Jane Kim, MD

Jane Kim, MD

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Languages Spoken

  • English

About Me

I am a plastic surgeon at the Kaiser Richmond and Oakland Medical Centers, and have been in practice in Northern California since August 2008. Previous to that, I was with Southern California Kaiser in a similar practice since 2005, but recently moved to be with my husband who got a job in Northern California. I had been familiar with the Kaiser system because my father had been a neurologist at Kaiser for thirty years and had always seemed to be very happy. Kaiser gave him the opportunity to have a rewarding practice as well as a full family life.

I really enjoy working at Kaiser and feel it is a very collegial environment where the physicians and staff work really hard to coordinate with each other and do what’s best for the patient.

People often ask me why I chose to become a plastic surgeon. I didn’t know I wanted to go into the field until late in medical school. I was intrigued by the tremendous variety of cases plastic surgeons are involved in, everything from hand surgery, to cleft lip and palate surgery, to breast reconstruction as well as traumatic, burn and cancer reconstruction.

I’ve done additional training in breast surgery and find this aspect of my practice very rewarding. (Please see below for further general information on breast reconstruction.) Our practice has also expanded in the past few years to include various cosmetic services as well. The field of plastic surgery is always interesting because it allows us to think about various complex problems and come up with solutions specific to a patient’s needs.

In my free time, I enjoy music, movies, and taking long walks. Just like Kaiser’s motto, “thrive”, I’m trying to cook and eat more healthily which is challenging on a busy schedule. I’ve also recently gotten involved in yoga, which I find very useful in relieving tension.

My Training, Certifications and Licensing

Medical Education

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI

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