Kim HooKim, MD


Cooper University Health Care Titles

  • Pathologist

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology (Anatomic and Clinical Pathology)
  • American Board of Pathology (Cytopathology)
  • American Board of Pathology (Dermatopathology)

Professional Type

Cooper University Physician



Office Locations


One Cooper Plaza
(for GPS use 246 S 6th St)
Camden , NJ 08103
Maps & Directions

Education & Training

Medical SchoolUniversity of The West Indies Faculty of Medical Science, Kingston, Jamaica
InternshipCornwall Regional Hospital, Montego Bay, Jamaica
InternshipUniversity of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
ResidencyPathology - University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
ResidencyPathology - SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
ResidencyAnatomic Pathology - University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, FL
FellowshipSurgical Pathology - University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
FellowshipCytopathology - University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
FellowshipDermatopathology - University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Special Interests

Dermatopathology, cytopathology


  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists
  • American Society of Cytopathology
  • American Society of Dermatopathology
  • College of American Pathologists
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology

Awards and Honors

  • Society of Teaching Scholars, University of Florida Health Sciences Center - 2009
  • Resident Teacher Award, University of Florida Health Sciences Center - 2009
  • Thayer Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Texas Medical Branch - 2010
  • Gbo Yuoh Teaching Award, University of Texas Medical Branch - 2010


HooKim K, Reid MD. Atypical cells in fine needle aspiration biopsies of pancreas: Causes, work-up, and recommendations for management. Diagn Cytopathol. 2021 Aug 11. doi: 10.1002/dc.24848. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34378874.

Nerwal T, Goetz A, Nevler A, Barmettler G, Solomides C, Kowalski T, Loren D, Lavu H, Yeo CJ, HooKim K, Winter JM. Accuracy of cytopathology evaluation for resected benign and malignant pancreatic disease. J Surg Oncol. 2021 Sep;124(3):343-353. doi: 10.1002/jso.26526. Epub 2021 Jun 13. PMID: 34120342.

Gargano SM, Sebastiano C, Mardekian J, Solomides CC, HooKim K. Cytological interpretation of p16 immunohistochemistry in head and neck carcinomas: does the choice of fixative matter? J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2021 Mar-Apr;10(2):216-224. doi: 10.1016/j.jasc.2020.09.012. Epub 2020 Sep 30. PMID: 33097464.

Woodward SG, Nimtz K, Hookim K, Sevrukov AB, Tsangaris TN, Willis A, Berger AC, Lazar M. Is radial scar on core needle biopsy a risk factor for malignancy? A single-center retrospective review and implications for management. Breast J. 2020 Oct;26(10):2011-2014. doi: 10.1111/tbj.13975. Epub 2020 Jul 13. PMID: 32657492.

Glick L, Xu H, Han TM, HooKim K, Vogel A, Lallas CD. Castleman Disease: An Uncommon Mass in the Retroperitoneum. Urology. 2020 Feb;136:e12-e15. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2019.11.034. Epub 2019 Dec 5. PMID: 31812578.

Gargano SM, Sebastiano C, Solomides CC, Griffith CC, HooKim K. Cytohistologic correlation of basaloid salivary gland neoplasms: Can cytomorphologic classification be used to diagnose and grade these tumors? Cancer Cytopathol. 2020 Feb;128(2):92-99. doi: 10.1002/cncy.22208. Epub 2019 Nov 19. PMID: 31742931.