Program Director

Sam KimDr. S. Samuel Kim is an internationally renowned specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He has more than 15 years experience in clinical reproductive medicine and surgery. Dr. Kim is also a very serious and highly esteemed scientist. His 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.

After completing his OB/GYN residency at Temple University in Philadelphia, Dr. Kim pursued sub specialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and University of Washington. In addition, he went to the United Kingdom for a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Leeds. He served as an NIH scholar while holding a faculty position in the division of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Washing in Seattle.

Prior to coming to KU, Dr. Kim practiced medicine in California as a member of the Center for Reproductive Medicine at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and held a clinical faculty appointment at UCLA and UC-Irvine. His IVF success rate in California was above the national average per transfer cycle. He also served as a full time faculty at the UCLA early in his career.

Dr. Kim is currently director of the Fertility Preservation Program and director of the Reproductive Endocrinology department at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Dr. Kim's expertise in fertility preservation in cancer patients has been well recognized nationally and internationally, and his research had made the worldwide news including BBC and NBC. He received numerous scientific awards and has been lecturing around the world.

Dr. Kim has published extensively in many prestigious journals including Nature and authored chapters for textbooks. He is a reviewer of five reputable journals in his field.

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