Ana H. Kim, MD
Director of the Cochlear Implant Program at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at CUMC.
Her clinical practice specializes in hearing loss, ear disorders, and skull base tumors. Dr. Kim also has a strong research interest in genetics of hearing loss, the effect of hearing loss and the brain, and cochlear implant outcome studies.
Dr. Kim graduated from Cornell University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her Otolaryngology residency at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Neurotology fellowship at the University of Michigan. She is a distinguished fellow of the American Otologic, American Cochlear Alliance
ACI, New York Otologic Society, American Neurotology Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery AAO-HNS, and the Association for Research in Otolaryngology. She has served on the Continuing Education Committee, Working Group on Hearing Loss and Aging, & Neurotology Education Committee, representative to the American National Standards Institute, American Neurotology Society Scientific Committee, AAO-HNS Hearing Committee, and the Implantable Hearing Device Committee. Dr. Kim is also a member of the NY State Hearing Aid Advisory Board overseeing regulations relating to hearing aid dispensing. Dr. Kim has authored numerous publications and book chapters, and has been honored with multiple teaching awards and for clinical excellence. She has given talks nationally and internationally on topics relating to hearing loss and cochlear implantation.
“I went into ENT knowing I wanted to be an ear surgeon. I was absolutely transformed by the elegance of the ear anatomy as a 1st year medical student, and by the potential to restore hearing and balance to someone. It’s an honor and privilege to do what I do every day”.