Sun Kwon Kim, M.D., Ph.D.

Sun Kwon Kim, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

sunkim@med.wayne.edu

Sun Kwon Kim, M.D., Ph.D.

Academic Rank

Associate Professor, Clinical Educator (part time)

Awards and Honors

June 2014 - Sidney F. Bottoms, M.D. Award; Excellence in Research Presentation, First Place, Detroit Medical Center
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

June 2014 - Nurse Midwifery Award, Detroit Medical Center
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Jan 2012 - Award for the best overall resident in Obstetrics/MFM for the December/January 2012 block
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

June 2011 - Sidney F. Bottoms, M.D. Award; Excellence in Research Presentation
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Apr 2011 - Award for the resident who performed outstanding effort for the month of April 2011 in OB/GYN/MFM
Wayne State University,Detroit, MI

May 2011 - Oral Presentation Second Place presented at: Michigan Section ACOG Annual Junior Fellow Research Day; Lansing, MI

Feb 2010 - Research Excellence Award, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Mar 2001 - Citation, Mungyeong Public Health Center
Mungyeong, South Korea

Graduate

Ph.D., Medicine, Department of Medicine, Graduate School University of Ulsan, Ulsan, South Korea, 2006
M.S., Department of Medicine, Graduate School University of Ulsan, Ulsan, South Korea, 1998

Medical

College of Medicine
Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea, 1995

Residency

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Wayne State University / Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI, 2010-2014

University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea, 1996-2000

Fellowships

Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center
Seoul, South Korea, 2003-2005

Publications

1. Kim SK, Romero R, Savasan ZA, Xu Y, Dong Z, Lee DC, Yeo L, Hassan SS, Chaiworapongsa T. Endoglin in amniotic fluid as a risk factor for the subsequent development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2013 Feb;69(2):105-23.

2. Lamont RF, Sobel J, Mazaki-Tovi S, Kusanovic JP, Vaisbuch E, Kim SK, Uldbjerg N, Romero R. Listeriosis in human pregnancy: a systematic review. J Perinat Med. 2011 May;39(3):227-36.

3. Lamont RF, Sobel JD, Kusanovic JP, Vaisbuch E, Mazaki-Tovi S, Kim SK, Uldbjerg N, Romero R. Current debate on the use of antibiotic prophylaxis for caesarean section. BJOG. 2011 Jan;118(2):193-201.

4. Lamont RF, Sobel JD, Vaisbuch E, Kusanovic JP, Mazaki-Tovi S, Kim SK, Uldbjerg N, Romero R. Parvovirus B19 infection in human pregnancy. BJOG. 2011 Jan;118(2):175-86.

5. Yeo L, Romero R, Jodicke C, Kim SK, Gonzalez JM, Ogg G, Lee W, Kusanovic JP, Vaisbuch E, Hassan S. Simple targeted arterial rendering (STAR) technique: a novel and simple method to visualize the fetal cardiac outflow tracts. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2011 May;37(5):549-56.

6. Chaiworapongsa T, Romero R, Tarca AL, Kusanovic JP, Gotsch F, Mittal P, Kim SK, Vaisbuch E, Mazaki-Tovi S, Erez O, Dong Z, Kim CJ, Yeo L, Hassan SS. A decrease in maternal plasma concentrations of sVEGFR-2 precedes the clinical diagnosis of preeclampsia. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Jun;202(6):550.e1-10.

7. Romero R, Chaiworapongsa T, Erez O, Tarca AL, Gervasi MT, Kusanovic JP, Mittal P, Ogge G, Vaisbuch E, Mazaki-Tovi S, Dong Z, Kim SK, Yeo L, Hassan SS. An imbalance between angiogenic and anti-angiogenic factors precedes fetal death in a subset of patients: results of a longitudinal study. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2010 Dec;23(12):1384-99. Epub 2010 May 12.

8. Chaiworapongsa T, Romero R, Gotsch F, Kusanovic JP, Mittal P, Kim SK, Erez O, Vaisbuch E, Mazaki-Tovi S, Kim CJ, Dong Z, Yeo L, Hassan SS. Acute pyelonephritis during pregnancy changes the balance of angiogenic and anti-angiogenic factors in maternal plasma. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2010 Feb;23(2):167-78.

9. Chaiworapongsa T, Romero R, Kusanovic JP, Savasan ZA, Kim SK, Mazaki-Tovi S, Vaisbuch E, Ogge G, Madan I, Dong Z, Yeo L, Mittal P, Hassan SS. Unexplained fetal death is associated with increased concentrations of anti-angiogenic factors in amniotic fluid. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2010 Aug;23(8):794-805.

10. Mazaki-Tovi S, Vaisbuch E, Romero R, Kusanovic JP, Chaiworapongsa T, Kim SK, Ogge G, Yoon BH, Dong Z, Gonzalez JM, Gervasi MT, Hassan SS. Hyperresistinemia - a Novel Feature in Systemic Infection During Human Pregnancy. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2010 May;63(5):358-69. Epub 2010 Feb 18.

