Samuel S. Kim, MD

Samuel S. Kim, MD

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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
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
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

4.9
4.9 

672 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

85 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

85 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

Great explanations - friendly and very knowledgeable

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August 29, 2023

5.0

He explained things to me very clearly.

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August 25, 2023

5.0

Super nice and knowledgeable doctor.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

He is very responsive and takes time to explain the issues.

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Great doctor and communicator.

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August 18, 2023

5.0

I had complete and total confidence in Dr Kim. A consummate professional who greatly reduced my anxiety about surgery.

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August 17, 2023

5.0

Because he is very humble, caring and very professional and I can tell he really cares

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August 17, 2023

5.0

Besides what I indicated, Dr Kim possesses the expertise that NW needs. Plus a really nice guy.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Very experienced, professional, and caring.

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August 12, 2023

5.0

Reputation

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August 11, 2023

5.0

The best ! Comprehensive and efficient and on time

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August 11, 2023

5.0

We were impressed that he only does repair surgery and cancer surgery. And he was very interested with helping me.

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Listened to my questions and answered them. Put me at ease

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August 05, 2023

5.0

Polite, but succinct answers to all questions. Really seemed to care about his staff as well as patients. Could immediately judge what level to adjust his answers to the competence level of his audience. Very perceptive and kind

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August 02, 2023

5.0

His expertise and creditability in his field.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Great Doctor and ver though May to though

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July 30, 2023

5.0

He was able to explain everything succinctly and answer all of my questions.

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July 27, 2023

5.0

Great doctor and person

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July 27, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor

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July 23, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable and personable

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July 22, 2023

5.0

I have received superb, caring service from Dr. Kim and his team for the past six months.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Nice demeanor . Not arrogant - yet confident and professional.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Great team

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July 18, 2023

5.0

seems very capable and answered all my quuestio

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July 15, 2023

5.0

He's the best!

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July 15, 2023

5.0

Explained everything with matter of fact information.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Again I like hint and very through

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July 07, 2023

5.0

He’s been so amazing during my cancer journey.

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July 06, 2023

1.0

Ditto. Dr. Kim is fantastic, but I don’t make medical recommendations.

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July 06, 2023

5.0

He explains everything. He cares about his patients. Great surgeon

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July 06, 2023

5.0

great Doc!

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July 03, 2023

5.0

very cautious in diagnosis

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July 01, 2023

5.0

The Doctor made sure that I understood what was taking place, I also felt that he new exactly what to do next.

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June 29, 2023

5.0

I’ll give him the extra point after my surgery! 😉

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June 22, 2023

5.0

I immediately had enormous confidence in Dr. Kim as a treating physician.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Very clear when explaining conditions and improvements.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Really like him

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June 13, 2023

5.0

My visit went smoothly. Very professional.

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June 11, 2023

5.0

Wonderful doctor

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Very nice,explained what was going to happen. Professional

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Thorough and professional

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June 05, 2023

4.0

I do respect Dr Kim because I believe he is a very good surgeon. He his very confident and I know why. Apart from that he is conceited which I like.

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June 02, 2023

5.0

Good experience

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June 01, 2023

5.0

The doctor spent a lot of time with me and made everything very clear

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kim is the best.

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May 31, 2023

5.0

Great manner that gives me confidence in the sincerity of the care.

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May 30, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kim provided exceptional individual care exceeding my expectations.

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May 29, 2023

4.0

He was knowledgeable

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May 25, 2023

5.0

He is an excellent surgeon with great bed side manners and addresses all of your concerns promptly. He is such a wonderful person.

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May 23, 2023

5.0

He is at the very top of his field. That alone would be enough. He is also personable and patient. He is calm and communicates clearly. I have confidence in his abilities, which gives me peace of mind and a sense of calm.

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May 23, 2023

5.0

Great surgeon/doctor.

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May 23, 2023

5.0

I love Dr Kim

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May 19, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kim shows you the exact information from your scans or MRI and shows you where the issues could be or could not be. And then works from there to help you find a solution if there is a problem.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kim and his team are very professional and considerate. They are patient to listen and explain the details. Big thanks!

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May 12, 2023

5.0

He is very thorough and takes his time to explain everything

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May 04, 2023

5.0

Great Doctor explains all your concerns very caring

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April 25, 2023

5.0

Kind, considerate, smart nd excellent surgeon.

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April 24, 2023

5.0

Dr Kim is a very talented surgeon and I really like his demeanor and have the utmost confidence in him.

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April 24, 2023

5.0

Very skilled surgeon. Clear communication about process and approach. Delivered in a calm and caring manner which was comforting.

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April 23, 2023

5.0

I thought he was attentive to my situation. He was accommodating with scheduling the procedure.

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April 20, 2023

5.0

Explained in previous question. Kind,professional, knowledgeable and un pretentious

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April 20, 2023

5.0

Great care, great surgeon, cutting edge, thorough, caring, explains, answers all questions, knowledgeable, and his staff are all great.

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April 13, 2023

5.0

He is very through, he’s very knowledgeable & takes time to explain things.

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April 13, 2023

5.0

Great outcome.

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April 07, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kim tells it how it is! Very personal and personally calls to discuss all processes and answers all questions. Very down to earth and caring. Excellent!

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April 06, 2023

5.0

He’s knowledgeable and forthright.

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April 04, 2023

5.0

He takes his time to explain and make you feel at ease.

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April 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. KIM did excellent job

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March 30, 2023

5.0

Great bedside manner

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March 29, 2023

5.0

His reputation, his experience. I feel like I’ll be in good hands with my upcoming surgery.

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March 28, 2023

5.0

Very thoughtful and skilled surgeon

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March 28, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kim has a great personality and gives me a feeling of trust and confidence in his ability.

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March 27, 2023

5.0

Nice gestures and compassionate

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March 26, 2023

5.0

Very professional, informative, explained what to expect in a direct way, also very friendly.

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March 24, 2023

5.0

Excellent care and follow up

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March 22, 2023

5.0

His professionalism, direct knowledge of my health condition and his explanation of my treatment options.

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March 21, 2023

5.0

Highly qualified doctor

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March 21, 2023

5.0

Personable and explains things well

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March 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Kim's staff are very supportive and explain the process and timely for preparation for surgery. Very detailed and explain total requirements.

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March 21, 2023

5.0

Dr Kim gave me excellent care and I made a quick recovery from surgery.

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March 21, 2023

1.0

I like his overall confident. I believe the care and passion wasn't there for me in particular. I understand my doctors in Springfield Illinois demonstrate more care, and passion for their patients more than I've experienced here at Northwestern.

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March 21, 2023

5.0

He is the best.

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March 16, 2023

5.0

Dr Kim is an excellent surgeon and provides great follow up care. He explains what is shown on the CT scan as he shows me the scan. He conveys knowledge and confidence which are appreciated.

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March 12, 2023

5.0

Dr Kim is a talented doctor and Northwestern should be proud to have him.

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March 08, 2023

5.0

Very clear and direct conversation.

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Disclosures

Industry Relationships

Consulting / Related Activities

Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities

  • Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

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