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Ellen J. Kim, MD

Ellen J. Kim, MD Physician

Sandra J. Lazarus Associate Professor in Dermatology

Languages spoken:

  • Korean

Dr. Kim is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Ellen J. Kim

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012

Clinical Specialties


  • Dermatology

Programs & Centers:

  • Cancer
    • Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Program
  • Dermatology
    • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
    • General Dermatology
    • Graft-Versus-Host Disease (GVH)
    • Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion

Board Certification:

  • Dermatology, 2000

Clinical Expertise:

  • dysplastic nevi
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • medical dermatology
  • Melanoma
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer

Description of Clinical Expertise

Cutaneous Lymphomas (T-cell and B-cell) and lymphoproliferative disorders
Dysplastic Nevi
Malignant Melanoma
Cutaneous Sarcoidosis

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Dermatology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 1st Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency: Boston University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Boston University School of Medicine


American Academy of Dermatology, National American Dermatological Association, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National College of Physicians of Philadephia, Dermatology Section, Local Dermatology Foundation, National International Society for Cutaneous Lymphoma, International Medical Dermatology Society, National Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, Local Philadelphia Dermatological Society, Local Society for Investigative Dermatology, National US Cutaneous Lymphoma Consortium, National Women's Dermatological Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kim is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Clinical trials for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL)

Selected Publications:

Kim EJ, Stadecker M, Washburn JC.: Multiple facial papules in an adult: multiple fibrofolliculomas. Arch Dermatol 139 (2): 215-220,2003.

Richardson SK, McGinnis KS, Shapiro M, Lehrer MS, Kim EJ, Vittorio CC, Junkins-Hopkins JM, Rook AH.: Extracorporeal Photopheresis and Multimodality Immunomodulatory Therapy in the Treatment of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma. J Cutan Med Surg : 2003.

Richardson SK, Budgin JB, Junkins-Hopkins JM, Vittorio CC, Lee J, Miller, Jr. WT, Rook AH, Kim EJ.: A Novel Therapeutic Combination for HTLV-1 Associated Adult T-Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma. Archives of Dermatology : 2003.

Kim EJ, Park HY, Puri N, Yaar M, Gilchrest BA.: The effect of vascular endothelial growth factor on normal human melanocytes. (Presented at the Society of Investigative Dermatology Meeting, Washington D.C. : 2001.

Kim EJ, Foad M, Travers R.: Ecthyma gangrenosum in an AIDS patient with normal neutrophil count. J Am Acad Dermatol 41 (5 Pt 2): 840-841,1999.

Worsley DF, Alavi A, Kim E, Palevsky HI.: Scintigraphic appearance of albuterol-induced inhibition of hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction Clin Nucl Med 19 (10): 901-903,1994.

Kim EJ, Kim C, Palevsky H, Alavi A: Pulmonary Perfusion Distribution after Single Lung Transplantation in Emphysema Patients vs Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Patients is Different. (Presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine 40th Annual Meeting, Toronto, : 1993.

Demetri GD, Spertini O, Pratt E, Kim E, Elias K, Antman K, Tedder TF, Griffin JD.: GM-CSF and G-CSF have different effects on expression of the neutrophil adhesion receptors LAM-1 and CD11b Blood 76 : 1778a,1990.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Dermatology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
14 Penn Tower, Room 1477
1 Convention Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-5060
Fax: (215) 615-4966
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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