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Paul Kim MD
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Paul Kim MD

(619) 265-7912 x3
Primary Specialties
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Surgery - Spine
  • Affiliations
  • Alvarado Hospital
  • San Diego Spine Institute

    Primary Office

    Address:
    6719 Alvarado Road
    Suite 308
    San Diego, CA 92120
    Fax:
    (619) 265-7922
    Hours:
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Web Page:
    sdspineinstitute.com

    Secondary Office

    Address:
    1550 N. Imperial Avenue
    Suite 2
    El Centro, CA 92243
    Phone:
    (619) 265-7912
    Fax:
    (619) 265-7922
    Hours:
    Call for an appointment

    Education

    Medical School: Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons
    Residency: Orthopedic Medicine, The New York Orthopedic Hospital at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
    Fellowship: Spine Surgery, The Spine Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Saint John’s Health Center in Los Angeles

    Other Specialties/Certifications

    Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
    Member, North American Spine Society (NASS)
    Member, Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS)

    Areas of Expertise

    Board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS)

    Areas of Interest

    • Complex disorders of teh cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
    • Minimally invasive spine surgery
    • Motion-sparing technology/artificial disc replacement
    • Cervical total disc replacement
    • Computer-assisted navigation

    Physician Bio

    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).