Washingtonian Top Doctor & Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctor 2015-2018
“I am grateful to have the expertise to see a patient through a stressful diagnosis and provide expert care. When I see a patient, I am always thinking of what is the best approach that will lead to the shortest recovery and resumption of normal activities for the patient”
Dr. Kim had her first exposure to surgery as a child when she witnessed how her parents placed their trust in a surgeon’s skill as her sister underwent numerous complex operations. The impact of a doctor on the well-being of her family left an indelible mark and fostered an early interest in medicine. Growing up around the greater New York City area, Dr. Kim was exposed to the arts and played the piano and the cello, practicing for hours while trying to perfect a musical piece. This discipline in practice and attention to detail prepared the path that laid ahead for her in surgery.
Dr. Kim received a BS in Biology, magna cum laude, from The College of New Jersey and her MD from Dartmouth Medical School. During surgical residency in New York City, she was drawn to minimally invasive surgical techniques as she witnessed how patients recovered more quickly.
Dr. Kim has extensive experience in successfully treating patients with colorectal diseases through minimally invasive surgery techniques including laparoscopy and robotic surgery. Dr. Kim is a fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons. She is a member of the Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) and has helped train surgeons in Africa. She is a past President of the Arlington County Medical Society (2018), and currently serves on the executive board of the Korean-American Medical Society of DC, MD, and VA. She is proficient in Spanish and Korean.
Music continues to be an important part of her life; Dr. Kim can be seen playing the cello or piano at various events in the DC area.