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In Memoriam: Peter Y. Kim, MD, PhD

Peter Kim, MD, PhD was an associate professor of neurology at the Columbia University Medical Center. He died suddenly and unexpectedly on December 5, 2017, at the age of 55. 

Dr. Kim was born in South Korea and came to the United States as a child.  He attended the University of Rochester, where he attained a BS and subsequently a PhD before attending medical school at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse.  He came to Columbia University—New York Presbyterian Hospital in 1994, completed a residency in neurology and, after his training, joined the faculty.

Dr. Kim was an expert clinician; a favorite of his colleagues, referring physicians, residents, and his patients.  He was an outstanding teacher, and all who worked with him considered him a true friend and a caring physician.  He is survived by his parents, Young Han and Jung Soon Kim; a sister and her husband, Eunice and Mark Chang; a sister, Rebecca Kimura; and his 6 nieces: Rachel, Maddie, Isabelle, Sophie, Colette, and Annalise.

There will be a service in his memory at the Pauline A. Hartford Memorial Chapel in the Presbyterian Hospital (PH) building of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center on Friday, December 22, 2017, at 3:00 PM.  All are welcome.  

Memorial donations to establish an annual lecture in Dr. Kim's honor may be dropped off to Tessa Bouche in The Neurological Institute of New York, Chairman's Office, Suite 104, or mailed to:

Columbia University Medical Center
Office of Development
Attn: Matt Reals
516 West 168th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY  10032.

Please make payable to the "Trustees of Columbia University” and indicate "IMO Dr. Peter Kim/Lectureship" on the memo line. 

J. Kirk Roberts, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Chief, Division of Multi-Speciality Neurology

Richard Mayeux, MD, MSc
Sergievsky Professor of Neurology
Chairman, Department of Neurology

Columbia University Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital