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Caroline S. Kim, MD

Caroline S. Kim, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Kim is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, 2004

Clinical Expertise:

  • Bone Density
  • Calcium and Bone Disorders
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy - Thyroid Disorder
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule Biopsy

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Endocrinology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 4th Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: University of Minnesota Hospitals
Fellowship: National Institutes of Health


American Thyroid Association, Member, National The Endocrine Society, Member, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kim is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Kroopnick J and Kim C: Hypercalcemia of malignancy due to co-sercretion of PTH and PTHrP Santa Fe Bone Symposium, Santa Fe, NM : 2015.

Crawford AR, Meizlik P and Kim CS: Thyroid Storm Induced in Metastatic Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma Endocrine Society Meeting, San Diego, CA : 2015.

Kim E, Baloch Z, Kim CS: Computer assisted detection and analysis of tall cell variant papillary thyroid carcinoma in histological images SPIE Medical Imaging : 94200A,2015.

Alexander Erik K, Schorr Melanie, Klopper Joshua, Kim Caroline, Sipos Jennifer, Nabhan Fadi, Parker Charles, Steward David L, Mandel Susan J, Haugen Bryan R: Multicenter Clinical Experience with the Afirma Gene Expression Classifier. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism 99 (1): 119-25,2014.

Tilluckdharry NV, Krishnamani R, DeNofrio D, Burman KD, Kim CS.: Thyroid nodule and thyroid cancer management pre- and post-cardiac transplantation Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 29 (8): 831-7,2010.

Shaheen D, Kim CS.: Myositis associated with the decline of thyroid hormone levels in thyrotoxicosis: a syndrome? Thyroid 19 (12): 1413-1417,2009.

Kim CS, Zhu X.: Lessons from mouse models of thyroid cancer Thyroid 19 (12): 1317-1331,2009.

Kim CS, Cheng SY.: Laser capture microdissection to isolate primary and metastatic thyroid tumors from formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue American Thyroid Association Meeting, Chicago, IL : 2008.

Kim CS, Furuya F, Ying H, Kato Y, Hanover J, Cheng SY.: Gelsolin: a novel thyroid hormone receptor ß interacting protein that modulates tumor progression in a mouse model of follicular thyroid cancer Endocrinology 148 (3): 1306-1312,2007.

Kim CS, Ying H, Willingham MC, Cheng SY.: The pituitary tumor transforming gene promotes angiogenesis in a mouse model of follicular thyroid cancer Carcinogenesis 5 : 932-939,2007.

Academic Contact Info

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
4 West Pavilion
3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)