EMRA Board of Directors, Leadership

Get to know your Director of Health Policy: Kenneth Taeyoung Kim, MD

Kenneth Taeyoung Kim, MD | UCLA Ronald Reagan | Olive View Emergency | Los Angeles, CA | Director of Health Policy

Twitter handle?
I don’t have a twitter.

What's your first priority as an EMRA board member?
Identifying ways that we can make health policy more accessible to the general membership and identifying EMRA members who want to help make this a reality.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
“Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.” Doing complex things intentionally in the right way first will save you time in the long run.

How do you recharge after a tough shift?
A drink with co-residents at Mom’s Bar (a local bar in West LA), a few YouTube videos, and a long night’s sleep.

What is something people don't know about you?
I majored in Classics (Ancient Greek and Roman Studies) in college.

One skill you want but don't have (yet):
Being able to speak foreign languages fluently (currently learning Korean, Spanish, and Japanese!).

One skill you could do without:
(Very) Amateur Beatboxing that I picked up during college a capella.

Does pineapple go on pizza?
Not on MY pizzas.

Favorite comfort food (or drink):
Korean Tofu Stew or an In-N-Out Double-Double burger.

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