Edward J. Kim, M.D., Ph.D. for UC Davis Health

Edward J. Kim, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical Director, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Office of Clinical Research

Associate Professor of Medicine (Clin X)

To see if Edward J. Kim is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).




Gastrointestinal Cancers


Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
2279 45th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-5959

Additional Numbers

Clinic Fax


Clinic Referral Phone

800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Kim believes in high quality, innovative, and compassionate care of his patients. Dr. Kim believes in a team-based approach to patient care, utilizing expertise of nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and consultants to provide complete care for his patients.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Kim is an adult medical oncologist who specializes in medical treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies including pancreatic, hepatocellular, biliary, esophageal, gastric, and colorectal cancers.

He has expertise in conducting clinical trials for these malignancies and has a particular interest in novel treatments for pancreatic cancer.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Kim’s research includes developing and conducting clinical trials for gastrointestinal malignancies. He has a particular interest in translational and clinical research for pancreatic cancer.

His laboratory research is focused in 2 primary areas: 1) investigation and development of novel rational combinations of drugs for pancreatic cancer, and 2) development of patient-derived models of pancreatic cancer (including patient-derived xenografts and patient-derived organoids) to enhance pre-clinical evaluation of promising new therapeutics for pancreatic cancer.


Hematology and Oncology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Undergraduate School

A.B., Chemistry, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 1997

Medical School

M.D., Stony Brook University, Stony Brook NY 2005

Other School

Ph.D., Stony Brook University, Stony Brook NY 2003


Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI 2005-2007


Hematology/Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI 2007-2011

NCI Cancer Clinical Team Leadership Award, 2015

ASCO Cancer Foundation Merit Award - GI Cancers Symposium, 2011

Mark Roth Memorial Award, 2010