Dr. Paul D Kim, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery Of Spine
San Diego, CA 92120 (2 other locations)
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About Dr. Paul D Kim MD

Dr. Paul D Kim, MD is a doctor primarily located in San Diego, CA, with other offices in Baldwin Park, CA and Encinitas, CA. He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery Of Spine.

Dr. Kim has received the following awards:


Dr. Paul D Kim has 3 locations

Spine Institute Of San Diego 6719 Alvarado Rd Ste 308 San Diego, CA 92120
Southern California Permanente Medical Group 1011 Baldwin Park Blvd Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Spine Institute Of San Diego 332 Santa Fe Dr Ste 110 Encinitas, CA 92024


Dr. Paul D Kim has the following 2 SPECIALTIES

An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.
Orthopedic Surgery Of Spine

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Paul D Kim has the following 3 expertise

  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Hip Osteoarthritis


2 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014)

    On-Time Doctor Award Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.


27 Years Experience

United States Army Medical Center


Columbia University College Of Physicians & Surgeons

Graduated in 2004


Graduated in 1994

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More about Dr. Paul D Kim

Paul D. Kim, MD was raised in southern California and graduated with honors as a College Scholar from Cornell University. He has a strong interest in academic medicine and has authored multiple book chapters and peer-reviewed scientific journal articles. He has also presented many podium and poster presentations being awarded several research grants and academic honors. He also has an interest in volunteer international medicine. Treating complex disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, Dr. Kim has a particular interest in minimally-invasive spine surgery, motion-sparing technology/artificial disc replacement, and the use of computer-assisted navigation in the appropriate patients. He strongly believes in treating each patient with compassionate care with the use of both non-operative and operative modalities. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society and AO Spine.

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