Leslie Kim

Leslie Kim, MD

  • Otolaryngology
  • ENT-Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 313 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 119 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

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

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313 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 Aug 10, 2020

    Dr. Kim took the time to explain what she was going to do and was careful to get the office procedure covered by my insurance company

  • Reviewed on Aug 03, 2020

    Great bedside manner, very thorough and compassionate. So glad I found Dr. Kim to assist me with my problem. She took a comprehensive approach to addressing my issues.

  • Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

    FANTASTIC 10/10.

  • Reviewed on Jul 18, 2020

    dr. Kim was so nice, thorough, made things easy to understand, and the path that we will take.

  • Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

    Excellent. Very knowledgeable, caring and patient.

  • Reviewed on Jul 06, 2020

    I have always had a great experience with Dr. Kim. She is amazing! She is extremely knowledgeable, kind, and professional. She always has the patient's best interest at heart and her results are amazing. She's simply the best.

  • Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

    Dr. Kim is always friendly, kind, & encouraging.

  • Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

    Dr. Kim is really terrific. I have recommended her to family and friends.

  • Reviewed on Jun 14, 2020

    Dr Kim is empathetic and addresses concerns in a very reasonable and well articulated way. She's incredibly knowledgeable and skilled. I trust her expertise and appreciate having found her to help me with residual palsy on my left side of my face. I hope to be able to see her for many years to come.

  • Reviewed on Jun 14, 2020

    she was great - helpful and knew what she was talking about. she wanted me to find answers and get better

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Kim has reported no relationships with companies or entities.