Dr. Kimberly Lu Dr. Lu received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed her residency in Plastic Surgery at the University of Washington Division of Plastic Surgery.
A native of Bellevue, Dr. Lu returned to Seattle to pursue her residency in Plastic Surgery at the University of Washington and subsequently established her own practice conveniently located in Issaquah.
Education B.S. Biology, summa cum laude, Yale University, 1995
M.D. Harvard Medical School, 1999
Plastic Surgery Residency, University of Washington, 1999-2005
Professional Affiliations
  • Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Washington Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Washington State Medical Association
  • 84th percentile, Plastic Surgery Inservice exam, 2004
  • 91st percentile, General Surgery ABSITE exam, 2002
  • NSF Summer Institute in Japan Research Award, 1996
  • Chinese-American Physicians Society Scholarship, 1996
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1994
  • National Association of Collegiate Gymnastic Coaches All-America Scholar-Athlete, 1993
  • Cardiovascular Research Scholarship Award, American Heart Association, 1991
  • NASA Space Grant Scholarship, 1991
  • National Merit Scholarship, 1991
  • Muzaffar AR, Friedrich JB, Lu KK and Hanel DP,"Infantile fibrosarcoma of the hand associated with coagulopathy," Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, April 2006; 117(5):81e-86e.
  • Lu, Kimberly; Bazarov AV; Yoon LS; Sedivy, JM. "Isolation of temperature-sensitive mutations in the c-raf-1 catalytic domain and expression of conditionally active and dominant-defective forms of Raf-1 in cultured mammalian cells," Cell Growth and Development. 9: 367-380, May 1998.
  • Weissinger EM; Eissner G; Grammar C; Fackler S; Haefner B; Yoon LS; Lu Kimberly; Bazarov A; Sedivy JM; Mischak H; Kolch W. "Inhibition of the Raf-1 Kinase by cyclic AMP agonists causes apoptosis of v-abl-transformed cells," Mol Cell Biol 17(6): 3229-41, June 1997.
Bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells are a source of transforming growth factor beta-3 in unwounded skin. ASPS Senior Resident's Conference, Houston TX March 2005.
  • Nippon Roche Research Center, Kamakura, Japan.
    • Visiting researcher. Investigated role of PKCd in the response to ionizing radiation by isolating clones of PKCd for use in generating transgenic mice. 1996.
  • Dept of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University
    • Created temp-sensitive mutants of v-raf utilizing site-directed mutagenesis and characterized mutants by Western blot, CAT, 3H-thymidine, and cell culture assays, 1993-95
  • NW Regional Primate Research Center, University of Washington
    • Studied mechanisms of interferon action through characterization of the dsRNA activated P68 kinase, analysis of tumor cell extracts, and identification of transgenic mice, 1992
  • Dept of Microbiology, University of Washington, sponsored by the American Heart Association.
    • Assisted in the identification of an acetoseringone receptor in Agrobacterium tumefaciens utilizing transposon mutagenesis, 1991
  • Research Science Institute, UC San Diego, sponsored by Center for Excellence in Education.
    • Devised methods to differentiate Sebastolobus alascanus and S. altivelis for population modeling, 1990
  • Running, home remodeling, international travel
  • Asian Health Association, Harvard Medical School.
    • Co-chair, 1996-97. Member, 1995-97
  • Scuba Diving. PADI Open Water Diver, 1998
    • Advanced Open Water Diver 2000
  • Overlake Hospital volunteer, 1987-1991
  • Pediatric ER and Adult ER volunteer. Yale-New Haven Hospital, 1992-94.
  • Collegiate gymnastics. Yale University varsity letter winner 1992, 93, 94, 95. Ivy League team champions 1993, 1995.

Kimberly K. Lu - Issaquah Plastic Surgery - (425) 392-8282