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About Alexander S. Kim, MD
Alexander S. Kim, MD, is a board-certified allergist/immunologist who specializes in drug allergy and allergic airway disease. He performs comprehensive evaluations on a broad spectrum of immune conditions including drug, venom, food hypersensitivity, mast cell disorders (mast cell activation and mastocytosis), eosinophilic disorders (eosinophilic esophagitis, peripheral eosinophilia), allergic skin conditions (atopic dermatitis, urticaria), allergic airway disease (asthma, sinusitis and AERD) and immunodeficiency.
Dr. Kim is involved with clinical research focused on quality improvement and patient safety, drug allergy and desensitization, chronic sinusitis and aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease. Dr. Kim also serves as an associate program director of the Allergy/Immunology Fellowship Program and teaches medical students at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He has several research publications in the field of allergy and immunology and has presented his research at numerous national scientific meetings.
He completed a fellowship in allergy and immunology at UC San Diego School of Medicine and a residency in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he was elected to serve as chief resident for an additional year. Dr. Kim earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, New York. He is board certified in internal medicine and allergy and immunology.
He is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. In addition to the location listed above, Dr. Kim also sees patients in El Centro.
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- SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, New York, NY
- Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
- UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Internal Medicine
- American Board of Allergy and Immunology
Conditions and Treatments
- Hives (Urticaria)
- Allergic Airway Disease
- Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD)
- Mast Cell Disease (Mast Cell Activation
- Drug Allergy and Hypersensitivity
- Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
- Sinusitis and AERD