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 

538 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 26, 2022

5.0

He cares for his patients the way he would care for a member of his own family.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

He seems to know what he is doing , & is good at it . He saved my life.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

He is excellent in his surgical skills and after care.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

He is fantastic! Excellent at what he does!

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Dr Kim is very thorough and compassionate to his patients.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

He is great thanks so much for having doctors like him at the hospital

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Good communication, clear as to why he’s chosen his approach to my case, competent.

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March 01, 2022

5.0

Dr Kim is number one in my book.

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February 26, 2022

5.0

I just love this man & trust him with my care

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February 25, 2022

5.0

He is straightforward but caring and knows his stuff

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February 22, 2022

5.0

He is smart, kind, and courteous. He gave me as much time as I needed.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

While the initial visit went very well I'll have to see how the surgery goes.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

He was kind and informative.

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February 17, 2022

5.0

he spends time with and listens to patient

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February 16, 2022

5.0

He’s very likable and professional and puts you at ease.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

He's an expert in the Thoracic field.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

My surgery was successful. Dr. Kim answered my questions well. Dr. Kim is a kind, supportive doctor. I am very pleased with Dr. Kim and the Northwestern University staff.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Again, very professional & responsive to questions.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

I found him to be courteous and concerned regarding my condition.

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February 03, 2022

5.0

I felt like he covered my concerns well and also gave me his feedback on what he thought.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Knows his stuff

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January 29, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kim took time to explain my condition and his plan for my care. I left feeling confident that I will be well cared for.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

professional, explains everything and ensures you understand - he is kind and takes time to know you as a person -

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January 17, 2022

5.0

He made me feel confident that I could be helped

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kim is a knowledgeable and skilled surgeon.

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January 15, 2022

5.0

Seems like he knows what he is doing. He was very good about explaining my upcoming surgery.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

He does excellent work with outstanding results.

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January 01, 2022

5.0

outstanding care

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December 28, 2021

5.0

Very good, excellent doctor and staff

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Dr Kim was very professional and explained what was being seen on the X rays and how my treatment is coming along.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Skilled knowledge.

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Professional kind friendly

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Dr Kim is a quiet professional who extends warm greetings. His calmness sets the tone of the visit. He explains every aspect of your illness , the plan and the expected results. He listens to questions and responds calmly. I appreciate his manner and professionalism.

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December 14, 2021

5.0

He answers all of your questions

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December 14, 2021

5.0

The best Dr I’ve ever had and I said Nanny, not only is he excellence in his knowledge in capability but he is personal and kind

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Kind.. calls right away with results and an expert in his field!!

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December 07, 2021

5.0

I can tell that he’s genuinely invested in resolving my health issue and I’m not “just another patient”

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim was kind, professional and his expertise inspires confidence.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

He always makes time to answer all of my questions and in a manner I can understand.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable doctor

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November 22, 2021

5.0

One of the three top ranking doctored in his field.

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November 18, 2021

5.0

They are intelligent, organized and spot on with their diagnosis

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November 15, 2021

5.0

I trust Dr. Kim’s knowledge and experience.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim is the best surgeon.

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Personable and expert

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Muy buen doctor

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November 11, 2021

5.0

Skilled, caring and clear about what to expect

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November 09, 2021

4.0

I’m not sure Dr Kim isn’t just a bit over optimistic

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November 06, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim is very knowledgeable and caring.

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October 30, 2021

4.0

My perspective on Dr. Kim has definitely improved since my first visit with him earlier this year. In my first visit I didn't feel as if I had Dr. Kim's undivided attention. He, or I, may have had an off day during that time. Since then, each subsequent visit and discussion I felt he was truly interested in my care and was extremely patient and responsive to all of my questions.

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October 21, 2021

5.0

He is a very caring doctor.

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October 21, 2021

5.0

Thorough and answered my questions fully and completely. Positive attitude. Was on time.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

I’ve had a lot of surgeons and Dr. Kim is the only one that has ever called me himself when I send his team an email. I know that is very rare .

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October 19, 2021

5.0

He’s the ultimate expert

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, open to questions, kind, patient. Explanations were clear and didn't mind repeating them when I asked.

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October 18, 2021

5.0

He is approachable, knowledgeable and friendly. He has a wonderful manner about him.

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October 16, 2021

5.0

No nonsense right to the point trusting his healing hands and knowledgable mind

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October 14, 2021

5.0

He explains things very well

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October 12, 2021

5.0

He has a very good manner,especially for a surgeon, is very knowledgeable and has taken good care of me.

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October 12, 2021

5.0

He is an expert in his field.

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October 07, 2021

5.0

Friendly and professional, he made me feel comfortable to ask any question I had.

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October 07, 2021

5.0

My surgery last year was very successful and he. Has done a good job following up.

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October 03, 2021

5.0

I believe this is state of the art.

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September 30, 2021

5.0

He is great

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Very helpful and tells it like it is.

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September 28, 2021

5.0

I have confidence that I’ll be ok

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September 23, 2021

5.0

Very reassuring and informative

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September 21, 2021

5.0

He provides excellent information and care.

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September 21, 2021

5.0

He is a Great Doctor easy to talk to he listens and answers your question and his is very smart he doesn't push you, you choose and he explains the how's and what's going to happen

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September 21, 2021

5.0

Ok so far so good.

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September 20, 2021

5.0

Great surgeon, could use some help with team on communication.

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September 16, 2021

5.0

He explained everything very clearly and was respectful and friendly.

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September 16, 2021

5.0

Very learned and patient in explaining

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September 14, 2021

5.0

You can tell he is well educated and he hears what you think and want.

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September 13, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and very good at explaining recommendations and plan of care.

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September 09, 2021

5.0

Highly skilled in his field

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September 07, 2021

5.0

Communication skills and competence

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September 02, 2021

5.0

I feel confident Dr Kim is an expert in his field. He is professional and kind

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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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