About

Virtually all nasal sprays and antihistamines on the market today and eighty-percent of all asthma inhalers have gone through our clinical trials.

Why trust anyone else.

Dr. Kenneth Kim is CEO of Allergy, Asthma, and Respiratory Care Medical Center, a private allergy and asthma practice in Southern California, and has been featured on CNN, ABC, KTLA, Univision, and many other media outlets. Additionally, Dr. Kim is CEO of Ark Clinical Research, a late-stage multi-therapeutic clinical trial site.

Dr. Kim, a summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College, received his MD from Harvard Medical School. Following a fellowship at the MIT Sloan School of Management, he completed his internal medicine and allergy/immunology training at UCLA and has served on the clinical faculty both at UCLA and UCI Schools of Medicine for over 15 years. Dr. Kim has served as a medical monitor, consultant, and investigator on over 800 clinical trials, having published over 30 research articles and 50 abstracts in peer reviewed journals. He has presented to decision-makers in the FDA, PMDA, SFDA, and KFDA. He is a nationally recognized expert in the areas of early stage clinical research, ethnobridging drug development strategy, influenza challenge, mold allergy, latex allergy, and COVID vaccine and treatments. 

In his spare time, Dr. Kim enjoys traveling with his wife, Johanna, spending time with their four children, and photography.

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Dr. Kenneth Kim

Dr. Sahar Faghih

Dr. ​Sahar Faghih specializes in Osteopathic Medicine, focusing on a "whole person" approach to medicine... treating the entire person rather than just the symptoms.

More than prescription drugs and 

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conventional therapies, Dr. Faghih promotes allopathic medicine with its set of philosophy and principles born of osteopathy.

Dr. Faghih attended NOVA Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Then went on to an internship at the illustrious Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.

From there, Dr. Faghih completed her residency at Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital with a focus on pediatrics.

Then to continue to broaden her experience and skillset, Dr. Faghih completed an Allergy and Immunology Fellowship at Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Betty Liu

Dr. Betty Liu grew up in Southern California. She attended the University of California, Berkeley for her undergraduate work and graduated with Honors in Molecular and Cell Biology and Public Policy.

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Dr. Liu attended the University of California, San Diego for Medical School with her clinical training focused on Pediatrics. She completed her Pediatrics training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and her Allergy/Immunology training at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Liu has is both a Board-Certified Pediatrician and Allergist/Immunologist.

Though she cares for patients of all ages, Dr. Liu has a special interest in Asthma and Food Allergies in children. She takes pride in working closely together with her patients to develop a treatment plan that is best for them. Dr. Liu is also an investigator in clinical trials for Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis.

In her free time, Dr. Liu enjoys spending time with her husband and twin daughters and enjoying all that Southern California has to offer.

Amber Mottola

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Amber Mottola is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Amber has been working as a Sub-Investigator at Ark Clinical Research since 2019. Amber has participated in 30+ clinical research trials primarily focusing on COVID-19 vaccinations and treatment.

Amber's Nursing background includes 12+ years specializing in the Emergency Department (ED) at UCLA Medical Center and other Level 1 Trauma EDs concentrating in the Los Angeles and NYC area.

 

Amber has used her clinical knowledge and expertise aiding different volunteer organizations such as the NYC and LA Medical Reserve Corps, The Unaccompanied Minors at the Border and International Medical Volunteering.

Dr. Rubina Wahid

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Dr. Rubina Wahid completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Woodhull Hospital in New York, a hospital affiliated with the New York School of Medicine. She then went on to complete her Allergy and Immunology Fellowship at the Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport. 

Dr. Wahid's clinical interests are Asthma, Sinusitis, and Food Allergies. 

 

Dr. Wahid is fluent in Urdu and Hindi and devotes a great deal of time with her volunteer work with International Medical Relief.

 

In her limited personal time, Dr. Wahid enjoys outdoor activities with her spouse, traveling, hiking, white water rafting, and downhill skiing.