Brian Y. Kim

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Associate Clinical Professor, Family Medicine
School of Medicine
M.D., UC Irvine, School of Medicine, 2011
M.S., Columbia University, 2007, Nutrition Science
B.A., Yale University, 2006, Religious Studies
Phone: (949) 824-8600
Fax: (949) 824-2828
University of California, Irvine
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Medical student education, resident education, musculoskeletal medicine, female athlete triad, bone stress injury, sports medicine
Awards and Honors
OCMA Physician of Excellence 2021
Resident Scholarship Award - American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
Short Biography
Dr. Brian Y. Kim is a board-certified UCI Health specialist in family and sports medicine. He provides multidisciplinary care for active individuals, with a particular focus on runners, youth, and female athletes. He currently serves as Program Director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship.

Dr Kim earned his medical degree at UC Irvine and then completed an internship and residency in family medicine at UCLA. He also completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at UCLA, where he conducted research on female athletes and bone stress injuries in collegiate runners. He also holds a master’s degree in nutrition science from Columbia University, with an emphasis in sports nutrition. His clinical interests include metabolic bone health, overuse injuries, sports health and nutrition.

Dr Kim has worked extensively with athletes at all levels and in various sports, including track and field, volleyball, ski and snowboarding, tennis, soccer, swim, cycling, golf and gymnastics. He has also served as the primary physician on-site for the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, where he provided integrative, collaborative and multidisciplinary care for Olympic-level athletes.

He believes that exercise is medicine. His goal is to encourage a healthy lifestyle for all his patients. He has previously served as the director of the Family Medicine clerkship at the UC Irvine School of Medicine and has a strong interest in medical education.
Kraus E, Tenforde AS, Nattiv A, Sainani K, Kussman A, Deakins-Roche M, Singh S, Kim BY, Barrack M, Fredericon M. Bone stress injuries in male distance runners: higher modified female athlete triad cumulative risk assessment scores predict increased rates of injury. British Journal of Sports Medicine. Epub ahead of print: 22 Dec 2018. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2018-099861
Kim BY, Vigil DV. A review of injury patterns in athletes competing in combined competitions: heptathlon and decathlon. Current Sports Medicine Reports. 15(6): 433-6, 2016. [PMID: 27841816]
Kim BY, Nattiv A. Health considerations in the female runner. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. 27(1): 151-78, 2016.
Green G, Kim BY. Regarding sudden cardiac death in soccer players. Physician and Sportsmedicine. 43(2): 114-115, 2015.
Kim BY, Dave R, Tabibiazar R. Aortic Valve Stenosis in a Middle-Age Athlete. Proceedings of UCLA Healthcare. Vol. 15, 2011.
Kim BY, Dolins KR. Analyzing the dietary intake of competitive young tennis players: does nutritional counseling make a difference? Journal of Medicine and Science in Tennis. 14(1): 9-14, 2009.
Professional Societies
American Academy of Family Physicians
Society of Teachers in Family Medicine
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Female and Male Athlete Triad Coalition
Other Experience
Family Medicine Residency
UCLA 2011—2014
Fellowship, Sports Medicine
UCLA 2014—2016
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