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Department General Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Lahey Clinic Medical Center (Massachusetts)
transplantation and HBP surgery
Burlington, MA United States

Graduate School - Yonsei University College of Medicine

Fellowship - Gangnam severance hospital
Hepatobiliary pancreas


Graduate School - Yonsei University College of Medicine

Fellowship - Gangnam severance hospital
Hepatobiliary pancreas


Residency - Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei university, South Korea

Medical Education - Catholic Kwandong University, College of Medicine



  • Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Jaekeun Kim, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/10/2024, Dr. Kim has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

66 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2024

Very kind and professional but I had a very hard time understanding him due to his dialect

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2024

Dr Kim is amazing.

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

Feel that Dr Kim really went out of his way to rearrange his schedule to accommodate me and fit me inHis nurse Jennifer was also extremely helpful. Dr. Kim was extremely accommodating, available and reached out to several times to me to see if I had any questions.

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

Dr Kim has extremely good bedside manners. I felt that he really cared for me and for my best interest.

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

I couldn't ask for a better doctor or surgeon in Dr. Kim

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

I had a liver transplant in October 2023 and I can't express my gratitude enough to the staff at Cleveland Clinic. I'm continuing to heal and making strides every day! Dr. Kim and the entire transplant team have given me my life back! Thank you all

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Both Janice and Dr Kim were so accommodating So responsive with kindness and supportSo happy to have them as my medical staff

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

So thankful for Janice & Dr Kim !!They made my experience with Cleveland Clinic a wonderful experience and made me have great hope in dealing with my cancer in one of the most respected worlds top facilities and institution

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Initial appt was for me to get information regarding new treatment, histotripsy, for liver mets. I was lead to believe that the decision would go before the tumor board and the only issue thar would disqualify me would be tumors in other area of the body. I was given an impromptu ultrasound that I feel I was not prepared for as I was " full" , thinking may have different results if I had properly fasted before test. Was surprised to be contacted by the doctor that night to tell me I was not a candidate due to my bowels being " in the way" which had not been discussed during visit. If this is true , would another ultrasound yield different results and could tumors ( I believe they identified four) not blocked by bowels be treated?

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Doctor was great, made me feel confident

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr. Kim was very direct and to the point. He was able to answers most of my concerns.

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