Dr. Shim was born and raised in Northern Virginia, where she’s lived her entire life. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and graduated summa cum laude. She stayed at VCU for her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, graduated at the top of her class, and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. She pursued her dream of becoming an orthodontist and received her master’s degree and specialty certificate in orthodontics from VCU, as well.
In her free time, Dr. Shim loves spending time with her two dogs, Ollie and Finley, and hopes to get a third dog soon! She also enjoys cooking and baking and has an extreme sweet tooth. She’s also a big Marvel movie fan. Dr. Shim is extremely passionate about her work and is thrilled to be a part of the Gladwell Orthodontics team!