Sandra Kim, MD is the Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center and Associate Fellowship Director in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Kim is also Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Inteflex (Integrated Pre-medical/Medical) Program. She completed clinical training in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology at the Baylor College of Medicine. She was a recipient of the Outstanding Clinical Fellow Award during her GI fellowship and was on the NIH/NIDDK-funded T32 grant. She pursued additional training as a CCFA funded post-doctoral research fellow at the NIH-funded Center for GI Biology and Disease, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Kim’s clinical and research interests focus on pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases, including adolescent transitioning and quality improvement in pediatric IBD and the impact of the gastrointestinal microbiota in IBD. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. She has authored numerous papers and textbook chapters on pediatric and adolescent inflammatory bowel diseases. Dr. Kim has been a past chair of Pediatric Affairs and immediate past chair of Government Affairs/Advocacy for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation National Scientific Advisory Committee. In addition, she co-chairs the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee and serves on the Physician Leadership committee and Community Council for Improve Care Now. She has been active in the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) in programs focusing on mentoring.

Dr. Kim also is involved as a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the CCYAN and Flying Horse Farms. She serves as the President for the Board of Directors for the Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation chapter.  As a reflection of her dedication to patient education and advocacy, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation has awarded Dr. Kim the 2011 and 2018 Rosenthal Award and a 2020 Uniting to Care and Cure award.

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