Dr. Wesley Kim, M.D. FAAP

Dr. Wesley Kim, M.D. FAAP, is board certified in pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Kim was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Orange County. He attended college at the University of California, Irvine, where he graduated cum laude, with a B.S. in biological science. He spent a year in France in the University of California Education Abroad Program. He then went to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where he received his medical degree. He did his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Dr. Kim went into private practice in South Orange County in 1979, and joined Coastal Kids in 2017.

Dr. Kim is very active in the local medical community with many years of service on the executive committees of CHOC Children’s Hospital at Mission and at Mission Hospital. He has served as chief of staff at CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital and chief of pediatrics at Mission Hospital. He has also been recognized as one of America’s top pediatricians. He is fluent in French.

Dr. Kim takes pride in being as thorough and complete as possible. He likes to answer questions and explain things fully to parents. It has been a joy for Dr. Kim to watch some of his patients grow up from birth to adulthood and see them bring their own children into the practice. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and is involved with many of his children’s activities. He loves singing in the Saddleback College Community Chorale. He is an avid reader and also enjoys traveling and skiing.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kim:

  • LAGUNA NIGUEL: (949) 448-8821
  • LADERA RANCH: (949) 347-7200

I love Coastal Kids, I’ve been to the Newport Beach location & our main location in Irvine. Dr. Kim is amazing & all the staff is very friendly. I’ve never had an issue with wait times, of course you are going to have to wait a little bit some days but nothing a little patience can’t fix. My son Andrew had jaundice when he was born & had to come here very frequently to get his blood tested for his levels, but they took good care of him & answered any questions/concerns we had! I’m now pregnant with my second child and can’t wait to bring him/her to the Coastal Kids team. I also love that they have a sick room so you can be separated if your child is not sick.

N.B., Yelp

Went to Coastal Kids today as we were following Dr. Wesley Kim there. Just wanted to get a flu shot, which turned out to be super easy and fast as they set aside hours just for this. I appreciate that they have separate entrances for sick and well kids.

M.W., Yelp