Pediatric Emergency Medicine Program Provides Comprehensive Care
UW Health Services
Children are not merely small adults. They require medical care catered to their individual needs and their physical, emotional and social development.
Michael Kim, MD has devoted his professional life to furthering that philosophy. An associate professor of pediatrics and medicine at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Kim has come to Madison to launch the Pediatric Emergency Medicine program at American Family Children's Hospital.
His goal is to build a program with a regional and national reputation for providing comprehensive and appropriate care to children with emergent medical needs.
To be certified in pediatric emergency medicine, physicians must complete a three-year fellowship training program.
Dr. Kim is the only Madison-based physician with such training, which he says has prepared him for the demands of pediatric emergencies.
Dr. Kim has hit the ground running. He plans to introduce his concept of care to as many primary care physicians as possible and points to the recent creation of a state-of-the-art emergency department at UW Hospital as well as the UW School of Medicine and Public Health's emergency medicine residency program as evidence of UW Health's commitment to the emergency medicine cause.