Ja-Hong Kim, MD

Ja-Hong Kim, MD

Minimally Invasive Urology| Urology| Urogynecology
Primary Location
Westwood Urology
200 Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095


Associate 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 in 2009.

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 recurrent urinary tract infections. 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.

Link to Dr. Kim's complete CV


Medical Board Certifications

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Urology, 2013
Urology, American Board of Urology, 2011


UCLA School of Medicine, 2009


Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2007


Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2002


Baylor College of Medicine (MD Only), MD, 2001

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Pelvic organ prolapse
Overactive bladder
Reconstruction of vagina
Urinary incontinence
Pelvic reconstruction
Robotic urological surgery


State-of-the-Art Treatment for Overactive Bladder and Urge Incontinence
Treatment Options for Urinary Incontinence



  • Overactive Bladder
  • Pelvic Floor Reconstruction
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections


  • 2015 Exceptional Physician of the Year Award, UCLA Health Center
  • 2012 CUA Young Leadership Award, California Urologic Association
  • 2012 American Board of Urology/European Association of Urology Exchange Scholar
  • 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
  • 1997 J.S. Fulton Outstanding Senior Award, Rice University
  • 1993 – 2001 Rice / Baylor Scholar, Combined B.A./M.D. Program
  • 2001 Arnold Award for Excellence in Urology, Baylor College of Medicine
  • 2001 Winner of The James K. Alexander Research Symposium, Baylor College of Medicine
  • 2004 Eli Lilly Scholarship, American Urogynecology Society/Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
  • 2005 Third Place in Resident Research Essay Contest, Ohio Urological Society Meeting
  • 2006 – 2007 Traveling Resident Scholarship to Vietnam, International Volunteers in Urology
  • 2007 Visiting Resident, Harry M. Spence Visiting Professorship, UT Southwestern Urology