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

Professional Education
  • 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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(115 reviews)

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 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.
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.
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. Kim is excellent! Easy to talk to and gave great suggestions.
dr was great. she was friendly, knowledgeable, efficient, empathetic. I have full confidence and could not ask for any better. 10 stars!!
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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