Kyung Hee ChoiVP, Asian Health Services Holy Name Medical Center
Kyung Hee Choi is Vice President of the Korean Medical Program (KMP) of Holy Name Medical
Center in Teaneck New Jersey, USA. Developed by Ms. Choi to address the language and cultural
needs of the Korean-American population, the KMP has, under her leadership, transformed Holy
Name Medical Center into one of the preeminent healthcare institutions in the New York – New
Jersey metropolitan area for members of the Korean community.
Ms. Choi retired from JP Morgan as a Managing Director after witnessing the terrorist attacks on
the World Trade Center on September 11, 2011, and ommitted her life’s work to serving Korean
American community. Since 2008, the KMP at Holy Name has expanded to serve more than 200,
000 people in the tri-state metropolitan area, with more than 40, 000 patients served annually at
the medical center in Teaneck and two satellite locations in Closter and Englewood Cliffs.
Community outreach initiatives that include health fairs, physician lectures, educational programs
and support groups – with a special focus on awareness, prevention and treatment of breast cancer,
hepatitis B, diabetes, depression, dementia and other mental health issues – have significantly
enhanced the lives of thousands of Korean American people.
While working at JP Morgan for 25 years in New York, Seoul and Singapore, Ms. Choi played
key leadership roles in managing several business groups including Counterparty Risk
Management, Commitments Office, and International Comptroller’s Office.
Ms. Choi has actively involved in community service including an elected trustee of the Northern
Valley Regional High School Board of Education, board membership at the Korean School of
New Jersey, the Northern Valley Educational Foundation and FGS Korean Community Center.
Her community service has been recognized with many awards including the YWCA Tribute to
Women and Industry, American Conference on Diversity Humanitarian Award, Public Service
Awards from the County of Bergen, the Senate and General Assembly of NJ, and the Ministry of
Health and Welfare of Republic of Korea.