During his IHF presidency (2013–2015), Dr. Kim initiated the IHF Awards Program to promote IHF’s visibility and its role as a knowledge hub.
Dr. Kim trained as a general surgeon before moving into healthcare administration. He was elected President of the Asian Hospital Federation (2008–2009) and President of the Korean Hospital Association (2003–2004). Since 1969, he has served as Chairman of Daerim Saint Mary’s Hospital, Republic of Korea.
Alongside his healthcare roles, Dr. Kim demonstrates his dedication to the community through over forty years of Rotary Club membership. He served on Rotary International’s Board of Directors from 2005 to 2007.
Dr. Kim enjoys wide recognition from the Korean government for his services to healthcare.