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Karmanos Radiation Oncology service chief takes on interim chair position within department

Harold Kim, M.D., service chief of the Radiation Oncology Department at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM), has been appointed interim chair of the department.

Dr. Kim assumed the position after Andre Konski, M.D., M.B.A., left Karmanos and WSU SOM for a position with University of Pennsylvania Affiliated Hospitals.

Dr. Kim will lead the department while the school conducts a search for a permanent chair.

“I am confident that Dr. Kim, a respected member of our faculty, has the experience and demeanor to lead the department during this period of transition,” said Valerie M. Parisi, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., dean of WSU SOM.

Dr. Kim has been with Karmanos since 1997 and has been a member of the school of medicine faculty for 19 years. A 1987 graduate of the Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, he served an internal medicine internship, followed by a radiation oncology residency, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He completed a fellowship at the Edward Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University Medical School in 1992.

In addition to serving as the attending physician and clinical chief of the Gershenson Radiation Oncology Center at Karmanos, and associate professor of Radiation Oncology at WSU SOM, Dr. Kim has worked as a consultant for the Department of Radiation Oncology for the John D. Dingell Veterans Administration Medical Center.

A principal investigator and study coordinator for several national research projects, the Association of Radiation Oncology Residents named Dr. Kim an Educator of the Year for 2012.

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