Dr. Christine Lee-Kim
Dr. Christine Lee-Kim, DO
is proud native of Southern California and the newest physician to join Coastal Allergy Care. She attended UCLA and obtained her undergraduate degrees in both Physiological Science and Neuroscience. She went on to obtain her medical degree at Western University of Health Sciences. She obtained her board certification after completing her residency in Internal Medicine at White Memorial Medical Center in East Los Angeles. It was during her residency that she was inspired to advance her medical training into the specialty of Allergy and Immunology. As a result, she moved to New York to complete the reputable Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program at the University at Buffalo. There, she learned the art of caring for patients of all ages (pediatrics and adults) that suffer with allergies/asthma, as well as other less common conditions such as urticaria, primary immune deficiency, non-anaphylactic food sensitivity, hereditary angioedema, and eosinophilic disorders.
Dr. Lee-Kim is happy to be back home in sunny Southern California, and is eager to share what she has learned with her patients and colleagues. She strongly feels she can best serve her patients by forming a partnership with them as she listens, educates and offers honest input that will help formulate a personal and successful treatment plan.
What is a DO medical degree?
A doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) is a fully trained and licensed doctor who has attended and graduated from a U.S. osteopathic medical school. A doctor of medicine (M.D.) has attended and graduated from a conventional (allopathic) medical school. After medical school, both M.D.s and D.O.s must complete residency training in their chosen specialties. They must also pass the same licensing examination before they can treat people and prescribe medications.