Leslie Kim

Leslie Kim, MD

  • Otolaryngology
  • ENT-Facial Plastic Surgery

Appointments: (614) 366-3687

About Me

As a facial plastic surgeon, I specialize exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face. Aesthetic facial surgeries include rhinoplasty, facelift, browlift, eyelid surgery and otoplasty. Reconstructive facial surgeries include surgery for nasal obstruction, reanimation after facial paralysis, facial trauma repair, scar revision and skin cancer reconstruction. I also provide patients with nonsurgical treatments such as skin treatments, botulinum toxin injections and dermal fillers.

Our face is how we present ourselves to the world, and I feel fortunate to be able to help patients put their best face forward. I am humbled by the daily opportunity to repair, restore and enhance facial form and function while holding patients’ goals in the highest regard. I am committed to providing exceptional and compassionate patient care, both at home and abroad. I dedicate time every year to perform facial plastic surgery–particularly cleft lip and palate repair–for medically underserved populations, which in recent years has taken me to the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and India. My research interest is in facial paralysis and cutting edge techniques to restore movement to a paralyzed face.

My favorite part of working at Ohio State is our focus on exceptional patient care. I love working with an amazing team of physicians and residents in a nationally renowned department. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, traveling, running and creating art.


  • Division director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Member, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Leslie Bernstein Resident Research Grant, presented by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Robyn D. Howson Housestaff Humanism Award, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2015
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2017

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Otolaryngology
  • ENT-Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Skin Cancers
  • Nose Cancers
  • Nasal Surgical Procedures
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Facial Cancers
  • Salivary Gland Cancers
  • Facial Nerve Diseases
  • Bell Palsy
  • Parotid Cancers
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Septal Perforation
  • Nose Diseases
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal
  • Rhinitis, Atrophic
  • Rhinitis, Vasomotor
  • Choanal Atresia
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Herpes Zoster Oticus
  • Facial Nerve Injuries
  • Mobius Syndrome
  • Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome
  • Maxillofacial Injuries
  • Zygomatic Fractures
  • Orbital Fractures
  • Jaw Fractures
  • Dermabrasion
  • Eyelid Cancers
  • Jaw Diseases
  • Rhytidoplasty
  • Lip Cancers
  • Paranasal Sinus Cancers
  • Maxillary Sinus Cancers
  • Facial Hemiatrophy
  • Facial Neuralgia
  • Botulinum Toxins
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Tissue Expansion
  • Sex Reassignment Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Chemexfoliation
  • Skin Care
  • Lasers
  • Mandibular Injuries
  • Mandibular Fractures
  • Maxillary Fractures
  • Otolaryngology
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Eyelids
  • Skin Transplantation
  • Nose Deformities, Acquired
  • Dermatologic Surgical Procedures

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Northwestern University Medical School


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
6/22/2010 - 6/30/2015


Otolaryngology Facial Plastic Surgery
Johns Hopkins Medical Center
7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2016 - 1/1/0001

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Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology

My Department



97 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.9
  • Knows My Medical History 4.9
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 5

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 08, 2018

Since July from my initial visit I have been well pleased with Dr. Kim. I have recommended her already for those with my situation. I am pleased she as able to address my needs left over from my fall which resulted in a broken nose.

Reviewed on Mar 05, 2018

Always cares about me and takes excellent time with me!

Reviewed on Mar 02, 2018

Dr. Kim is simply the best doctor with regard to care, concern, courtesy, & general professionalism I have ever dealt with. S he is phenomenal.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2018

Dr. Kim always makes me feeling like I'm important and that she cares.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2018

All great! A compassionate doctor and assistant!

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2018

Excellent; best & brightest.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2018

She was very good explaining things.

Reviewed on Feb 06, 2018

Dr Kim is the BEST!!!

Reviewed on Feb 01, 2018

I felt very comfortable with her,

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2018

Dr. Kim spends a lot of time with me and listened to my concerns as well as my husbands.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2018


Reviewed on Jan 13, 2018

Most excellent doctor and professional. I am highly recommending her to family and friends. I am very sure this is the beginning of a spectacular career for her. if OSU is intelligent as they think they are, I would highly recommend that you pay attention to Dr Lesley Kim to keep her happy and on your staff

Reviewed on Jan 07, 2018

We love Dr. Kim. I believe she is the best in her field. Her expertise has allowed me to live a quality life. I am forever grateful.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2017

None provider very friendly. Personable.

Reviewed on Dec 05, 2017

This was probably my best ever medical/provider experience

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2017

Dr Kim seemed genuinely caring about my issues and condition.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2017

Great experience.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2017

Excellent Dr. Kim was wonderful took care of my problem, spoke with me in detail re: /questions, etc.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2017

Dr Kim is the best!!!! other physicians should learn from her

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2017

Eager to please, very knowledgeable & gave me several options to consider.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2017

Alwaya a pleasure going to see Dr. Kim!!!

Reviewed on Oct 09, 2017


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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Kim has reported no relationships with companies or entities.