Julie Kim, M.D., FACP
Dr. Julie Kim is a Board-Certified Internist with over 20 years of medical experience. She has been serving as Medical Director of Brain Treatment Centers in Newport Beach, San Diego, and Cardiff since 2013. She has dedicated the last decade to helping those in need of MeRT (Magnetic e-Resonance) therapy and has treated 5,000 + patients with MeRT at the flagship BTC center in Newport Beach. As the most experienced MeRT clinician worldwide, she was asked to use her knowledge and expertise of MeRT to train and support other physicians to utilize the technology and spread the use of MeRT for Wave Neuroscience. In the past 4 years, she has trained over 100 physicians in understanding how to interpret qEEG brainwaves and use MeRT.
Dr. Julie Kim was born in Seoul, Korea, and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She attended and graduated Summa Cum Laude with. a Bachelor of Sciences from Kent State University. Through a 6 year combined undergraduate-medical school program, she obtained her Medical Degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 1996 at the age of 23. Subsequently, she completed her residency at Lutheran General Hospital in Des Plaines, IL, with a specialization in Internal Medicine and a sub-specialization in Women’s Health. She is ABIM Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Prior to joining the Brain Treatment team, she spent 14 years practicing primary care in the Chicago suburbs and Southern California. During her earlier years, she cultivated a deep connection to her patients and a life-long commitment to providing compassionate, high-quality care in both large corporate and boutique medical settings. She has brought that passion to BTC and is dedicated to working with the patients to both encourage brain development and optimize brain function, non-invasively and without the use of medication.
Since joining the Brain Treatment Center in 2013, she has pioneered and worked extensively with the treatment of patients with autism, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, stroke, depression, and other neurological disorders. She co-created the initial safety protocols and physician training programs for the dissemination of MeRT technology. She has seen firsthand the effects of how MeRT therapy has changed the lives of her patients and the community of family and friends that surround each patient. Dr. Kim takes pride in being able to effectively communicate how an individual’s brainwave patterns may be affecting their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. And more importantly, how MeRT can be used to optimize those brainwaves to improve one’s mood, cognition, and actions.
During her time away from work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three school-aged children as a little league/flag football mom, stage mom, and dance mom. She also cherishes her time serving with her daughter in National Charity League and supporting OC Ukraine which was co-founded in 2022 by her high school son to help refugee families from Ukraine.
Lutheran General Hospital 7/1996 – 6/1999
Internal Medicine Residency Program
Park Ridge, IL
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM)
M.D. Degree, 1996
Kent State University
BS Integrated Life Sciences, 1993
Summa cum laude
ABIM Board Certification: 1999 – passed
ABIM Board Recertification: 2009 – passed, 2019 – passed
ABIM MOC Program
American College of Physicians Fellow
NCQA/ADA Diabetes Physical Recognition Program