Sun Kim, M.D. M.S.


Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

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Sun Kim, MD MS, is a board-certified endocrinologist who specializes in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and obesity. She is particularly devoted to helping individuals change their lifestyles and achieve sustained improvements in their health.

Dr. Kim also works closely with the reproductive endocrinology group to help women improve their health, lose weight, and maximize their chances for a successful pregnancy.

Dr. Kim also conducts research to better understand risk factors for diabetes and to develop better treatments for diabetes.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (2020)
  • Medical Education: UC San Diego Office of the Registrar (1998) CA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center (2007) CA
  • Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2001) TX
  • M.S., Stanford University, Epidemiology (2007)
  • M.D., U.C. San Diego, Medicine (1998)
  • B.A., Stanford University, Psychology (1993)

Honors & Awards
  • Career Development Award, NIH/NIMH (2007)

Administrative Appointments
  • Member, Stanford Diabetes Research Center (2017 - Present)


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Practice Locations

Diabetes Care Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-9000

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Endocrinology Clinic at Boswell Building Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive , 1st Floor, Suite A175

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 721-1300

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She is a very sincere in her work
Dr. Kim rocks!
Approachable. Easy to talk to. Feel very comfortable. Knowledgeable.
Dr. Kim is an excellent physician, she explains everything very concisely and makes good recommendations to keep me healthy.
Excellent caring Provider! Thank you Dr. Kim!
Excellent! Helpful and Informative. I felt like she listens and cares about her patients.
Dr. Kim is a excellent physician, and tries to work with her patients to achieve results.
Excellent physician.
Very good
Tools are means to a business end -- while the app and process worked really well, it was Dr. Kim, that made all the difference in the end. She is the best endocrinologist I have ever worked with. And whether on video or in person, I would not have hesitated if I had to jump through hoops to see her.
Dr. Sun Kim is the Best Physician
She is thoroughly professional..explains well and asks if there are other questions or service she can provide
Dr. Kim is an amazing, caring doctor.
Dr. Kim is professional, care dearly about her patients and she is awesome
Excellent clinician and bedside manner
Dr Kim is simply the best provider I have ever had at Stanford. She is knowledgeable, caring and attentive . She always has her patients best interest at heart.
She is my best doctor, she care for my health, even better a 10000 times of my primery care.
Excellent care is always provided
Dr Kim is an excellent clinician, has great communication skills and is up to date on the most recent treatments and options for my condition. I appreciate her sharing her thought process as we work out what would be the best way forward.
Perfect, thank you again Dr Kim!
Dr. Kim is a wonderful , kind empathic provider . She listens and does not rush . I am so lucky to have her as a provider.
Dr. Kim is an excellent care provider.
Dr. Kim is an excellent physician, I highly recommend her.
Dr Kim is personable, thorough, patient, clear & precise in communicating, caring, excellent bedside manners, wants to really help me as she has been my Endocrinologist since 2014 and helped me over the last 10 years.
We had a very good visit. Dr. Kim was thorough and responded to every question I had.
Love having Dr. Kim as my doctor!
Absolutely excellent, caring, knowledgeable and pleasant.
I have done many videos with her and she is always wonderful.
Very good doctor.
Good service
Love Dr. Kim!
Thank you she is wonderful
Excellent doctor and have enjoyed our interface for the last 8 years
Dr. Kim is an excellent doctor.
Great Doctor, covered all my concerns, and questions. I am lucky to have her as my physician.
Great physician. I am very happy with how she listens and takes my opinion into consideration.
Excellent I appreciate her so much
This is my 2nd visit with Dr. Kim and she listens to you
She is awesome, professional and care a lot of her patients well-being â ¤ï¸ and great health 👠.
Thanks to Dr. Sun Kim for managing my health perfectly.
Dr. Kim was great. She always listens and provides recommendation to improve care.
She’s the absolute best!
She is a very good doctor.
Dr Kim is excellent
Dr Sun Kim is a wonderful Doctor
Dr. Sun Kim is the best!
