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Ja-Hong Kim, MD

UCLA Physician Ja-Hong Kim, MD specializes in Urology.
Specialty
Urology
Gender
Female
Language Spoken
English, Korean, Spanish
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
State License Number
A99141
Contact
(310) 794-7700 New Patient Appointments
(310) 794-0755 Follow Up Appointments
PRACTICE LOCATION

Clark Urology Clinic
200 Medical Plaza, Suite 140
Los Angeles, CA 90095

MEDICAL BOARD CERTIFICATION
Urology, American Board of Urology, 2011, 2013
EDUCATION
Fellowship
Urology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2007 - 2009
Residency
Urology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2002 - 2007
Internship
Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2001 - 2002
Degree
MD, Baylor College of Medicine, 2001
CLINICAL INTEREST
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, Interstitial Cystitis, Neurogenic Bladder, Overactive Bladder, Robotic Surgery for Vaginal Prolapse, Robotic Surgery-Female Urology/Pelvic Medicine, Urethral Stricture, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Tract Infection (Female)
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Research Interest
Overactive bladder, Pelvic Floor Reconstruction
Additional Information

Assistant Professor, Division of Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Urology.
Dr. Kim received her medical degree from the highly regarded combined BA/MD program at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine. She completed Residency in Urology at Cleveland Clinic during which time she dedicated a year in basic science research focusing on animal models of incontinence. After finishing two years of fellowship in Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at UCLA, she was recruited to join Dr. Shlomo Raz and Dr. Larissa Rodriguez in their Division.

Dr. Kim’s clinical interests encompasses neurogenic and non-neurogenic voiding dysfunction, urinary and fecal incontinence, neuromodulation for overactive bladder and urinary retention, vaginal prolapse, genitourinary reconstruction, and other areas of pelvic medicine, including pelvic pain and sexual disorders. She has trained extensively in pelvic floor reconstruction and robotic/ laparoscopic surgery to provide innovative quality care to help patients regain function and improve quality of life.

Awards & Recognition
  • 2007 Visiting Resident, Harry M. Spence Visiting Professorship, UT Southwestern Urology
  • 2006–2007 Traveling Resident Scholarship to Vietnam, International Volunteers in Urology
  • 2005 Third Place in Resident Research Essay Contest, Ohio Urological Society Meeting
  • 2004 Eli Lilly Scholarship, American Urogynecology Society/Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
  • 2001 Arnold Award for Excellence in Urology, Baylor College of Medicine
  • 2001 Winner of The James K. Alexander Research Symposium, Baylor College of Medicine
  • 1993–2001 Rice / Baylor Scholar, Combined B.A./M.D. Program
  • 1997 J.S. Fulton Outstanding Senior Award, Rice University
  • 1993–1997 Herbert S. Allen Merit Scholarship, Rice University
  • 1993–1997 President’s Honor Roll, Rice University
  • 1993–1997 Robert J. Byrd Merit Scholarship, Texas Board of Education
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