Helen Kim, MD

Helen Kim, MD

4.7 
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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Cornell University Weill Medical College - 1991
Residency:
Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital - 1995
Fellowships:
Brigham and Women's Hospital - 1998

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Obstetrics and Gynecology (Certified)
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility (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:
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.7
4.7 

405 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 30, 2022

5.0

She's really wonderful and I've always felt like I've gotten good care with her

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Helen Kim has been kind and caring and willing to answer all of our questions. I so appreciate her care.

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March 09, 2022

1.0

I appreciated that dr. Kim took time to explain what she was doing throughout the procedure, and know that she is not familiar with my medical history. However, once she noticed an issue she began apologizing and quickly left the room, leaving me feeling like the worst had happened but not knowing what she had seen. I have had a very challenging fertility experience and today felt unduly stressful and traumatic. I still don’t understand exactly what is happening, or how we are where we are. I just know I have surgery to remove something next week. I would have hoped for a bit more consideration and patience for my feelings as a patient.

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March 04, 2022

3.0

While I think she provides an excellent quality of care clinically and I am grateful for that, I wish she had delivered the traumatizing and life-altering news about my being completely infertile with more sensitivity and empathy.

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March 01, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kim capitalized on an opportunity for progressing my care without hesitation. She and her team are already trying hard to meet our fertility needs immediately after we initiated care with them.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Dr Kim is incredible. She’s very compassionate while remaining on track and informative with our plans to go forward.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

She’s amazing, caring and very smart.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Very kind and informative

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February 09, 2022

5.0

She is very smart and caring

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Dr. Kim took a lot of time to go over everything with me. She was very compassionate and non-judgemental. Super knowledgeable and kind.

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January 23, 2022

5.0

committed to helping and finding solutions that decrease the burden and effort associated. good personal awareness and attention.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

She took a lot of time to address my questions and to explore possibilities with me.

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January 14, 2022

3.0

She is extremely informed but calls are rushed and bedside manner lacking. For such a sensitive topic she needs to be more socially aware.

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December 22, 2021

4.0

Good

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim explains all the options thoroughly and takes time to answer any questions I may have.

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December 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim was wonderful! I was anxious going into the appointment, but she was very empathetic, caring, direct, and knowledgeable.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim is thorough and attentive. We feel that we are in very good hands.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

She took a ton of time to meet with us. Kind and compassionate and really explained everything well and in detail.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim was wonderful- very attentive to detail, explained her reasoning thoroughly, and never felt rushed. Great experience.

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November 28, 2021

2.0

She doesn’t have any warmth when delivering information and does not give me hope that I’ll ever get pregnant or give me any hope that they’ll find a reason why I can’t get pregnant

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November 07, 2021

5.0

Professional, knowledgeable and compassionate.

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October 27, 2021

5.0

Through, easy to talk to, answers questions, compassionate

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Friendly and provided good advice

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October 14, 2021

3.0

I appreciate her transparency and directness. But the news about my health was not positive, and I found her style too abrasive for me. I need a softer touch when the news is not good. I also found that she spoke very quickly and it felt rushed. She’s talking to patients about these procedures every day, but for me it’s all new information and I found her hard to follow.

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October 13, 2021

5.0

Personable and explains to me

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October 10, 2021

5.0

Her professional bedside, her thorough documentation, and her collegiate handoff. Dr. Kim made sure to consult with my regular doctor; this flagged it so my regular doctor called me to follow up. THIS was HUGE for me.

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Dr.Kim has the right balance between compassion and realism. She is very straightforward and honest, but is clearly also working to maximize our chances to conceive. My partner and I both have complete trust in her care!

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October 04, 2021

5.0

She provides us with everything we need to know.

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October 01, 2021

5.0

I can’t speak highly enough of Dr Kim. I have a perfect baby boy because of her

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October 01, 2021

5.0

Dr Kim is not only knowledgeable, but she cares about her patients

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September 19, 2021

5.0

Very through

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September 14, 2021

5.0

Dr Kim was thorough, detailed and compassionate. I have extreme faith in the quality of care I am receiving.

