InYoung Kim, MD, PhD Board Certified Dermatologist

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  • Dr. Kim is a board-certified dermatologist practicing in Wisconsin, providing evidenced-based and personalized approach in medical, aesthetic, and surgical dermatology.
  • She has extended training in Integrative Dermatology, which allows her to offer a more comprehensive solution to dermatologic needs -- including aesthetics and complex medical dermatology.
  • With a PhD in Immunology focusing on the GI system, Dr. Kim holds a holistic view of skin health and implements improving gut health in many of her dermatologic regimens


Dr. InYoung Kim, MD, PhD, FAAD is a board-certified dermatologist who delivers personalized and evidence-based care in medical, aesthetic, and surgical dermatology. Having a Ph.D. in Immunology focusing on the gastrointestinal immune system, she believes that the gut plays an important role in health and disease, including skin health. She is particularly interested in the role of diet, supplements, herbals, and other holistic approaches to dermatologic conditions. She has extended training in Integrative Dermatology, which allows her to offer a more comprehensive solution to dermatologic needs -- including aesthetics and complex medical dermatology.

Dr. Kim is also invested in improving skin cancer treatment and has contributed to projects focused on enhancing surgical site identification and margin control as a scholar for the Advancing Innovations in Dermatology, where she also works as a grant reviewer.

Not only is she published in many peer-reviewed journals, but Dr. Kim is also an active medical writer and is an editorial contributor for (partner of Elsevier), (partner of JDD), and delivering practice-changing content to dermatologists across the globe.

Always engaged in philanthropic endeavors throughout her life, she spends much of her free time contributing to global medical missions and mentoring students as a leader for the Global Medical Mission Alliance.

Education and Training

  • BA, Honors: University of Chicago
  • MD: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • PhD, Immunology: University of Chicago
  • Internship, Internal Medicine: University of Chicago
  • Residency, Dermatology: Case Western University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
  • Integrative Dermatology Training Program: Learnskin

Awards, Honors, Recognition

Advancing Innovation in Dermatology Scholar, Orlando Dermatology Aesthetics/Clinical Conference Mentee Award, Skin Cancer Translational Research Award, Wellness Chief Award, American Society for Clinical Investigation Student Award/Plenary student speaker, Lederer Physician Scientist Training Fellowship, Keystone Symposia Student Scholarship, Pritzker Medical Student Teaching Award, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Research Fellowship, Albert Schweitzer Community Service Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Fellowship


  • Walker E*, Liu Y*, Kim I*, Biro M, Iyer S, Ezaldein H, Scott JF, Merati M, Mistur R, Zhou B, Straight B, Yim J, Bogyo M, Mann M, Wilson D, Basilion J, Popkin D. A Protease-Activated Fluorescent Probe Allows Rapid Visualization of Keratinocyte Carcinoma during Excision. 2020. Cancer Research
  • Schrom K, Kim I, Baron E. The immune system and pathogenesis of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. 2019. Adv Exp Med Biol
  • Biro M, Kim I, Huynh A, Fu P, Mann M, Popkin DL. The use of 3-dimensionally printed models to optimize patient education and alleviate perioperative anxiety in Mohs micrographic surgery: A randomized controlled trial. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019. Dec; 81 (6): 1339-1345
  • Liu Y, Walker E, Iyer SR, Biro M, Kim I, Zhou B, Straight B, Bogyo M, Basilion J, Popkpin DL, Wilson DL. Molecular imaging and validation of margins in surgically excised non-melanoma skin cancer specimens. Journal of Medical Imaging. 2019 Jan 6(1)
  • Scott JF, Conic RRZ, Kim I, Rowland D, Nedorost ST. Atopy is associated with sensitization to allergens known to cause systemic contact dermatitis. Dermatitis. 2019. Jan/Feb 30(1) 62-66
  • Kim I, He YY. Ultraviolet radiation-induced non-melanoma skin cancer: regulation of DNA damage repair and inflammation. Genes and Diseases. 2014. Dec 1(2): 188-198
  • Kim I, He YY. Targeting the AMP-activated protein kinase for cancer prevention and therapy. Frontiers Oncology 2013. 3 (175), 1-12.
  • Depaolo RW, Tang T, Kim I, Han M, Levin N, Ciletti N, Lin A, Anderson D, Schneewind O, Jabri B. Toll-like receptor 6 drives differentiation of tolerogenic dendritic cells and contributes to lcrv-mediated plague pathogenesis. Cell: Host Microbe. 2009. 4 (4): 350-361.
  • Bettencourt BR, Kim I, Hoffmann AA, Feder ME. Response to natural and laboratory selection at the Drosophila hsp70 genes. Evolution 2002 Sep; 56 (9) :1796-1801.