UAB Psychiatry is delighted to welcome two new faculty members to our Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Jung Kim joined the faculty of the UAB Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry on July 1, 2017. Dr. Kim graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science with Highest Honor before attending the Kyungpook National University School of Medicine in Daegu, South Korea. He then completed his general residency at the Harvard South Shore Psychiatry Residency Training Program and his fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Harvard's program at Boston Children's Hospital. Upon graduation Dr. Kim joined the faculty at UAB, with primary clinical and teaching responsibilities with the inpatient service at Children's of Alabama. Dr. Kim's area of interest is Developmental Disorders with particular interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Dr. Katherin Freeman joined the faculty of the UAB Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in September, 2017. Dr. Freeman graduated form Wellesley College with a Bachelor of Arts in English before attending the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She subsequently completed her residency at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center Triple Board Program training in Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Subsequently she joined the medical staff of the Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake. Dr. Freeman then relocated to nevada where she joined the clinical faculty of University of Nevada, Reno. She also was the medical supervisor of the HealTherapy Equine-Facilitated Mental Health Service and served as Pediatric Psychiatry Consultant to the State of Nevada Division of Child and Family Services. In recent years Dr. Freeman also maintained her own private practice in child and adolescent psychiatry in Reno. At UAB Dr. Freeman's clinical and teaching responsibilities will be on the UAB Adolescent Inpatient Unit. She will also be providing outpatient services at Children's of Alabama.


 The Division and the Department are excited by the recent recruitment of these two new members of our faculty, who represent an ongoing commitment to further expand psychiatric care for children statewide through a robust partnership between UAB and Children’s of Alabama.