January 25, 2018 | by City of Hope
Daniel Jae Kim, M.D., originally studied to be an engineer but switched to medicine because the human element – the person-to-person contact – attracted him.
Specializing in hematology and oncology, Dr. Kim treats patients in our South Pasadena facility. One of his goals is to make the entire process as understandable as possible. “A new diagnosis of cancer is devastating enough,” he says, “but the patient has to then navigate through the complexities of insurance, referrals, laboratory testing, different treatment modalities and perhaps even hospitalizations ... it may actually cause significant and unnecessary stress.”
Dr. Kim is a University of California, Berkeley graduate who received his medical degree from Loma Linda University. He went on to complete his internship, residency and fellowships at UCLA-Olive View and Cedars-Sinai hospitals. Dr. Kim is committed to giving back anywhere a need exists. He works with Global Health Outreach and has volunteered for medical missions in Honduras, Mexico and North Korea.