Samuel S. Kim, MD

Samuel S. Kim, MD

4.7 
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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
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.7
4.7 

104 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

77 Reviews

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

Builds up immediate confidence in his ability Lk p

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Very professional and easy to understand

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November 11, 2020

5.0

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

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Even though I came there on the wrong day, they took care of me.

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November 09, 2020

5.0

fast service trusted surgeons

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November 07, 2020

5.0

My only complaint is about the transportation restrictions that you impose. You worry about my taking a five minute cab ride with a driver who I know yet are perfectly comfortable releasing me into the care of my two cairn terriers! If it's dangerous keep me. If not let me go !

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November 07, 2020

5.0

Easy procedure..just like it is supposed to be.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Great Doctor & staff.

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November 06, 2020

5.0

Informative, sincerity, honesty & planning , knowledge.

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Explained everything thoroughly, very caring. Excellent outcome

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Excellent care

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November 05, 2020

5.0

We trust Dr. Collin Gillespie and his judgement in referring my Husband to Dr. Kim before his departure to Cleveland.

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November 05, 2020

5.0

My husband had been seeing Dr. Collin Gillespie for 4 years and when he left NWM he referred him to Dr. Kim. I was unable to go into the exam room with him but Dr. Kim did a FaceTime call with me. He was very personable and explained what his plan of treatment was for my Husband. I wish could have been with my husband when he got the news about needing surgery as I know he was in shock and upset. I know the only one at fault is Covid!! I recently (June) had surgery at NWM and was treated with care and respect by all of those involved. Therefore, NWM is our go to place with any of our special needs.

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November 03, 2020

4.0

He was professional and nice. I appreciated that he reviewed my CT w" me.

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October 31, 2020

5.0

He is so thoughtful, so experienced and was straight up honest with me from the beginning. I love his energy!The people around him, his team of nurses and the anesthesiologist, Dr. Wang I think we're all top notch!

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October 31, 2020

5.0

Well, if you have to surgery for a malignant tumor on your lungs, this is where you want to be.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Samuel Kim is a wonderful surgeon and very sensitive to my needs. He was quick to offer alternative treatment options and put my fears at bay.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Dr Kim while amazingly busy, is extremely knowledgeable, kind and optimistic. A brilliant surgeon with a bedside manner is a rare find indeed

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October 29, 2020

5.0

While dealing with people who have serious conditions, they are fast, efficient and always professional. They return calls promptly and are through in their preop examinations. I feel comfortable having surgery with them

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October 28, 2020

5.0

He went.over everything and took time

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Took time was very Professional

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October 27, 2020

5.0

The doctor described the pre-surgery very well

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October 20, 2020

5.0

Caring and professional

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October 20, 2020

5.0

Excellent doctor

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October 20, 2020

5.0

Have only been for initial consultation, but Dr Kim and his staff are very patient friendly and seem genuinely concerned.

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October 17, 2020

5.0

Clearly an expert in his field, he gave me confidence in going ahead with the procedure AND surviving it!

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October 17, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kim was very honest and forthright with me.

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October 17, 2020

5.0

He is smart and very personable.

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October 17, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kim and staff are very competent and caring,

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October 09, 2020

5.0

Ability to communicate my tests, set up a safe way for a biopsy, and explain the team approach for my follow-up care.

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October 09, 2020

5.0

I would like to offer high praises for Dr Kim who worked me in his schedule. I am very confident about getting excellent care and having a team plan after my biopsy. I would like to recognize Dr Richard Chen and his fellowship student for going out of their way to be cautious and walking me to a consult with Dr Kim. Also, Dr Sean Smith, GI , who performed my bronchoscopy BX was wonderful and so compassionate. He went above and beyond to fit me in his schedule. I feel very blessed to have been cared for by so many caring doctors and nurses.

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October 08, 2020

5.0

Took time explaining things and seemed confident as a surgeon

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October 08, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable, on time, everyone very nice and helpful.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

His experience is apparent and he found a good way to connect. His explanation of the procedure I will undergo was understandable and with his drawings, he was able to help me understand fully.

