About Dr. Jim C. Kim


Jim C. Kim, M.D. is dual board certified in Internal Medicine & Rheumatology and has practiced in Bakersfield, CA since 2002. 

He opened Advanced Rheumatology and Arthritis Center in April 2007. 

He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1997 as well as a B.S. in Medical Technology. 

While at Loma Linda he completed a Rheumatology Fellowship and became certified in clinical densitometry. 

Dr. Kim’s experience includes being a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is in charge of the Rheumatology Specialty Clinic at Kern Medical Center Arthritis Clinic in Bakersfield.

Dr. Kim currently provides instruction for the medical residents and medical students who receive medical training at Kern Medical Center.

Dr. Kim has professional affiliations with the American College of Rheumatology, the American Medical Association, Kern County Medical Society, and the Arthritis Foundation. 

He has a history of volunteering with the Social Action Corps Clinics and participates in community health fairs.

Dr. Kim is married and has two sons. Their family hobbies include science, music, and technology related activities.