Karen E. Kim, MD

Professor of Medicine

Dr. Karen Kim specializes in the prevention, screening, and early detection of colorectal cancer, hepatitis B, and women's health issues--particularly functional bowel diseases. She is skilled in the assessment of hereditary colon cancer syndromes and colon cancer risk in families.

Dr. Kim's research explores chemoprevention for colon cancer and screening methods for populations with average and high risk. Her research interests include underserved and minority populations, understanding health disparities, cultural competency, and cancer prevention. She has also studied the education and awareness of hepatitis B in Asian Americans through screening, advocacy, treatment, and immunization for liver cancer prevention.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

Medical School

Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Internship, Residency, and Fellowship

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago


American College of Physicians
American Gastroenterological Association
American Medical Association

Language Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-3149

Office Fax

(773) 702-5790

Office Postal Address

Karen E. Kim, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4076
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Learn More About Dr. Kim

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Kim's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.