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Brian Kim, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
HCC 300A 1510 San Pablo Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles


Dr. Brian Kim is a transplant hepatologist specializing in the treatment of patients with hepatitis C, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma.

Dr. Kim’s clinical research interests include liver transplantation, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, acute liver failure and complications of portal hypertension. He has authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals on various topics in liver disease and liver transplantation.

He graduated with a bachelor of science in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology from Yale University. He received his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine at Columbia University New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He then completed gastroenterology fellowship training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Maryland and transplant hepatology fellowship training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.


American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases: Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Award, 2013

American College of Gastroenterology: Presidential Poster Award, 2011

Falcon Award for Patient Care

Columbia Residency Program: Hospitalist Resident of the Year, 2009

Louis and Rachel Rudin Scholar

Scholar: Ewha University Alumnae Association, 2003-2004

USA Funds Access to Education: Scholar, 2002-2006

Phi Beta Kappa

Yale University : Summa Cum Laude, 2002

William Grey Warden Scholar

Theodore F. Myers and Margaret B Myers: Scholar, 1999-2000

Robert C. Byrd Scholar

National Merit Scholar

Yale Club of Chicago Foundation: Scholar, 1998-1999

Yale Club of Chicago Foundation: Scholar, 1998-1999


Comparison of outcome in patients with versus without ascites referred for either cardiac transplantation or ventricular assist device placement. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Nov 15; 116(10):1596-600. View in: PubMed

Innate lymphoid cells in the skin. J Invest Dermatol. 2015 Mar; 135(3):673-678. View in: PubMed

Multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH testing is clinically useful in the management of patients with gastroesophageal reflux symptoms. Dig Dis Sci. 2014 Aug; 59(8):1817-22. View in: PubMed

Effect of pelvic lymph node irradiation in salvage therapy for patients with prostate cancer with a biochemical relapse following radical prostatectomy. Clin Prostate Cancer. 2004 Sep; 3(2):93-7. View in: PubMed

Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma: case series and literature review. Am J Otolaryngol. 2004 May-Jun; 25(3):162-6. View in: PubMed

Incidental findings on pediatric MR images of the brain. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2002 Nov-Dec; 23(10):1674-7. View in: PubMed

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