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Helping People Return to Active Lifestyles in Marin County Since 2015.

Hailing from San Francisco, I grew up in the Bay Area and call it my home. Simply,  I love the area, culture, weather, but most importantly the people. As a child I moved constantly, since my father was a missionary pastor, so I can easily state that I grew up living coast to coast but still nothing beats the Bay Area. I went to college at UC Irvine and graduated with a degree in Chemistry. Right after graduation I attended podiatry school at Samuel Merritt College. Everyone asks why I decided to go to medical school after podiatry school. Simple answer is I wanted more…more knowledge, more training, but mostly, I wanted to just be able to provide more for my patients. I attended Wayne State University for my medical degree and completed my orthopedic training at University of Washington. Going full circle I decided to dedicate my subspecialty training towards foot & ankle surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery (ie, Cornell). I decided to join California Orthopedics & Spine because their mission of providing premier orthopedic services with compassion and empathy aligned well with mine.

I aim to educate my patients in a safe environment while offering them necessary comprehensive care. I understand that many people have anxiety about orthopedic treatment, so I strive towards creating a friendly and collaborative environment and I ensure all of my surgical patients have my personal cell phone and email to ensure they have access for emergencies. By combining the latest technology with evidence based medicine, I aim to give my patients the best orthopedic care in the Bay Area.

Dr. Kim in Peru

When I’m not in the office, I enjoy traveling with my wife, Linda. We try to take annual excursions around the globe, the picture above was taken on Wayna Picchu, its a side hike but provides the most amazing views of Machu Picchu. It was an amazing journey to actually see Machu Picchu in person. I think this trip should be on your bucket list!

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Medical Employment

  • California Orthopedics & Spine – Orthopedic Surgeon practicing general orthopedics with subspecialty in Foot & Ankle
    • Larkspur, CA — 2015 – present
  • Arthrex.com – Minimally Invasive Surgical course instructor and surgical consultant
    • Naples, FL — 2021 – present

Graduate Medical Education

  • Hospital for Special Surgery – Fellowship in Foot & Ankle Surgery – New York, NY – 2014 to 2015
  • University of Washington – Orthopedic Residency – Seattle, WA – 2010 to 2014
  • University of Washington – Surgery Internship – Seattle, WA – 2009 to 2010

Education

  • Wayne State University, School of Medicine – MD – Detroit, MI – 2005 to 2009
  • Samuel Merritt College, CSPM – DPM – Oakland, CA – 2000 to 2004
  • University of California, Irvine – Irvine, CA – BS – 1995 to 2000
  • Yonsei University, Education Abroad Program – Seoul, South Korea – 1998 to 1999

Awards & Honors

  • California Medical State License – A134000
  • California Fluoroscopy License – RHC 00201669
  • New York Medical State License – 273615
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Part I & II – Board Certified
  • United States Medical Licensing Exam – Part I, II, III
  • National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners – Part I

Professional License

  • California Orthopedics & Spine – Orthopedic Surgeon practicing general orthopedics with subspecialty in Foot & Ankle
    • Larkspur, CA — 2015 – present
  • Arthrex.com – Minimally Invasive Surgical course instructor and surgical consultant
    • Naples, FL — 2021 – present

Research & Presentations

  • Kim, PH. Minimally Invasive Bunion presentation. https://orthopaedicprinciples.com/2021/05/mis-bunion-correction/ May 2021.
  • Kim, PH. Minimally Invasive Bunion. DocTalklive. www.doc-talk.live. February 2021.
  • Kim, PH. Advancements in Foot & Ankle surgery using Internal Brace, Minimally Invasive Techniques. Arthrex. Fremont, CA. Februay 2020.
  • Kim PH, Ellis SJ, Baxter J, Chen X, Hillstrom H, Mootanah R, Deland JT. Moberg Osteotomy and its effect on joint contact mechanics. Cadaveric Study. American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting ePoster. Long Beach, CA. July 2015.
  • Kim PH. UPDATE: PRP and Shockwave Therapy. Foot & Ankle departmental presentation. Hospital for Special Surgery. New York, NY. April 2015.
  • Kim PH, Ellis S. Re-rupture of surgically repaired tendoachilles. Grand rounds presentation in Morbidity & Mortality. Hospital for Special Surgery. New York, NY. November, 2014.
  • Kim PH. Combined Limb Length Discrepancy Lecture – 2 interesting case presentations. Foot & Ankle departmental presentation. Hospital for Special Surgery. New York, NY. November 2014.
  • Kim PH. Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction. Foot & Ankle departmental presentation. Hospital for Special Surgery. New York, NY. October 2014.
  • Kim PH, Ferguson T, Ganz R. Case Presenter on Acetabular Fractures in Eldery = Fix it, Replace it or Leave it? University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics LeCocq Lectureship. Seattle, WA. April 2014.
  • DePuy Synthes Institute Advanced Concepts of Joint Arthroplasty for Senior Resident Symposium. Participant. Rosemont, IL. September 2013.
  • Kim PH, Brage M, Hansen ST. Why are we still talking about bunions? = Revisted. Grand rounds presentation at University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics. Seattle, WA. September 2013.
  • Kim, PH. Prospective Comparison of Ankle Arthroplasty and Arthrodesis. AAOS paper presentation. Chicago, IL. March 2013.
  • Kim PH. Panel speaker on “How to get into Orthopaedic Residency.” Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Interest Group at University of Washington, School of Medicine. Seattle, WA. March 2011.
  • Kim PH. Case Presenter on Supracondylar Humerus Fractures in Children. L.T. Staheli Seattle Childrens Pediatric Orthopaedic Seminar. Seattle, WA. January 2011.
  • AONA Basic Principles and Techniques of Operative Fracture Management Course. Participant. Ft.Lauderdale, FL. September 2010.
  • Kim PH. Case Presenter on Complex Pelvic Ring Injury. University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics 1st Annual Trauma Symposium. Seattle, WA. June 2010.

Certifications & Affiliations

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons – Board Certified
  • ACLS Provider – WA04010
  • United States Medical Licensing Exam, Part I, II, & III
  • American College of Surgeons, ATLS, 2009
  • National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners, Part I
  • BICMD Surgical Consultant

Society Memberships

  • American Foot & Ankle Orthopedic – Candidate Member, 2011 to present
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons – Candidate Member, 2009 to present
  • American Medical Student Association – 2005 to 2009
  • American Podiatric Medical Student Association – 2000 to 2004

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