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Young Jun Kim

Young Jun Kim, M.D., Ph.D.

Co-Leader, Translational Research and Interventional Oncology Research Program
Barry and Amy Baker Chair in Laryngeal, Head and Neck Research
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Contact Information:

602 Oxford House
1313 21st Ave
Nashville, TN 37232-4480
(615) 936-5000

Profile

Young Kim, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and co-leader of the Translational Research and Interventional Oncology Research Program, is a clinician-scientist focused on the development of immunotherapeutic modalities for solid tumors. As a surgeon who treats patients with head and neck cancer, Kim approaches research from a translational standpoint to understand the relationship between neoplastic transformation and the host immune response. His lab has made contributions in the area of tumor induced immunosuppression of dendritic cells, characterization of human myeloid derived suppressor cells, and the development of novel adjuvants for cancer vaccines.

Education
  • M.D., University of California, San Diego, California (1999)
  • Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, California (1997)
  • A.B., Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey (1990)