Taeho (Tae) Kim, PA-C

Taeho Kim, PA-C, MPH, CPH, also known as Tae (pronounced Tay), is a University of California, San Diego graduate who obtained his dual Master of Physician Assistant Studies and Master of Public Health (MSPAS/MPH) degree from Touro University – California. During his training as a MSPAS/MPH candidate, Tae has completed a variety of medical settings and specialties, including primary care, surgery, and emergency medicine. Because of his passion in orthopedics, Tae has completed an additional clinical rotation in orthopedic surgery which is a rare and unique opportunity for Physician Assistant training. He completed his orthopedic clinical rotations at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, CA and Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, CA. At both locations, Tae had substantial experience in a variety of orthopedic settings and responsibilities, including assisting in surgery, clinical diagnostics and treatment, and inpatient hospital care. At BASS and as a Physician Assistant for Dr. Benjamin Busfield, Tae will fulfill the role of providing patients with high-quality, competent and compassionate orthopedic health care. With his MPH degree, Tae desires to provide patients with a comprehensive outlook towards patient care by utilizing the most updated evidence-based research to reduce orthopedic disparities in the community.

Prior to his graduate program, Tae has worked as a Chiropractor/Physical Therapy Assistant in Marin County. Tae has also been a part of the Orange Coast College Honors program of Anatomy and Physiology, in which he had privileges working as an Instructional Assistant for General Human Anatomy courses at Orange Coast College and Santa Ana College in Southern California.

On a personal level, Tae is active in sports, health and wellness. In his spare time, he plays basketball for a local league. He also enjoys hiking and biking with his wife. When he is not playing sports or spending time with his wife, he is working on his craft as a music composer.

Master’s Degree: Physician Assistant
University of California San Diego
Master’s Degree: Public Health
Touro University in Vallejo, California