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September 14, 2021

4.0

Dr. Kim seems knowledgeable and like she cares. Again, our last appointment might have been her last of the day because she seemed tired and while at times it felt dismissive I do recognize that it was most likely just the day she was having.

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September 08, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner. Took time to explain everything and answer questions.

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August 22, 2021

5.0

She is outstanding. She’s extremely encouraging but above all she is honest and transparent. She will not sugarcoat your situation, she lays it all out on the table and gives you a realistic picture of what can and might not happen. That’s what’s most important.

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August 10, 2021

4.0

The only thing I didn’t like was I felt like we were moving too quickly. But otherwise personable and friendly.

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August 06, 2021

5.0

Super knowledgeable and informative, kind, thorough

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August 05, 2021

5.0

She’s very Thorough and understanding and compassionate.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

Nice and professional person

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July 27, 2021

5.0

She is very professional and thoroughly explains everything. Good listener as well.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

She seemed to genuinely care and wanted to help us become the parents we have been trying to become

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Explains clearly, above and beyond follow-up

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim is easy to communicate with, answers all my questions, and makes me confident I’m getting excellent care.

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July 17, 2021

5.0

Very professional

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July 13, 2021

5.0

I liked that she took time to go patiently through my results and explain them

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July 01, 2021

5.0

Very informative and patient

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim is very nice and patient. She is professional and cares about her patient. She explains everything clearly and answers all my questions.

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June 18, 2021

5.0

She’s amazing. Very forthright but nice. Doesn’t leave room for confusion and questions. She’s honest about the process and very helpful in explaining everything. Her compassion is appreciated in this circumstance

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Extremely informative and thorough.

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June 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim is fantastic. She is very patient and answered all my questions!

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June 04, 2021

5.0

She’s and excellent doctor who explains everything, and gives me hope that I can get pregnant with the proper steps.

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Very kind and explained everything. Very prompt

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May 19, 2021

5.0

Dr Kim is amazing!

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May 18, 2021

5.0

She takes the time to explain the treatment options and the appointments are generally on time.

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May 14, 2021

5.0

Up to date knowledge, delivered in a caring way

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May 12, 2021

4.0

Not sure about her yet. But she reviewed all my medical records accordingly. That is nice.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

She is the best!!

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April 16, 2021

5.0

She is smart, practical, and clear. She knows her stuff and she answers all of my questions in a way I can understand. She presents me with options and a view of what is best but let’s me decide.

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April 09, 2021

5.0

Informative, very well prepared, very polite and professional

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April 08, 2021

5.0

She was friendly and efficient in my appointment and made me confident in my next steps.

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March 29, 2021

5.0

She was great explaining the process!

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March 18, 2021

5.0

I appreciate her overall candor and practical approach.

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March 17, 2021

5.0

This is the first time I met Dr.. Helen Kim. So far from what I see Dr. Kim cares. She listened to everything I had to say and was patient with me as I had many questions & follow up questions. She even called me back after our video conference to confirm a few more things. I hope she's with through my whole process seems like she is a great Dr.

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March 17, 2021

5.0

Followed up with me on my Chart when I had appointments with other providers. I felt like she was keeping an eye on my case at all times. Treated my thyroid problem which enabled my pregnancy. Appreciate her going to thorough to find that imbalance.

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March 10, 2021

5.0

She was thorough and attentive. She answered all of my questions and gave info I didn't even know about.

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March 10, 2021

5.0

She is very wonderful. She explained everything detail to me

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March 10, 2021

3.0

This was my first encounter with her - she was very quick but also professional.

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March 08, 2021

1.0

I ask people questions for a living. She assumed that my other doctors had not done their job instead of that they were being tactful. She kept asking me the same questions over and over hoping to get a different answer. Perhaps this doctor should recognize that everyone does not drink or have a diagnosis. Somewhat tacky. Her questions bothered me. Also, everyone seems more focused on if I’m married instead of why I want to have a baby or if I thought about seeing having a baby. I can see why she had openings.

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March 04, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim is an excellent doctor. She gives very clear medical advice and lets you know the reasons behind her decisions. We trusted her judgement but also felt very comfortable asking questions and getting more information. She truly acts in the best interest of the patient and I always felt like she genuinely cared about me and my family.

