Joseph C. Kim

Deadly Boston Marathon Bombing April 15

April 15 is marked on my calendar as the day that Boston was changed forever. 2 years ago, bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon. That was a gruesome day and one that none of us will ever forget. I pray for those families. April 15, 2013.


Signing up for the Harvard Review of Internal Medicine Course

This year, I’m signing up for the Harvard Review of Internal Medicine Course. 

The Intensive Review of Internal Medicine Course is designed to enhance internal medicine knowledge by offering a comprehensive update in internal medicine & its subspecialties. It will consist of a case-based review of challenging clinical problems and review of literature to guide evidence based practice. This course can also serve to prepare attendees for the ABIM Board Examinations (Certification/Recertification) and offers daily board review question and answer practice sessions in each subspecialty, as well as a special session on maintenance of certification/practice exam.

See you in Boston!


London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Joseph C Kim is with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Joseph C. Kim. That’s my name too. Our name is very common and I’m sure there are many others. However, it’s always interesting to meet other people who have the same name.

Surprises in life

Last week, I faced a major surprise in my life. It was actually a really pleasant surprise, but it caused me to think about my own life and about how I often underestimate what could happen in a day. In one short moment, my life could get changed forever. I could lose my life. I could lose a limb. I could also win the lottery or hit the jackpot.

Life is short, but life is also full of unexpected surprises. I like that. I like the fact that we will never get bored. There is never a dull moment, is there?

Praying for Boston

Such chaos. Such destruction. Such confusion. So many questions. I am praying for Boston and I hope you’ll join me as we pray for all the people affected by these recent events.

Praying for North and South Korea

I’m on my knees praying for North and South Korea. There are thousands of innocent lives at stake if an attack begins. I pray for the leaders. I pray for the civilians. I pray for the families. I pray the rest of the world since everyone will get affected if North Korea begins an attack on South Korea.

Joseph Chaiwhan

When I’m in America, people call me Joseph. This is my American name.

In Korea, people call me Chaiwhan. This is my Korean name.

So, I have two names. People usually only know me by one of those names, not both. My last name Kim remains constant regardless of which country I’m in.

How do I protect my privacy online?

I’m a doctor. I have no privacy.

Patients want privacy. They deserve it. But, we as doctors don’t get privacy. I suppose we don’t deserve it.

It’s one thing to know our education history. Where we went to college. Where we went to medical school.

But, do you need to know my date of birth? Do you need to know my phone number? How about my home address? The names of my children? My wife?

Don’t I deserve to have some privacy?

This world just doesn’t care. They expect doctors to make all types of sacrifices.

North Korea attacks

All of these crazy stories of North Korea attacking America. Crazy! There’s no way that North Korea could attack the United States. Why are we even broadcasting these stories? Are we trying to scare Americans? Make North Korea look foolish? I just don’t get it.

Joseph Chaiwhan Kim on Facebook

These days, everyone is on Facebook. How about Joseph Chaiwhan Kim. Is he on Facebook? There are people from all around the world who are on Facebook. People in Korea are on Facebook.

Let’s see if we can find Joseph Chaiwhan Kim on Facebook. Here are some of those people:

How about him?

There’s also this guy: