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Dr Matthew Kim Joins Danbury Hospital as Division Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - Danbury, CT

Dr. Matthew Kim

Shohreh Shahabi, M.D., Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Danbury Hospital, is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Kim, M.D. as Division Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Medical Director of Labor and Delivery in the Department of Obstetrics / Gynecology.

Dr. Kim attained his undergraduate degree from Yale University and a graduate degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He completed a residency in Obstetrics/Gynecology at Parkland Memorial Hospital, UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. Dr. Kim also completed fellowship training in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of California in San Diego and has been active in the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Society for Gynecologic Investigation, Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

“Dr. Kim’s appointment strengthens Danbury Hospital’s efforts to enhance its comprehensive range of women’s health services,” said Dr. Shahabi. “We are committed to delivering a higher level of clinical excellence in maternal-fetal care and high risk pregnancies to women and their families throughout the region.”

Dr. Kim’s clinical specialties and expertise include advanced fetal ultrasound, amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, fetal echocardiogram, fetal transfusion as well as pre-conception counseling.

An author of numerous published papers in perinatal research, Dr. Kim has held various administrative and leadership positions, most recently serving as chief of inpatient obstetrics at Cedar-Sinai Medicine Center in Los Angeles.

Dr. Kim is board certified in general Ob-Gyn and maternal-fetal medicine, and he is accepting new perinatal patients.

For more information regarding Danbury Hospital Women and Children’s Services, visit our website at To make an appointment with Dr. Matthew Kim, please call his office at (203) 739-7981.

About Danbury Hospital

Danbury Hospital is a 371-bed regional medical center and university teaching hospital associated with the University of Vermont College of Medicine, the Yale University School of Medicine, the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center. The hospital provides centers of excellence in cardiovascular services, cancer, weight loss surgery, orthopedics, digestive disorders, radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for sleep disorders and asthma management and is nationally recognized for providing a high level of care to Women by HealthGrades®. Medical staff members are board-certified in their specialties, and most serve on the faculty of the nation’s finest medical centers offering a higher level of experience.

Danbury Hospital Women's and Children's Services is committed to the unique health needs of women and children. With a program nationally ranked in the Top 5% for excellence in Women's Health, Danbury Hospital is one of two hospitals in the state with a Level IIIb Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) that include highly-skilled nursing staff, neonatologists and the most technologically advanced equipment that offers a higher level of special care and treatment to newborns and reassurance to the women and their families of our region.