Ah Young Kim, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Ah Young Kim, M.D.

Associate Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry

To see if Ah Young Kim is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



General Psychiatry

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Locations and Contact

UC Davis School of Medicine

UC Davis School of Medicine - Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services (CAPS) Clinic
3331 Power Inn Rd
Sacramento, CA 95826

Get Directions

Phone: 916-875-1183

Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Kim's care is based on the biopsychosocial model in mental health and collaborative model of team-based care where the patient is at the center and an active participant. She pays attention to language preferences, diverse cultural considerations and strives to provide psychiatric care with a combination of psycho-pharmacological and psychosocial interventions in coordination with other specialties and treatment team members.

Dr. Kim hopes her multicultural background continues to help her to better connect with children, their families, and the treatment team in working together for a positive outcome and a better quality of life of children.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Kim is a general psychiatrist and child and adolescent psychiatrist who is committed to working with under-served populations with serious and complex behavioral needs in the outpatient setting.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Kim has a strong belief in the mission of teaching/mentoring, and sharing what she was thankful to receive throughout her career. She pursued the Medical Education Track during residency and since then, she has been involved in curriculum development, as well as teaching and mentoring medical students, residents and fellows.


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Medical School

M.D., Instituto Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2009


Psychiatry, Neurology, Internal Medicine, University at Buffalo, Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo NY 2011-2012


Psychiatry, University at Buffalo, Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo NY 2012-2015


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York University/NYU Langone and Bellevue Hospital, New York NY 2015-2017

Korean Neuro-Psychiatric Association Resident Award, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2014

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Educational Outreach Program Award, Orlando FL, 2013

Second prize of the 11th Literature Award form Korean Overseas Foundation, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2009

Best Research Award for medical students from the Argentinean Medical Association, B.A., Argentina, 2008

15th New Poet Award of The Mirae Literature, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, 2007