Isaac Kim was born in South Korea in 1968. After immigrating to the United States at the age of 11, he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with B.A. degree in biochemistry in 1990. He subsequently went on to receive the joint M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill, USA. After completing graduate and medical education in 1997, he started the urology residency training at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex, USA. Then in 2000-2001, he went to the Laboratory of Cell Regulation and Carcinogenesis at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and completed a one-year urologic oncology research fellowship. At the NCI, he investigated the potential roles of bone morphogenetic proteins receptors in prostate, bladder, and renal cell carcinoma cells. Following the urology residency training in 2003, he moved to complete a fellowship in endourology, laparoscopy, and robotics with Dr. Ralph V. Clayman at the University of California, Irvine. After the completion of his clinical fellowship, he started as an Assistant Professor at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, on August 2005. The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is one of the forty comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute in the United States. Since his arrival at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, he has established a productive laboratory focused on the role of bone morphogenetic proteins in prostate and kidney cancer while simultaneously performing over 500 robotic prostatectomies. Currently, he is the Chief and Associate Professor of the Section of Urologic Oncology and the Codirector of the Dean and Betty Gallo Prostate Cancer Center at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
Biography Updated on 28 June 2009