Lawrence S. Kim, MD, AGAF, pursued his undergraduate education at the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, New Jersey. He received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, and then completed internship and residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. He went on to gastroenterology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, where he completed advanced training in outcomes research and endoscopic ultrasound.
Dr. Kim has dedicated his career to the clinical practice of gastroenterology. After fellowship, he joined South Denver Gastroenterology in Lone Tree, Colorado. He has served as medical director as well as a member of the executive committee and has contributed to the growth of this organization to 22 physicians currently. He serves on the medical staff of Sky Ridge Medical Center, Lone Tree, Colorado, and at Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, Colorado. His areas of focus include practice management and advanced endoscopy.
An active member of AGA for over 20 years, Dr. Kim served on the AGA Institute Governing Board as the community private practice councillor from 2011 to 2014. He was the editor for AGA eDigest from 2012 to 2014 and has directed the AGA Winter Postgraduate Course as well as the AGA NP/PA Course. He has represented AGA on the board of directors of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare since 2004. In addition, he has served on the Finance & Operations Committee, Digestive Health Outcomes Registry, Practice Management and Economics Committee, and Clinical Practice Updates Committee, among other AGA committees and task forces. In May 2017, Dr. Kim rejoined the governing board as the new secretary/treasurer-elect.