Get to know the GIE Fellows’ Corner Editor, Stephen Kim, MD, from the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
Endoscopedia: What area of GI would you like to focus on after fellowship?
SK: Pancreatic cancer, pancreatic cysts
Endoscopedia: How did you get involved with the Journal’s Fellows’ Corner?
SK: As a fourth year medical student, I did a rotation at Johns Hopkins working with Jonathan Buscaglia, who was a GI fellow at the time. He was the Editor of the Fellows’ Corner then, and I wanted to follow in his footsteps!
Endoscopedia: What is your favorite part about working on the Journal?
SK: I have had the opportunity to meet (in person!) with many of the leaders in advanced endoscopy.
Endoscopedia: What is one thing you would like Endoscopedia readers to know about you?
SK: I’m a third year GI fellow, so I still have a lot to learn about endoscopy.
Endoscopedia: What accomplishment makes you most proud?
SK: Becoming a doctor because my immigrant parents had always hoped for this.
Endoscopedia: What is your favorite vacation spot?
SK: Santorini, Greece…but I haven’t been to Italy or Tahiti yet…
Endoscopedia: If you could only listen to one kind of music for the rest of your life, what would it be?
SK: R&B and Hip hop.
Endoscopedia: If you were stranded on an island, what one book would you bring?
SK: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.
Endoscopedia: If you could travel in time to a different time period, where would you go?
SK: Age of Dinosaurs.
Endoscopedia: What is the most unusual thing about you?
SK: I’m obsessed with fantasy football.