Sung Tae Kim, MD

Family Medicine




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Family Medicine

Primary Location:

Verona Office

271 Grove Avenue, Suite A

Verona, NJ 07044

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

Professional Associations:

American Medical Association

American College of Physicians

American Academy of Family Physicians

Hospital Affiliations:

Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Montclair, NJ


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 25, 2018

Dr Kim was terrific. Took the time to hear all my issues and made me feel like he was listening and he cared.

Dec 18, 2018

*Dr. Kim was very professional & knowledgeable.

Dec 14, 2018

Dr. Kim was very accommodating

Dec 11, 2018

Dr Kim is awesome

Dec 04, 2018

Dr Kim is an excellent Dr. I went in very concerned about my diabetes. He didn't rush, answered all my questions , I felt much better leaving than I did before my visit.

Nov 15, 2018

Professional, informative. Gave me an option to change the dosage of my medication to make my life better

Oct 26, 2018

This was the first visit with Dr. Kim and everything was great.

Oct 21, 2018

I was very happy with Dr. Kim. I plan to make him my GP and go to him whenever possible for all my medical needs.

Oct 17, 2018

Dr. Kim was so thorough & kind. What a great doctor.

Oct 15, 2018


Oct 08, 2018

I saw Dr Kim for the first time. He was very friendly, professional, and very knowledgeable. He made you feel relaxed and comfortable.

Oct 03, 2018

Dr. Kim was very nice and listened when I explained that my husband had been in earlier in the week for the same illness. He listened and discussed things with me thoroughly

Sep 25, 2018


Sep 15, 2018

So impressed with Dr.Kim. Am making him my and my husband's primary care provider from here on.

Aug 29, 2018

Very good services.

Aug 29, 2018

Very good experience.

Aug 23, 2018

great experience and felt super comfortable

Aug 22, 2018

Was a very good experience from begining to end.

Aug 13, 2018

Dr Kim: excellent professional who shows care and pride in what he does.

Jul 11, 2018

I was concerned about the extent my problem would have on my lifestyle going forward. The doctor's exam, diagnosis, and prognosis relieved my concern. I have complete confidence in his treatment plan and I appreciated his kindness and thoroughness.