Michael Kim, MD

Credentials: Associate Professor (CHS, Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics)

Position title: Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Phone: (608) 890-7519

Administrative Support:
Susan Muehlhausen (samuehlh@medicine.wisc.edu)


Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Co-Chair & Medical Advisor, Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services for Children

Clinical information Publications


Undergraduate: University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Residency: University of Chicago Medical Center – Pediatrics
Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin – Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Dr. Kim is an associate professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School and completed his pediatrics residency at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He went on to complete a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). He started his pediatric emergency medicine career at MCW, where he was promoted to associate professor. In 2007, he launched a pediatric emergency medicine program at UW Health as the chief and medical director of pediatric emergency medicine. His academic interest is focused on the advancement of pediatric emergency care locally and statewide within EMS services and emergency departments.

Dr. Kim is currently the pediatric EMS medical director for the UW EMS consortium and working to improve prehospital care for all children in Dane County through education and advocacy. In addition, he serves as the co-chair for the Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) to improve emergency care for children throughout the state. As a physician leader in acute pain management in pediatric emergency care, Dr. Kim has contributed to changing the culture of pain management for children with acute abdominal pain with a seminal publication in 2002. Since then, he has contributed many journal publications to improve acute pain management in the emergency department and prehospital setting for children. He is currently a co-investigator on a grant to improve pediatric care in community emergency departments in Wisconsin.


Pediatric Readiness Program for Community Emergency Departments 
Source: Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment
Role: Site Principal Investigator