Christopher Kim, M.D., M.P.H.

Christopher Hyunjoon Kim, M.D., M.P.H.


Pediatrics General




  • Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Medical Director, Division of Pediatric Primary Care


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Glassrock Building

2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 3200
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Sacramento Native American Health Center

2020 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-341-0575
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

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.

Clinical Interests

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.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Kim's research interests are in the health consequences of school absenteeism, and is investigating novel strategies to prevent school absenteeism due to chronic illness.


General Pediatrics

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital
UC Davis Medical Group


M.D., Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta GA 2013

M.P.H., Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, Atlanta GA 2013

B.A., Amherst College, Amherst MA 2006

Internship: 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

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics,

CA Medical Board, License,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics

Honors and Awards

Chief Resident, Pediatrics, 2016

Glenn and Jessika Crawford MD Scholarship, 2010

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society Inductee, 2006

Select Recent Publications

To view a detailed list of Dr. Kim's publications, please click here.

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.