Dr. Jiyeon Kim, M.D. FAAP, is Board certified in Pediatrics and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Kim received her medical degree from Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, Korea. She graduated from her residency in pediatrics at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Peoria in 2010, and completed an additional year as Chief Resident of Pediatrics.
Dr. Kim joined Coastal Kids in 2016. In the past, she served as the Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Peoria, where she practiced general pediatrics and was also involved in resident education as the Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Residency Program. She was involved in numerous advocacy projects within the community as well as scholarly activities where she mentored pediatric residents in research. She also practiced in Fairfax, VA, as a general pediatrician before moving to Southern California.
Dr. Kim has a special interest in oral health in children, preventive care, and childhood obesity, but most of all she enjoys developing close relationships with her patients and their families through the continuity of care she is able to provide as a general pediatrician. She is fluent in both English and Korean.
Special interests: oral health in children, preventive care, and childhood obesity
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kim:
- IRVINE: (949) 387-4900
“Truly the best pediatric experience ever. We have Dr.Kim and since day one she has been the best doctor to our twins and six years old. She always seems so attentive and passionate. She not only cares about my kids but she always asks how I’m doing. She always returns my calls in a very timely manner and the staff there are also the best, always willing to answer any questions and help any way they can. I can’t recommend this practice enough. We also saw Dr. Bui one time when we couldn’t get our schedule to match Dr. Kim and she was sweet and knowledgeable too! One time we had an emergency and needed to see a doctor right away on a Saturday so we went to the Newport Beach location and their staff and the doctor we saw there were equally as awesome! Clearly, they hire doctors that really all mesh together because we haven’t had one bad experience. So if you’re looking for a new pediatrician or looking to switch I highly recommend this location and practice!!!” – E.S., Yelp
“I absolutely love this place. We had our first child a few months ago and they’ve been nothing less than wonderful with her and us. I especially appreciate that they allow me to take her vaccinations slowly – as per my request. Dr. Kim is very professional, yet personable as well. She’s taken extra time with us to sit and answer questions. At no time have I ever felt that we were just a number. She makes us feel important and cared for each time we come in. I also like that they have offices and doctors all over in case you need to come in quickly and she’s not available. Great job Coastal Kids!” – R.R., Yelp