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.