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  • Doctor Paul Kim, M.D.
  • "The most professionally rewarding experience is to see my patient relieved of pain and return back to normal activities after suffering from neck or back ailments. It is an honor to be entrusted with my patient’s health and promise to use my knowledge and skills to provide honest, well-informed, non-operative and operative spine care to my patients."

    Paul D. Kim, MD Board-certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
    Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery

  • Paul D. Kim, M.D. graduated with honors as a College Scholar from Cornell University. After college, he was a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University before deciding to pursue a career in medicine. He then completed medical school at Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons and then his orthopedic surgery residency training at The New York Orthopedic Hospital at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center where he served as a chief resident. 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 research and has authored multiple book chapters and peer-reviewed scientific articles. He has presented many presentations in addition to being awarded research grants from the N.I.H. and the National Science Foundation.

    Treating complex disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, Dr. Kim has an interest in minimally-invasive spine surgery, motion-sparing technology/artificial disc replacement, and use of computer-assisted navigation in appropriate patients. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), North American Spine Society (NASS) and Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS). He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS).

    Surgery Locations and Facilities

    • Advanced Surgery Center of North County
      488 E Valley Pkwy #100, Escondido, CA 92025
      (760) 546-4386
    • Alvarado Hospital
      6655 Alvarado Rd, San Diego, CA 92120
      (619) 287-3270
    • Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla
      9888 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
      (858) 626-4123
    • Sharp Memorial Hospital
      7901 Frost St
      San Diego, CA 92123
    • Palomar Hospital
      2185 Citracado Pkwy
      Escondido, CA 92029

    Spine Institute of San Diego

    • 6719 Alvarado Road, Suite 308
      San Diego, CA, 92120
      Phone:619-265-7912
      Fax: 619-265-7922
      Email: info@siosd.com
      Office Hours:
      Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • 332 Santa Fe Drive Suite 110
      Encinitas, CA 92024
    • 488 E. Valley Parkway, Suite 316
      Escondido, CA 92025
    • 2402 Imperial Business Park Dr #101
      Imperial, CA 92251
  • Dr. Kamshad Raiszadeh and Dr. Paul Kim on KUSI News San Diego