11. Vaisbuch E, Romero R, Erez O, Mazaki-Tovi S, Kusanovic JP, Soto E, Dong Z, Chaiworapongsa T, Kim SK, Ogge G, Pacora P, Yeo L, Hassan SS. Activation of the Alternative Pathway of Complement is a Feature of Pre-Term Parturition but not of Spontaneous Labor at Term. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2010 Apr 1;63(4):318-30. Epub 2010 Feb 12.

12. Vaisbuch E, Romero R, Mazaki-Tovi S, Kusanovic JP, Chaiworapongsa T, Dong Z, Kim SK, Ogge G, Gervasi MT, Hassan SS. Maternal plasma retinol binding protein 4 in acute pyelonephritis during pregnancy. J Perinat Med. 2010 Jul;38(4):359-66.

13. Chaiworapongsa T, Kusanovic JP, Savasan ZA, Mazaki-Tovi S, Kim SK, Vaisbuch E, Tarca AL, Mittal P, Ogge G, Madan I, Dong Z, Yeo L, Hassan SS, Romero R. Fetal death: A condition with a dissociation in the concentrations of soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 between the maternal and fetal compartments. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2010 Sep;23(9):960-72.

14. Savasan ZA, Romero R, Chaiworapongsa T, Kusanovic JP, Kim SK, Mazaki-Tovi S, Vaisbuch E, Mittal P, Ogge G, Madan I, Dong Z, Yeo L, Hassan SS. Evidence in support of a role for anti-angiogenic factors in preterm prelabor rupture of membranes. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2010 Aug;23(8):828-41.

15. Mazaki-Tovi S, Romero R, Vaisbuch E, Kim SK, Kusanovic JP, Chaiworapongsa T, Mittal P, Dong Z, Pacora P, Yeo L, Hassan SS. Evidence for differential regulation of the adipokine visfatin in the maternal and fetal compartments in normal spontaneous labor at term. J Perinat Med. 2010 May;38(3):281-8.

16. Mazaki-Tovi S, Romero R, Vaisbuch E, Kusanovic JP, Chaiworapongsa T, Kim SK, Mittal P, Dong Z, Pacora P, Yeo L, Hassan SS. Retinol-binding protein 4: a novel adipokine implicated in the genesis of LGA in the absence of gestational diabetes mellitus. J Perinat Med. 2010 Mar;38(2):147-55.

17. Cruciani L, Romero R, Vaisbuch, Kusanovic JP, Chaiworapongsa T, Mazaki-Tovi S, Dong Z, Kim SK, Ogge G, Yeo L, Mittal P, Hassan SS. Pentraxin 3 in maternal circulation: an association with preterm labor and preterm PROM, but not with intra-amniotic infection/inflammation. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2010 Oct;23(10):1097-105.

18. Mazaki-Tovi S, Vaisbuch E, Romero R, Kusanovic JP, Chaiworapongsa T, Kim SK, Nhan-Chang CL, Gomez R, Alpay Savasan Z, Madan I, Yoon BH, Yeo L, Mittal P, Ogge G, Gonzalez JM, Hassan SS. Maternal and neonatal circulating visfatin concentrations in patients with pre-eclampsia and a small-for-gestational age neonate. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2010 Oct;23(10):1119-28.

19. Chaiworapongsa T, Romero R, Kusanovic JP, Mittal P, Kim SK, Gotsch F, Than NG, Mazaki-Tovi S, Vaisbuch E, Erez O, Yeo L, Hassan SS, Sorokin Y. Plasma Soluble Endoglin Concentration in Preeclampsia is Associated with an Increased Impedance to Flow in the Maternal and Fetal Circulations. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2010;35(2):155-62.

20. Mazaki-Tovi S, Vaisbuch E, Romero R, Kusanovic JP, Chaiworapongsa T, Kim SK, Nhan-Chang CL, Gomez R, Yoon BH, Yeo L, Mittal P, Ogge G, Gonzalez JM, Hassan SS. Maternal plasma concentration of the pro-inflammatory adipokine pre-B-cell-enhancing factor (PBEF)/visfatin is elevated in pregnant patients with acute pyelonephritis. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2010 Mar 1;63(3):252-62. Epub 2010 Jan 19.

Other Information

Prior Appointments

Jul 2014 - Present
Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan

Aug 2006 - Jun 2010
Research Associate
Perinatology Research Branch, Division of Intramural Research,
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and
Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of
Health and Human Services, Detroit, Michigan

Mar 2005 - Feb 2006
Clinical Assistant Professor
Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center,
Seoul, South Korea

May 2001 - Apr 2003
Director of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Mungyeong Jeil General Hospital, Mungyeong, South Korea

Apr 2000 - Apr 2001
Public Health Doctor
Mungyeong Public Health Center, Mungyeong, South Korea