Member Spotlight

Jae Yoon Kim
CSPM, Class of 2021

Jae Yoon Kim is someone that is truly bright, energetic, and passionate about making the field of podiatry well known. Jae established the Podiatric Education Society (P.E.S), an outreach organization that spreads awareness and recognition of podiatric medicine to prospective students and local communities. As founder of P.E.S, he has organized 20+ podiatric events, with focus on practical skills such as suturing and taping to college and high school students. He has personally introduced himself to many of the incoming students of CSPM and has taught them key hands on techniques that they will use for the rest of their careers. From suturing, to taping, to injections, to peer tutoring difficult courses, Jae is always striving to help other students who may be struggling. He has been praised as a great teacher and mentor to the underclassmen.   
Jae gives 100% to everything he does. When it comes to clubs and volunteering, he has also served as president of the American Professional Wound Care association. He attends every club event to support the guest lecturers and is always more than willing to lend a helping hand. He is frequently at volunteer events for PES, Special Olympics, and the Berkeley Marathon. Jae has stood out for staying the whole duration of these events and even helping to clean up afterwards. 

Although Jae works hard in school, he still manages to go above and beyond for fellow students, his community, PES, and research. He was recently co-author of the poster, “Neurovascular structures at risk with ankle arthroscopic portal” and won 2nd place at the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) National Conference in 2020. His curiosity also led him to publish a literature review about the spring ligament in the National Foot and Ankle Review. Jae’s passion, energy and sense of humor radiates to all that have the chance to work with him. Despite all this, he always stays humble and professional.  He is a great family man, a great husband, a great friend, and a trusted future colleague.

Student Doctor Jae Yoon Kim

"The American Podiatric Medical Students’ Association is the national, student-led organization that serves as the collective voice for all podiatric medical students. We are committed to the protection and advancement of student rights and interests by advocating in legislative and educational arenas. We provide resources to our members to assist them throughout their education as they transition into podiatric residents and physicians."