Youn H Kim, MD

Dermatologic oncologist, Cutaneous oncology specialist, Dermatologist

The Joanne and Peter Haas, Jr., Professor for Cutaneous Lymphoma Research and Professor, by courtesy, of Medicine (Oncology)

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Youn H. Kim, M.D., is a Professor of Dermatology and member of the Stanford Cancer Institute. She is the Director of Stanford's Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic/Program (MCLP). Her current research is dedicated towards strengthening the collaborative interface for novel discoveries and exploring new and improved therapies with tumor-specific targets and enhanced synergy and/or potency. She and her multidisciplinary colleagues are exploring novel immune/cell therapy modalities including in situ vaccination, immune checkpoint blockades, and unique allogeneic HSCT strategies.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1984) CA
  • Internship: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Internal Medicine Residency (1985) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Dermatology Residency (1989) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology (1989)
  • Doctor of Medicine, Stanford University, Medicine (1984)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Wellesley College, Chemistry (1980)

Honors & Awards
  • Alwin C. Rambar-James B.D. Mark Award for Excellence in Patient Care, Stanford University School of Medicine (2001)
  • Distinguished Service Award, Department of Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine (1995)
  • The Best Doctors in America: Pacific Region, Woodward/White, Inc (1996-)

Administrative Appointments
  • Director, Multi-disciplinary Cutaneous Lymphoma Program, Stanford University Medical Center (2004 - Present)
  • Director, Residency Program, Department of Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center (2004 - Present)


