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Young 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

Phone

(615) 936-5000

Email

young.j.kim@vanderbilt.edu
602 Oxford House
1313 21st Ave
Nashville, TN 37232-4480

Young 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

(615) 936-5000

young.j.kim@vanderbilt.edu

602 Oxford House
1313 21st Ave
Nashville, TN 37232-4480

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)

Research Emphasis

cancer immunology, cancer vaccines, adjuvants, translational immunology, biomarker analysis, T-cell activation, immune checkpoint inhibitors, suppressive myeloid cells, myeloid derived suppressor cells, STING adjuvants, neoantigens, NK cells, STAT3 signaling

Research Description

Publications

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