Dr. Kim has practiced medicine for over thirty years on three different continents. Originally from Seoul, Korea, Dr. Kim attended Catholic University Medical College, where he graduated with a M.D. in 1981. After completing his medical internship, Dr. Kim headed to serve in the South Korean army as a Medical Officer and later as Captain. Between 1985 and 1988, Dr. Kim completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Seoul. His career successfully took off with the founding of his private practice, in which he served thousands of patients with great dedication for eight years.
In 1996, Dr. Kim headed to the Ukraine and spent two months setting up a free health clinic, applying his talents in medicine to his passion for serving those in need. Thereafter Dr. Kim moved to the United States with his family and completed a second residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Vernon Hospital, an affiliate of New York Medical College. Since then, Dr. Kim has accumulated a wealth of experience, ranging from training in the practice of acupuncture in rural China to working in both small clinics and large hospitals. Since 2004, Dr. Kim has practiced full time in Irvine and established a quickly growing patient base that extends into greater Orange and Los Angeles Counties.
Dr. Kim resides in Irvine with his wife, and enjoys visits to see his daughters in Boston. In his spare time, Dr. Kim likes to golf, read, and spend time with his family.
Memberships & Licenses: American College of Physicians, The Association of Internal Medicine, Physician License in California (2000), Physician License in New York (2000), Physician License in South Korea (1981)
Publications in: The Korean Journal of Allergy, The Korean Journal of Recent Medicine, The Korean Journal of Tuberculosis and Pulmonary Disease, The Journal of Catholic University Medical College, The Los Angeles Korea Times