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Donna Ferriero, MD, MS

Donna Ferriero, MD, MS

For more than 100 years, our department has distinguished itself in educating the next generation of physicians, delivering excellent clinical care to young patients, and constantly improving treatment options through biomedical research.

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Cynthia D. Kim, MD, EdD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Contact Info

Box 3214

550 16th Street

San Francisco, CA. 94143

Phone:  (415) 476-9180



  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, BA, 1987-91
  • Stanford School of Education, Stanford, CA, M.Ed., 1992-93
  • Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, MD, 1994-98
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, pediatrics internship and residency, 1998-2001

Board Certification


  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2001)


Clinical Expertise

  • Pediatric pain management
  • Acupuncture

UCSF Program Affiliations

Affiliate member, American Academy of Medical Accupunture


Dr. Cynthia Kim graduated from Harvard University with a BA degree and obtained a master’s in health education at Stanford School of Education. She went to Cornell Medical College and completed her pediatrics residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She is currently an associate professor of pediatrics at UCSF, in the Division of Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine, focusing on pain and sedation. Licensed in acupuncture, Dr. Kim specializes in pediatric pain management, working with a team to deliver innovative, effective complementary medical services to pediatric patients.

Current Research

Last updated 08-17-2016