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About Dr. Kim

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About Dr. Kim

“I am grateful to have the expertise to see a patient through a stressful diagnosis and provide expert care. When I see a patient, I am always thinking of what is the best approach that will lead to the shortest recovery and resumption of normal activities for the patient”

 

Profile Details

Fellowship:
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery, Orlando Regional Medical Center, 2011-2012
  • Minimally Invasive & Laparoscopic Surgery, Orlando Regional Medical Center, 2010-2011
Residency:
  • Columbia University, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, NY, 2005-2010
Education:
  • BS, The College of New Jersey, 2000
  • MD, Dartmouth Medical School, 2005
Professional Distinctions:
  • Fellow, American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgery (ASCRS)
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • Chesapeake Colorectal Society
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons

Bio

Rebekah Kim, MD, FACS, FASCRS, is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon at Fairfax Colon & Rectal Surgery, PC, which has six convenient locations in Fairfax, Fair Oaks, Alexandria, Gainesville, Woodbridge, and Lansdowne, Virginia. 

Raised in the greater New York City area, Dr. Kim’s interest in surgery began when she watched her sister undergo multiple procedures as a child. Her family’s trust in the surgeon that cared for her sister was the catalyst that pushed Dr. Kim into medicine. A longtime cellist and pianist, Dr. Kim’s discipline and attention to detail have made her an excellent colorectal surgeon.

After graduating magna cum laude from the College of New Jersey in Ewing Township, New Jersey, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Dr. Kim earned her medical doctorate from the prestigious Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire. 

Dr. Kim later completed her surgical residency at Columbia University, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, in New York City, which drew her toward minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopy and robotic surgery. Her interests include the surgical intervention of anal cancer, rectal cancer, anal pain, and other conditions that affect the digestive tract.

Dr. Kim is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons. She is also a member of the Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) and has helped train surgeons in Africa. She currently serves on the executive board of the Korean-American Medical Society of D.C. Maryland, and Virginia.

Fluent in English, Spanish, and Korean, Dr. Kim capably serves patients from all backgrounds. In her spare time, she still enjoys playing the piano and cello.

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