Meet the Fellows’ Corner Editor– Stephen Kim

Dr. Stephen KimGet 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.

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