CITY OF HOPE ORANGE COUNTY recently announced the appointment of cancer researcher and clinician Edward S. Kim, MD, MBA, as Senior Vice President and Vice Physician-in-Chief at City of Hope and Orange County Physician-in-Chief.
“Dr. Kim has a depth and breadth of cancer expertise that is well matched for the expansion of City of Hope into Orange County. We needed a clinician-scientist who embraces the innovation and energy of the region and is up to the challenge of transforming health-care delivery, so breakthroughs are significantly more accessible to those who need them. With this appointment, our vision for the future of cancer care in Orange County is being fulfilled,” said Michael A. Caligiuri, MD, President of City of Hope National Medical Center, Physician-in-Chief and the Deana and Steve Campbell Physician-in-Chief Distinguished Chair.
Edward S. Kim, MD, MBA
Michael A. Caligiuri, MD
Dr. Kim will be responsible for driving innovation in cancer care and delivery for the Orange County network of care and the planned Irvine campus. Specifically, he will encourage and develop new paradigms for translating state-of-the-art research into practice within the community—including introducing new therapies—and serve as a champion and advocate for patients with cancer and their families.
A History of Leadership Positions
DR. KIM IS RECOGNIZED for his expertise in molecular prognostication for lung, head, and neck cancers, a technique that greatly advances cancer detection and personalized therapies. Before joining City of Hope, he was Chair of Solid Tumor Oncology and Investigational Therapeutics, Donald S. Kim Distinguished Chair for Cancer Research, and Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Office at the Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
“My appointment to City of Hope Orange County is the culmination of my career thus far. The vision of City of Hope to redefine the accessibility of cancer treatments is well aligned with my personal commitment to continually meet unmet needs,” said Dr. Kim. “Along with my prestigious colleagues, we will be creating opportunities for strategic and team-oriented translational research that is delivered through a comprehensive network of care spanning the breadth of the Orange County region.”