Dr. Kim obtained her medical degree from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1992 with Honors. During her Surgical Internship at the Toronto General Hospital, she was the recipient of Sopman Humanitarian Award. In 1999, she completed her neurosurgical residency program at the University of Toronto Department of Neurosurgery, the largest neurosurgical training program in North America. During her residency she also obtained a Masters of Science degree for her research in Biomedical Engineering.
After her extensive cranial neurosurgical training, she completed a Complex Spine Surgery Fellowship at Sunnybrook Hospital, a Level 1 trauma hospital in Toronto. After her fellowship, she became Staff Neurosurgeon at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota. She subsequently moved to the Twin Cities where she was a neurosurgeon with Millennium Neurosurgery P.A., before she opened her own neurosurgical practice KIM Neurosurgery, PLLC.