Santa Monica

Meet Dr. Christine Choi Kim

Dr. Christine Choi Kim is a board- certified medical and cosmetic dermatologist. Her mission is to educate and inspire patients to care for their skin while using the safest, most effective treatment approaches available. Dr. Kim combines her knowledge and expertise with a gentle touch and calm, healing presence. She views each patient as a partner in a life- long journey towards achieving skin health and well- being.

Dr. Kim attended the seven- year accelerated B.A.-M.D. program at Boston University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Recognizing the changing landscape of medicine, Dr. Kim broadened her education by earning an M.B.A. with a concentration in healthcare management. She received her dermatologic training at Weill Cornell Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital, serving as chief resident in her final year. Dr. Kim then returned to the Boston area to complete a prestigious fellowship in Laser and Cosmetic Surgery at SkinCare Physicians of Chestnut Hill under the guidance of world- renowned leaders in the field.

Dr. Kim is a national lecturer and author of numerous publications on topics such as dermal fillers, Botox injections, laser hair removal, acne treatment in women, and cosmeceuticals. In addition to caring for her patients, she serves as a clinical research investigator at the Clinical Science Institute in Santa Monica, CA. She is a member of various professional organizations, including the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Women’s Dermatologic Society, and American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. In 2016, Dr. Kim was awarded the prestigious AAD Presidential Citation for her role in a pilot program offering SPOTme® free skin cancer screenings at Target stores throughout the country.

Finally returning to Southern California in 2007, Dr. Kim enjoys rediscovering Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.