Kenneth K Poon, MD

Specialties
Infectious Disease
Primary Office
Address 1150 N 35th Avenue
Suite 445
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone: 954-265-6130

About Me

I am an infectious disease specialist at Memorial Healthcare System. I diagnose and treat patients with a variety of contagious and communicable diseases, including HIV and Hepatitis C.

Throughout my research and career, I have seen that HIV and other communicable diseases affect certain socioeconomic groups disproportionately. I am passionate about serving these vulnerable populations and understanding the social impact of these medical illnesses.

I was drawn to working with patients with infectious diseases because of the intersection between society and medicine. Often, you can predict and track the path of illnesses by understanding a community’s social habits. I enjoy working with a comprehensive team to understand the patterns of particular diseases and educating people to keep them safe.

In addition to caring for patients, I am also passionate about teaching. I enjoy working with residents and guiding their learning. Prior to joining Memorial, I worked at Florida Atlantic University where I served as an assistant professor of clinical biomedical science, associate program director of the internal medicine residency, and was director of the Resident Continuity Clinic.

I have also worked for Broward Community & Family Health Centers, where I directed the Ryan White HIV Program and served as a primary care provider for adults and children. I also am involved in research regarding quality improvement healthcare initiatives and medical treatment for patients living with HIV. 

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Meet Dr. Poon

Education

Education
  • University Of Arkansas School Of Medicine, 2004
Internships
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2005
Residencies
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2008, Internal Medicine
Fellowships
  • Baylor College Of Medicine, 2010, Infectious Disease
Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine-Infectious Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine-Internal Medicine
Languages
  • Mandarin Chinese

Professional Highlights

Publications

  • Poon KK, Dang BN, Davila JA, Hartman C, Giordano TP. “Treatment Outcomes in Undocumented Hispanic Immigrants with HIV Infection.” PLoS ONE. 2013;8(3):e60022. 
  • Hamre K, Tharp R, Poon K, Xiong XP, Smeyne RJ. “Differential strain susceptibility following (MPTP) administration acts in an autosomal dominant fashion.” Brain Research. 1999;828.  

Awards

Effie and Wofford Cain Foundation International Medicine Program

Professional Organizations

  • Diplomat for the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Member of the Infectious Disease Society of America
  • Member of the HIV Medical Association
  • Member of the American College of Physicians

Research

My research focuses on exploring different factors of providing care and finding new quality improvement measures aimed at improving healthcare delivery and graduate medical education.

  • 2016-present: “Validation of the X+Y Mathematical Model Using Existing X+Y Residency Programs"
  • 2009-13: “Treatment Outcomes in Undocumented Hispanic Immigrants with HIV Infection” 

Presentations

  • May 12, 2012: “Socioeconomic Factors and Adherence in HIV Care” Association of Nursing in AIDS Care. Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • May 24, 2016: “An Update on the HIV Epidemic in the United States” Boca Raton Regional Hospital Grand Rounds. Boca Raton, FL

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