Dr. Kim is thorough and caring. She listens well to my concerns and goes over everything in a way that I understand. She is quick in responding to refills and she has a great team that takes the time needed with me, to address my questions and requests. They are the best!
A excellent doctor
Excellent Care Provider!
She is an excellent Endocronologist and has been treating me since 2014!
She is the most caring and detail oriented doctor. She a true doctor in every sense, who will look at things from every angle to provide the best course of treatment. I often recommend her to friends and family.
Good, caring doctor. Thorough.
She is great in all aspects of the visit. Clear, thorough and efficient. I don't know what else she could do to improve it.
Very pleasant to talk to. Professional, kind & knowledgeable. I really feel like she listens to what I have to say. She also explains things in ways that are understandable. Excellent Doctor.
Best doctor care
Excellent Care Provider
Dr Kim is very professional and thorough. Gets to details and analyses and communicates all very well.
Dr. Kim is very caring and knowledgeable in her profession. She listens and involves you in the decision about your care. She always has a big smile and positive attitude.
Dr. Sun Kim is a great doctor easy understand patients problem and needs, I like her to show me ill. I really appreciateit.
Dr. Kim is absolutely wonderful! She listens, and truly works together with me…practices evidence based medicine and i feel genuinely listened to and cared for. I am confident in the care I am receiving and trust her endlessly.
Thanks for listening and explaining issues/concerns.
Very caring, good recall of our previous visits. Interested in my input and thoughts
Dr. Kim is an excellent physician and I am happy to have her as a critical member of my care team. She is a good listener and problem solver.
I always feel that the dr Kim looking after her patients with lots of care. She keeps update of the new possibilities to make the life better and healthier with diabetes. I feel very confident with her all those years .thank you dr Kim.
Thank you
Dr Kim was knowledgeable, prompt and took time to make sure everything was clear
She should remain awesome always!!
Dr. Sun Kim is an excellent physician.
I’ve been blessed with great Doctors. Thank you Dr. Sun Kim.
Wonderful person, excellent doctor.
Excellent and caring Provider.
Dr. Kim - excellent
Dr. Kim is an absolute best. Informative, concise and always well prepared. Love her.
She is one of the best doctors you have.
Sun Kim demonstrated a caring, professional attitude during the video visit. She inspires me to be more cognizant of my own responsibility for my health status and well-being. She is very approachable and knowledgeable.
Excellent Care Provider!
excellent doctor
I travel 1 hr each way to go here. All my drs are here. Dr Kim is super.
She is a consummate professional. Extremely intelligent and knowledgable about her specialty. I have the greatest confidence in her.
Excellent Doctor. I would highly recommend her. The best.
Dr Kim is an excellent physician, she gives me the feeling that she truly cares about my health.
Dr Kim was fantastic. Appreciated her knowledge, good listener and communicated with me thoroughly.
Dr. Kim is always wonderful. She is interested in me as a person while also focusing on my health concerns. She gives reasonable, doable suggestions and always makes me feel empowered to control my health.
Very concerned about my needs
Fantastic Doctor.
She is amazing- feel so cared for
Dr Kim is excellent.
Although Dr. Kim is focused on endocrine at every appointment she keeps listening / asking / encouraging follow up on other specialities.
Informative & understanding. Very helpful.
Beyond excellent…she listens, she discusses treatment alternatives with me…she remembers from visit to visit…I really believe we are a team in my care and that we respect and value one another. I strongly believe she provides me With top level care…she is always providing me with updated research when available and we use that as a platform for discussion. I am so very thankful for her…without her I would be lost with my rare condition. I don’t feel lost…I feel confident and hopeful…all thanks to Dr. Kim!
She treats me like a friend. I am glad I have her as my Dr.
She’s the Best Doctor!
She cares, she is very knowledgeable, I always feel she wants the best for me. I am happy and fortuitous have her as my dr. Thank you very much.
Terrific as always!
Sun Kim has always made sure all of my questions and concerns were addressed. She takes the time to be present and listen during our visits, whether it was in-person or through a video chat. I always appreciate that attention to detail and makes me feel safe under her care.
You are always professional and awesome
Dr. Kim is great. Really appreciate the time and depth of information she provides
She is very professional
doctor is very professional
She is an excellent personable knowledgeable doctor. I am so glad she is my doctor.
