Stephen Kim, MD

Stephen Kim, MD

Primary Location
General Surgery
200 Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, California 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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Medical Board Certifications

Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2014
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2010


UCLA School of Medicine, 2015
UCLA School of Medicine, 2014


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2011
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2010


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2008


Tufts University School of Medicine, MD, 2007


West Los Angeles

General Surgery

General Surgery| Bariatric Surgery| Liver Transplant Surgery +1 more

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Pancreatic pseudocyst
Pancreatic mass
Endoscopic ultrasound
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
Chronic pancreatitis


Endoscopy video forum
Pancreaticobiliary disease: The management of hilar cholangiocarcinoma
Pancreaticobiliary disease: ERCP
Managing complications of acute and chronic pancreatitis
Diagnosing and managing pancreatic adenocarcinoma
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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  • 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