Jim Kim, MD

Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgery
Accepting New Patients


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1516 San Pablo St. HC3 - Suite 3200 Ste 3200, Los Angeles, CA 90033

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Keck Hospital of USC


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About Jim Kim, MD

Jim Kim, MD, specializes in pancreas, kidney, and liver transplantation and laparoscopic living-donor nephrectomies. He performed the first single-incision laparoscopic donor nephrectomy at Keck Medicine and primarily uses this technique for all living kidney donors.

Dr. Kim has received several research honors, including the Resident Research Award from the Association of Academic Surgeons and the Julia Burke Research Award. His interests include allorecognition and mechanisms of rejection, and donor factors as they relate to transplant outcomes. He has been an invited lecturer, published in peer-reviewed journals, contributed to book chapters, and has given frequent presentations at medical conferences.

Dr. Kim is board certified in General Surgery. He completed his Multi-Organ Abdominal Transplantation fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Prior to joining Keck Medicine, he was appointed assistant professor of surgery at the New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. His practice involved multi-organ transplantations, as well as complex dialysis access procedures.


  • Transplant Surgery
  • Kidney Transplant Surgery
  • Pancreas Transplant Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
  • Liver Transplant Surgery
Areas of Focus

Kidney Transplantation, Pancreas Transplantation, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, Living Donor Kidney Transplantation, Islet Cell Transplantation, Liver Transplantation, Dialysis Access Surgery

Academic Title
Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

Insurances Accepted

Note: Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted.

Benefits among health plans and employers vary. Please contact your health plan to verify benefits and network providers for specific products. It is important to note that not all of our providers participate in all of a health plan's products or networks.

  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • USC Network
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Aetna
  • NEXT
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • MultiPlan
  • First Health
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Blue Shield of California
  • United Healthcare
  • Medicare
  • GEHA
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Pacificare
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Watchtower
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Brand New Day
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Marian Health Services
  • Interplan
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund

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  • Provider Knew Medical History
  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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