About Lawrence Kim, M.D., FACG, AGAF
A graduate of Princeton University, Dr. Kim received his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His postgraduate training included internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and a gastroenterology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, where he pursued additional training in clinical research and endoscopic ultrasound.
Dr. Kim has been a leader in organized medicine throughout his career. He is the current secretary-treasurer of the American Gastroenterological Association and previously served as clinical practice councilor on the AGA Governing Board. He was the first gastroenterologist to join the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, the leading accreditor of ambulatory endoscopy centers. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Digestive Health Physicians Association, an advocacy group for independent GI practice. Dr. Kim is committed to improving the quality of digestive care worldwide and has led or served on multiple medical missions to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Peru. In his free time, he is an avid skier, an aspiring tennis player, and relishes exploring the Colorado high country by any means of transportation available.Schedule Appointment
Patient Care Philosophy
I strive to interact with my patients in the same way I would wish my own family members to be treated. This includes listening to my patients’ concerns with an open mind and an open heart, gentle but honest communication, and respect for their time.
Princeton University, A.B.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, M.D.
Beth Israel Medical Center, Residency, Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, Fellowship, Gastroenterology
Board Certifications and Societies
American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Digestive Health Physicians Association, Colorado Medical Society
Associations and Membership
American Gastroenterological Association
American College of Gastroenterology
Lee T, Kim L. Telemedicine in gastroenterology: a value-added service for patients. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2020; 18(3):530-533.
Freedberg DE, Kim LS, Yang Y. The risks and benefits of long-term use of proton pump inhibitors: expert review and best practice advice from the American Gastroenterological Association. Gastroenterology, 2017; 152(4):706-715.
Rosenberg FB, Kim LS, Ketover SR. Challenges facing independent integrated gastroenterology 2017. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2017; 15:335-338.
Lieberman D, Ladabaum U, Cruz-Correa M, Ginsburg C, Inadomi J, Kim L, Giardiello F, Wender R. Screening for colorectal cancer and emerging issues for physicians and patients: a review. JAMA, 2016; 316(20):2135-2145. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.17418.
Kim LS. How will accreditation of your ambulatory endoscopy center be an essential component of showing value-based health care? Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, January 2011; 9(1):21-3.