Samuel S. Kim, MD

Samuel S. Kim, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Thoracic Surgery

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Tufts University School of Medicine - 2002
Residency:
University of Pennsylvania Health System - 2009
Massachusetts General Hospital - 2011

Languages Spoken

  • Korean

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Huntley Hospital
Kishwaukee Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Palos Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

403 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 29, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and explained the procedure well

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August 28, 2021

5.0

Personable, approachable ,thorough in explanations ,careful review and consideration of all options

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August 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim is obviously an extremely bright and well trained physician.

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August 27, 2021

5.0

He consulted with other docs on the best path for me. I appreciate speaking with him now and having my condition explained so clearly.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Explanation was understandable, professional and thorough

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim was on time and kind in relaying info.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Very professional and very thorough.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Seemed very knowledgeable and caring

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August 21, 2021

5.0

He is an excellent thoracic surgeon, does not sugarcoat things. Despite not volunteering a lot of info, he responds truthfully to any questions asked.

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August 20, 2021

5.0

satisfied with his explanations

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim is the best and most knowledgeable and thorough surgeon.

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August 05, 2021

5.0

Dr Kim is highly knowledgeable, very clear and understanding about my concerns and is highly recommended by others who have sought his expertise.

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August 05, 2021

5.0

He put me at ease while being thorough in his explanation and answering questions.

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Doctor were good

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July 20, 2021

5.0

He made my problem clear

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Great skill

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July 20, 2021

4.0

Little too rushed for me.

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July 19, 2021

5.0

I was given a detailed explanation of my procedure.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

Extremely thorough in his assessments and interventions Also extremely knowledgeable. Very kind person

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July 15, 2021

5.0

He explains everything I need to know.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

He is a great listener, looks at you with kindness and takes his time with questions and explanations - super doc!

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Very kind and explained the procedure I will need. Drew pictures for more understanding. Took time to go over test results. Very thorough and brilliant man.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

His warm big welcoming smile, straightforward with clear directions.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

Very confident in his care.

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July 05, 2021

5.0

Excellent job explaining the surgery and how I would feel later. He is very personable and kind and very willing to to answer questions. Extremely pleased that the surgery will be sooner rather than later

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July 02, 2021

5.0

As explained before his explanation of the process and what to expect are the reasons.

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July 01, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable, put me at ease

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June 30, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, excellant education and experienced. Polite and friendly.

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June 29, 2021

5.0

He is completely clear about my status of health related to my Lungs. I can understand every step of my current and planned care.

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June 29, 2021

4.0

He answered my questions and was assuring

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June 24, 2021

5.0

I really appreciated the time he gave me on the telehealth call and discussing the next step options with me.

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June 24, 2021

4.0

accessability, patient access, general demeanor

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Me explico todo lo que van hacer

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June 11, 2021

5.0

Outstanding treatment and concern for my health.

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June 10, 2021

5.0

He is a very good Doctor

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June 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim has taken excellent care of me and I would recommend him highly to anyone requiring thoracic surgery robotically. He truly cares about his patients and is skillful and kind.

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June 01, 2021

5.0

Kind & understanding. Very professional.

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May 28, 2021

5.0

He is knowledgeable and listens well.

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Dr Kim was very friendly and made you feel comfortable. He explained what was going on.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Competence

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May 22, 2021

5.0

A wonderful doctor. Caring, compassionate, a true healer.

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May 20, 2021

5.0

Wonderful doctor! He explains in detail what is going on. For a doctor as busy as he is, he makes time for his patients. His office staff and nurses all work together well.

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May 18, 2021

5.0

Everything he said to prepare me for surgery was accurate. I especially appreciate his candor and straightforwardness.

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May 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim was thorough and explained everything in detail and took his time to ensure that all of my questions were answered.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Quick response and very caring.

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May 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim was very easy to talk to and made sure he answered all of our questions and concerns.

