EPA Podcast Series:
Giving First!- An Interview with Baruch Kim, MD
-Eastern Pain Association
Dr. Baruch Kim obtained his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Stony Brook University with a simple desire to study the "human mind." At Stony Brook University, he participated in conducting a research study in human memory. He has extensive experiences in teaching his peers and students including a self-developed course in Rapid Reading, Optimization of Human Memory, Mid Mapping, as well as his online Chemistry Series and many others.
Dr. Kim finished his medical school in New York, completed his internship in Michigan. He then moved back to New York to join his residency program at the Rusk Rehabilitation of NYU Langone Health, where he has been serving as an administrative chief resident. Dr. Kim will soon begin his journey in pain medicine at the ACGME-Accredited Pain Management Fellowship Program at NYU.
Dr. Kim has featured in the newsletter at NYU on multiple occasions with his institutionwide projects in patient safety. Has contributed to improving the interpretation service at NYU Tisch, NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital and NYU Brooklyn Hospital for all physicians. He also made official institutional guides (tutorial animations) on how to report patient safety events at three hospital sites, and how to perform the IPASS (handoff). He has also created tutorial animations on High Reliability Organization for all house staff at NYU with his sincere dedication to supporting "the culture change" in patient safety.
At the beginning of his PGY 4 year, he was nominated by NYU residency program and the Association of Academic Physiatrists as an ACGME Review Committee member of his field. Dr. Kim has numerous leadership positions on a regional, and national level. He is currently serving as the secretary of the executive committee of Eastern Pain Association, co-chair of the Korean American Medical Residents and Fellows, national chapter, resident chair of social communication committee of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and quite a few other positions. He manages multiple websites and many social media accounts for medical organizations and national leaders/physicians. He is a founder of BestDocz.com
and also a brand strategist for Samuel Shem for his new book, Man's 4th Best Hospital (sequela to the House of God) which is to be released in November 2019.