Our Professionals

Harold Kim, M.D.

Director

Dr. Harold Kim was born in Busan, South Korea, before he and his family immigrated to the Pacific Northwest. After receiving his undergraduate degree at the University of Washington, he attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and stayed on for his internship in general surgery as well as his residency in otolaryngology (ear, nose,…

Kimberly Nakayama, Au.D.

Audiologist

Dr. Kimberly Nakayama is an Oregon native and earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon. She worked at the VA Portland Health Care System as an Audiology Health Technician for over three years addressing our veteran’s hearing aid needs before deciding to further pursue a doctorate degree in Audiology from Pacific University in…

Deana, MA

Certified Medical Assistant

Deana Acarregui is the certified medical assistant and surgery scheduler at Northwest Ear Institute. Deana went to school at Pioneer Pacific College in Wilsonville, Oregon. She has worked in the Portland area as a medical assistant since 2003. Deana enjoys spending time with her husband and their two grown children. She also enjoys cooking, traveling,…

Nancy

Practice Administrator

Nancy has worked as our administrator and financial specialist for the past few years. She enjoys the challenges of working with health insurance companies and patients to provide personal and excellent care in conjunction with Dr. Kim and Dr. Nakayama. Outside the office, Nancy enjoys raising her three busy teenagers and cat with her husband.
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