Dr. Ran Kim
I grew up in a very loving family, with a strong minded mother who was also very business oriented. I probably learned from my mother how to combine business with the medical profession somehow. Although she did not know what to do, her energy was very contagious.I graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, and practiced pharmacy for 6 months. I decided to attend what was then Medical College of Pennsylvania. I caught the medical fever sometime during pharmacy school, and went into surgical specialty because I liked the immediate gratification surgical field offered, and I thought I excelled in manual dexterity.
I did my surgical internship at Johns Hopkins for two years, then to Stanford surgical residency program in Palo Alto, CA. That is where I made the California connection! I took additional surgical training at Long Island Hospital, System and Colorectal Surgery fellowship program in Pennsylvania. That did not deter me from coming back to California, where I landed a colorectal private practice job in East Bay.
After operating as a surgeon for over 18 years, I realized I have been reaching the lives of my patients at the end stage of their disease state. I wanted to make a difference in a greater number of patients with the least amount of suffering and before they would become too ill. The majority of patients I see as a surgeon stems from obesity associated illnesses. I see there are over 236 obesity associated disorders including the very illnesses I am treating which are diverticulitis and colon cancer. It is very frustrating to both patients and myself, when there are no surgical options available to these end stage illness patients. As a result, I wanted to offer something unique to patients from the surgeon’s perspective. If I can offer my medical services to the world before they are seen too late, I feel I would have accomplished my calling in taking care of a mass number of people.
My Vision to prevent illnesses and promote healing.
My Mission a commitment to honor the individual worth of all people, to be dedicated, to provide a quality service which includes the application of character based on ethical-honesty, integrity, humility and patience.
Our goal is to improve the standards of healthcare within the community which we serve, and to provide the benefits for all concerned, this facility’s organization, medical staff, employees, and most importantly “THE PATIENT”