Dr. Kim received his medical degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1987. After completing an internship and residency training in Internal Medicine, he went on to carry out fellowship training in Clinical Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University from 1991-1994, and then remained at Vanderbilt as a faculty member in Clinical Pharmacology where he rose to the rank to tenured full Professor by 2004. Dr. Kim was recruited to Western from Vanderbilt University in 2006. He holds the Wolfe Medical Research Chair in Pharmacogenomics at Western. He has been actively leading a program of excellence in Personalized Medicine. In 2008, he started the first personalized medicine clinic in Canada and since 2011, personalized medicine inpatient consultation service has been available for patients who are at risk for toxicity or subtherapeutic benefit from a number of drugs in clinical use whether for children or the elderly, for cardiovascular disease, inflammatory conditions, and cancer.