Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2019 Prostate Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy With a Focal Simultaneous Integrated Boost: Acute Toxicity and Dosimetry Results From a Prospective TrialAdvances in Radiation Oncology.  4:90-95. 2019
2018 Dynamics of the vaginal wall dose in HDR interstitial brachytherapy for gynecological cancer: Systematic analysis of phantom vs patient caseMedical Dosimetry.  43:237-242. 2018
2017 Subcutaneous adipose tissue characteristics and the risk of biochemical recurrence in men with high-risk prostate cancerUrologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations.  35:663.e15-663.e21. 2017
2016 Mesorectal node metastasis from gynecological cancer in the era of 3D conformal pelvic radiation therapy and intensity modulated radiation therapyPractical Radiation Oncology.  6:402-404. 2016
2016 A novel dynamic field-matching technique for treatment of patients with para-aortic node-positive cervical cancer: Clinical experienceReports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy.  21:37-41. 2016
2014 Posttraumatic stress disorder after high-dose-rate brachytherapy for cervical cancer: In regard to Kirchheiner et al 2014
2014 Different rectal toxicity tolerance with and without simultaneous conventionally-fractionated pelvic lymph node treatment in patients receiving hypofractionated prostate radiotherapyRadiation Oncology.  9. 2014
2014 Image-guided brachytherapy for cervical cancer: Analysis of D2 cc hot spot in three-dimensional and anatomic factors affecting D2 cc hot spot inorgans at riskBrachytherapy.  13:203-209. 2014
2014 Reduced radiation tolerance of penile structures associated with dose-escalated hypofractionated prostate radiotherapyUrology.  84:1383-1388. 2014
2013 Efficacy and toxicity of conventionally fractionated pelvic radiation with a hypofractionated simultaneous versus conventionally fractionated sequential boost for patients with high-risk prostate cancerActa Oncologica.  52:1181-1188. 2013
2013 Intraoperative ultrasound guidance during intracavitary brachytherapy applicator placement in cervical cancer; The university of alabama at birmingham experienceInternational Journal of Gynecological Cancer.  23:559-566. 2013
2013 Patient benefit from salvage radiation for prostate cancer.Journal of Clinical Oncology.  31:175. 2013
2013 Optimal planning target volume margins for elective pelvic lymphatic radiotherapy in high-risk prostate cancer patients.ISRN Oncology.  2013:941269. 2013
2012 Novel setup techniques for radiation treatment of severely obese patients with cervical cancerPractical Radiation Oncology.  2. 2012
2012 Image-based 3D treatment planning for vaginal cylinder brachytherapy: Dosimetric effects of bladder filling on organs at risk 2012
2012 Hypofractionated Prostate Radiotherapy with or without Conventionally Fractionated Nodal Irradiation: Clinical Toxicity Observations and Retrospective Daily Dosimetry.Prostate Cancer.  2012:546794. 2012
2012 SU‐E‐T‐434: Use of Deformable Registration for Cumulated Dose Calculation in Image‐Guided Intracavitary Bracytherapy for Cervical CancerMedical Physics.  39:3804. 2012
2011 Efficacy and rectal toxicity of hypofractionated radiation therapy with daily image guidance.Journal of Clinical Oncology.  29:85. 2011
2010 Effects of Bladder Distension on Organs at Risk in 3D Image-Based Planning of Intracavitary Brachytherapy for Cervical Cancer 2010
2008 Conventional High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy With Concomitant Complementary IMRT Boost: A Novel Approach for Improving Cervical Tumor Dose Coverage 2008
2007 Image-based three-dimensional treatment planning of intracavitary brachytherapy for cancer of the cervix: Dose-volume histograms of the bladder, rectum, sigmoid colon, and small bowelBrachytherapy.  6:187-194. 2007
2007 Which MR imaging sequences are necessary in determining the need for radiation therapy for cord compression? A prospective studyAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology.  28:32-37. 2007
2006 Low-dose-rate vs. high-dose-rate intracavitary brachytherapy for carcinoma of the cervix: The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) experienceBrachytherapy.  5:49-55. 2006
2005 Image-based intracavitary brachytherapy in the treatment of inoperable uterine cancer: Individual dose specification at specific anatomical sitesBrachytherapy.  4:286-290. 2005
2005 SU‐EE‐A1‐04: Integrated Complementary IMRT Combined with Image‐Guided HDR Brachytherapy for Cancers of the Uterine CervixMedical Physics.  32:1902. 2005
2004 IMRT dose escalation for positive para-aortic lymph nodes in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer while reducing dose to bone marrow and other organs at risk 2004
