Sung Tae Kim, MD

Family Medicine


Glen Ridge


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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
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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 21, 2019

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

Mar 12, 2019

Dr Kim is great and like him a lot for his easy style

Feb 28, 2019

Dr Kim is very caring and professional.

Feb 28, 2019

Much improved experience with Dr Kim during this visit over initial visit a year ago. impression of him and confidence in him improving.

Feb 15, 2019

I requested that the same care provider becomes my wife's care provider.

Feb 14, 2019


Feb 10, 2019

I never feel rushed @ Vanguard!

Jan 29, 2019

Very happy with Dr. Kim Sung - thorough and understanding

Jan 29, 2019

I have selected Dr Kim to replace retired Dr Murray as my primary doctor and feel very confident in him. He is knowledgable, does not "lecture" and has a good sense of humor

Jan 23, 2019

This was my first visit with Dr. Kim. He was excellent in every respect. He gave me honest answers about hard life/death questions. I appreciate his concerns and honesty and his medical skills.

Jan 22, 2019

since my primary doctor has retired, I may very well use this doctor as my primary.

Jan 17, 2019

Since we are new to the area, it was great to be treated so well.

Jan 16, 2019


Jan 16, 2019

Dr Kim is, by far, one of the best practitioners' I've ever met.

Jan 04, 2019

As this was my first visit with Dr. Kim (he is replacing Dr. Richard Cirello as my Primary Care Physician), we did not know each other, so I cannot accurately answer questions 9 and 10. However, after our first visit, he struck me as a friendly, concerned and fully competent doctor.

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.