An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Jae Y. Kim, M.D.

Thoracic Surgeon
Clinical Expertise
  • Robotic surgery
  • Mesothelioma
  • Thymoma
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Lung cancer
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery; Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery
South Pasadena Patients: 877-998-7546
Referring Physicians/Colleagues: 626-218-4054
Email: [email protected]

Clinical Teams

The question that I ask myself every day on my way to work is, 'How can we do better?

Jae Y. Kim, M.D., our chief of thoracic surgery, joined City of Hope after completing a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery, specializing in thoracic oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

A Harvard graduate in biochemistry, Dr. Kim received his medical degree from University of California San Francisco.

Dr. Kim is heavily involved in research to find better treatments for lung and esophageal cancer. He has led multiple clinical trials to improve the care of lung and esophageal cancer patients, focusing on surgical outcomes and quality of life.


City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

209 Fair Oaks Ave.

South Pasadena, CA 91030

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