Tae Kim, MD was appointed Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of UCR Health — the clinical enterprise of the UC Riverside School of Medicine (UCR School of Medicine) — in January 2017. As CMO, Dr. Kim is responsible for physician recruitment, developing and expanding clinical service lines, outlining partnership opportunities, participating in health plan and provider contracting, clinical site development, quality standards, and ensuring all physician-related activity runs smoothly.
Dr. Kim is a board certified family medicine physician. He completed his internship and residency in family medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center, Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX, where he was chief resident. After completing his residency, he stayed on as senior staff physician in family medicine and a clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine at the Texas A&M School of Medicine, Scott & White Hospital. He also served as a preceptor for the Family Medicine Residency Program at the Santa Fe and Killeen clinics, and for the OB-GYN and psychiatry residency programs at the hospital. Dr. Kim is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, and California Medical Association.
Dr. Kim joined the UCR School of Medicine in March 2013 as clinical professor of family medicine, and served as regional medical director of UCR Health, where he was instrumental in forming community partnerships to provide primary care services and expand health care access to Palm Springs and the surrounding desert communities. More recently, he led the development of the new UCR Health Citrus Tower practices which opened May 1, 2017. Dr. Kim currently divides his time between the UCR Health Family Medicine Center in Palm Springs, where he practices family medicine, and Riverside, where he provides medical oversight for the UCR Health physician practices.
The expansion of family-oriented communities in Inland Southern California has created a need for physicians providing primary care services for all age groups. Dr. Kim is also working to grow the number of doctors who can fill the gaps in specialty care that exists within our Riverside communities. By bringing in specialists, not only does it help the community, it also strengthens both undergraduate and graduate medical education. “We are teaching the next generation of physicians. When you become a physician, there is a commitment to life-long learning and teaching others,” says Dr. Kim.
Under Dr. Kim’s leadership, UCR Health will continue our mission of Bringing Health Home
by delivering healthcare excellence and innovation to our local communities.