Professional Statement

Dr. Irene Kim is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who sees patients in Santa Monica, Westwood, and Santa Clarita. She is an attending surgeon in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is board certified in otolaryngology, and fellowship trained in facial reanimation surgery for facial paralysis. Dr. Kim provides high-quality, comprehensive medical and surgical care to patients with facial paralysis secondary to Bell’s palsy, tumors, trauma and congenital disorders. Her procedures include nerve transfers and gracilis free muscle transfers. She also performs cosmetic facial surgery, nonsurgical facial rejuvenation techniques (including Botox and filler injections), rhinoplasty, facial trauma repair, MOHs reconstructive surgery for skin cancer, and microvascular free flap surgery for patients with head and neck cancer. Dr. Kim received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her otolaryngology/head and neck surgery residency training at UCLA, and returned to Johns Hopkins for subspecialty training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.


3 years


Korean, Spanish, English




UCLA Health-Santa Monica1131 Wilshire BoulevardSanta Monica, CA 90401


  • General Plastic Surgery

Areas (10)

  • Cheek
  • Ear
  • Eyebrow
  • Face
  • Hair
  • Lower Eyelid
  • Neck
  • Nose
  • Skin
  • Upper Eyelid

Education & Affiliations

Education & Training

  • Fellowships

    Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Trained in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Residency

    UCLA Medical Center

    Trained from 01/01/2011 to 01/01/2016

  • Undergraduate School

    Johns Hopkins University


  • Graduate School

    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - General

Hospital Affiliations

  • UCLA Medical Center-Santa Monica
  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Awards & Recognitions

  • Blue Ribbon Award
  • Cohen-Gellar Award for best resident performance at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • ACS Head & Neck Surgery Research Presentation Award ACS Head & Neck Surgery Research Presentation Award
  • Head & Neck Surgery Chairman’s Resident Excellence Award

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