2003 Radiography-based treatment planning compared with computed tomography (CT)-based treatment planning for intracavitary brachytherapy in cancer of the cervix: Analysis of dose-volume histogramsBrachytherapy.  2:200-206. 2003
2003 Custom step wedge blocking using dynamic multileaf collimation for parametrial pelvic boost irradiation following brachytherapy for carcinoma of the cervixMedical Physics.  30:2699-2702. 2003
2003 Bulb of penis as a marker for prostatic apex in external beam radiotherapy of prostate cancer 2003
2002 Postoperative intravaginal brachytherapy for endometrial cancer: Dosimetric analysis of vaginal colpostats and cylinder applicatorsBrachytherapy.  1:138-144. 2002
2002 Advances in the treatment of gynecologic malignancies. Part 1: Cancers of the cervix and vulva. 2002
2002 Advances in the treatment of gynecologic malignancies. Part 2: Cancers of the uterine corpus and ovary. 2002
2002 Recent advances in the treatment of gynecologic malignancies: an overview of the GOG phase III trials. 2002
2001 Long-term follow-up of RTOG 92-10: Cervical cancer with positive para-aortic lymph nodes 2001
2001 The impact of radiation treatment methods on local control in cancer of the vaginaJournal of Brachytherapy International.  17:69-76. 2001
2000 Recent developments in chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced cancer of the cervix 2000
2000 Tumor shrinkage before intracavitary brachytherapy for cancer of the cervix: Radiotherapy alone versus concurrent chemoradiotherapy 2000
2000 A prospective evaluation of the timing of postoperative radiotherapy for preventing heterotopic ossification following traumatic acetabular fractures 2000
2000 Effects of pelvic rotation and needle angle on pubic arch interference during transperineal prostate implants 2000
1999 Radiation response of Rosai-Dorfman disease presenting with involvement of the orbits 1999
1999 Primary lymphoma of the breast: Breast mass as an initial symptom 1999
1999 Stereotactic irradiation: Potential new treatment method for brain metastases resulting from ovarian cancer 1999
1998 Twice-daily fractionation of external irradiation with brachytherapy and chemotherapy in carcinoma of the cervix with positive para-aortic lymph nodes: Phase II study of the radiation therapy oncology group 92-10 1998
1998 Adenocarcinoma of the fallopian tube: Results of a multi-institutional retrospective analysis of 72 patients 1998
1997 Efficacy of cisplatin, 5-fluorouracil, and paclitaxel regimen for carcinoma of the esophagusSeminars in Oncology.  24. 1997
1997 Dynamics of pear-shaped dimensions and volume of intracavitary brachytherapy in cancer of the cervix: A desirable pear shape in the era of three-dimensional treatment planning 1997
1997 Sucralfate for radiation mucositis: Results of a double-blind randomized trial 1997
1996 Major geometric variations between intracavitary applications in carcinoma of the cervix: High dose rate vs. Low dose rate 1996
1996 Postsurgical recurrent carcinoma of the cervix: Reassessment and results of radiation therapy optionsRadiology.  201:559-563. 1996
1996 Radiation oncology at the centennial.Alabama medicine : journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  65:6-8. 1996
1995 Twice-per-day fractionated high versus continuous low dose rate intracavitary therapy in the radical treatment of cervical cancer: A nonrandomized comparison of treatment results 1995
1995 Conventional four-field pelvic radiotherapy technique without computed tomography-treatment planning in cancer of the cervix: Potential geographic miss and its impact on pelvic control 1995
1995 Major geometric variations between multiple high-dose-rate applications of brachytherapy in cancer of the cervix: Frequency and types of variationRadiology.  195:419-422. 1995
1995 The efficacy of cranial irradiation in ovarian cancer metastatic to the brain: Analysis of 32 casesObstetrics and Gynecology.  86:955-959. 1995
1994 A clinically practical electron cone for the treatment of head and neck cancer 1994
1994 Conventional four-field pelvic radiotherapy technique without CT treatment planning in cancer of the cervix: potential geographic missRadiotherapy and Oncology.  30:140-145. 1994
1993 Malignant epidural spinal cord compression associated with a paravertebral mass: Its radiotherapeutic outcome on radiosensitivity 1993
1993 Radiotherapeutic management in carcinoma of the uterine cervix: Current statusInternational Journal of Gynecological Cancer.  3:337-348. 1993
1992 A Phase I study of high-dose cisplatin, prolonged infusion 5- fluorouracil, and concomitant conventional fraction radiation therapy in patients with inoperable squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck 1992
