Karl Kim, MD

503-692-3750
Areas of Focus: 
General Gastroenterology
Colon Cancer Screening & Prevention
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Esophageal Disorders

About Me

I view it as a privilege every time I enter a physician-patient relationship. I strive to provide high-quality, evidence-based care through collaboration and effective communication. I also recognize the importance of enabling well-being in addition to improving health outcomes.

- Karl Kim, MD

Dr. Kim chose to specialize in gastroenterology because he enjoys the breadth of experience it offers including the wide scope of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary systems. As a gastroenterologist, he appreciates seeing patients in both the ambulatory and acute inpatient setting, the ability to perform procedural interventions, and establishing long-term relationships with patients with chronic conditions. 
 
Dr. Kim enjoys living in Portland because of the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, including the proximity to mountains and waterways for endless recreational opportunities. 
 
Outside of work, you can find him spending time with his family (trying to keep up with their young son), traveling, reading, skiing, and playing with their dog. 

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
Providence Newberg Medical Center
Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center
Specialties: 
Areas of Focus: 
General Gastroenterology
Colon Cancer Screening & Prevention
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Esophageal Disorders

Education & Honors

Board Certification: 
Gastroenterology, Board Certified
Education & Training: 
  • Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2004
  • Residency, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2001
  • MD, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 1998
  • BS, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1994
Honors: 
  • Alexander and Lottie Katzman Award in Gastroenterology, Jefferson Medical College
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Doctor of Medicine, Cum Laude, Jefferson Medical College
  • Bachelor of Science, with High Distinction, The Pennsylvania State University
Other Activities: 
  • Member, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)