Assistant Clinical Professor
Medical Director, Division of Pediatric Primary Care
Christopher Hyunjoon Kim is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).
Pediatric Specialty Clinics
2521 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Sacramento Native American Health Center
2020 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
There is no greater privilege than being entrusted to care for the health needs of your children. I believe that promoting children's health should take place beyond the walls of the doctor's office, and is a collaborative effort between physician, child, parents, caregivers, and the community. I strive to provide children and families with comprehensive and compassionate care that is evidence-based.
Dr. Kim is a general pediatrician who sees children of all ages. His primary focus is caring for underserved and vulnerable children at the Sacramento Native American Health Center. He manages a wide variety of conditions including asthma, allergies, eczema, acne, and ADHD. He also provides urgent and same-day care services at the Glassrock Pediatric Clinic.
Dr. Kim follows the CDC-recommended immunization schedule.
Dr. Kim's academic interests include optimizing care delivery and quality at UC Davis-partnered Federally Qualified Health Centers, with recent focus on connecting patients to behavioral health services in a timely fashion, as well as implementing antibiotic stewardship principles in the outpatient FQHC setting. His research has focused on school health partnerships and management of chronic diseases such as asthma with school-based partners.
B.A., Amherst College, Amherst MA 2006
M.D., Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta GA 2013
M.P.H., Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, Atlanta GA 2013
Pediatrics, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2013-2014
Pediatrics, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2014-2016
Quality, Safety, Comparative Effectiveness Research Training in Primary Care, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2017-2019
Chief Resident, Pediatrics, 2016
Glenn and Jessika Crawford MD Scholarship, 2010
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society Inductee, 2006
To view a detailed list of Dr. Kim's publications, please click here.
Haynes SC, Kamerman-Kretzmer R, Khan SS, Crossen S, Lieng MK, Marcin JP, Kenyon NJ, Kim CH. Telemedicine use for pediatric asthma care: a mixed methods study. J Asthma. 2022 Dec;59(12):2431-2440. doi:10.1080/02770903.2021.2019265. Epub 2022 Jan 3. PMID:34913803.
Kim CH, Lieng MK, Rylee TL, Gee KA, Marcin JP, Melnikow JA. School-Based Telemedicine Interventions for Asthma: A Systematic Review. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Sep-Oct;20(7):893-901. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2020.05.008. Epub 2020 May 21. PMID: 32446856;PubMed Central PMCID:PMC7241375.
Kim CH, Gee KA, Byrd RS. Excessive Absenteeism Due to Asthma in California Elementary Schoolchildren. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Sep-Oct;20(7):950-957. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2019.12.003. Epub 2019 Dec 16. PubMed PMID:31837461.
Yang YM, Kim CH, Briones MA, Hilinski JA, Greenwald M. Instinctive Clinical Teaching: Erasing the Mental Boundary Between Clinical Education and Patient Care to Promote Natural Learning. J Grad Med Educ. 2014 Sep;6(3):415-8. doi:10.4300/JGME-D-13-00277.1. PubMed PMID:26279765; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC4535203.
Oster ME, Kim CH, Kusano AS, Cragan JD, Dressler P, Hales AR, Mahle WT, Correa A. A population-based study of the association of prenatal diagnosis with survival rate for infants with congenital heart defects. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Mar 15;113(6):1036-40. doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2013.11.066. Epub 2013 Dec 27. PubMed PMID:24472597; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC4480418.