Welcome our newest physicians
Jae Kim, m.d., is an Interventional
Neurologist at the Monument Health Neurology and Rehabilitation Clinic in Rapid City. Dr. Kim attained his Doctor of Medicine degree from American University of the Caribbean. Following his doctorate, he did an Internal Medicine internship at Long Island College Hospital and went on to complete his Neurology residency at Temple University Hospital at Temple University School of Medicine. He has completed fellowships in Vascular Neurology and Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Kim is board-certified in Vascular Neurology and Neurology.
Dr. Kim is part of Monument Health’s new stroke team, a group of specialists who focus on early intervention and advanced treatment of stroke victims. He performs clot retrievals, aneurysm care and a broad variety of interventions for blocked and ruptured blood vessels in the brain, which cause stroke.
Becky Davies, m.d., is a hospitalist at Monument
Health Rapid City Hospital. Dr. Davies grew up on a small horse ranch in western South Dakota, attended college and medical school at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., and along the way developed an interest in improving health for the underserved. After her undergraduate degree, she spent a year volunteering in Guayaquil, Ecuador, as a community health worker, where she acquired proficiency in Spanish.
After returning to the United States, Dr. Davies worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for OneWorld Clinic in Omaha before starting medical school. She made significant contributions to the University’s Homeless Clinic, serving for a time as the medical director. She completed her Family Medicine Residency in a University of Minnesota-Affiliated program in Duluth, Minn., in 2019. For a residency project, she examined reasons for readmissions to the emergency room and hospital. This project led to recognition for the need for a safe and clean place outside the hospital for homeless patients to recover from acute illness. Her leadership led to the formation of the Bob Tavani House of Medical Respite and the formation of a nonprofit foundation to support it.
Dr. Davies also developed an interest in inpatient medicine and supplemented her Family Medicine Residency experience with a 6-month mentorship in hospital medicine.