E. Edmund Kim, MD, MS, FACR, FACNM
Dr. Euishin Edmund Kim, one of the most accomplished doctors in the field of cancer research, served as a tenured professor at the world’s leading MD Anderson Cancer Center for 32 years.
He was born in Gunsan, South Korea in 1941, and later studied medicine at Seoul National University, specializing in preventive medicine. Then, he served as a medical officer during the Vietnam War, where he met American doctors who recommended for him to seek further education and training in the U.S. After obtaining his doctorate from Seoul National University in Preventative Medicine, Dr. Kim went to the United States in 1966 to study Nuclear Medicine as well as radiology and received his training at the Johns Hopkins University and Universities of Pittsburgh, Minnesota and Washington. In recognition of his contribution to the field, he was appointed as the President of the American College of Nuclear Medicine in 1994. In 2009, he became the Director of Nuclear Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where he specialized in Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, and Diagnostic Radiology. He was a Tenured Professor of Radiology and Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and an eminent scholar of Kyunghee University in South Korea. Dr. has published ~ 350 papers on groundbreaking research, and was named the doctor of the year in the States multiple times. Dr. Kim has been conferred many medals from the Korean government for his meritorious service.
Dr. Kim currently serves as the Director of Nuclear Medicine at the KSK Medical Group. In addition, he is a ‘World Class University (WCU)’Professor of Molecular Medicine and Biopharmaceutical Sciences at Seoul National University in South Korea and a professor of the department of Radiological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Kim is still dedicated to cancer research and the training of young medical professionals in the field.
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