1992 Early-stage glottic cancer: Importance of dose fractionation in radiation therapyRadiology.  182:273-275. 1992
1992 Radiotherapeutic management in carcinoma of the uterine cervix: GOG experience.Yonsei Medical Journal.  33:97-103. 1992
1992 Treatment of recurrent head and neck cancer with 5-fluorouracil, hydroxyurea, and reirradiation 1992
1991 A phase I study of prolonged infusion 5-fluorouracil and concomitant radiation therapy in patients with squamous cell cancer of the head and neck 1991
1991 Three-port perineal sparing techniqueRadiology.  180:563-566. 1991
1990 Extradural spinal cord compression from metastatic tumor.Alabama medicine : journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  60:10-15. 1990
1990 Extradural spinal cord compression: Analysis of factors determining functional prognosis - Prospective studyRadiology.  176:279-282. 1990
1990 Radiotherapy as an adjunct in the management of merkel cell carcinomaCancer.  65:60-64. 1990
1989 Intraperitoneal chromic phosphate in ovarian cancer: Risks and benefitsGynecologic Oncology.  32:314-318. 1989
1989 Radiation alone in the treatment of cancer of the uterine cervix: Analysis of pelvic failure and dose response relationship 1989
1988 Lurleen B. Wallace cervical-uterine applicator. Intracavitary treatment of cancer of the uterine cervix.The Alabama journal of medical sciences.  25:288-290. 1988
1988 Adjuvant postoperative radiation therapy following radical hysterectomy in stage ib ca of the cervix-analysis of treatment failure 1988
1988 Analysis of treatment modalities and their failures in stage IB cancer of the cervix 1988
1988 Postoperative irradiation in stage IB carcinoma of cervix 1988
1987 Orbital pseudotumors: histopathologic classifications and results of radiation therapy.Alabama medicine : journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  56:43-48. 1987
1987 Skeletal metastases from cancer of the uterine cervix: Frequency, patterns, and radiotherapeutic significance 1987
1987 The radiotherapeutic management of early stage Hodgkin's disease. Seventeen years' experience at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.The Alabama journal of medical sciences.  24:22-28. 1987
1986 Interstitial Iodine-125 seed implantation in the management of prostate cancer: preliminary report at UAB.Alabama medicine : journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  55:27-33. 1986
1984 Use of ultrasound scan in prostatic I-125 implantation robert 1984
1983 Prostatic 125I implantation--new approach in the management of prostatic cancer.Journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  52:21-25. 1983
1983 High-Energy Irradiation in the Management Of ChondrosarcomaSouthern Medical Journal.  76:729-735. 1983
1983 Uterine perforation during intracavitary application. Prognostic significance in carcinoma of the cervixRadiology.  147:249-251. 1983
1982 Xeroderma pigmentosum in radiation oncology practice 1982
1980 Electron beams in radiation therapy; pattern of use.Journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  48:26-36. 1980
1980 Improved external radiation technique for the treatment of carcinoma involving lower rectovaginal areasRadiology.  134:544-545. 1980
1979 Metastatic carcinoma to the tongue. A report of two cases and a review of the literatureCancer.  43:386-389. 1979
1979 Radiation therapy for early stage carcinoma of the glottic larynxSouthern Medical Journal.  72:8-10. 1979
1978 Radiotherapy of orbital pseudotumorRadiology.  127:507-509. 1978
1978 Use of ultrasonography in planning intracavitary radiotherapy of endometrial carcinomaRadiology.  129:163-167. 1978
1977 Adjuvant therapy in the treatment of malignant glioma. A review article and CCNU brain protocol at UABJournal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  47:39-41. 1977
1977 Adjuvant therapy in the treatment of malignant glioma.Journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  47:39-41. 1977

Research Overview

  • My special interests are in the treatment of prostate cancer and gynecologic cancer. My main research focuses on GYN Oncology, especially image-guided brachytherapy and application of new technology to improve local control of tumor with less damage to the organs at risk.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Yonsei University 1966
  • Medical Center of Columbus, Internship 1970
  • Medical Center, Internship 1970
  • UAB Hospital, Residency 1975
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Radiation Oncology, Residency 1974
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Pathology, Residency 1972
  • Full Name

  • Robert Kim