About Byung Kil Kim, MD

Dr. Kim attended Emory University where he received B.A. in psychology. He attended St. George’s School of Medicine in Grenada.  While at St. George’s, and graduated magna cum laude.  He completed his psychiatry residency at the Harvard South Shore Psychiatry Residency Training Program, followed by the Neuropsychiatry Translational Research Fellowship Program at VA Boston Healthcare System. In addition, Dr. Kim completed training in Traditional Oriental Medicine at the Emperor’s College of Acupuncture and Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica where he received his Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of adult mood and anxiety disorders, as well as stress related disorders such as post traumatic stress disorder.

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Medical Education

  • MD, St. George's School of Medicine
  • Residency, Harvard South Shore Psychiatry Residency Training
  • Fellowship, VA Boston Healthcare System

American Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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Dr. Kim's research interests include incorporating mind-body therapies (e.g., acupuncture, meditation) in the treatment of mental illnesses, and understanding the mechanisms of those treatments. He is also interested in identifying the predictors of response to the treatments. 



  • Kim BK, Fonda JR, Hauger RL, Pinna G, Anderson GM, Valovski IT, Rasmusson AM. Composite contributions of cerebrospinal fluid GABAergic neurosteroids, neuropeptide Y and interleukin-6 to PTSD symptom severity in men with PTSD. Neurobiol Stress. 2020 Apr 18;12:100220. doi: 10.1016/j.ynstr.2020.100220. PMID: 32435669; PMCID: PMC7231970.

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