Dr. Paul D. Kim

Dr Paul Kim SBIOSD

Dr. Paul D. Kim

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon


Dr. Paul Kim is highly skilled at treating complex disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He uses both non-surgical and high-tech approaches, including motion-sparing technology in artificial disc replacement, and computer-assisted navigation. His favorite thing about his work is seeing patients recover. “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,” he says. “It is an honor to be entrusted with my patient’s health. I promise to use my knowledge and skills to provide honest, well-informed, non-operative and operative spine care to my patients.”

After graduating with honors from Cornell University, Dr. Kim completed medical school at Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons. He did his orthopedic surgery residency training at The New York Orthopedic Hospital at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, where he served as a chief resident. After his residency, Dr. Kim completed a spine fellowship at The Spine Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Saint John’s Health Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Kim has written many book chapters and peer-reviewed scientific articles, and been awarded research grants from the N.I.H. and the National Science Foundation. He’s a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), North American Spine Society (NASS) and Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS). Dr. Kim is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS).

Surgery Locations and Facilities

Grossmont Hospital
5555 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942
Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla
9888 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 626-4123
Sharp Memorial Hospital
7901 Frost St, San Diego, CA 92123
Alvarado Hospital
6655 Alvarado Rd, San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 287-3270
Palomar Hospital
2185 Citracado Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92029
Advanced Surgery Center of North County
488 E Valley Pkwy #100, Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 546-4386


Spine Institute of San Diego
6719 Alvarado Road, Suite 308, San Diego, CA 92120

1671 W. Main Street, Suite A, El Centro, CA 92243

6185 Paseo Del Norte, Suite 140, Carlsbad, CA 92011

2125 Citracado Parkway, Suite 310, Escondido, CA 92029

Spine Institute of San Diego

6719 Alvarado Road, Suite 308, San Diego, CA 92120
[email protected]
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM