Paul Kim, MD, graduated with honors as a College Scholar from Cornell University.
After college, he was as a PhD 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.
"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," Dr. Kim said. "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."
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).