Leslie Kim

Leslie Kim, MD

  • Otolaryngology
  • ENT-Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

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

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Residency

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

Fellowship

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

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Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology
6/1/2016

My Department

Otolaryngology

Reviews

168 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

51 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

Dr. Kim is the best doctor I've been to.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

Very knowledgeabe, kind, professional, took her time and showed concern

Reviewed on Dec 09, 2018

Dr. Kim is a phenomenal doctor. I can't say enough good things about my experience as a patient.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2018

Dr. Kim was awesome. She really took the time to listen to me and addressed all of my concerns. I felt very comfortable and confident with her performing my surgery and I am very happy with the results thus far. She even texted me the night before surgery to see if I had any questions, which really helped calm my nerves. She went above and beyond for me and I really appreciated that.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018

she is wonderful

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

Very pleasant. Eager to ear about my improved breathing.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Exceptionally knowledgeable, great empathy, very personable.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Dr. Kim is an excellent physician. She cares about me and my well being and does not push me to do anything extreme and takes time to explain and answer all of my questions. I'm so glad I found her!!

Reviewed on Oct 06, 2018

Very thorough, she wanted to be certain I was satisfied with my results. Continyally asked if Zi had any other concerns or questions. She totally puts a patient at ease.

Reviewed on Oct 03, 2018

Care provider could not have been more professional. Asked several times if we had any questions. Friendly manner.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Kim has reported no relationships with companies or entities.