Joanne Kwak Kim

Joanne Y.H. Kwak-Kim, MD, MS, MPH

Dr. Kwak-Kim is the Agnes D. Lattimer MD Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Sciences Department, and Center for Cancer Cell Biology, Immunology and Infection, Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, and the Director of Reproductive Medicine and Immunology at Rosalind Franklin University Health Clinic.
Dr. Kwak-Kim is the president-elect of the International Society for Immunology of Reproduction (ISIR) and will become the president in 2022. She served as the president of the American Society for Reproductive Immunology and held ASRI annual meetings three times. She has also served as a chair of the Reproductive Immunology Special Interest Group (RISIG), American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). She is the editor-in-chief, Journal of Reproductive Immunology and an associate editor, clinical, American Journal of Reproductive Immunology. She has been serving as an editorial board member of many journals.
Dr. Kwak-Kim’s keen interest lies in Reproductive Immunology; particularly, recurrent pregnancy losses and repeated implantation failures, which has been the focus of her research. Her work in natural killer cell and Th1/Th2 immune responses in women with recurrent pregnancy losses and multiple implantation failures is distinguished. The research work that she has done, which applies basic science techniques to clinical problems, is cutting edge. She has over 150 publications in peer-reviewed articles and books.