Suzy Kim

Irvine, CA

University of Southern California

M.D. Keck School of Medicine

University of Southern California
Suzy was active in high school, participating in soccer and tennis. After high school, she became an avid competitor in marathons and triathlons. As a third-year medical student at USC, Suzy was the victim of a body surfing accident. She soon learned how to walk again with braces and a walker after much rehabilitation, and she resumed her studies that fall as a Swim With Mike recipient. She is now a practicing physician and faculty member at the University of California, Irvine. She does Stem Cell research hoping to someday find a cure for paralysis due to spinal cord injuries. In her spare time, she works with the USOC and the Paralympics and competes in triathlons.