Very good doctor.
Highly satisfied
Dr Kim is on top with her patients. She explains every question I have, and I always have many. She is very caring and a great med professional. I have recommended her to about 6 of my friends and they all have been very happy with her. She is god send for me.
Greatly appreciated Dr Kim’s feedback and clarifying my concerns with my care and current medications.
Thank you Dr. Kim for all of your care and advice over the years!
She is the best!!! So glad that she is my doctor!
Excellent clinician. Very satisfied with her attention to detail and thoughtfulness.
I belive Dr kin will be the idea Dr to help me
She’s very good doctor. I
Dr. Kim is wonderful! She is very kind and helpful. I really appreciates that she understands my concerns and is able to very easily reassure and motivate me.
Excellent Doctor.
Dr Kim is one of the most caring and nicest doctors that I have ever had. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate!
She is an excellent physician and connects with her patients on a personalized basis.
She is absolutely the BEST!!
Dr. Sun Kim was very good ...
Dr. Kim is an Excellent and caring Provider!! Thank you.
Very understanding and empathetic. Really invested in my health and provides suggestions that are realistic and result oriented.
Dr. Kim was very helpful
Great video visit! Professional, friendly and efficient. Dr. Kim always listens well, addresses all my concerns, and conveys her medical opinions clearly.
Excellent physician, highly recommended.
Excellent attention and care along with the trainee.
Very professional and knowledgeable. Listens very well and comments accordingly. Makes excellent suggestions.
Dr Kim is one of the nicest, most competent doctors that I have seen. She provides excellent care and follow-up.
Thank you so much for your concern.
She's an excellent doctor.
An excellent physician.
Dr. Sun Kim is wonderfully helpful and caring!
Dr. Kim is without doubt, the True Professional, an Awesome Doctor, and a very caring person. I am truly blessed with her
Dr Kim is an excellent physician. I would highly recommend her.
She is very interested in my health problems.
Excellent doctor
She is very thorough and empathetic.
Dr. Kim is very caring, interested and knowledgeable. I find her supportive and try to follow her advice.
Yes, highly recommend
Dr. Kim is an outstanding and capable physician.
Excellent doctor, efficient and personable.
I rate Dr. Kim at A+ for all inquiry.
Firstly I am covered by health care plan and so I did not have to pay. We never discussed that aspect. Secondly the messaging on my health app is a great tool to keep in touch with my doctors. Dr Kim was very prompt in her replies to my queries about the medications etc. Dr Kim is extremely professional and at the same time very caring and considerate. She also offers me alternatives and makes me understand the pro and cons of each choice. I am confident that she will provide a good treatment plan for me! ðŸ‘
She is an excellent Dr.
She is a warm, caring and very thorough Physician, who has been treating me for more than 7 plus years by educating me about my diabetes control by prescribing suitable drugs, weight management through diet control and exercise, with encouragement & patience to ensure that I continue to improve over time as can be observed by data over time.
Dr. Kim is the Best Physician!
Highly recommend Dr. Kim
Dr Kim is very personal as well as professional. She speaks in term that I understand. While my diabetes needs work, I would be much worse without her medical care.
she is very helpful and kind
She is fabulous!
Always very professional, thorough, detail oriented - excellent.
She is very sweet and profesional. She listen to all problems I discussed with her
Dr. Kim is great over video. She’s comfortable with the technology, was able to share screen, etc. As always she was well prepared and friendly, making eye contact and speaking to me instead of her screen.
She is great!!! For the last five years she has been a fantastic support, educator and mentor to my health issues.
Excellent doctor. Very knowledgeable. Shows concern. Very pleasant.
Dr. Sun Hee Kim is one of the most important, caring, professional and knowledgeable doctors in my health care journey since I got sick. Thank you, SHC!
Dr. Kim is an Excellent and caring Doctor.
Dr Kim is an excellent doctor with great patient rapport. She certainly is very well versed in her specialty.
Dr. Kim was excellent, and she addressed all of my questions and concerns during the video visit.
Dr. Kim is great! Very caring and knowledgeable about what is going on with me! Great MD!
Thank you for being supportive and encouraging
Doctor Sun Kim has always been professional and attentive to my well being. I am fortunate to have her as my doctor.
She is an excellent doctor.
Thankful, Dr. Kim is such a great Doctor and I was assigned to her. Personally, since being in her care my health has improved tremendously.
