Kim is the Ace in the Hole

He is a doctor so he speaks the lingo and understands the medicine

Kim practiced medicine for 24 years. Then he went to law school. He is as impressive as he sounds, a doctor and a lawyer. Kim received his MD from the Ohio State University School of Medicine, then went on to family practice training in the US Navy and anesthesiology/critical care training at Duke.  He served for nine years as a medical officer in the Navy. After his service, he set up a private practice in North Carolina.  He has an extremely broad scope of experience in many different types of medicine.

After running his private practice for over a decade, Kim sold it and decided to go to law school. He graduated from Regent University School of Law.  After law school, he was appointed as a Medicolegal Fellow at the Washington, D.C. based American Center for Law and Justice.  In that position, he advised Chief Counsel Dr. Jay Sekulow on a wide range of bioethical issues.

Kim and his wife live in Clayton, North Carolina with their two sons.  They are active in their local church congregation.  Kim enjoys many academic pursuits, having published six articles in professional medical literature and eight op-ed pieces for the international audience of the ACU.  Several of his articles and essays have been re-published in other books and journals.  He recently published his first scholarly legal article in the summer edition of SciTech Lawyer.  Kim plays guitar and bass in his spare time.  He also enjoys gardening, woodworking, photography, and managing his Koi pond.

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2011


  • Wittenberg University
    • B.A.
  •  Ohio State University College of Medicine
    • Doctor of Medicine
  • US Navy Family Practice
    • Residency
  • Duke University
    •  Anesthesiology/Critical Care Residency
  • Regent University School of Law
    • J.D.
  • Adjunct Professor, Regent University School of Law
  • Fellow, American College of Legal Medicine
  • Admitted to 4th Circuit ED-NC

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  •  Johnston County Bar

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