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Dr. Ed Kim is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He specializes in colon and rectal surgery. Dr. Kim completed his undergraduate education at Yale University, graduating magna cum laude. Before starting his medical education at UCSF, he served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer for two years in the Fiji Islands as a fisheries extension officer.
Dr. Kim earned his medical degree at UCSF in 2000, where he received the Nusz-Galante Award for outstanding medical students in surgery. He completed his general surgery residency at UCSF in 2006. In recognition of his accomplishments and talent in the field, Dr. Kim won the "Achievement Award for Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon" in 2006. Highly respected by his peers, Dr. Kim was named to the list of U.S. News "Top Doctors," which denotes the top 10% of physicians within a region practicing a given specialty.
After his residency, Dr. Kim completed a colorectal surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He joined the UCSF faculty in 2007. Dr. Kim has a strong clinical interest in laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgery and also the management of perianal fistula. His academic interest is in surgical education. Dr. Kim is the director of the Surgical Skills Center at UCSF and is involved in teaching technical skills to UCSF surgery residents. He is also an attending surgeon at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
In its most recent survey, U.S. News in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. listed twenty-five (25) surgeons in the UCSF Department of Surgery, nearly one-third (1/3) of the clinical faculty, on the list of U.S. News "Top Doctors". The list, compiled from the opinion of colleagues, denotes the top 10% of physicians within a region practicing a given specialty. Fifteen of the 25 department surgeons were also named by their peers to the list of America's Top Doctors (ATD), a distinction reserved for the top 1% of physicians in the nation for that specialty. The listings are published online at U.S. News. The group rankings are intended to guide patients in selecting a doctor and physicians in making specialty referrals.
Edward Kim, M.D. and Pierre R. Theodore, M.D. will be among the recipients of 2011 Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educator's Excellence in Teaching Awards at the Academy's annual Celebration on Monday, September 19, 2011. The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators is dedicated to creating an environment that enhances the status of teachers at UCSF, promotes and rewards teaching excellence, fosters curricular innovation and encourages scholarship in medical education.