THOMAS J. KIM, MD, FACOG
Dr. Kim initially set out to become an internist until a very personal journey prompted a shift in his professional path. “After my second year of residency, my wife and I tried to have our first child and couldn’t,” he says.
“I was in the Navy at the time, and was referred to a civilian hospital for fertility treatment.” After two and a half years of treatment, Dr. Kim and his wife fulfilled their dream of becoming parents. “It was an enlightening experience which completely changed my view of fertility medicine,” he says. “I decided to change my career and became a reproductive endocrinologist.”
Following his fellowship training at NIH, Dr. Kim was sent to the west coast to start the first IVF program for the Navy in San Diego. He says his early interest in egg freezing is one area of reproductive medicine which has grown tremendously.“Twelve years ago my colleagues and I published a landmark paper on egg freezing, which at the time was considered an experimental option. Today that has completely changed, with more and more clinics embracing it.”
Dr. Kim, who speaks fluent Korean, says that what sets RMANJ apart is its commitment to not only patient-focused care, but also to improvements in the field of reproductive medicine as a whole. By maintaining unsurpassed laboratory quality based on solid science and fertility breakthroughs, he says, RMANJ provides unlimited resources to its attending physicians. “If I have a question, I don’t have to get on the internet or consult outside sources; I just walk down the hall and knock on a colleague’s door,” he says. “It has made me a better doctor.”
Dr. Kim is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist, Obstetrician and Gynecologist who also serves as Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He earned his medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, performed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, and completed his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health.
His research efforts including landmark studies of oocyte cryopreservation have been covered by leading media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, People Magazine and The Boston Globe.