Ken Kim
Chief Medical Officer

Hyong (Ken) Kim, M.D., is chief medical officer (CMO) for Alignment Health. 

Dr. Kim played an integral role in Alignment’s founding and, from 2013 to 2018, served as the company’s CMO to co-develop, build and manage Alignment’s clinical operations team. In addition, he helped design and implement the clinical foundation for Care Anywhere and AVA®, the company’s care model and in-house, artificial intelligence-enabled data analytics platform, respectively.
Before returning to Alignment in 2023, Dr. Kim served as Chief Clinical Officer at CareConnect MD. Prior to CareConnect MD, he was the CMO of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) from July 2018 to July 2019, where he advised on all payment and clinical model development. He also chaired the Quality Improvement Council, creating operational pathways for performance reviews for all 36 CMMI models. Before helping found Alignment, he was one of the clinical leaders at CareMore Health, ultimately serving as CMO from 2009 to 2013. As CareMore’s CMO, Dr. Kim scaled the company’s value-based care, chronic disease management and population health capabilities, resulting in best-in-class quality and cost outcomes.
Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Kim completed his medical residency at Loma Linda University and holds a bachelor’s degree and M.D. from Indiana University. While he is a pioneer in population health, he considers himself a physician first and is committed to serving those in need of health care services by participating in health care ministries around the world. Additionally, Dr. Kim has served on several boards of directors and lectured on effective risk management, clinical quality outcomes and value-based payment at the University of California, Irvine.