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October 06, 2020

5.0

Very engaging group of caregivers. Very respectful and able to speak directly regarding my specific case. Ver knowledgeable and made my visit calming as I approach an unexpected surgery. Dr Kim was great and his staff with him were wonderful.

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October 05, 2020

5.0

All staff were great. Dr Kim explained my options and then a plan was made. Charlette further explained what was going on pre-op and what would happen post op.

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October 01, 2020

5.0

I appreciate him taking another perspective of the scans and patiently explaining his reasoning

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Dr Kim and Danielle were very understanding of my fears

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September 29, 2020

5.0

Very capable

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September 29, 2020

5.0

Staff could've been a little more efficient at checking us in

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September 29, 2020

5.0

The doctor Explained everything thoroughly.Answered all my questions I didn't feel rushed

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September 29, 2020

5.0

The doctor Explained everything thoroughly.Answered all my questions I didn't feel rushed.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

They are the very best

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September 29, 2020

5.0

They saved my life Dr S Kim and staff

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kim is excellent! He is thorough. He is the best in his field! I am grateful he is my doctor.

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Very straight forward. Excellent credentials.

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Nurse Daniel answered questions and took a lot of time explaining things.

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September 19, 2020

5.0

While I haven't yet had thevsugery, Dr. Kim was very thorough in his explanation of the procedure and gave me ample time to ask and then answered my questions.

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Dr. Samuel S. Kim is one of the best doctors we ever had. He sincerely try his best to help his patients. He is a good listener and observer. His competence and confidence makes him to be the outstanding doctor.

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August 27, 2020

5.0

Professionalism

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August 27, 2020

5.0

Very professional and thoughtful

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August 24, 2020

5.0

Unequaled experience and expertise in robotic biopsy/cancer removal. Good communicator as well.

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August 20, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable And quite pleasant personality.

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August 15, 2020

5.0

Experienced, good at explaining .

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August 10, 2020

5.0

Explained everything.

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August 01, 2020

5.0

Very informative. Answered all questions. Was a bit rushed toward end of consult but I understand being extremely busy in age of covid.

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July 27, 2020

5.0

timely fasion very professional

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July 23, 2020

4.0

The overall quality of care.

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July 21, 2020

5.0

Great personal attention and informative.

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July 20, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kim, is very up front and direct about medical issues. I'm confident with him because of his demeanor. Dr. Kim is the person I feel safe with.

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July 18, 2020

5.0

I encountered nothing but professionalism and courtesy from beginning until now.

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July 11, 2020

4.0

I had a very poor impression of Dr. Kim upon our first meeting, however, following my PET scan, I was quite impressed w/him. He is very forthcoming w/information and doesn't pull punches which I like; also he made himself quite available to me. His staff is wonderful, very accommodating and helpful.

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July 09, 2020

5.0

Very thorough explanation. Good option details. Good manners and very competent.

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July 07, 2020

5.0

Dr Kim is an excellent clinician. He does not only rely on imaging test results. He uses his knowledge and clinical experiences to make assessment and recommendation. He explained clearly benefit/risk. He returns my phone calls when I have questions. Until now, I feel I have good understanding of my condition and a good path forward. I highly recommend Dr Kim.

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June 25, 2020

5.0

very good doctor very well mannered and explains every thing

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June 22, 2020

5.0

Seems very capable and trustworthy. Readily answers my questions

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June 11, 2020

5.0

Everyone was very professional, truly interested in my situation. Dr Kim took time to explain what I was experiencing and the next steps on solving the issue. ..It all went very well.

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June 09, 2020

5.0

He was kind and gracious, respectful of me and my situation. He also took time to explain my surgery in detail.

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June 04, 2020

5.0

Dr Kim was very personable. Explained everything to me. Made his recommendations clear, and is following through with his recommendations. I feel comfortable with him.

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June 04, 2020

5.0

I'm particularly pleased with Dr. Kim's clear and thorough explanation of treatment options.

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June 04, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kim is amazing!

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June 02, 2020

5.0

I felt a sense of calm and hope once the doctor began explaining the plan to me. His confidence was reassuring and his whole team made me feel positive.

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June 02, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kim was understanding, offered detailed, easy to understand information about the procedures necessary to treat my medical situation.

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