Dr. Ki Beom Kim is the Dr. Lysle Johnston Endowed Chair in Orthodontics at Saint Louis University and currently serves as the program director in the Orthodontic Department of the Center for Advanced Dental Education at SLU. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and the American Board of Orofacial Pain.
Dr. Kim is originally from Seoul, South Korea and served as an Army Captain in the Korean Military for over three years. He received his dental training from South Korea, finished three years of oral medicine training and later received his PhD in Orofacial Pain. After his military service, he and his family came to the United States, and he received three years of orthodontic training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
He has been a faculty member at Saint Louis University since 2005. He has spoken many times at international and national meetings. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles and multiple book chapters. Additionally, he has participated in over 130 master thesis projects over the years. He had three textbooks written, the most recent of which is Comprehensive Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Evidence-based Guidelines from Springer.