Jasung Kim, MD, a Psychiatrist in his Private Practice

Get to know Psychiatrist Dr. Jasung Kim, who serves patients in the LA area. 

Dr. Kim is a board-certified psychiatrist who has just relocated to Los Angeles as of this summer 2019, and is preparing to open a private practice in LA area. 

He was affiliated with Lincoln Regional Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, served as unit chief and interim medical director. Lincoln Regional Center is a joint commission-accredited psychiatric hospital featuring 220 beds and a 107-acre campus complete with an arboretum. It offers highly specialized services to individuals who benefit from a structured setting as part of their mandatory treatment. The state-run facility is dedicated to helping people put their lives back together through person-centered care. 

Dr. Kim went through diverse clinical experiences in various clinical settings. He began his professional career as a Staff Psychiatrist at the Fargo VA Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota, and as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He was in an office based practice in Lincoln, Nebraska, while affiliated with Bryan Medical Center in-patient programs, including child adolescent and adult, and served as a medical director at the substance use rehab program, directed ECT clinic, attended nursing homes and group homes. 

Dr. Kim earned his medical degree and his master of science degree from Seoul National University College of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea in 1985. He then went on to complete his internship, residency in psychiatry, and a fellowship in child psychiatry at Seoul National University Hospital. Upon relocating to the United States, he completed his internship and residency in general psychiatry at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City,  fellowship in schizophrenia neuroimaging program at Yale University, in addition to some exposure in psychoanalysis at Columbia Psychoanalytic Institute. 

Dr. Kim is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). The ABPN is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to promoting high quality patient care for the public through the initial and continuing certification of psychiatrists and neurologists.

Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to diagnosing, preventing, and treating mental disorders. These include various maladaptations related to mood, behavior, cognition, and perceptions. Psychiatrists are medical doctors, unlike psychologists, and must evaluate patients to determine whether their symptoms are the result of a physical illness, a combination of physical and mental ailments, or strictly psychiatric. They are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems. Dr. Kim works to stabilize symptoms and maximize function for patients with mental health issues. He utilizes a holistic approach to psychiatry, integrating practices such as group singing and group guided meditation. 

In his spare time, Dr. Kim enjoys diverse physical activities, as well as singing. An avid reader, he has continued extensive study after formal training, in paradigm exploration, now able to apply integral paradigm in his practice. As part of community activities, he started two book clubs – one founded in Korea and the other founded in Lincoln. To help him stay centered, Dr. Kim attends weekly Zen meditation group meetings.

Learn More about Dr. Jasung Kim:

Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/3033001-Jasung-Kim-Psychiatrist

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