Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Michael K. Kim, MD

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Michael K. Kim, MD


Dr. Kim is an associate professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is fellowship-trained in pediatric emergency medicine, meaning he has received training specific to the needs of children from birth to 18 years who are brought to the emergency department. He is currently the pediatric EMS medical director for the ALS consortium and working to improve prehospital care for all children in Dane County through education and advocacy. In addition, he serves as the co-chair for the Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) to improve emergency care for children throughout the state.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Practice locations

    Education & credentials

    Board certifications
    • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
    Medical School
    • The Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL
    • Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
    • University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL

    Research and publications

    As a physician leader in acute pain management in pediatric emergency care, Dr. Kim has contributed to changing the culture of pain management for children with acute abdominal pain with a seminal publication in 2002. Since then, he has contributed many journal publications to improve acute pain management in the emergency department and prehospital setting for children. He is currently a co-investigator on a grant to improve pediatric care in community emergency departments in Wisconsin.