She is a great Dr. I have been under her care for over a decade. She is very thorough and takes the time to explain everything to me.
She is the best!!
Dr. Kim is EXCELLENT. I RATE HER AS A+; I consider her as an asset to STANFORD HEALTH CARE.
keep visit on subject, in this case endocrinology
Dr. Kim is a very professional and energetic doctor. She has always been able to satisfy me with her answers and covers all aspects of health overall. Highly recommend her !
Dr. Kim was very kind and helpful in explaining my health. I am glad to be under her care!
Dr. Kim is an excellent provider; very sincere person. Much appreciated!
Very friendly staff.
Excellent doctor.
I really enjoy my visits w/Dr. Kim, and have already recommended her and Stanford's endocrine clinic on numerous occasions.
Love, love, love Dr. Kim! She is always kind, considerate and welcoming. We always enjoy coming to see her and feel health concerns get addressed.
Takes more time, thoughtful, just fantastic.
Dr. Kim has provided the best care I could ask for. thank you.
Very good experience
I like Dr. Kim a lot. She's always been on top of everything related to my healthcare, she has great communication skills, she's easy to talk to, she explains things to me in a way that I can understand, she listens to my concerns, and she provides great feedback and advice.
I love Dr. Kim, she is always on top of things related to my health, she takes the time to listen to my concerns, she provides great feedback and advice, she's a great communicator, she's easy to talk to, and she explains everything in terms that I can understand, I always feel at ease, and very comfortable talking to her.
Dr. Kim is very competent and caring. Amazing doctor.
The care giver/Doctor is excellent and highly professional.
Dr. Kim has been the best doctor I have ever had.
Very good experience. Very satisfying.
Great doctor... Dr. S.H. Kim.
Dr. Kim was great.
Listened to my concerns and problems, offer information and solutions.
Dr Sun Kim has been treating me for more than 6 years now and she is thorough, knowledgeable, caring and efficient!
dr. sun hee kim is FABULOUS!!!!!! Always is so kind even if she is busy!! Nomu nomu kamsahabnida!
made me feel valued. seemed concerned about my health
I drive from Petaluma to see Dr.Kim!Need I say more - she is the BEST!
the care and the professionalism of the doctors, nurses and the staff are excellent
Very good experience; Excellent physician with focus on to the problem and solution
Dr. Kim is a very good and personal doctor. She is always cheering me on concerning my health, which makes me want to live a healthier life.
Again - very great.
Excellent; professional.
Dr Kim took the time to understand my situation and made me feel very comfortable. she explained everything to me very clearly and I feel optimistic about my treatment plan.
I love Dr. Kim! She is thorough understanding and compassionate while being up to date on my very rare dx!
I always have a wonderful experience with my care provider. She is easy to talk to, well-informed and makes me feel empowered about my health care and decisions.
The best there is!
As always Dr. Kim made me feel like a very important patient and did not seemed pushed even though I know how busy she is.
Good experience - great doctor.
An excellent doctor
everyone very professional and courteous
Dr. Kim is one of the best doctors I've ever had. She is very skilled and up-to-date with the latest treatments and drugs and has great bedside manners. She is also very kind and truly care about her patients. Love Dr. Kim.
Very knowledgeable & compassionate. She was very good @ engaging me w/shared decision-making.
Dr. Kim is solid even though there is no magic bullet for type 2 diabetes treatment.
Dr. Kim is the greatest... Better THAN GODS.
Dr. Kim is a top-notch clinician in her field. She can easily interpret lab data, weight nuances, and provide well-balanced recommendations on treatment.
I have a high level of confidence in Dr. Kim. She is patient, attentive; she gives me the opportunity to participate re: my care and guides me accordingly. She reviews my labs and explain the results with clarity. She is a great doctor and am privileged to have her as my doctor.
Excellent and professional doctor
she makes you feel comfortable and have confidence.
good doctor and good care
Doctors who treated me were thorough, respectful, excellent communicators & skilled and very knowledgeable & up to date on my medical issues. I appreciated the long appointments, & the willingness of doctors to spend time answering questions.
Both Dr. Vincent and Dr. Kim were attentive, compassionate, understand, and very thorough. They were/are clearly and truly invested in patient care.
Dr. Kim is an exceptional doctor! I can't praise enough for her thoughtfulness and working with me as a team to treat my ongoing condition.
She is the best!
