InYoung Kim, MD PhD


Board-Certified Dermatologist

Dr. InYoung Kim is a double board-certified dermatologist, Mohs Micrographic surgeon, and integrative dermatologist who is dedicated to delivering personalized and evidence-based care in medical, aesthetic, and surgical dermatology. She completed her BA, MD and PhD at the University of Chicago. Her PhD was in Immunology, focusing on the GI immune system. Her dermatology residency was at Case Western Reserve University.

With PhD training in Immunology focusing on the gastrointestinal immune system, Dr. Kim believes that the gut plays an important role in health and disease, including skin health. While she practices in a conventional medical system, she takes a holistic approach and employs various modalities and philosophies based on the individual’s need, which may include nutrition, lifestyle modification, supplements, botanicals, integrative medicine, and functional medicine.

In alignment with her vision that medicine should be individualized and integrative, she completed the only formal training program available in integrative dermatology, which allows her to offer a more comprehensive solution to dermatologic needs, both in aesthetics and medical dermatology. As a cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Kim’s philosophy is to enhance natural beauty without the looks of being overdone.

She contributes to advancing the field as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Integrative Dermatology. This role also allows her to maintain an academic rigor and stay up-to-date on medical literature. Dr. Kim is also invested in improving skin cancer treatment and has contributed to projects focused on enhancing surgical site identification and margin control as a scholar for the Advancing Innovations in Dermatology.

Always engaged in philanthropic endeavors throughout her life, she spends much of her free time contributing to global medical missions and mentoring students as a leader for the Global Medical Mission Alliance.

In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her family and playing the acoustic guitar.