"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).
Spine Institute of San Diego
Dr. Kamshad Raiszadeh and Dr. Paul Kim on KUSI News San Diego