Larry Kim

  • Dr. Kim is Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Kim grew up in West Texas and received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1987. After beginning his general surgery training at Cook County Hospital and the University of Illinois in Chicago, Dr. Kim returned to Southwestern in 1989 for a two year research fellowship in basic laboratory research. He completed his general surgery training at the U.T. Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Hospital in 1994. He spent two years additional years in basic science research at the National Institutes of Health before returning to U.T. Southwestern to join the faculty in 1996. He moved to Arkansas in 2002 to become Chief of Surgery at the VA Hospital and served as Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Medicine and Director of Endocrine Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He moved to the University of North Carolina in 2013 to expand the program in Endocrine Surgery. He has extensive experience in basic and clinical research, and administration. He is active in several organizations focused on endocrine surgery, and currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Endocrine Workgroup for the Society of Surgical Oncology. He is the co-editor of a new textbook on Differentiated Thyroid Cancer to be published by Springer in 2017. He has over 20 years experience in point of care ultrasound, and has both published and taught in the subject.


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