Eugene Kim, MD

Chief, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine
Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship
Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology (Clinician Educator), Keck School of Medicine of USC

Dr. Kim is responsible for care, quality, research and education in the Pediatric Pain Medicine Division for both inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as providing program visibility, growth and leadership.

Dr. Kim received his medical degree and completed his anesthesiology residency at Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York. He completed his pain medicine fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and subsequently joined CHLA as a pediatric anesthesiology fellow before joining ACCM faculty.

Dr. Kim is Board-certified in anesthesiology, pediatric anesthesiology and pain medicine. Since coming to CHLA he has been involved in the management of patients with acute and chronic pain, and has enabled the outpatient Pain Medicine Clinic to expand to five full days a week on the Sunset campus and an additional half-day in the Arcadia Neighborhood Care Center, becoming the largest comprehensive interdisciplinary pain clinic in Southern California. He has also been instrumental in growing the inpatient pain rehab program promoting functional restoration and expanding our interventional pain service, including becoming the first to use radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of chronic pain at CHLA. He continues to advance his pain research, developing new ways to assess and treat children in pain. 

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology


Medical School

Stony Brook School of Medicine


Stony Brook Medicine (Medicine and Surgery)


Stony Brook School of Medicine


Cincinnati Children's Hospital (Pain Medicine)

Children's Hospital Los Angeles (Pediatric Anesthesiology)



American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology

American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

American Board of Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology

Professional Memberships

Society of Pediatric Anesthesia

Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Areas of Focus

Pediatric Acute and Chronic Pain Medicine, Pediatric Anesthesiology