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.

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

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • 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

MD
Northwestern University Medical School
5/20/2010

Residency

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

Fellowships

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

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

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Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology
6/1/2016

My Department

Otolaryngology

Reviews

142 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 4.8
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.9

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Dr. Kim was very pleasant. She listened to my concerns and explained thoroughly and clearly the procedure. I felt very comfortable with her.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

I think Dr. Kim is amazing. She has really helped me.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2018

always on time, excellent at what she does and provides good follow through

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2018

very good

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018

Dr. Kim was very nice and thorough. Great interaction. She explained everything.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2018

excellent care

Reviewed on Jun 08, 2018

Dr. Kim is awesome! Highly recommend.

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

Dr. Kim is one of the best doctors I have ever had in my entire life. I love Dr. Kim! I wish all doctors were like Dr. Kim. I trust her and know that she actually cares about me as a patient.

Reviewed on May 19, 2018

Dr Kim is the BEST ever

Reviewed on May 05, 2018

Dr. Kim was wonderful. She made sure she answered all questions and explained what her concerns were. She was very professional yet also caring.

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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.