis
  • Polyps
  • Deviated septum
  • Nasal blockage or injury
  • Loss of smell
  • Allergy problems
  • Hay fever
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Ear & hearing problems
  • Earache
  • Blocked ears
  • Deafness
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Voice and throat problems
  • Throat lumps
  • Sore throat
  • Tonsillitis
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngitis
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Throat obstructions
  • Thyroid & Parathyroid disorders


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Degrees & Qualifications:
  • MBChB 1995 UNiversity of Edinburgh
  • BDS
  • MSs
  • FRCS (Orl-HNS)
  • PhD


  • - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Edinburgh University
  • - Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Birmingham University 
  • - Advanced Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology at the Toronto General Hospital and the Mount Sinai Hospitals
  • - Robotic Surgery Fellowship, Institute of Robotic & Minimally-Invasive Surgery, Severance Hospital, Seoul, South Korea


Committee Roles:

  • - Council Member, Royal Society of Medicine (Laryngology section)
  • - National Cancer Research Institute (Thyroid CSG)
  • - Associate Editor, Clinical Otolaryngology Journal
  • - Asia Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery, Scientific Committee
  • - Faculty, World Thyroid Congress
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Bedside Manner

Prof Kim was friendly, yet professional. I felt my concerns were listened to, considered and I trust the best course of treatment was agreed between us. I would happily return to Prof Kim if needed for any ENT issues in the future.

Patient seen for:
Nasal and sinus disorder (sinusitis) treatment
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I chose to see Professor Kim after researching various operation techniques and outcomes on the internet. The initial outpatient appointment was extremely well organised, he listened, respected the choices I made, answered a multitude of questions with honesty and showed kindness and compassion throughout. I felt that he gave time, explained available options and was reassuring. I under went surgery 3 weeks later and stayed in hospital for one night, this again was very well planned. Professor Kim has an exceptional ability as a surgeon, he certainly gives care of the highest standard. I was reviewed one week later in clinic when again, he spent time listening to any concerns and going through the histology with explanations. I now have an very small scar (2 cm) which has healed well and I am being followed up yearly. Professor Kim is not just a doctor but an amazing, talented surgeon, a real life saver. I will always be grateful to him.

Patient seen for:
Thyroid Cancer
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Always took the time to take me through my treatment in a compassionate and honest way

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I met Professor Kim as a very nervous patient who was experiencing symptoms which were becoming alarming, His good nature, humour and lucid explanations made the whole situation much more bearable. His subsequent treatment, including surgery, was exemplary and I consider myself very fortunate to have found myself under his care.

Patient seen for:
Throat Cancer