Hi, my name is Dr. JiYeon Kim. I'm a clinical pathologist who oversees the chemistry department as well as the laboratory computer systems for the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Regional Reference Laboratory.
Before moving to Los Angeles, I lived in Boston for many years studying anthropology, public health, medicine, and pathology.
Laboratory tests play an important role in diagnosis and treatment decisions, and this is what led me to become a pathologist. At Kaiser Permanente in Southern California, there are more than 2,000 laboratory-based staff members who work around the clock to provide high-quality test results in support of the care of our members. It is really inspiring to work with such a great team of professionals.
Having lived on the East Coast without a car for many years, I try to walk as much as possible in my neighborhood for everything from errands to exercise. My hobbies also include reading, playing music, and experimenting with interior design.