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March 03, 2021

4.0

She seemed quite competent and friendly. Was concerned about a new brand of equipment which made me a little nervous, but I hope it was fine. Wasted no time, in and out. It was a minor procedure so it wasn’t a significant interaction.

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February 12, 2021

5.0

Thank you

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February 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim was friendly, patient, on time, and straightforward. Made sure she answered all of my questions and that we had a good understanding of "the plan." Looking forward to continue seeing her.

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February 07, 2021

5.0

Gave me results right away. Nice and polite

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February 04, 2021

5.0

Very professional, assertive, and highly experienced

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January 29, 2021

5.0

Clear explanation and good impression so far from our first virtual appointment!

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January 28, 2021

4.0

She seemed bright and to the point and made sure to ask if I had any questions multiple times

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January 27, 2021

3.0

This was our second ultrasound and last appointment before “graduating� and it felt very rushed, not celebratory, and it was hard to capture and understand all the data that was being measured about our baby. All the answers to our questions were thorough but very fast so it was a lot to take in with all the emotions of the moment.

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January 27, 2021

5.0

Very kind, timely and personable.

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January 25, 2021

5.0

She seemed genuine and caring.

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January 25, 2021

5.0

She seemed very thoughtful about our next steps. Again, I’ve heard positives from others and have no reason to believe otherwise.

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January 24, 2021

4.0

This was my second experience with her. Both times felt rushed.

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January 23, 2021

5.0

DR. Kim is amazing! She anticipated my every need. Although I'm in my 50' s and for the first time now wanting to try IVF Fet Dr Kim is willing to work with me. I am so very grateful. I am so excited to begin the Ivf process.

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January 20, 2021

4.0

I can tell she is good at the science of what she does but in my one experience I didn't feel like she had very much personal, caring patient care.

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Honest, straightforward, competent, willing to answer questions and give the “why� of her decisions.

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January 19, 2021

5.0

She is very caring and explains things really well.

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January 15, 2021

5.0

Easy to talk to and attentive to my needs and questions.

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January 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim is kind but straightforward. I have never felt that she was withholding information or sugar coating things for us.

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January 11, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and let me help with my care and easy to talk to

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January 11, 2021

5.0

She is pleasant and very thorough. She answered all the questions I had in a clear manner that is easy to understand.

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January 07, 2021

5.0

Me and my wife not good on English, But we can feel that dr. Kim she did the best she can to help us ! she find a Translator to finish the interview,she is a really nice person, we love her 100%.

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January 05, 2021

5.0

She’s thorough and knowledgeable and more importantly honest.

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January 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Kim has spoken about the process clearly, always has time for questions and provides detailed information on what the treatment will be.

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December 31, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kim truly listened to my concerns and involved me in my treatment plan. She is very knowledgable and I trust all of her experience. She and her nursing staff are prompt in returning messages and phone calls.

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December 31, 2020

5.0

She answered all my questions and did my transfer procedure and my results were positive ... she was kind and approachable. I also like dr tarun Jain very much who did my retrieval and was doctor

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December 31, 2020

5.0

I met Dr. Kim for the first time today and she was very kind and helpful and offered me her incredible expertise for which I am very thankful!

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December 28, 2020

5.0

Great bedside manner. Good listener and replied to all my questions. Even went the extra length to question the dosage of one current medication, which in the end needed correction.

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December 16, 2020

5.0

Dr. Kim is wonderful. She is so knowledgeable and all of her choices are always backed by science and she gives us the data to prove her decision which my husband I totally appreciate. There is so much paperwork and information with IVF and she always takes the time to go over everything with us to make sure we understand. She is so nice and has given us so much hope despite my diagnosis.

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December 09, 2020

5.0

The comprehensive plan that was put together based on my goals

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December 07, 2020

5.0

I feel comfortable with her and have had success with her in the past.

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December 07, 2020

5.0

She was very informative and professional and I look forward to continuing my fertility journey under her care.

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Disclosures

Helen Kim, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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