About Young-Min Kim, MD

Dr. Kim is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.  He joined the Child Neurology faculty in 2016.  He received his undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and in English Literature and Creative Writing at the Ohio State University and his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.  He completed his training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital.  He is board certified in Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology.  He is also board certified in Epilepsy.

Dr. Kim is a nationally recognized expert in providing comprehensive care for children with cerebral palsy and pediatric movement disorders.  He is skilled in the use of botulinum toxin and deep brain stimulation.  He also has clinical and research interests in the life-long care of persons with neurodevelopmental disorders and participates in their care from the prenatal period into adulthood. He is Director of the Pediatric Neurology Cerebral Palsy and Pediatric Movement Disorders Program and is also Co-Director of the Neonatal Neurology Intensive Care Unit (Neuro-NICU).  He has served as the Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Neurology Residency at Loma Linda Children's Hospital.  He is the consulting Neurologist at the Inland Regional Center.  Dr. Kim cares for children with general neurological conditions including epilepsy, neurodevelopmental disabilities, and neurogenetic conditions.  

Dr. Kim highly values the partnership between physicians and families to care for each child.  He values kindness, open communication, and empowering families through education and counseling.  He values setting clear goals and involving families in the decision-making process.  He values making diagnoses that have therapeutic value and meaning for each child.