PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y.— New York Cancer & Blood Specialists is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Christi Kim to the Clinical Practice Committee of the Society of Gynecological Oncology (SGO). The SGO is a premier non-profit organization advancing the research and education of gynecologic cancers. Moreover, the Committee addresses multidisciplinary management issues impacting the care of women with these pressing issues.
Dr. Kim has been practicing gynecologic oncology for the past nine years, caring for hundreds of patients amidst great advances: “It is a rapidly evolving and challenging field” says Dr. Kim. “In recent years, there were many exciting clinical trials, some changing the paradigm of daily practice. We take care of many patients with advanced gynecologic cancers who were deemed "terminal" in the not so distant past. However, with recent advances in our field, many women today are living their lives with much improved quality and a greater life expectancy, much akin to those with other chronic illnesses that are well maintained. This improvement makes it extremely gratifying to work as an oncologist, taking care of patients and guiding them and their family through the difficult journey of fighting cancer.”
Dr. Kim is passionate about her field and encourages patients to stay motivated: “I tell my patients not to give up hope” said Dr. Kim. “I try to set realistic goals and stay positive and optimistic. For those who are giving up hope prematurely where there is still a viable option, I share my personal experiences that prove to be uplifting. There are many people out there (some we already know, including our loved ones such as my own sister) still going strong and living their lives with advanced cancer. They are truly the driving force for me to strive for excellence.”
Dr. Kim earned her Medical Degree from St. George’s University. She completed both her Chief Residency and Fellowship at the State University of New York at Stony Brook University Hospital.
Dr. Kim continued, “I am very proud to be appointed as a member of the SGO Clinical Practice Committee. I strongly believe we can succeed in improving patient outcomes and ultimately fulfill much of unmet need in gynecologic cancer.”
Dr. Kim currently treats patients at NYCBS’ Babylon, Bay Shore, and Patchogue locations.
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