S. Samuel Kim, M.D., FACOG

Division Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

M.D., Seoul National University
Residency, Temple University Hospital
Fellowship, Mount Sinai Medical Center
WRHR Fellowship, University of Washington
Postdoc, University of Leeds


Dr. S. Samuel Kim is an internationally renowned specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He has 20 years of experience in clinical reproductive medicine and surgery. Dr. Kim is also a highly-esteemed scientist whose reputation as a pioneer in ovarian tissue cryopreservation and transplantation has been recognized worldwide. He spearheaded the founding of the International Society for Fertility Preservation (ISFP) and served as the 2nd President of ISFP.  Dr. Kim's expertise in fertility preservation in cancer patients has been recognized nationally and internationally, and his research has made worldwide news including BBC and NBC. He received numerous scientific awards and has been lecturing around the world. Currently, Dr. Kim serves on the editorial board of four reputable medical journals.

Selected Publications

Kim SS. (2012) Assessment of long term endocrine function after transplantation of frozen-thawed human ovarian tissue to the heterotopic site: 10 year longitudinal follow-up study. J Assist Reprod Genet 29(6):489-93

Kim SS, ISFP (2012) Recommendations for Fertility Preservation in Patients with Lymphoma, Leukemia, and Breast Cancer. J Assist Reprod Genet 29(6):465-68

Nangia AK, Krieg SA, Kim SS (2013)  Clinical guidelines for sperm cryopreservation in cancer patients. Fertil Steril 100:1203-9

Kim SS (2014)  Revisiting the role of heterotopic ovarian transplantation: futility or fertility. Repro Biomed Online 28: 141-5

Kim SS, Klemp J, Fabian C. Breast cancer and fertility preservation. Fertil Steril. 2011 Apr;95(5):1535-43.

Kim SS, Lee JR, Jee BC, Suh CS, Kim SH, Ting A, Petroff B. Use of hormonalprotection for chemotherapy-induced gonadotoxicity. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Dec;53(4):740-52.

Donnez J, Kim SS, Albertini DF. Proceedings of the First World Congress onFertility Preservation: executive summary. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2010 May;27(5):191-5.

Kim SS. Time to re-think: ovarian tissue transplantation versus whole ovary transplantation. Reprod Biomed Online. 2010 Feb;20(2):171-4.


Last modified: Jun 25, 2014

S. Samuel Kim, M.D., FACOG


S. Samuel Kim, M.D., FACOG
Division Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility