Friday, July 31, 2009

Dr. Joseph Kim in the news

My name is so common that you may think that it appears in the news all the time. The truth is that I don't see my name appearing too often. Without the "Dr." or "M.D." the name "Joe Kim" or "Joseph Kim" is ubiquitous. When I was in college, I knew 3 other people in my social network who shared my name.

Let's talk about "Joseph Kim" in the news (and yes, this will be medically relevant):
  • There's a young golfer named Joseph Kim (age 21) who may end up becoming really popular someday. He's not a doctor yet, but maybe he'll aspire to become one someday.
  • Then there's J. Joseph Kim, PhD (CEO of Inovio Biomedical Corporation) who's working on a swine flu (H1N1) vaccine and you'll be seeing his name all over the Internet. Like me, he's an MIT alum.
  • S. Joseph Kim, MD (Division of Nephrology, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario) recently published an article in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology titled, "H-Y Incompatibility Predicts Short-Term Outcomes for Kidney Transplant Recipients."
  • Finally, Joseph Kim, MD (a cancer specialist and surgeon at the City of Hope medical center) has been in the news for treating Steve Jobs (pancreatic cancer).
That's quite a list of some very accomplished people!

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