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 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).  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.

Selected Publications

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.

Kim SS, Lee WS, Chung MK, Lee HC, Lee HH, Hill D. Long-term ovarian functionand fertility after heterotopic autotransplantation of cryobanked human ovarian tissue: 8-year experience in cancer patients. Fertil Steril. 2009 Jun;91(6):2349-54.

Yang H, Lee HH, Lee HC, Ko DS, Kim SS. Assessment of vascular endothelial growth factor expression and apoptosis in the ovarian graft: can exogenous gonadotropin promote angiogenesis after ovarian transplantation? Fertil Steril.2008 Oct;90(4 Suppl):1550-8.

Kim SS. Fertility preservation in female cancer patients: current developments and future directions. Fertil Steril. 2006 Jan;85(1):1-11.

Kim SS. Ovarian tissue banking: science and practice. Journal of Japanese Society for Reproductive Medicine 2006 51:187

Last modified: Apr 21, 2014

S. Samuel Kim, M.D., FACOG


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