University of California, Riverside

School of Medicine

Clinical Faculty Biographies

Dr. Daniel Kim

Health Sciences Clinical Professor - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Program Director

Dr. Daniel Kim

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Riverside University Health System - Medical Center
26520 Cactus Avenue
Moreno Valley, Calif. 92555
(951) 486-4640

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School of Medicine
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, Calif. 92521
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Education and Training

  • M.B.A., University of California, Irvine
  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Internal Medicine Internship/Residency, Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • M.D., Drexel University School of Medicine
  • B.S., Psychobiology, University of California, Riverside


Dr. Daniel Kim is chair of medicine at RUHS and the founding program director for the UCR internal medicine residency.

Kim graduated from UCR in 1989 with a degree in psychobiology, then went on to earn his M.D. from Drexel University in 1994. He finished his residency training in internal medicine at Loma Linda University, serving as chief medical resident in 1997-98. He received his healthcare MBA from University of California, Irvine in 2005. Prior to joining UCR, Kim served as key clinical faculty, associate program director and program director of the Loma Linda University's Internal Medicine Residency.
Kim is a member of the UC Riverside Alumni Association Board of Directors and a member of the American Medical Association, the Society of Hospital Medicine, and the American College of Physicians.

Research Interests

Kim's research interests lie in medical education and quality improvement. His recent research paper topics include invasive klebsiella pneumoniae, Epstein-Barr virus associate hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), and necrotizing fasciitis.


  • Award of Appreciation for Excellence, Dedication and Commitment to the Continuing Medical Education Program at Riverside University Health System - Medical Center, 2013.
  • Leadership Development Program in Higher Education, Leadership Education for Asian Pacific-Asian and Pacific American in Higher Education (LEAP-APAHE), 2012.
  • Leadership in General Internal Medicine Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine's California/Hawaii Region, 2012.
  • California Health Care Safety Net Institute Quality Improvement Program Award, Family Practice Primary Care Redesign Team, 2005.
  • Bertram H. Eckmann, M.D. Award for Emerging Leadership, 2004.

Selected Publications

  • Kim DI, Au H, Loo LK, Fargo R, Garrison CG, Yu M, Thompson G. "'Code R': Introduction of a hospital-wide peer review process to assess residents' potential impact on patient safety and quality," 2014.
  • Amesur L, Eskandari A, Jahangiri V, Persichino J, Sutjita M, Kim DI. "A Case Series of an Emerging Infection in the United States: Invasive Klebsiella Pneumoniate."
  • Boyarsky M, Ahmad M, Cha J, Kim. "Not another case of mon: Epstein Barr virus (EBV) assoicate hemophagicytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)." Am J Case Rep 2013; 14:529-531.
  • Kim, DI, Garrison RC, Thompson G. "A near fatal case of pathologic skin picking." Am J Case Rep 2013; 14: CR284-287.
  • Perischino J, Tran R, Sutjita M, Kim DI. "Klebisella pneumoniae Necrotizing fasciitis in a Latino male." J Med Microbiology November 2012; 51:1614-1616/

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