Dr. Kim was born in Los Angeles, California and he received his undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley. He then moved out to the east coast and earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, consistently ranked the #1 Hospital in the Nation by U.S. News and World Report. At Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Kim received world-class training in all areas of orthopedics. He served as a resident team physician for the Johns Hopkins University NCAA III Athletics and NCAA I Men’s Lacrosse Team.
Dr. Kim then elected to pursue further subspecialty training dedicated to hand and upper extremity surgery at the prestigious Brown University’s Rhode Island Hospital. There, he trained with some of the top surgeons in the world for minimally invasive surgery of the hand, wrist, and elbow to allow athletes and patients to return to sports/activities quickly.
He has presented numerous scientific papers at national meetings and has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals. He has also co-authored several book chapters in medical textbooks on hand and upper extremity surgery. He has traveled to Honduras as a visiting surgeon through Health Volunteers Overseas and continues to pursue work abroad as a volunteer surgeon.
When not at work, Dr. Kim enjoys traveling, basketball, hiking with his dog, surfing, and spending time his family and friends.