Sung Tae Kim, MD

Family Medicine


Glen Ridge


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Family Medicine

Primary Location:

Glenn Ridge Office

200 Highland Avenue, Suite 100B

Glen Ridge, NJ 07028

Tel: 973.969.3800

Fax: 973.969.3232


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.

Jun 11, 2019

all good.

Jun 07, 2019

I always recommend Vanguard Medical group., I am impressed with how well they manage time, appointments.

May 31, 2019

no real complaints

May 28, 2019

Done thoroughly & PROFESSIONAL. 8. About 20 min. +/-.

May 21, 2019

very good

May 08, 2019

I saw Dr Kim and he was very easy to speak to and he explained my test results in an honest and forthright manner. Very good at getting to the point and explaining what changes in my life style needed to be corrected.

May 05, 2019

Doctor Kim was excellent! He was professional and courteous, and took time to explain the issue that I was having and the various treatment choices I had. I felt well taken care of, and left feeling that I knew the treatment plan and what to do next.

May 03, 2019

Dr. Kim was amazing. He listened and asked me questions. I could tell that he was really paying attention to my needs. I'll go back to Dr. Kim again because he is a very special person.

Apr 21, 2019

Dr. Kim spent time talking with me and explaining medicines. His manner is very calming and kind.

Apr 18, 2019

Emphasis on #10! I would highly recommend *Dr. Kim. Friendliness, proper concern, realistic, and great modern outlook at medical temporary/alternative solutions.

Apr 12, 2019

very courteous and listened to everything I had to say