One of the most professionally rewarding experiences is to see your patients get better and help them achieve what they want to do in life. Having seen family members suffer though medical problems, I try my best to treat each patient as if they were my own family and understand the worry and concern of having a relative be sick. It is an honor to be entrusted with my patient’s health and promise to use my knowledge and skills to provide the best possible well-informed, spine care to my patients.”
Paul D. Kim, M.D. Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
Paul D. Kim, M.D. was raised in southern California and graduated with honors as a College Scholar from Cornell University. He is board certified by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He then completed medical school at Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons and then his orthopedic surgery residency training at The New York Orthopaedic Hospital at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center where he served as a chief resident and awarded the Franch E. Stinchfield award for orthopaedic research. Subsequently, he completed his spine fellowship at The Spine Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Saint John’s Health Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Paul Kim has a strong interest in academic medicine and has authored multiple book chapters and peer-reviewed scientific journal articles. He has also presented many podium and poster presentations in addition to being awarded several research grants and academic honors. He also has an interest in volunteer international medicine.
Treating complex disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, Dr. Kim has a particular interest in minimally-invasive spine surgery, motion-sparing technology/artificial disc replacement, and the use of computer-assisted navigation in the appropriate patients. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society and AO Spine.