Dr. Kim earned his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed both his internal medicine residency and an MBA at the University of Michigan. He was also a leader of the healthcare practice at renowned consultancy McKinsey & Co. and an executive at Ascension Health before returning to academic healthcare – most recently as senior associate dean for clinical affairs at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.
Dr. Kim brings extensive, versatile experience as a physician executive with proven leadership in operations, quality, strategy, technology and innovation. In addition to his tenure at MSU, Dr. Kim also served as CEO of SIU HealthCare, where he had oversight of patient care at SIU School of Medicine, including leadership of a faculty group practice of more than 250 physicians and other providers practicing in 60 locations. As a vice president at Ascension Health in St. Louis, Missouri, he led strategy and development for an internal innovation center.
His experience as a chief executive brings an extensive set of skills to lead Saint Mary’s. His proven leadership in building alignment and leading change in complex environments poises him to lead the organization through the intricacies of health care delivery in our community.
This summer, his wife, Joyce and their three children, moved to East Grand Rapids. Their oldest daughter began attending Michigan State University this fall; their second daughter is a junior and their son a freshman in high school.