(Philadelphia, PA) - Ellen J. Kim, MD, has been named Assistant Professor, Clinician-Educator Track, in the Department of Dermatology at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Kim began her academic career at Harvard University, where she earned an AB degree (magna cum laude) in East Asian Studies. She furthered her education at the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her MD in 1996. She performed her residency at Boston University/Tufts University and research fellowship with the Department of Dermatology at Boston University's School of Medicine. Dr. Kim was also a research scholar in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Cloisters Program in Bethesda, Maryland. She is currently an Attending Physician of the Photopheresis Service unit and the Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Her research focuses on novel treatments for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Her research has been published in the Journal of Immunology and she has contributed to the peer-reviewed clinical publications Clinical Nuclear Medicine, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Archives of Dermatology.

Dr. Kim has received many accolades including admission to Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University, the 2002 Boston University/Tufts University Dermatology Training Program Teacher of the Year Award, the 2000-2002 Dermatology Foundation Research Fellowship Award and the 2001 Mentor Recognition Award from the Siemens Westinghouse Science & Technology Competition.


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Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2016, Penn Medicine provided $393 million to benefit our community.

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