Transatlantic Australasian Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Working Group

A collaborative group for Surgical Oncologists and Sarcoma Professionals

Teresa Kim

photos by Kris Krüg

Dr. Kim is a Surgical Oncologist with expertise in the management of soft tissue sarcomas, gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), and other cancers of the soft tissue, skin, and gastrointestinal tract. Her primary sites of practice are the University of Washington Medical Center, where she operates, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, where she sees patients in clinic.


Dr. Kim earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her M.D. from Harvard Medical School in Boston. She then completed general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, as well as a research postdoctoral fellowship in tumor immunology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She subsequently completed specialty training in Complex General Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering, after which she was recruited to join the faculty at UW. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is an active member of the Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS), American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, and American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Dr. Kim’s clinical interests include retroperitoneal sarcoma, GIST, immunotherapy, and clinical trials. Her research interests include translational tumor immunology and novel approaches to combination therapy and personalized medicine. She is an investigator in the UW Tumor Immunology and Microenvironment (TIME) Laboratory and an Affiliate Investigator at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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