Tao Kim, CRNP – Curriculum Vitae

Summary of Experience

* 7 years in medical -surgical nursing
* 8 years in dermatology as a nurse practitioner
* Masters Degree: Family Nurse Practitioner


Master of Science 2000
Texas Woman‘s University; Dallas, Texas

Bachelor of Nursing 1990
Shanghai Second Medical University; Shanghai, PR China


American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Affiliation: Dermatology Nurses Association; SDPA


Fluent in English and Chinese, some Spanish and Korean

Professional Experience

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CNRP)
Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Associates; Greenbelt, Maryland

Assess, diagnose and provide medical care in a busy dermatology practice specializing in general dermatology and cosmetic procedures. Responsible for patient education, diagnosis, treatment plan and follow-up care.

Medical Dermatology Experience

Acne vulgaris, acne rosacea, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, psoriasis, keloid, lichen planus, seborrhea, sarcoidosis, alopecia, actinic keratosis, and all types of skin cancer.

Procedural Experience

Perform in-office procedures such as dermal shave, punch biopsy/excision, cryotherapy, C&D, ED&C, I&D, KOH, patch test; photodynamic therapy for actinic keratosis and acne vulgaris; PUVA and UVB phototherapy for psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, mycosis fungoides, scleroderma; Botox injection for hyperhidrosis; cutaneous surgeries for cyst removal, atypical nevus excision and skin cancers such as uncomplicated basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma; assistance in Moh’s surgery harvesting donor site and performing simple closures; and assistance sub-cision for acne scars.

Cosmetic Dermatology Experience

Diode hair laser, cool glide (1064 Nd-YAG) hair laser; Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for rosacea, telangectasia, pigmentation, and photo rejuvenation. Thermage therma-cool to treat facial rhytides and acne scars; basic techniques of Botox for facial rhytides; facial soft tissue augmentation with Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse dermal filler treatments.

Research Experience

Assisting in research studies involving targretin for mycosis fungoides (2002) and Nicomide for acne vulgaris (2004).

Registered Nurse
Presbyterian Hospital at Dallas; Dallas, Texas

Managed surgical pre-op and recovery of patients with acute respiratory, GI, and GU illness; administer medication, perform IV line insertions, blood drawn, NG-tube insertion; facilitate wound care, ostomy care; TPN therapy; giving pain medication through PCA pump.

Nurse Supervisor
Brookhaven Nursing Center; Carrollton, Texas

Supervise night shift nursing staff of a 200-bed long-term care nursing center, ensuring the best care for the elderly patients. Employee of the month, 1993.