Dr. Brian Y. Kim, pictured in his white lab coat, is a board-certified UCI Health specialist in family and sports medicine who provides multidisciplinary care for active individuals, with a particular focus on runners and female athletes.

Brian Y. Kim, MD

Specialties

Family Medicine, Sports Medicine

Clinical Interests

bone stress injuries, metabolic bone disease & osteoporosis, nutrition, sports injury, sports medicine

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Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
  • American Board of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
Language
  • English
  • Spanish
Gender
Male
Medical School
University of California IrvineMD
Residency
UCLAFamily Medicine
Fellowship
UCLASports Medicine
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Department of Family Medicine, UCI Health School of Medicine
  • Team Physician — UCI Athletics
  • Director — Clerkship Program, Department of Family Medicine
  • Associate Director — Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
Awards and Recognition
  • Resident Scholarship Award, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
More Information

Dr. Brian Y. Kim is a board-certified UCI Health specialist in family and sports medicine. He provides multidisciplinary care for active individuals, with a particular focus on runners and female athletes.

His clinical interests include metabolic bone health, overuse injuries, sports health and nutrition. He is currently a team physician for the UCI athletics program. 

Kim earned his medical degree at the UCI School of Medicine. He completed an internship and a residency in family medicine at UCLA, where received fellowship training in primary care sports medicine and conducted research on female athletes and bone stress injuries in collegiate runners. He also holds a master’s degree in nutrition science from Columbia University, with an emphasis in sports nutrition.

His research interests include musculoskeletal medicine, bone stress injury, female athlete triad, a medical condition characterized by low energy levels, menstrual dysfunction and low bone density. He has worked extensively with athletes at all levels and in various sports, including track and field, volleyball, ski and snowboarding, tennis, soccer, swim, cycling, golf and gymnastics. He has also served as the primary physician on-site for the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., where he provided integrative, collaborative and multidisciplinary care for Olympic-level athletes.

Kim, who also speaks Spanish, believes that exercise is medicine. His goal is to encourage his patients to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

He sees patients in Costa Mesa, Irvine and Santa Ana.

UCI Health Family Health Center, Santa Ana
800 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone: 657-282-6355
Fax: 714-973-2825
UCI Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: 949-824-8600
Fax: 855-209-8413
UCI Health Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center
1640 Newport Blvd., Suite 230
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: 949-515-5210
Fax: 949-631-3860