City of Hope Orange County Welcome Dinner Featuring Mathematics, Physics and Cancer Panel
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Wed
Edward S. Kim, M.D., M.B.A., FACP, FASCO, is physician-in-chief and senior vice president, City of Hope Orange County, and vice physician-in-chief and professor, City of Hope National Medical Center.
Dr. Kim is among the country’s foremost experts in molecular prognostication - which advances cancer detection and personalized therapies - for lung, head and neck cancers. He has served as a principal/co-principal investigator on numerous studies and protocols and authored/co-authored more than 200 published articles, book chapters and reviews in top-tier journals such as The Lancet, The Lancet Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer Discovery, Cancer, Nature Medicine, and Cancer Prevention Research.
Dr. Kim has been recognized as one of the top cancer experts in the nation and among cancer care’s leading advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion. A respected clinician, researcher and physician executive, he is a trailblazer who is eliminating practices that exclude minority populations from clinical trials and result in serious gaps in care and research.
A clinician-researcher world-renowned for his distinguished history of pioneering breakthroughs and immense oncology experience, Dr. Kim is driving innovation in cancer care and delivery in the nation’s sixth largest county.
As City of Hope Orange County’s chief physician, he is responsible for developing paradigms for translating research into clinical practice and introducing new therapies at City of Hope’s new cancer campus in Orange County and network of advanced cancer care. He leads a team of acclaimed physician-scientists who are delivering world-renowned treatment, research and cures.
Before joining City of Hope, Dr. Kim was the chair of Solid Tumor Oncology and Investigational Therapeutics, the Donald S. Kim Distinguished Chair for Cancer Research, and medical director of the Clinical Trials Office at the Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina, and a professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Prior to the Levine Cancer Institute, he held many leadership positions including associate professor (tenured) in the Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler School of Business.
Dr. Kim earned his bachelor of science degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, completed his medical degree and honors program in medical education at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, and earned his masters in business administration degree at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler School of Business.
A U.S. News & World Report “Top Doctor,” Dr. Kim has been recognized as one of the top cancer leaders in the nation by Friends of Cancer Research and one of the nation’s Top 25 Diversity Leaders by Modern Healthcare for his work ensuring that clinical trials are more inclusive and representative of all populations.
In addition to his work on clinical trial reform, Dr. Kim is a champion for patients and their families, a sponsor and mentor, and a noted advocate and health educator for Southern California’s AAPI population.
A sought-after key opinion leader, speaker and commentator, Dr. Kim lives in Orange County with his wife, Florence, and two children, Elyssa and Alex.