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Lymphoma Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Dr. Kim is wonderful.
dr Kim and team was just fantastic
Dr. Kim's resdient, Dr. Marokian was great in explaining what was going on and why they were doing the type of exam.
Dr. Kim and everyone on her team is beyond awesome.
My chart & records were reviewed a my appt. Very kind & friendly - Dr. Kim & also resident.
Very good.
She is terrific.
Extraordinary care from the consulting physician, the nurse, the physician-in-training, and especially the associate physician!
They always spend a lot of time with me and I never feel rushed.
Youn Kim and her team are exemplary.
Dr. Kim is awesome!!
Dr. Youn H. Kim and her team were fantastic! I would highly recommend her and her team without hesitation.
I can recommend it to anybody. I had a very good appointment.
Dr. Kim and her team are superb.
Dr. Kim & her resident were both extremely informative and very caring regarding my medical issue. They answered all my questions.
If it were a perfect world, all doctors would be like Dr. Kim. She is the epitome of the perfect physician: Very intelligent, professional, passionate about her chosen field, kind, warm and friendly with patients. I am so grateful for Dr. Kim's care. The best!
Wonderful! Wonderful staff!
Providers and everyone very nice.
The care is second to none!
Dr. Youri Kim and her staff are the best! I feel really fortunate to have been under her care since 2003!
Dr. Kim is the kind of MD all should try to emulate!
Incredible experience - exceeded all expectations. Thank you so very, very much.
Dr. Kim is so dedicated to helping CTCL patients. It helps calm my fears and concerns to hear her say, "There will always be a treatment for you." I am so grateful to Dr. Kim, and Stanford, for their excellent care. Dr. Kim is the BEST!
Dr. Kim is amazing! My dr. is the most caring and knowledgeable in my disease. I credit her to saving my life! Thank you!
Dr. Kim is amazing!
Seemed like a short appointment since we came from Sacramento, but I also don't know what else needed to be discussed.
Dr. Kim is an "OUTSTANDING" medical provider. She provides the best medicine for treating cancer patients. She is an asset to Stanford Hospital Oncology/Hematology Dept.
Dr. Youn Kim is by far the most dynamic, experienced, compassionate, knowledgeable doctor I have ever known. She is professional and friendly, warm and comforting. I trust her completely and my gratitude for her care and concern is boundless.
Awesome team! Dr. Kim was great! Tess has been very helpful!
Dr. Kim is amazing. Its a scary visit.
Our experiences with all the doctors we have had contact with have been outstanding.
Dr. Kim is cheerful, extremely intelligent, loves her job, an excellent teacher and managed to reduce my fear of cancer rapidly.
Dr. Kim and her staff ha e been AMAZING! thx!
Dr. Kim is a nice doctor that showed care to me she explained it well that I can understand it, in regards to treatment and applying topical chemo.
Dr. Kim is the BEST.
My treatment team did a great job treating me. I feel like my concerns for future ability to minimize risk were dismissed "eat a moderate diet" "you don't have to worry" - I was looking for specific answers on how to manage my condition, risk factors, education, etc.
Very good experience. Everyone was very helpful beyond excellent.
Dr. Kim & staff are very caring and professional. Thank you.
My daughter in law and I both were very impressed with Dr. Kim. I feel like I am in very good hands.
Dr. Kim is wonderful!! Really cares about her patients. Dr. Khodadorist is also wonderful. They are a great TEAM!
The most amazing part of my 2+ hour experience was when Dr. Kim put her hand on my arm, like a mother would, when she explained everything to me that meant the world to me!
Dr. Kim treats all patients with outmost kindness and the best medical care available today. Dermatology residents, including Dr. Siera & the chief resident are also very good.
It's recommendable.
Dr. Kim is so skilled, compassionate, and diligent in providing excellent care for my rare condition. I feel incredibly blessed to have Dr. Kim as my care provider!! Her whole staff is very helpful.
Overall very good.
Dr. Kim (Youn) & Dr. Message - (Liz) were both excellent from start to finish!
Dr. Kim is consistently great in her manner, communications, and expressions of care and concern.
Dr. Kim is pragmatic, dedicated, passionate, driven. She is also a warm, caring, compassionate person. She blends these aspects together in a way that instills, each visit with healing and hope.
Dr. Kim has the best bedside manner. She answers all questions & concerns. She also asks my husband if he has any concerns including my family in treatment is so important. Dr. Hoppi is the best! I trust both these dr. with my care.
Dr. Kim is great! She is very kind and personable.
Dr. Kim is the best in her field of expertise - Lymphoma- and I have a rare form of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma - Dr. Kim has helped make my life so much better. She is amazing - and I could never thank her enough for what she has done for me.
1975 when I noticed this problem during my tenure in the USMC. Numerous visits to medical facilities, not until I was seen by Dr. Kim 2018, Nov. did I receive an accurate diagnosis!! Thank you!!
The doctor was very excellent & communicative in the treatment I was going to receive I am very appreciative with him, he is an excellent doctor & very good person.
She is amazing & was warm & genuinely concerned with my health concerns. I felt cared for & like I was a person not a "patient" or a number.
Dr. Kim is the best!
Always excellent care!
Dr. Kim is brilliant, warm & caring. I could not have asked for a better doctor.
