Leslie Kim

Leslie Kim, MD

  • Otolaryngology
  • ENT-Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5
  • 168 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 79 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

  • Lasers
  • Mandibular Injuries
  • Mandibular Fractures
  • Maxillary Fractures
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Skin Cancers
  • Nasal Surgical Procedures
  • 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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168 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 Feb 08, 2021

    Dr Kim is the perfect balance of knowledgeable, professional, and approachable. She truly seems to be the best in her field at what she does and her calm confidence and friendly demeanor puts you at ease. I feel lucky to be one of her patients.

  • Reviewed on Jan 31, 2021

    Dr Kim was very patient she was understanding especially because I was very embarrassed about some thing I have done that unfortunately I came for her to fix. She did not judge and I felt like I was in extremely capable hands

  • Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

    she's amazing!

  • Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

    Dr. Kim and her team are the best. She is an excellent surgeon and so caring with her patients. Goes above and beyond to answer questions and make sure all concerns are handled. Would recommend her a <span class='highlight hasPHI'>million</span> times.

  • Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

    She was very helpful and explained my concerns to my satisfaction.

  • Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

    Dr. Kim is awesome:) You can tell that she genuinely cares about getting to know her patients. I always end up with a great aesthetic outcome.

  • Reviewed on Jan 09, 2021

    Dr. Kim is a fantastic surgeon. She is kind, attentive, knowledge, and thoroughly explains medical procedures in a way that someone without a medical background can understand. She also ensures your expectations for surgical outcomes are realistic. OSU is extremely lucky to have her!

  • Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

    I found her bedside manners excellent. I always feel very comfortable around Dr Kim and she is on top of my care and progress.

  • Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

    Always very courteous, concerned, knowledgeable and efficient. An expert with the highest standard and character.

  • Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

    She listened to my concern and offered a solution. I do wish she would have taken a little more time during my visit to hear my concerns.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Kim has reported no relationships with companies or entities.