At Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Young J. Kim, M.D., Ph.D is the Amy and Barry Baker Endowed Chair, Co-Leader of Translational Research and Interventional Oncology at Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, and serves as the Director of Head and Neck Oncology Reserach in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Additionally, he holds a faculty position as an Associate Professor of Head and Neck Surgery in Otolaryngology. Prior to joining Vanderbilt, Dr. Kim was an Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins Hospital with Bloomberg Kimmel Institute of Cancer Immunotherapy in Baltimore, MD.
Dr. Kim received his M.D. and Ph.D. in Molecular Pathology from the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, CA. There he studied the role of selectin molecules in migration of human cells through the endothelium under Dr. Ajit Varki. His postdoctoral fellowship was with Dr. Owen Witte at UCLA, where he developed non-invasive molecular imaging modalities of endogenous T-cell trafficking into the developing tumor.