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MD, University of Michigan Medical School Ann Arbor, MI
Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX
Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
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Sandra Kim, MD, a nationally recognized expert in pediatric and adolescent inflammatory bowel disease, is the co-director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center, a part of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Kim is also Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Prior to joining Children’s Hospital, Dr. Kim was co-director of the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
In Pittsburgh, Dr. Kim, along with Sapana Shah, MD, will establish the hospital’s participation in Improved Care Now, a national consortium to improve the care of children with IBD. Dr. Kim’s clinical and research interests focus on pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases, including adolescent transitioning and quality improvement in pediatric IBD and the impact of the gastrointestinal microbiota in IBD. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). She has authored numerous studies on pediatric and adolescent inflammatory bowel diseases. Dr. Kim currently serves as past chair of Pediatric Affairs and current co – chair of Government Affairs/Advocacy for the CCFA nationally. In addition, she chairs the Clinical Practice and Adolescent Transitioning committees and serves on the Physician Leadership committee and Strategy Council for Improve Care Now. Dr. Kim also is involved as a member of the Medical Advisory Board for Flying Horse Farms and on the board of Directors for the Central Ohio CCFA chapter. As a reflection of her dedication to her profession, Dr. Kim was awarded the 2011 Rosenthal Award for her leadership in patient education and advocacy by the CCFA. She also was the 2015 faculty inductee at the Ohio State University College of Medicine chapters of Gold Humanism Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha.
Dr. Kim is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Inteflex (Integrated Pre-medical/Medical) Program, earning bachelors’ degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Psychology as well as her medical degree. She completed clinical training in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology at Texas Children’s Hospital and the Baylor College of Medicine. She was a recipient of the Outstanding Clinical Fellow Award during her GI fellowship and was on the NIH/NIDDK-funded T32 grant for her research project investigating zinc metabolism in children with IBD. After her clinical training, she pursued additional training as a post-doctoral fellow at the NIH-funded Center for GI Biology and Disease at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Total Comments: 22
I wish that my family doctor experiences were this good!
everything and everyone was great
Dr. Kim was very good with my daughter. She took time to explain all procedures to her in a way she would understand. She also took time to talk to my husband and I about what she feels is going on with our daughter.
Dr Kim was one of the very best physicians I have ever encountered.
Dr. Kim was wonderful. She spent a lot of time with us going over different aspects of my daughters concerns and gave us a detailed treatment plan. I love that she didn't make us feel like she was rushed.
Dr. Sandra Kim was so kind and amazing during this visit she was compassionate and so very helpful
Very thorough assessment and exam. Pleasant, attentive care and concern for my son's issues. Very pleased with our experience.
provider seemed to not have enough time for us. we waited for 1 hour 40 minutes to see her and she spent 15 minutes with us. did not ask us if we had any questions... she walked to the door as she was talking as if we were wasting her time. she was a specialist we were referred to and we are paying a lot of money for our appointments I would expect her to give us her time. I was not impressed.
Dr. Kim is excellent. She takes the time to listen to my concerns. Encourages me to use the app to ask questions, and gets back to me quickly.
Dr. Kim has been responsive and respectful in all interactions.
Dr Kim is excellant really cares
I am so happy that Dr. Kim took the time to listen to us and didn't treat us as if there was nothing wrong. She took the time to listen to us and our concerns and she explained everything and made sure that we were all on the same page.
dr Kim and the pa were very thorough and really took their time getting information about my daughter.
I am very happy with my first experience with this care provider.
Dr Kim was wonderful
Dr. Kim was the most amazing doctor I have ever had for either of my girls. Her professionalism and thoroughness was a breath of fresh air. So glad to be in such excellent hands. Thank you.
Dr. Kim was very knowledgeable and professional and I would highly recommend her based on these aspects. However, it felt like she was treating an illness and not a patient. She was very focused on ordering tests and explaining her plan of action, which we appreciated. She was very thorough and we trusted her judgement, but again, I felt like she was seeing the illness and not the patient/family struggling with the illness. She needs to express more empathy, encouragement, and affirmation.
My daughter left Dr. Kim's office feeling relief that someone was taking her concerns seriously. My daughter said "mom I think she knows what she is doing".
Dr. Kim was excellent. She knew all about my medical history and I trust her. She was kind and made sure I understood everything that was happening. She is always available and works with my schedule. All around great doctor.
we've been questioning my son health with his pediatrician for 3 years and they weren't worried. dr Kim looked at my sons records and our concerns and right away was very aware that there was a health issue. we are very pleased that someone is finally listening to our concerns and wants to help us get our son treated.
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