Welcome Dr. Hidong Kim
September 10, 2019
Please join us in welcoming the newest provider at Hematology Oncology Associates, Hidong Kim, MD, PhD.
Before attending medical school, Dr. Kim earned a PhD in chemistry at Harvard University. Upon graduation, Dr. Kim co-founded a biotech company in Bainbridge Island, Washington, where he lived and worked for 11 years. During this time, he co-authored and co-presented several projects around the US, and was also awarded research grants for his work.
Driven by a desire to help those in need, Dr. Kim shifted careers and chose to continue his education—this time in the medical field. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, where he earned his MD. Following graduation, he completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Born in South Korea, growing up in the Midwest, spending some time in the Pacific Northwest, and then returning to the Midwest for school, residency and fellowship, Dr. Kim knew he was ready for a change in scenery once again. Fortunately for us, that move brought him to Medford, Oregon.
“The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered.” —Dr. William Mayo
If you ask Dr. Kim his philosophy on patient care, he’ll tell you his goal is not to let cancer get in the way of his patients’ lives. “I don’t want my patients to survive. I want my patients to thrive!” With this desire to serve our community, Dr. Kim’s passion for quality patient care aligns perfectly with the rest of our team at Hematology Oncology Associates.
We look forward to showing Dr. Kim around the Rogue Valley, and introducing him to all the activities, sights, landmarks, and people that make Southern Oregon a great place to call home.