Billy (Taeshin) Kim, Ph.D., TS, HCLD – IVF Lab Director

About Billy Kim, HCLD (High-Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director)

Billy Kim, Ph.D., TS, HCLD, IVF Lab Director | Carolina Conceptions, Raleigh, NC

Dr. Billy Kim, Ph.D., TS, HCLD, was promoted to IVF lab director in 2022 after working as the embryology technical supervisor at Carolina Conceptions. He is certified as a technical supervisor (TS) through the American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB). He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in science and a doctoral degree in animal reproductive science at the Kangwon National University in South Korea.

Supported by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) training grant in reproductive sciences, he completed his post-doctoral research and fellowship at the University of California San Diego Medical Center’s Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the department of reproductive medicine.

Dr. Kim has studied regulation of hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis on reproductive endocrinology (related to the development and regulation of the reproductive system). He has published research papers on the role of oxidative stress in gonadotropin release hormone signal pathway (part of the hormone system that signals key parts of the reproductive process). He has published over 22 research papers in the field of reproductive biology.

Dr. Kim worked as an embryologist at Houston Fertility Institute in Texas as a senior embryologist before joining Carolina Conceptions. He is highly skilled in all aspects of IVF procedures, including egg cryopreservation and trophectoderm biopsy for PGT-A (preimplantation genetic testing).


Dr. Billy Kim has his Doctor of Philosophy in reproductive science (Ph.D.), is certified as a technical supervisor (TS), and is a high-complexity clinical laboratory director (HCLD).


Dr. Kim has published over 22 research papers in the field of reproductive biology, has completed a post-doctoral fellowship at UC San Diego, and has studied the regulation of hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis on reproductive endocrinology.

Dr. Billy Kim, HCLD – specialties & more

In his personal life

He has one beautiful daughter and enjoys playing golf with good friends.

Dr. Billy Kim’s education & career


  • Kangwon National University, 2005, 2007, 2009.

Career highlights

  • Certified High Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director (HCLD) through the ABB.
  • Postdoctoral researcher at Kyungpook National University in Daegu, Korea.
  • Post-doctoral research and fellowship at University of California San Diego.


  • English
  • Korean

Our experience at Carolina Conceptions was amazing! From the front desk staff, billing, clinical staff, lab staff and physicians, all were professional and caring at every interaction. We couldn’t be happier!

– R.H., Clayton, NC