Dohwa Kim

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Kim Dohwa, MD

Areas of treatment:

General Internal Medicine
Preventive Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Chronic Disease in the Elderly
Preoperative Management of Elderly


  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Primary Care


  • Department of Medicine


  • English
  • Korean

Dohwa Kim, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Practicing location:

  • Keck Medicine of USC - La Cañada Flintridge

About this doctor:

Dr. Kim is a faculty member in the Division of Geriatric, Hospital, Palliative and General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and an attending physician at Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Cancer Hospital and LAC+USC Medical Center. She has served as a medical director for several nursing homes in the greater Los Angeles area and speaks regularly at scientific meetings both in United States and Korea. Her academic interests include chronic medical problems in the frail elderly, comprehensive geriatric assessment, dementia, osteoporosis and long-term care in elderly. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine as well as Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Dr. Kim received her medical degree from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. She completed her residency in internal medicine at State University of New York, Buffalo and her fellowship training in geriatric medicine at University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Kim practiced one year at UCLA as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine before joining the faculty at University of Southern California in 1999.


College of Science, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 1988
College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 1992, Medical Degree


State University of New York at Buffalo (Internal Medicine), Buffalo, NY, June 1993-June 1994


State University of New York at Buffalo (Internal Medicine), Buffalo, NY, June 1994-June 1996


University of California at Los Angeles (Geriatric Medicine), Los Angeles, CA, July 1996-June 1998


Internal Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Professional society memberships:

American Geriatrics Society, 1998
American College of Physicians, 1996
American Society of Internal Medicine, 1996