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May 12, 2021

5.0

It is hard to tell for a five minute interveiw. But l have confidence in any Northwestern Doctor.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

So far he has a very calming demeanor

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Great doctor with easy explanation of treatment

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May 11, 2021

5.0

First time with him and he explained very clearly about my surgery, very knowledgeable!!

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May 08, 2021

5.0

Professional, encouraging

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May 06, 2021

5.0

Competent and thorough.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

He was able to looks at my disc and come up with a treatment plant

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April 30, 2021

5.0

Very good doctor

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Skill

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April 22, 2021

5.0

He explained what I needed to know.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Excellent Doctor

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April 20, 2021

5.0

He took to explain everything to us. We were not rushed.

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April 20, 2021

5.0

Education, experience, knowledge, Talent

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April 20, 2021

5.0

He solved my problem

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April 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim is a wonderful surgeon he has taken extreme care of me he is very kind and gentle and very dedicated.

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April 15, 2021

5.0

Caring and very easy to talk to. I felt safe

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April 15, 2021

5.0

Extremely personable

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April 15, 2021

5.0

Calming demeanor, put me at ease, went into great detail explaining procedure, very professional, easy to talk to.

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April 10, 2021

5.0

Expert in his field

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April 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Kim is conscientious and he's shown more empathy than in the first 6 months of care.

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March 30, 2021

5.0

He is a great surgeon and a wonderful man

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Excellent communication. Dr. Kim explained the options and procedures so that we could understand them.

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March 23, 2021

5.0

Excellent surgeon.

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March 23, 2021

3.0

First time I met him for a consult. Very quick talking about surgery.

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March 22, 2021

5.0

He seems very knowledgeable and had a great bedside manner.

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March 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim seemed highly competent, answered my questions, and was very helpful in referring me to cardiology for a check on the calcification in my arteries.

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March 16, 2021

5.0

Best there is for my procedure.

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March 16, 2021

5.0

Wonderful ability to explain next steps options and great surgical skill.

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March 15, 2021

5.0

Clear, experienced

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March 15, 2021

5.0

trust his judgement

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March 09, 2021

5.0

He is bright, articulate, and explains complicated issues with ease.

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February 28, 2021

5.0

He is so professional, kind, understanding, and really cares. I have complete confidence in him and trust his judgment.

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February 23, 2021

5.0

Patiently explained care

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February 22, 2021

5.0

Professional, knowledgeable and thoeough with explaining procedure and after-effects

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February 18, 2021

5.0

Very informative and took time explaining the procedure.

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February 18, 2021

5.0

He took care of me so I would definitely recommend him to my family members or friends.

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February 18, 2021

5.0

Exceptionally professional in all ways.

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February 18, 2021

5.0

explained everything, allowed a questioning by telephone with my son, reassuring.

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February 16, 2021

5.0

Solid skills and great outcome personally.

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February 11, 2021

5.0

Dr Kim is very believable

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February 11, 2021

5.0

Explained surgery, not in a hurry, wanted to make sure I understood

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February 04, 2021

5.0

Caring manner

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February 04, 2021

5.0

He was very nice and sound very concerned with my issue!

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February 04, 2021

5.0

Careful explained what was to happen, not rushed, answered questions. Professional

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February 03, 2021

5.0

I was referred to Dr.Kim by a former patient of Doctor Kim. Everything I was told and expected was fulfilled! I feel very comfortable knowing Doctor Kim will be performing my surgery!

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February 03, 2021

4.0

Seems proficient and he has an apparently organized team around him

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February 02, 2021

4.0

I am a new patient and don’t know him well. With that said we fell very confident that he is the right surgeon for my needs.

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January 30, 2021

5.0

Double lung transplant, nuff said.

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January 22, 2021

5.0

Attentive, calming and professional - the best!

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November 15, 2020

5.0

He was extremely helpful and compassionate.

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November 15, 2020

5.0

Dr Kim was extremely helpful and encouraging. He took his time, explaining everything in detail and being very patient with my questions.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

Professional

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November 12, 2020

5.0

Nice, Professional and explained everything in layman terms

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything to me.

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