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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
UPMC Children's Hospital of PittsburghUPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
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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: 57
very thorough. she was prepared and knew his prior history ahead of our visit
we love Dr. Kim she is awesome and very good with needs that need to be met. I would recommend her to anyone.
Dr Kim was very thorough with her exam and assessment of my son. She was patient and took her time with us. She offered options to help with his condition and assured me that she was available any day of the week to answer any further questions/concerns I may have. Overall I was very pleased with Dr Kim as was my son.
The Dr is amazing ! she is truly special.
We love Dr. Kim. She has gone above and beyond for my daughter's care. She recognizes my daughter's serious condition and gives her serious consideration and thought and explains the reasoning behind her medical advice and treatment.
I just like to say that Dr. Kim is a superior doctor she is smart she is very knowledgeable in her field Dr. Kim truly has superior intelligence! The most important part is my daughter really loves her and speaks highly of her to everyone. when you are young and dealing with a disease that most adults could not handle going to be so lucky to have Dr. Kim on your side I don't think my daughter could've done it without her. That whole team at UPMC I congratulate them all!! Thank you for all you do!!
we absolutely love Dr Kim. She always goes above and beyond for us and makes sure she pays adequate attention to our daughter as well.
Dr. Kim is the best. She always answers any questions we have and genuinely cares about me.
Dr. Kim was excellent and very thorough with looking at my child's medical history and present condition and making a plan of action to best help my son. It was very nice having a doctor listen and truly care about getting your child better.
Dr Kim has been fantastic as our daughter's Care Provider. We count our blessings that we found her and she is on our team!
Dr Kim is the BEST! Highly recommend her and Dr Raguu!
Dr Kim and Whitney give my daughter excellent care, follow up as needed and always get back to me with any questions or concerns. we are very satisfied with both of them.
the doctor was very personable and attentive to my child....
Dr. Kim is an excellent Dr. she is very thorough and can tell she cares about her patients.
Dr Kim & Whitney are caring understanding & take the time to answer all questions.i always get bloodwork results with a note from Dr Kim the same day.
good , the doctor spent quality time and answered all my questions
Dr.Kim is an excellent Dr. She takes her time with patients. She cares about them.
Dr. Kim was fantastic. She spent so much time with us. I felt like she was the first doctor to be so thorough. She treated us like we were actual people and not just another case like so many doctors do.
Dr. Kim & Whitney took their time to listen & work with my son to developer a health plan that works for him. They were wonderful with him & cared what he he had to say.
Dr Kim is very knowledgeable. She takes time to cover everything as well as to explain things thoroughly.
Dr Kim has an exceptional bedside manner. We appreciate her and are lucky to be under her care.
Kim was very through and asked many specific questions that I appreciated that helped leading to the final plan.
I am very pleased with how my appointment went, I feel I am in good hands.
Dr. Kim is very knowledgeable, helpful and caring during every visit. Also she is always willing to try anything to help to improve my daughters condition and is always good about checking all results and getting back to me with them or any questions I may have through the chp app.
Dr. Kim is so smart and always makes things easily understood. She is honest with me, and listens to what I have to say. If it were not for Dr. Kim and her staff, I may not have the quality of life that I do. She has pushed me to maintain a better and more healthy lifestyle. It will be a sad day when I am forced to transfer to an adult GI doctor.
Dr. Kim is the best. She has helped my son in every way possible. We are grateful for the care she has given him.
Dr.Kim is very good and responds to all questions very quick. She is so cool.
very caring and attentive to my 11 year old son. answered all of our questions. we would highly recommend Dr Kim
Dr Kim and Dr Raghu are the best! We are completely satisfied and quite happy with Dr Kim and Dr Raghu
I have nothing but great things to say about Dr. Kim's performance. She is very caring and concerned about my childs health and well being.
We love Dr. Kim and have recommended her to others that are having GI issues. We have nothing but phenomenal care from her and the staff at Children's!
Dr. Km has been fantastic in my sons care! we are very pleased!
Dr. Kim took her time to really talk with my son and include him in his health care plan! She was wonderful showing respect for my son as well as making sure he understood everything she was talking about. Dr.Kim showed true care for all my son's needs and our family.
Dr Kim always takes the time needed to hear all of our concerns and explains things very clear.
Dr Kim was very thorough and knowledgeable. she seemed to listen intently and cared about my son's responses.
excellent care and Dr Kim is kind but also extremely knowledgeable. She explains things so they can be understood
I love the way Dr. Kim talks with my son and really has built a relationship with him during hus2 visits. he looks forward to his checkups with her.
dr. Kim was wonderful she went over all of my biopsies for my son explained what we were going to do with medication she talked to us about several other options she was wonderful I make a three and a half hour trip to see her and I will continue to do so as long as my son is meeting her care.
Dr Kim was so kind and thoughtful. she really sat and listened to what we had to say and gave us confidence in what we are doing and it doing whatever she can to help our child. We are very blessed to have her taking care of our child.
Dr. Kim was probably the most knowledgeable and concerned physician my child has ever seen. We were extremely pleased with the time she spent with us as well as the information she provided.
NEED MORE OFFICES. bUT WAS GREAT WITH MY KID AND VERY THOUGH
efficient and thorough
Dr Kim is outstanding! I am highly recommending her to everyone I know!
We love Dr Kim. We are very confident in the care she provides and she is easily available to speak with regarding any concerns.
Dr. Kim has taken an interest in the health of my child. She made a huge difference in his health and we are grateful for her!
shes a good doctor
dr Kim was amazing. one of the best apts I have ever had.
Dr. Kim was her good at answering my questions. she talked & related well with my 13yr son.
Dr Kim is the best. My son can't wait to see her. She really got us through a tough time. Best gastro Dr. At Childrens
We had an excellent office visit and I truly appreciate the time and care given
Dr. Kim is an excellent doctor - she listened and engaged me in a discussion about how to move forward with my child's care, instead of telling me what was going to happen and not allowing me any input. Dr. Kim is obviously passionate about her work, but she still remains committed to helping her patients by not performing tests which may not yield useful data and identifying the most beneficial care path with the patient (and family). She is also compassionate and has a refreshingly obvious sense of humor.
I have not been as impressed by a physician in a very long time. Dr. Kim was incredibly thorough and engaging with my son. We both left feeling very confident.
excellent experience with Dr, Kim
Doctor Kim is excellent!
The nurses that drew blood were amazing. Sara was being extremely difficult and they were very patient and kind!
I wish that my family doctor experiences were this good!
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