Michael Kim, MD

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine


As a physician specially trained in pediatric emergency medicine, Michael Kim, MD, leads a team of expert health care clinicians at American Family Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Department — the region’s only emergency department specially designed to support the needs of infants, toddlers, tweens and teens.

Injury or illness can be caused by any of several diseases, including trauma and infections, and may include symptoms such as fevers, vomiting, bleeding, shortness of breath, dizziness, weakness and pain. He speaks with parents and patients, obtains lab tests and imaging such as X-rays to diagnose the injury or illness and provides necessary treatments.

Whether it is a life-threatening event, such as a traumatic injury, or an event needing rapid treatment, such as a deep cut, Dr. Kim attentively and compassionately listens to all parents and patients to understand their health care needs and provide the most advanced medical care available.

Dr. Kim is currently the pediatric EMS medical director for the UW EMS Consortium and works 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

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