Dr. Rebekah Kim received her medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School (Hanover, NH). She completed her residency in general surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center). Dr. Kim completed a fellowship in laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery focusing on minimally invasive techniques for surgery in colorectal surgery, and a colon and rectal fellowship at Orlando Regional Medical Center (Orlando, FL).
Dr. Kim has specialized training in the application of minimally invasive techniques in colon and rectal disease. She performs robotic and laparoscopic colorectal surgery and transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM), and transanal minimally invasive surgery, which are methods of removing large rectal polyps and very early cancers not amenable to colonoscopic excision. She has a particular interest in the application of minimally invasive techniques in the application of colorectal disorders from anal disease, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, to inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), genetic diseases of the colon and rectum, fecal incontinence, diverticulitis, cancers of the colon and rectum.
Throughout her career, Dr. Kim has participated in overseas surgery volunteer trips to Africa, Central and South America and Southeast Asia. She is an active member of the Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS), which is a surgical training program for African doctors throughout Africa. She thoroughly enjoys teaching and has been to Africa, Greece and Thailand teaching the field of colorectal surgery. Prior to becoming a physician, Dr. Kim was a music teacher and continues to play piano and cello in her free time.
Congratulations to Dr. Rebekah S. Kim for being named in Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2016 TOP DOCTORS!