Stephen Kim, MD
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Stephen Kim, MD

  • Gastroenterology|
  • Interventional Gastroenterology
UCLA Agi Hirshberg Center for Pancreatic Diseases | 100 Medical Plaza, Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA 90095


  • Director, Career Development in Advanced Endoscopy

Dr. Kim's clinical focus involves the application of advanced endoscopic procedures in the diagnosis, treatment and palliation of various gastrointestinal disorders. He is proficient in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), ERCP, endoluminal stenting, deep enteroscopy, and endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) of large colon polyps. His research and clinical interests lie in the endoscopic management of pancreatic diseases.

Dr. Kim received his undergraduate education from Harvard University and earned his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania after which he spent an extra year as chief medical resident. He then moved to UCLA for his gastroenterology fellowship and faculty career development in advanced endoscopy. He is board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine and is an active member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Gastroenterology and American Gastroenterological Association. He is currently the director of the Faculty Career Development in Advanced Endoscopy at UCLA.

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Advanced Endoscopy Program, UCLA School of Medicine, 2015
Gastroenterology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2014


Chief Resident, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2011
Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2010


Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2008


MD, Tufts University School of Medicine, 2007


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


Assessment and classification of large colon polyps 2023
Pancreas cancer screening: Am I a candidate? 2023
Endoscopy video forum
Pancreaticobiliary disease: The management of hilar cholangiocarcinoma
Pancreaticobiliary disease: ERCP
Managing Complications of Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis | UCLA Digestive Diseases
Diagnosing and Managing Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma | UCLA Digestive Diseases
Colorectal Cancer: Screening, Controversy and Management | UCLA Digestive Diseases
Endoscopy video forum
Management of acute pancreatitis



  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatic cysts
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Gastric dysplasia
  • Large colon polyp resection
  • Clinical applications for endoscopic ultrasound
  • Endoluminal stenting
  • Development of new endoscopic techniques and devices

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  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
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  • Super Doctors® Southern California, 2024
  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars - 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019
  • Top Docs Los Angeles Magazine - 2019
  • Green Apple Teaching Award, UCLA Vatche & Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases - 2017
  • Teaching Fellow of the Year, UCLA Vatche & Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases - 2014