Dr. Laura Kim has her Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Colorado. She began her career with the Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system in San Diego, CA as a primary care physician and attending teacher, specializing in Internal Medicine. During her tenure with the VA, Dr. Kim expanded her professional career to include caring for veterans and active soldiers going through their medical disability process at multiple VA centers which gave her a greater understanding of the VA system. Her interests in teaching and systems improvement led her to the VA National Simulation Center (SimLEARN) in Orlando, where she is currently completing her two-year fellowship in Health Professions Education Evaluation and Research.

Dr. Kim joined the College of Medicine in 2018. She is an Assistant Professor, supporting multiple first- and second-year courses. She will be involved in a process improvement project for the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center throughout the year.

Dr. Kim was awarded the Thomas Neff Humanitarian Award during her studies and has dedicated her time and skills to several community service initiatives both here and abroad. Over the expanse of her career, Dr. Kim has been committed to global health outreach programs providing much-needed primary care services to local villages in Vietnam, Peru, the Dominican Republic, and Ukraine.


Recent Publications/Abstracts/Posters

  • January 14, 2018- Society for Simulation in Healthcare Annual International Meeting (IMSH), Los Angeles, CA.  Using Simulation Testing to Identify Hazards in the Activation of New Hospitals


  • November 5, 2017- American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.  Development of Musculoskeletal Physical Examination Checklists: A Formal Consensus Project Involving National Educators


  • Kim SLee YM, Bochatay N, Relyea-Chew A, Buttrick E, Amdahl C, Kim L, Frans E, Mossanen M, Fehr R. Individual, Interpersonal and Organizational Factors of Healthcare Conflict: A Scoping Review. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 2017:31(3):282-90.


  • Chase HP, Kim LM, Owen SL et al. Continuous Subcutaneous Glucose Monitoring in Children with Type 1 Diabetes. Pediatrics. 2001 Feb; 107(2): 222-6

Education & Specialties

  • M.D., University of Colorado, Denver


  • Internal Medicine
  • Veterans Healthcare

Research Interests

  • Simulation in Healthcare


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