Dr. Youn-Hee Kim is a most exceptional person - she is among the brightest most accomplished physicians in the world and yet she was so warm, personable and also compassionate. This was such a positive and helpful visit for us and we are so grateful for her dedication to her field as well as her kindness to her patients.
Great doctor/patient experience - she (Dr. Kim) and her staff have been very helpful, comforting and knowledgeable about my situation - they all have great attitudes as well.
I have only good things to say about the drs. and nurses at Stanford Hospital. Best care ever.
Very concerned about my condition.
Excellent experience.
Dr. Kim is phenomenal as is everyone that works around her.
All excellent. Have always had excellent treatment. All are so knowledgeable in this special field of...
No bad experiences.
They are excellent.
Love Dr. Kim.
Dr. Kim and staff are the best, the panic and anxiety we had before seeing the dr. were transformed to extreme joy and gratitude. When we got home, the family was gathered, everything was in tears, but this time it was tears of joy. Thank you very much, Dr. Kim & staff.
Exceptional doctor.
I have always had a good (professional experience) with your staff.
Dr. KIM keep me inform the status of my skin cancer. She is very professional and an OUTSTANDING DOCTOR. Dr. KIM and her Staff are "ASSET" to Stanford Hospital.
Dr Youn Kim is the greatest and my confidence in her is very good.
Dr. Kim has been an excellent physician from day 1. She & her staff put me at ease, discuss all my issues thoroughly.
Love Dr. Kim!
All of the care providers were exceptional. I have come to expect this, but on this day I had greater needs which were met in an exceptional manner.
There is no one like Dr. Kim. I have complete confidence in her care and concern. Dr. Kim rocks!
Dr. Kim is always a JOY to see!
Very good.
Dr. Kim, Dr. Khodadoust and fellow, Tim Almazan were very prepared thorough and personable. It's comforting to know that I have these additional care providers.
I emailed w/an issue - dr. was on a plane - I had an answer as soon as she landed.
I would like to commend Dr. Kim and Dr. Dai for an outstanding service they provided on my visit at Stanford Hospital.
Current status is always outlined with appropriate sharing of the metrics used in managing my condition, and with it the short and medium term next step options being considered.
I would have liked the doctor to let me know what she was doing step by step while performing the biopsy.
Dr. Kim Youn Hee/saved my life when Kaiser Dr. Huber failed to recognize my cancer.
We love everyone. Wonderful.
Dr. Kim is an extraordinary physician. She make medical care personal to the patient, is warm and professional. I have total confidence in her
Great experience.
Everyone was fabulous!!!!
Great people & service.
Very good experience!!
Dr. Kim and her team are the best! I fly up from Southern California to see her!
Dr. Kim is a rare jewel.
awesome experience
All medical service excellent.
Dr. Kim is warm & intelligent and very reassuring.
DR. KIM ans her assistant Julia provided an outstanding service. She is truly concern to her best patient care. She is an asset to Stanford University Hospital!!!!
I always have great experience with Dr. Kim and her team. This is the best care I have ever received!
Great staff & doctors.
Dr. Kim was very caring and thorough about explaining everything. I am now cancer-free and am confident I came to the right place.
Dr. Youn Kim, Dr. Richard Hoppe, and Dr. Julia Dai, and their clinic C team continue to be absolutely outstanding w/there care, concern, knowledge, and capacities! We are grateful for SHC and our amazing experiences with their treatment and kindness each time we visit! THANK YOU!!
Dr. Kim was very encouraging and showed a great deal of compassion -
Felt comfortable and cared about
Both Dr Youn Kim and Dr Grace Kim were excellent.
Dr. Kim has always been concern and on top on following up concerning my condition. She has been my care provider for the past 20 years.
Dr. Kim provides the best care possible anywhere to all her patients. On top of her subject matter expertise, she is also a wonderful human being with impeccable bedside manners.
Dr. Kim is wonderful & her staff is also. I feel fortunate to have Dr. Kim as a doctor.
Dr. Kim is exceptional. She treats your body and mind. I feel fortunate to have her treat me.
Dr Kim, Dr Dai, and Dr Hoppe are an exceptionally caring and kind team, we are so thankful to have been referred to SHC by a friend, after our CTCL Specialist at UCI lost interest in my husband's MF case. The TSEBT treatments were nothing short of a miracle for my husband (and our family!) because they 100% cleared the skin plaque and tumors that had covered 40% of his body. He has been through various treatments, over the past 20+ years of MF, and over $1.2 million in chemo has been infused into his veins. The SHC team and TSEBT treatments have given him back his healthy skin, his health happiness, and his normal (symptom free!) life. Our deepest thanks for this miracle!
Dr. Kim and her team are warm, professional and welcoming. First rate care.
Love my team of docs!
All good.
Dr. Kim is always very thorough.
I have seen many doctors but Dr. Kim is inspiring!
Had great experience with both Dr. Kim and her fellow Tim.
Overall excellent!
I made my decision to join Stanford Health Care Advantage Plan (Medical HMO) through the great treatment by Dr. Kim's team.
As I previously stated Stanford staff is the best there is.
Dr. Youn Kim and her staff are superlative!
Dr. Kim - very compassionate/empathetic to my health condition & shows she cares. Ana, NP - always gives me time I need, attentive & caring.
Dr. Kim is super smart, is a leading researcher, cares about people, makes them feel good when discussing life threatening illness.
