Leslie Kim

Leslie Kim, MD

  • Otolaryngology
  • ENT-Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5
  • 186 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 90 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

614-366-3687

About Me

As a double board-certified otolaryngologist and 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.
Highlights
  • 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, 2018

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Skin Cancers
  • Nasal Surgical Procedures
  • Lasers
  • Mandibular Injuries
  • Mandibular Fractures
  • Maxillary Fractures
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Facial Nerve Diseases
  • Bell Palsy
  • Nose Diseases
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal
  • Rhinitis, Vasomotor
  • Herpes Zoster Oticus
  • Facial Nerve Injuries
  • Mobius Syndrome
  • Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome
  • Maxillofacial Injuries
  • Zygomatic Fractures
  • Orbital Fractures
  • Jaw Fractures
  • Dermabrasion
  • Rhytidoplasty
  • Facial Hemiatrophy
  • Facial Neuralgia
  • Botulinum Toxins
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Tissue Expansion
  • Sex Reassignment Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Chemexfoliation
  • Skin Care
  • Otolaryngology
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Eyelids
  • Skin Transplantation
  • Nose Deformities, Acquired
  • Dermatologic Surgical Procedures

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
MD
8/25/2006 - 5/20/2010

Residency

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

6/22/2010 - 6/30/2015

Fellowship

Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology
6/1/2016

American Board of Facial Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery
6/23/2018

Academic Information

My Department

Otolaryngology

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

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186 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

    Always ask about my family & me (compassionate).

  • Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

    Dr. Kim is pure professional. I enjoyed all her advice and will be back in 6 months.

  • Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

    Dr. Kim is incredible! She's the nicest human being on earth, really made me feel at ease and cared for during the whole process. And I loved the results, she really listened to my wishes and expectations, and overdelivered!

  • Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

    Made sure I was comfortable and assured me of all my concerns

  • Reviewed on Nov 08, 2021

    Dr. Kim is always professional and friendly. She asks good questions and is a great listener.

  • Reviewed on Nov 07, 2021

    Dr. Kim is absolutely wonderful,l I can't say enough about how great she is!

  • Reviewed on Nov 07, 2021

    I went in for quick consult with surgeon before surgery. Provider was very pleasant and easy to speak with. She took care of my wound with easier bandages to manage. Good experience.

  • Reviewed on Oct 30, 2021

    Dr. Kim is not only an amazing surgeon, she's also really kind and I so appreciate that about her! My health condition can be embarrassing at times but she makes me feel so confident after seeing her and the work she did on my nose! I cannot thank her enough!

  • Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

    Dr. Kim is fantastic at her job and made me feel safe, heard, and in good hands. I felt extremely comfortable expressing my thoughts and concerns to Dr. Kim. She created a great environment and atmosphere.

  • Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

    Dr. Kim is great, always right down to business. Very helpful.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Kim has reported no relationships with companies or entities.