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About Shannon Leung Kim, MD, MPH

Shannon Leung Kim, MD, MPH, is board-certified pediatrician who provides primary care for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults up to age 21.

Dr. Kim's research interests include improving communication between healthcare providers, patients, and families surrounding breastfeeding medicine and care transition.

As a pediatrician at an academic center, she also instructs medical students and residents. She has won awards recognizing her clinical and teaching excellence, including the Pediatric Primary Care Award from the New England Quality Care Alliance.

Dr. Kim completed a fellowship in academic general pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C., where she also earned her master's degree in public health. She completed her residency training in pediatrics at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Kim earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga.

She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Academic Pediatric Association and Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

In her free time, she enjoys exploring San Diego.

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For more information, see Pediatrics.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted
Open Payments Program Notification
For informational purposes only, a link to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments web page is provided here. The federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires that detailed information about payment and other payments of value worth over ten dollars ($10) from manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics to physicians and teaching hospitals be made available to the public.
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Medical Degree

  • Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

Residency

  • Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Fellowship

  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2019-07-29

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted
Open Payments Program Notification
For informational purposes only, a link to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments web page is provided here. The federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires that detailed information about payment and other payments of value worth over ten dollars ($10) from manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics to physicians and teaching hospitals be made available to the public.
View Open Payments data for Dr. Kim