Dr. David Kim

Union Square Dermatology is proud to welcome David Kim, M.D. M.S., an expert in cosmetic and medical dermatology. He specializes in injectables, cutaneous lasers, body contouring and skin tightening devices, and tailors every procedure to each patient’s specific needs. He strives to increase accessibility and awareness of cosmetic procedures for men and athletes.

Dr. Kim was born in the US and then grew up in Korea and Canada.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Duke University, during which he was a Howard Hughes Research Fellow at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. He attended Stanford University for medical school, where he conducted research on prevention and treatment of skin cancers, skin cancer screening in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) athletes, and laser-assisted delivery of medication. He was a Chief Resident at the University of Southern California dermatology program. Most recently, he completed the ASDS Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship at Union Square Laser Dermatology in New York City. Prior to his medical and dermatologic training, Dr. Kim worked at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on issues related to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria in developing countries as a research assistant to Dr. Jim Yong Kim, the 12th president of the World Bank. He also earned a Master’s degree in public health nutrition from Columbia University and worked with the Millennium Village Project on child malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr. Kim has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, and Pediatric Dermatology. He has also presented at many national and international meetings, including the ASDS Annual Meeting and International Master Course on Aging Science (IMCAS) in Paris.

Passionate about fashion, Dr. Kim has also worked for a number of luxury brands including Celine, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Rick Owens, Haider Ackermann, JW Anderson, Jason Wu, and Prabal Gurung in Paris and New York City.

Dr. Kim is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the Women’s Dermatologic Society.

For more information or to schedule a consultation please call (415) 393-9550 today.




450 Sutter Street, Suite 830
San Francisco, CA 94108

TEL: 415-393-9550 FAX: 415-393-9556