Dr. Lauren Kim
Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
Area of Focus
Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma)
Education and Training
BA: Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
MD: State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
Internship and Residency: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT
Fellowship: Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
2015 – Present: Northwest Rheumatology Associates, Portland, OR
2009-2015: Legacy Health Care, Portland, OR
2008-2009: Tuality Health Care, Hillsboro, OR
2004-2009: Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR
Certified medical education averaging 50-80 hours per year.
I believe a relationship between a patient and his/her physician is that of a partnership. I give the patients the information they need so they can make the best informed decision possible. One of the reasons I went into rheumatology is because I enjoy building long lasting relationships with patients. I still find this one of the most fulfilling parts of practicing medicine.
I moved to Portland from the East Coast in 2004 and have been very happy here. Now I can’t imagine why anyone lives on the East Coast! I enjoy cooking, reading and love traveling with my husband and 2 wonderful children.