Andrew Ikhyun Kim is a first year MD candidate at Harvard Medical School with a strong interest in surgery, global health policy, and international development. Andrew comes from an international background. Though born in Boston, Andrew moved to Korea at age 3 and continued to move between cities in the US and Korea until age 10. As the child of two perpetual travelers, Andrew inherited his parents’ itinerant tendencies—he has traveled to 32 countries and over 80 cities around the world. This childhood of displacement has instilled Andrew with a deep passion for exploring new cultures and working in the sphere of international development.
Andrew graduated from Brown University with a degree in Human Biology (International Health focus) and received his MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge. His work/research experience spans human resources for health in Liberia and medical education in South Sudan. Outside of health and development, Andrew also has a strong interest in the role of spirituality in health, interfaith work, and moral philosophy. In his free time, you can find him playing basketball and squash, listening to jazz, learning languages, and trying his hand at creative writing.