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Mr Jong Kim

Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Mr Kim qualified in Medicine from Edinburgh University in 1997. He subsequently trained at Glasgow, Manchester, Cambridge and Oxford teaching hospitals. In the latter stages, he completed the Higher Specialist Plastic Surgery program on the Cambridge rotation, obtaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (Plastic Surgery) in 2012.

He has undertaken further specialist fellowships in melanoma, skin cancer and surgical oncology at the Sydney Melanoma Unit, Australia and in microsurgical reconstruction and aesthetic surgery in Seoul, South Korea. Given both his broad and specialist training, Mr Kim is happy to see and manage the full range of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery problems.

Mr Kim has a strong commitment to both research and education. He has been awarded multiple grants and numerous national and international prizes. He has authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications and specialist surgical book chapters. He also has wide experience in medical education and teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, having been a university appointed Lecturer. He has obtained both a Master of Arts degree in Education and a Masters degree in Psychology and has been awarded Fellowships from the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and Academy of Medical Educators (FAcadMed).

He is also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle University.

  • Department: Plastic Surgery
  • Speciality: Plastic Surgery
  • Based at Hospital site: University Hospital of North Durham
  • Special interests: Skin cancer, melanoma, head and neck cancer, microsurgical reconstruction, lower limb reconstruction, breast reconstruction, hand surgery.
  • Secretary: Emma May
  • Training: Edinburgh University; Cambridge Plastic Surgery Rotation; Sydney, Australia; Seoul, South Korea.
  • Qualifications: MBChBEd, MSc.(Psych), M.A.Ed, Ph.D, FHEA, FAcadMEd, MRCS (Ed, Glasg, Eng), FRCS (Plast)
  • Date added to the specialist register: August 2014
  • Training role: Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
Mr Jong Kim

Contact Information


Tel: 0191 333 2703

'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham