Janet Kim was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in the suburb of Birmingham, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan for her undergraduate studies where she majored in history of art in addition to completing her pre-medical studies and singing in the Arts Chorale. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She stayed on at the University of Michigan for medical school (Go Blue!), serving as Medical Student Council President, and thoroughly enjoyed life in Ann Arbor.
She received her Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Chicago and did her Rheumatology fellowship at the University of Chicago and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She then served as Clinical Assistant Professor at UCSD for three years, participating in clinical research trials and seeing patients in clinic.
In 2002, Dr. Kim joined the Allergy & Rheumatology Medical Clinic where she has thoroughly enjoyed working in private practice as a Rheumatologist. She values providing education and understanding to her patients and most enjoys forming long-term relationships with them.
In addition to her role as a physician, Dr. Kim enjoys being mother to two teenage daughters and spending time with family and friends. When she has free time, Dr. Kim loves being out and about in beautiful San Diego, hiking, eating, and traveling.