W. Ray Kim, MD, is Professor and Chief in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Kim earned his MD at Seoul National University in Korea and underwent specialty training in gastroenterology and hepatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He also holds Master’s degrees in patient oriented research and in Business Administration from Seoul National University and University of Pennsylvania, respectively.
Dr. Kim was appointed in the current post at Stanford, after 15 years at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, where he was Professor of Medicine since 2012. He is a member of the Governing Board at the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD). He is also a founding trustee of the AASLD Foundation. He has served as an Associate Editor of Hepatology as well as a member of a number of editorial boards.
Dr. Kim practices general and transplant hepatology with an emphasis on chronic liver disease, liver cancer and pre-and post-operative care of liver transplant recipients. As a full-time faculty member at Stanford University, he is actively engaged in mentoring of undergraduate and medical students, residents and fellows as well as junior faculty members.