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Kimi Kobayashi, M.B.A., M.D.

Kimiyoshi James Kobayashi, M.B.A., M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Specializes in: Adults (18+ years), Geriatrics (55+ years)


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Osler 297C
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Dr. Kimi Kobayashi is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  He is a faculty member of the Hospitalist Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital providing inpatient care services to patients admitted to the Hospitalist Unit as well as supervising residents on the teaching services.  

Dr. Kobayashi's interests are in improving health outcomes by optimizing care delivery models.  His work has focused in the areas of clinical operations, quality improvement, clinical informatics, and patient experience.  He is part of the leadership team of the Capacity Command Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital focusing on reducing Emergency Department boarding, increasing throughput and helping the Johns Hopkins Health System work as a coordinated system to deliver the right care to the patient in a timely manner.  To achieve these goals, he works collaboratively with members from various departments across Hopkins. 

He is also a member of the Epic Physician Champions group helping to improve care by optimizing the Epic electronic health record.  His focus is on making workflows more efficient as well as helping to make changes in the electronic health record to aid in delivering high value care. 

He earned his undergraduate degree from Tufts University, and his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  He completed his residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.  He joined the Hopkins faculty in 2018 as an assistant professor. more


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2010)


  • Massachusetts General Hospital / Internal Medicine (2013)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Kobayashi is interested in research related to how care delivery models affect patient outcomes.  His research interests include how to organize inpatient care to provide higher quality and efficient care.  He is also interested in alternative delivery models such as alternatives to inpatient admission.  His projects have focused on how to organize inpatient teams to create operationally efficient systems to progress patients through their care.  In particular, he has focused on analyzing flexible staffing models and provider team geography.  He has also done work in improving handoffs and improving quality at the times of care transitions either from the Emergency Department to an inpatient unit or between hospitals.  Finally, he is interested in how centralized resources such as the Capacity Command Center can help health systems operate more efficiently and increase situational awareness among frontline clinicians. 

Contact for Research Inquiries

Division of General Internal Medicine, Hospitalist Program
600 North Wolfe Street
Osler 297C
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 443-287-2128

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