Sung Tae Kim, MD

Family Medicine




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Family Medicine

Primary Location:

Verona Office

271 Grove Avenue, Suite A

Verona, NJ 07044

Contact Information:

Tel: 973-239-2600

Fax: 973-239-0482


Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA


University of California at Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA

Hospital Affiliations:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ

Professional Associations:

American Medical Association

American College of Physicians

American Academy of Family Physicians


English, Korean

Accepts New Patients
Patient Portal

Dr. Sung Tae Kim Values Time with Patients

“A lot of times, patients can have anxiety when meeting a new provider. I try to make it easier by getting to know them. I give them the opportunity to talk, and I listen. Then, I can truly understand their concerns, and provide the comprehensive care that will keep them healthy.”

Dr. Kim is motivated by many things, but one in particular surfaces often in conversation—and that’s service to others. It’s why he’s made it a point to join medical missions traveling to some of the world’s underserved areas, from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to Tecate, Mexico; San Pedro Sula, Honduras; and Penang, Malaysia. He found that medicine provides him with the chance to make a real difference. “To be in a place where you can help others is a tremendous blessing,” he says.

He chose family medicine because he wanted to be involved in community care. At the heart of his practice are his patient relationships. Dr. Kim places tremendous value on building on those relationships and truly understanding his patients physically, psychologically and socially. “I value the time that I spend with my patients,” he says. “They can talk about private matters that they may not even discuss with their spouses. When you have that deep understanding, it makes a difference in the care that you can provide.”

Dr. Kim works with his patients for a mutual understanding of what’s important to do to maintain good health. “I can’t expect patients to change 10 different things in one visit, but I can start them in the right direction for preventive care,” he says.

He chose Vanguard Medical Group because of its patient-first, personalized approach that mirrored his own approach to healthcare. “Vanguard Medical Group provides a platform where I’m able to use up-to-date medical knowledge and today’s technology in caring for patients. Importantly, the process is dynamic, and can conform to patients’ needs. The patient always comes first.”

When he’s not working, Dr. Kim enjoys traveling, hiking, playing golf and spending time with family. From time to time, he also assists his father with the family’s agricultural business.

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The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Dec 12, 2017


Dec 11, 2017

very happy and feel comfortable that my healthcare needs are being served properly by expert caring professionals.

Dec 07, 2017

As usual my experience was a good one. In fact the friend who came with me has decided to change doctors

Dec 05, 2017

this is the first time we met Dr Kim and we were very pleased.

Nov 30, 2017

excellent as always

Nov 30, 2017

Dr. Kim was excellent. He took time to explain everything, and answer questions as thoroughly as possible.

Oct 16, 2017

Dr. Kim eased my mind considerably. I was experiencing vertigo & diarrhea after a head injury the previous day when I fainted in my kitchen & was treated in the Mountainside ER. He spent much time talking with my family & me and answering all of our questions. It was in stark contrast to my experience trying to reach anybody at Vanguard the day before and my experience in the ER on that day.

Oct 03, 2017

This was my first visit with Dr. Kim

Sep 21, 2017

I had facial trauma & was very impressed by *Dr. Kim. He even put gloves on & palpated my palate as well as all my teeth.

Sep 19, 2017

This was my first visit with Dr. Kim. I was very satisfied.

Sep 15, 2017


Sep 15, 2017

This was the first time I was seeing Dr. Kim. He was excellent!!

Sep 11, 2017

Thank you *Dr. Kim.

Sep 09, 2017

for a first visit with an elder with complicated history, this was well handled. i also received ideas to assist with my digestive issues during the time it will take me to contact the doctor who performed a surgery around 2000 that may need more attention. i also felt doctor Kim had respect for the advice i received earlier in my life and would do a good job getting me coordinated medically and helping me to step by step devise a simplified plan of treatment for the future. look forward to working with vanguard.