Dr. Kim is an excellent doctor, she takes the time to learn about my concerns and is very through with her explanations.
Dr. Kim is amazing! She is always learning about new thing for my condition. She is genuine & concerned with me & my health. Always encouraging & positive, kind & caring.
Dr. Kim is the best doctor at Stanford!! She was the best thing that happened to me! Friendly, professional! Caring. An outstanding doctor!!
Dr. Kim is very knowledgeable & patient!
everything you do an offer is wonderful and very professional! I would highly recommend anybody I know who has any health issues at all to go to Stanford.
It was a good experience.
A really great experience! I felt like I understood my condition much better and felt really confident in her help.
i always recommend this Hospital to my friends and family
I am happy the way Dr Kim treats me.
Dr. Kym was par excellence.
Very caring and detailed. My favorite doctor and I'm always excited to see her.
Sun Kim, MD is a doctor to copy her behavior, manner and wisdom
Very good she took the time to explain to me and showed concern that makes me feel very good and welcome -
dr was great. she was friendly, knowledgeable, efficient, empathetic. I have full confidence and could not ask for any better. 10 stars!!
Dr. Kim is excellent! Easy to talk to and gave great suggestions.
One of the best experiences I've had with a doctor before. Both listened to my full history and talked w/me about my treatment plans. Have already referred this doctor to others.
Excellent care, excellent doctor, I have seen other 2 other endocrinologists elsewhere and Dr. Kim was beyond excellent helping me with my diabetes.
Dr. seemed to be running late - I felt ushered through the appointment.
She is easy to work with.
Dr. Kim is great. She listens, explains, and takes the time to understand.
Dr. Kim is a gem!
Dr. Kim is amazing! She explains everything - why she wants to do what she is going to do.
Dr. Kim is an excellent doctor, I am grateful that she is my provider. I am strongly recommending her to anyone. Now a day, it is difficult to find a doctor who cares about her patients from the bottom of her heart.
Already did to my friends. Outstanding physician.
Dr. Kim is amazing. one of the best doctors I've ever had. would highly recommend her. she is very caring and open.
Love Dr. Kim. She is always so concerned. So engaged. Very professional, impeccably groomed, always smiling & caring.
Good experience.
So good & so thorough & so nice.
Would not trade Dr. S.H. Kim for any other - better than great.....
Dr Kim is professionally friendly doctor
Dr Kim is exceptional and professional.
Dr. Kim always listens to me and she always helps me make the best decisions for myself and my health. She explains everything to me so as I can understand. She shows care and consideration and I consider her one of the BEST.
Very thorough & personal doctor in Endocrinology!
I love Dr. Kim! She is a blessing to me and the organization. My problem is minor, but she is a wonderful Dr.
Dr. Kim was the best thing that happened to me in 2015! She is the best!!!!
I love Dr. Kim. I would recommend her to anyone.
I love dr. Kim. She's the best doctor to have in your corner if you diabetes. She helped me lower my A1C and is always so encouraging to me. She like my personal cheer leader
A Natural Caring Doc.
Excellent job.
I am satified 100%
Dr. Kim is awesome!
Best experience that I've ever had with a provider.
Dr. Kim visited me during an emergency hospitalization following my first visit with her. After my second appointment she called me to inform me of the results of the blood tests ordered and made recommendations for medication change. She is a very conscientious and caring doctor.
I am very pleased with this provider.
Re-arrange my insulin inject time (_____ hind type insulin.
Dr. Kim is the best physician that I have seen at Stanford.
V. good.
Whatever the problem always make me feel like I can get through it give lot of confidence.
Dr. Kim showed both personal and technical skills during my visit. She displayed a breath of knowledge about her discipline and other disciplines. She was also a compassionate provider.
Kim Sun is the BEST doctor I have been to in Stanford.
I love Dr. Kim! She's my favorite doctor of all time.
I was overwhelmed with her knowledge and her ability to explain what should be done -
She was extremely knowledgeable. She took the time to review everything with me and explained the next step.
Dr. Kim... very good.
Dr. Kim is very caring & knowledgeable - she always makes you feel like you're the only pt. she has.
Excellent in everything!
Extremely knowledgeable about the thyroid and Insulin. Well aware of all the ongoing research in the field.
Dr. Kim is knowledgeable, helpful, innovative, in all ways an excellent advocate for health.
Dr, Kim is always focused, friendly, warm & knowledgeable. She's my favorite doctor!

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