Dr. John Kim is a board-certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon and a diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania and went on to obtain his medical degree (MD) and dental degree (DMD) at the same Ivy League institution. He then completed his residency training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, both repeatedly ranked in US News as one of top 10 adult and children hospitals in the US. During this time, he also completed extensive training in adult and pediatric anesthesia, two years of General Surgery, and served as the Chief Resident in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery during his final year. After his many years of medical training in the east coast, Dr. Kim returned to sunny Southern California to be closer to friends and family.
Dr. Kim takes pride in providing specialized, empathetic care to his patients. He practices full scope Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and is on staff at multiple hospitals and academic centers throughout Los Angeles. His main clinical interests include orthognathic (corrective) jaw surgery, facial trauma surgery, facial tumor resection and reconstruction, surgical removal of wisdom teeth, and administration of safe and comfortable outpatient general anesthesia. His scope of practice also includes facial rejuvenation and cosmetic surgery, sleep apnea surgery, dentoalveolar surgery, dental implant surgery, hard and soft tissue grafting of the maxillofacial region, surgical management of severe maxillofacial infections, pediatric oral & maxillofacial surgery, and TMJ surgery.
In his free time, Dr. Kim enjoys spending time with family and friends. His interests also include sports and fitness, music, travel, and learning things outside medicine.