Dr. Irene Kim is a head and neck surgeon who sees patients in Santa Monica and Santa Clarita. She is an attending surgeon in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and an attending surgeon in the Division of Head and neck Surgery at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. She is board certified in otolaryngology, and fellowship trained in facial reanimation surgery for facial paralysis.
Dr. Kim provides high-quality, comprehensive medical and surgical care to patients with facial paralysis secondary to Bell’s palsy, tumors, trauma and congenital disorders. Her procedures include nerve transfers and gracilis free muscle transfers. She also performs cosmetic facial surgery, nonsurgical facial rejuvenation techniques (including Botox and filler injections), rhinoplasty, facial trauma repair, MOHs reconstructive surgery for skin cancer, and microvascular free flap surgery for patients with head and neck cancer.
Dr. Kim received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her otolaryngology/head and neck surgery residency training at UCLA, and returned to Johns Hopkins for subspecialty training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Kim is a member of the Sir Charles Bell Society, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Medical Association and Phi Beta Kappa.
Sir Charles Bell Society
American Academy Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
American Medical Association (AMA)
Phi Beta Kappa