Isaac Kim


Dr. Isaac Yi Kim is currently Professor and Chair, Department of Urology, Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Kim graduated from University of California, Berkeley with BA in biochemistry and MD/PhD from Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. Subsequently, he completed the urology residency training at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. In the middle of the residency training, he completed a one-year urologic oncology research fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Kim then studied Laparoscopy and Robotics with Dr. Ralph V. Clayman, at University of California, Irvine. After the completion of clinical training, he received the first faculty appointment at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ in Aug 2005. In 2021, he moved to Yale School of Medicine to assume the chair position in the Department of Urology. His laboratory research interests include tumor microenvironment and androgen signaling in prostate cancer while clinical research programs focus on racial disparity as well as role of surgery in advanced and metastatic prostate cancer.