About Us

  • Doctor Paul Kim, M.D.
  • 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

  • Achievements

    Education and Training

    The Spine Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Saint John’s Health Center and, Los Angeles, CA

    • Fellowship in Spine Surgery

    Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, New York Orthopedic Hospital, New York, NY

    • Orthopedic Surgery Residency
    • Harrison McLaughlin Orthopedic Research Fellow

    Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY

    • Medical Degree (M.D.)

    Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, MA

    • Ph.D. Program in Biology

    Cornell University, College of Arts & Sciences, Ithaca, NY

    • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) cum laude in College Scholar with Biology concentration

    HONORS AND AWARDS

    • 2010 Franch E. Stinchfield Award for Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery, New York Orthopaedic Hospital
    • 2008 1st Place Poster Presentation.  Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, New York Metropolitan Area Resident Research Competition.  New York, NY.  May 2008.
    • 2008 & 2005 Robert E. Carroll Orthopedic Scientific Research Foundation Grant
    • 2005 2nd Place Podium Presentation.  Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, New York Metropolitan Area Resident Research Competition.  New York, NY.  May 2005.
    • 2001 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summer Research Fellowship, Columbia University
    • 1999-2004 National Science Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship Grant, Harvard University
    • 1998-1999 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Genetics Training Grant, Harvard University
    • 1998 Phi Beta Kappa, Cornell University
    • 1997 Phi Kappa Phi, Cornell University
    • 1997 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Scholar, NOAA station, Key Largo, FL
    • 1996 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Scholar, Shoals Marine Laboratory, NH
    • 1994-1998 Cornell College Scholar (Honors Independent Study Major), Cornell University
    • 1994-1997 Dean’s List, Cornell University
    • 1994-1998 National Merit Special Scholarship, Cornell University
  • Dr. Kamshad Raiszadeh and Dr. Paul Kim on KUSI News San Diego