Baptist Health South Florida

Benign Hematologist Salem Kim, M.D., joins Miami Cancer Institute

September 29, 2020

MIAMI – September 29, 2020 – Board-certified benign hematologist Salem Kim, M.D., joins Miami Cancer Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Kim specializes in treating nonmalignant blood disorders, such as anemia, low blood counts, blood clotting disorders and myelodysplastic syndromes. She is fluent in English and Korean.

“We are glad to welcome Dr. Kim to Miami Cancer Institute,” said Leonard Kalman, M.D., executive deputy director and chief medical officer at Miami Cancer Institute. “Her expertise in treating benign blood disorders will make her an asset to our organization.”

Dr. Kim joins Miami Cancer Institute from Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where she served as an attending physician and assistant professor at the VCU Division of Hematology/Oncology. In this role, she gained a passion for teaching medical students and fellows.

Her research has been featured in several peer-reviewed publications, including the American Journal of Hematology, Seminars in Oncology, Journal of Clinical Pathology and the Archives of Internal Medicine, as well as two textbooks. She was also the recipient of the Jacobi Medical Center Days of the Giants Award for productivity and dedication to patient care. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology.

Dr. Kim earned her medical degree from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago and her fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at the Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York.

She will see inpatients at Baptist Hospital of Miami and South Miami Hospital. She will also work at Miami Cancer Institute’s Benign Hematology Clinic.

About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Miami Cancer Institute
Miami Cancer Institute brings to South Florida access to personalized clinical treatments and comprehensive support services delivered with unparalleled compassion. No other cancer program in the region has the combination of cancer-fighting expertise and advanced technology—including the first proton therapy center in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean, and one of the only radiation oncology program in the world with each of the newest radiation therapies in one place—to diagnose and deliver precise cancer treatments that achieve the best outcomes and improve the lives of cancer patients. The Institute offers an impressive roster of established community oncologists and renowned experts, clinical researchers and genomic scientists recruited from the nation’s top cancer centers. Selected as Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer (MSK) Alliance, Miami Cancer Institute is part of a meaningful clinical collaboration that affords patients in South Florida access to innovative treatments and ensures that the standards of care developed by their multidisciplinary disease management teams match those at MSK.

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