I'm very thankful to have Dr. Kim as my doctor.
Especially Anna, NP. Dr. Kim & her team are very caring & show it! I am happy with care I am getting.
Good experience.
Outstanding service. DR. KIM and her staff are very caring to me. I am very satisfied and very professional in their assessment for a quality care they provided to me. DR. KIM is a definitely an " ASSET " to Stanford Medical Center.
Dr. Kim and the entire staff is amazing. The knowledge and concern is plainly evident and very comforting
The medical team demonstrated medical professionalism at its very best. They were friendly, caring, professional, expert and solicitous.
Dr. Ki and her team are wonderful!
Amazing - WAY beyond outstanding.
Outstanding staff!!!
Drs. Kim and Gamba were both wonderful.
Dr Kim and her staff are world class!
Love Dr. Kim & her WHOLE staff!!
Outstanding staff!
She goes above and beyond to make sure we have all questions answered.
I have found Dr. Kim to be a very helpful, concerned, knowledgeable doctor. She's been very accessible. I don't see her often because I live about 150 miles away, but I must say I look forward to my visits.
I could not ask for a better dr. than Dr. Kim.
Everything you would expect from a quality health provider.
Dr. Kim and her staff are AMAZING! Never in my life have I heard or experienced what I have with them. The concern, dedicated, kindness, knowledge is incredible. To be on the receiving end of that is a blessing. I honestly can't say enough good things because if still wouldn't be enough.
We LOVE Dr. Kim & Stanford. LOVE the team concept & application of same.
Great "bedside manners" to all - eye contact & time spent with list of questions.
Dr. Kim is a great doctor, I would recommend her to ever one I know.
It means so much to me to have Dr. Kim and her staff to depend on. I don't know what I would do if I couldn't come here. I thank God for the blessing of being able to get the medical attention I get at Stanford.
Dr. Kim is the most compassionate and caring dr. I have had through the course of my disease.
The doctor was running (very) late. She gave me about 10 minutes!
Dr. Kim is the greatest in the specialty. I adore her, lucky to have her as my physician.
Dr. Kim & staff - outstanding! Would highly recommend her!
Dr. Kim has literally saved my life with her ability to treat my disease.
The biggest point that I continue to share with friends and family about Stanford is the quality of the care providers. Dr Kim and her team are second to none. Courteous, friendly, thoughtful, informed, concerned, etc. I just adore them and feel very lucky to have them on my team. Thank you DrKim!!
They were so very kind and took time to be sure I understood everything.
My care during this appt. and in follow-up communicated couldn't have been any better.
Dr. Kim and his staff are great!
Dr. Kim was one of the most caring and attentive physicians I ever met. Her knowledge is also exceptional!
Dr Youn Kim has always provided excellent care and taken the time to explain the options I have.
Dr. Kim is wonderful. Dr. Hoppe gives great confidence in the group decisions.
I was new to the clinic & new to the doctors - but this was the friendliest, best organized, most helpful medical appointment I can remember! Everyone was relaxed, supportive, efficient but not in a rush. Five stars!
Dr. Kim and her staff are incredible. Thorough, kind, and thoughtful skilled and experts.
She was caring and friendly. She gave me a big hug, which I appreciated.
very comfortable about goin back and having this team treat me
Dr. Kim is fabulous! I trust her completely and feel comfortable asking questions (even the dumb ones).
My entire team was excellent.
Words are not enough! Best doctor and staff.
dr Kim is one of the most caring committed doctors I have ever known!
All is excellent.
Excellent - thank you Dr Kim and team.
Dr. Kim and her staff have given me the best medical care I have ever received. I only wish that all health care providers were as capable, knowledgeable and caring as Dr. Kim and her staff.
Dr Kim is an "outstanding" doctor!!!
I have a rare lymphoma and this people are the experts in the world. With their help I have reason to think... will not shorten my life.
Dr Kim and nurse practioner, Rochelle Reyes, are outstanding. They are very competent concerned and caring
Dr. Kim is an excellent physician. She is very friendly, kind, caring, personable & professional.
DR. Kim is an amazing doctor, healer, & person. Her entire staff follows her lead & is great!
The resident was very friendly & Dr. Kim was very thorough about double checking everything.
Both Dr. Kim & Annie were awesome! Felt like the most fortunate person in the world to have them for my doctors. They were extraordinary, & it was an incredible experience.
Dr. Kim and Dr. Nguyen are excellent providers!!
Dr. Kim & her staff are the VERY BEST medical team I've ever had.
Dr. Kim's staff is the best that I have ever met.
Dr. Kim extremely kind and considerate.
Although it was difficult to get an appt. Dr. Youn Kim made my scary experience a little easier. She was so kind and patient.
Do not care for student doctors and interns not enough time with doctor.
Very courteous on everything.
Dr. Youn Kim and her team are excellent providers and clinicians.
Dr. Kim and her staff are excellent. Attend every detail.
I was very impressed with Dr. Kim. She (and the staff) made my visits a pleasant and comforting (or comfortable) experience.
Dr. Kim was very understanding as were her assistants. I am very happy with them.
Superb physician.
Fantastic doctor and staff. 1st class operation and facility.
Dr. Kim is a valued practitioner.
The best!
I had good experiences.

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