“I like to explain and lay out the best options available from a medical perspective, hear the child’s and their family's concerns and desires, and together arrive at the most reasonable, and of course medically sound decision,” says pediatric neurologist Joshua Kim, M.D. “I see my role as a provider to be a counselor, adviser or consultant.” Dr. Kim especially enjoys working with patients and their families. “I think it's very important to be on the same page with the patient and the patient's family when it comes to diagnosis, treatment and management,” he says. “There has to be a level of comfort and knowledge about the diagnosis and medical care, for often the success of a plan is largely dependent on this. I like to spend time on patient and family education, making every effort to be as clear as possible about the diagnosis and plan of action. “Under my care, I will be your unwavering and unfailing advocate.” Understanding how the brain works is deeply gratifying and a real pleasure for Dr. Kim to continue studying. “The brain is, I think, the most fascinating and most complex thing not only in our own bodies, but also compared to anything else in the whole universe! Perhaps the only other thing more gratifying is to be in a position to help kids with neurologic conditions such as epilepsy, and that is really cool.” Dr. Kim has lived in a variety of places; he was born in South Korea, grew up in Southern California, went to school in the Midwest and is thankful to now be in Portland. To relax, Dr. Kim listens to Gregorian chants and eats fruit each morning. He enjoys seeing and learning new things.
Saint Louis University 2013
Cohen Childrens Northwell 2015
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology