W. Ray Kim, MD

W. Ray Kim, MD

Transplant hepatologist, Hepatologist, Gastroenterologist

Bio:   Chronic liver disease is one of the most common causes of premature death in Americans. My career goal is to improve the outcome of individuals with chronic liver disease by identifying the optimal means for diagnosis, monitoring, treatment and prevention. The path I have chosen to achieve this goal is through engagement in clinical epidemiology and patient-oriented, effectiveness research.

Since the development of the MELD score which recognizes the importance of renal function in the prognosis of patients with end stage liver disease, one of the areas that we have had intense interest has been acute and chronic renal injury in patients undergoing liver transplantation. Liver transplantation represents a unique opportunity for research, because of the potential for reversal of the renal injury as well as access to biological materials.
4.9 out of 5
92 Patient Ratings
22 Patient Comments

Liver Transplant Program

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Liver (Hepatology) Clinic in Redwood City

  • 420 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion D, 2nd Floor
  • Redwood City , CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-498-7999
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Digestive Health Center in Redwood City

  • 420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor
  • Redwood City , CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-736-5555
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Stanford Primary Care in Santa Clara

  • 2518 Mission College Boulevard, Suite 101
  • Santa Clara , CA 95054
  • Phone: 408-688-9720
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Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine (1998) MN
  • Fellowship: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine (1997) MN
  • Residency: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center (1994) AR
  • Professional Education: University of Pennsylvania (1992) PA
  • Residency: Seoul National University Hospital (1990)
  • Internship: Seoul National University Hospital (1987)
  • Medical Education: Seoul National University (1986)
  • Board Certification: Transplant Hepatology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2008)
  • Board Certification: Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine (1998)
  • M.B.A., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Health Care Administration (1992)
  • M.Sc., Seoul National University, Clinical Research (1990)
  • M.D., Seoul National University, Medicine (1986)

Administrative Appointments

  • Chief, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Stanford Unversity (2013 - Present)

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Friendliness

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Explanations

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Listens

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Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

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Recommended to others

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Wait times

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Great, took the time explaining using drawings and even videos.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Excellent!

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Kim showed concern, very professional, courteous.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Great Experience

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

We appreciate that the doctor pressured us to do a surgery. It helped us A LOT that the doctor recommended doing a test before contenplating surgery.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Kim related well with both our 18 year old daughter and us, as her parents.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Woong had an excellent patient doctor manner. Easy to talk with and very compassionate.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

All of the staff that tended to me were very kind and generous. They treated me with good mercy.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

All good.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Excellent doctor.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Woong Ray Kim went out of his way to accommodate my needs. I appreciate all his effort and concern for me.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr. Ray Kim showed sincere empathy on the patients health problem.

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4.9 out of 5
92 Patient Ratings
22 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Great, took the time explaining using drawings and even videos.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Excellent!

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Kim showed concern, very professional, courteous.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Great Experience

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

We appreciate that the doctor pressured us to do a surgery. It helped us A LOT that the doctor recommended doing a test before contenplating surgery.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Kim related well with both our 18 year old daughter and us, as her parents.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Woong had an excellent patient doctor manner. Easy to talk with and very compassionate.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

All of the staff that tended to me were very kind and generous. They treated me with good mercy.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

All good.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Excellent doctor.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Woong Ray Kim went out of his way to accommodate my needs. I appreciate all his effort and concern for me.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr. Ray Kim showed sincere empathy on the patients health problem.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Bad experience.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Everyone is the best.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

My options were explained in full and Dr. R. Kim gave his professional opinion.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Kim was above & beyond superb - a PARTNER in my health situation, which was v. unusual. Question: Why do you NOT call these superb professionals what they are? They are professionals NOT "provider" <- a disgusting & degrading term.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

He poked me 6-8 times. Poked me. Saw 0 zero NONE test results, but decided I have fibromyalgia! When I said, "is this not code for a problem patient we can't diagnose?" He said "yup.

SHC Patient, May 2016

I met with Doctor Kim 2nd time. During 1st as well 2nd visits his attention to me was very kind and professional. Thank you very much Doctor Kim.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Explanation of the origin of my health problem was complete and logical. Information for follow-up care also was complete and trustful.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Kim is a great to Stanford Health Care his compassionate care sets the standard others should be judged by.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Very nice to communicate sometimes with mother tongue language.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Jim is very relatable and patient.