Korean American Medical Association

Member Biography

Board Member

Michelle Kang Kim, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Cleveland Clinic The Pier C. and Renee A. Borra Family Endowed Chair in Gastroenterology and Hepatology Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Kim is currently Chair of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Cleveland Clinic and a Chair of the Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumor Section of the American Gastroenterological Association.

Prior to Dr. Kim’s recent transition to Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Kim was Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs for the Department of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine, Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the Center for Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumors, and President of the Faculty Council at Mount Sinai. Dr. Kim has also served as the President of the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Dr. Kim earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard College and her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed her postgraduate training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell). She has lectured nationally and internationally on carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumors and is known for her work in translational and epidemiologic approaches in assessing outcomes in these patients. Dr. Kim is also interested in early detection of gastrointestinal cancers and in addressing disparities in underserved populations.

Dr. Kim has received research funding from the American Cancer Society, the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation, the Mount Sinai CTSA, the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, and the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation. Dr. Kim has published more than 80 publications in journals such as the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Gastroenterology, and NEJM Catalyst. Dr. Kim is strongly committed to the career development of medical trainees and junior faculty, especially those of women and underrepresented minorities. Dr. Kim has won numerous teaching awards and has mentored more than five dozen medical students, residents, gastroenterology fellows, and junior faculty.