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Youngrin Kim, M.D., Honored with Highland Hospital


ROCHESTER -- Youngrin Kim,M.D., is the recipient of Highland Hospital’s Distinguished Physician Award. Dr. Kim, an Instructor of Clinical Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine, serves as a nocturnist, the physician leader at Highland during the night.

The Henrietta resident was nominated for the award by administrators and colleagues for healthcare excellence. “I truly love Highland,” said Dr. Kim. “I have practiced at Highland for all of my professional life and am so proud of how our hospital continues to grow and serve our community.”

Dr. Kim was recognized for this achievement at the 2017 Highland Gala by Robert McCann, M.D., Chief of Medicine at Highland. “Dr. Kim is one of the most highly regarded clinicians on our staff. He is known for his compassion, integrity, and work ethic,” said McCann.

Dr. Kim received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, completed his residency at the University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital, and has worked at Highland since 2006. This summer he will assume the post of Chief of Hospitalists at Highland. He and his wife, Tien Kim, a former Highland ICU nurse, are the parents of two sons, Justin and Jason.

The prestigious honor, also known as the Highland Hospital Physician of the Year Award, is presented annually to a physician whose work is exemplary and extraordinary. To be eligible for the award recipients must be a member of Highland’s medical staff for at least one year. A selection committee of physicians, nurses and hospital administrators choose the honoree.

Previous recipients include: Tulsi Dass, M.B.B.S., Bilal Ahmed, M.D., Theodore Hirokawa, M.D., Jeffrey Harp, M.D., Daniel Mendelson, M.D., Alice Taylor, M.D., Joseph Nicholas, M.D., Melissa Schiff, M.D., and David Holub, M.D.