Jin-Hee Kim, MD
Specialty: General Urology, Women's Care
Jin-Hee Kim, MD, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology. She was drawn to urology by a desire to add some gender diversity to the largely male field. Dr. Kim is the only full-time female urologist in the Portland area.
"I was strongly influenced by the urologists I met during my training," she says. "They were a universally nice group of people. I also saw the lack of female presence in the world of urology and thought this needed to be remedied."
Dr. Kim received her undergraduate degree at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, in 1991 and her medical degree from UCLA School of Medicine in 1995. She completed her internship at UCLA in 1996 and completed her residency in urology at UCLA in June of 2002.
Dr. Kim enjoys the mix of different patients she sees in her job, and says the combination of office work and surgery is immensely fulfilling. Although she practices general urology and sees the full gamut of urologic patients, a high percentage of her patients are women.
"Women tend to feel more comfortable seeing women doctors, especially in this field," Dr. Kim says. "I am very proud to be fulfilling that need."
Along with the patients she sees, Dr. Kim enjoys the staff she works with at The Urology Clinic. Well-trained and cordial, the physicians are part of a well-managed team that prides itself on its efficiency and excellence of patient care.
"We all have very different personalities," she says. "So you can always find a doctor here that that you will like."
In her free time, Dr. Kim enjoys horseback riding, traveling and reading.