Dr. Syngcuk Kim

Dr. Syngcuk Kim is the Louis I. Grossman Professor of the Department of Endodontics at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.  He is also Associate Dean for Global Affairs and Associate Dean for Advanced Dental Education for the School of Dental Medicine.  He earned his undergraduate and his dental degrees from Columbia University in New York.  Dr. Kim also earned his Ph.D. in circulatory physiology at the Medical School of Columbia University, Department of Physiology.

Dr. Kim is well known and respected for his research in dental pulp physiology and microcirculation and the AAE has awarded him the Louis I. Grossman Award for outstanding research.

Upon joining the Dental School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 as Chairman of the Department of Endodontics, Dr. Kim not only brought the department into the “New Age” of the Microscope, but also established the Microscope Training Center at the school. This Center is the first university-based microscope-training program in the world that teaches microendodontics and microsurgery.  Since its inception, leaders in endodontic education and clinical practitioners from the USA, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia have been trained at the Center.

In 2010 Dr. Kim was appointed by the Dean to the role of Associate Dean of Global Affairs at the School of Dental Medicine.  Serving in this capacity, Dr. Kim travels extensively creating relationships with Dental Schools throughout  Europe and Asia, South America, etc. with the goal of promoting academic and scholarly exchange between the teaching institutions.

Extensive speaking engagements take Dr. Kim to universities, conferences, study clubs and professional associations in the U.S. and abroad.  In addition to over a hundred articles in peer reviewed journals Dr. Kim is the primary author of the book titled “Color Atlas of Microsurgery in Endodontics”.