Teresa S. Kim M.D. Accepting new patients

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Surgical oncology




Dr. Kim is a Surgical Oncologist and UW Assistant Professor of Surgery, with expertise in the surgical management of sarcomas, melanomas, and other cancers of the soft tissue, skin, and gastrointestinal tract. Her primary sites of practice are the University of Washington Medical Center, where she operates, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, where she sees patients in clinic.

She is a dedicated cancer surgeon who works with a multidisciplinary team of experts to provide individualized and outstanding care. She is also investigating the body’s immune response to cancer and new treatment approaches that combine standard therapies, such as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, with novel treatments such as immunotherapy.

Dr. Kim earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her M.D. from Harvard Medical School in Boston. She then completed general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, as well as a research postdoctoral fellowship in tumor immunology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She subsequently completed specialty training in Complex General Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering, after which she was recruited to join the faculty at UW.

She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is an active member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, and American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Clinical interests include sarcoma, gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), melanoma, immunotherapy, and clinical trials.

Research interests include translational research, sarcoma and gastrointestinal tumor immunology, immunotherapy, and combination therapy.

Personal Interests

Outside of work, we enjoy exploring the sights, trails, and cuisine of the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union

825 Eastlake Ave. E Seattle, WA 98109


Breast cancer, Cancer care, Colorectal cancer, Gynecologic oncology

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Fellowship, 2017, Surgical Oncology

Massachusetts General Hospital

Residency, 2015, General Surgery

Massachusetts General Hospital

Internship, 2009

Harvard Medical School

Medical Education, 2008


Board Certifications
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology, 2018, American Board of Surgery
  • General Surgery, 2016, American Board of Surgery