Faculty Profile

Karen Kim
Section of Gastroenterology
Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730
Vice Provost for Research, University of Chicago; Sara and Harold Lincoln Thompson Professor

Academic Interests

Dr. Kim’s interests include colon cancer chemoprevention, colon cancer screening for average risk and high risk populations, especially hereditary colon cancer syndromes, with an emphasis on the underserved and minority populations. Dr. Kim is actively involved in health disparities research as it relates to GI malignancies. In addition, Dr. Kim’s clinical interests have included the education and awareness of hepatitis B in Asian Americans through screening, advocacy, treatment and immunization for liver cancer prevention.

Clinical Interests

Hereditary colon cancer syndromes, colon cancer genetics, familial colon cancer, colorectal cancer screening, hepatitis B,women’s health


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  • BA, 1983, Carleton College, Biology
  • MS, 1986, Northwestern University, Neurobiology and Physiology
  • MD, 1990, Loyola University,
  • Residency, 1993, Northwestern University, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 1996, University of Illinois, Gastroenterology