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.

Apr 30, 2018

Dr. Kim took the time to listen and address my concerns regarding my health. Will definitely continue seeing him.

Apr 26, 2018

we will be back

Apr 22, 2018

Very impressed with personality and concern.

Mar 19, 2018

I might add, that in view of my recent hospital stay, *Dr. Kim seemed quite confident in addressing my situation with the information with which I provided him - I was pleased with his demeanor.

Mar 07, 2018

great doctor. very smart and informative.

Feb 23, 2018

very happy

Feb 13, 2018

Personal manner of staff reduces any anxiety the patient might have.

Feb 12, 2018

First time with Dr Kim. Very professional!

Feb 10, 2018


Feb 08, 2018

this was my first visit with Dr. Kim. He was very thorough and answered any questions I had.

Feb 08, 2018

Dr. excellent I had him many month ago and liked him.

Jan 28, 2018

Dr. Kim did not say anything about follow up treatment and my face is still badly bruised.

Jan 27, 2018


Jan 19, 2018

I saw Dr. Kim for the first time and I was very pleased his advice and his bedside manner. I definitely would see him again in the future.

Jan 16, 2018

First time meeting Dr. Kim ... very friendly and cordial.

Jan 14, 2018

I saw Dr.Kim and was there for an upper respiratory issue. I thought I would be getting antibiotics and leaving, when instead, he prescribed using a Neti Pot and Flonase spray. I was hesitant but must tell you that it worked! I do not like taking antibiotics and started to feel better in two days. I was happy that Dr. Kim was not quick to prescribe medication.

Jan 11, 2018

The doctor listened and asked questions as long as I wanted, but he wasn't offering up a lot without being prompted.

Jan 03, 2018

While all area were positive, had feeling his mind was elsewhere.

Jan 02, 2018

I was very impressed with this Dr. I had never seen him before and he was very nice

Jan 02, 2018

Are usually go to the Verona office but I have to say that Dr. Kim in this GlenRidge office was extremely nice! I would definitely go back