DAVID KIM, MD
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Dr. David Kim is an award-winning, double board-certified, Harvard-trained pain management physician and anesthesiologist. He completed both his residency and fellowship at Harvard Medical School, where he was awarded the Donald P. Todd Award for Excellence in Pain Management. During his training tenure, Harvard University was ranked the #1 Medical School in the Country and his residency was ranked the #1 Hospital in the Nation per U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll. His fellowship program has been ranked the Top Pain Management Fellowship in the Nation by both the American Pain Society and the American Academy of Pain Medicine.
He holds three separate Ivy League Degrees, including the two aforementioned from Harvard, a Bachelor’s from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Master’s from the University of Colorado and a Doctorate from the University of Illinois in Chicago. While at Harvard, Dr. Kim worked as a consultant for healthcare ventures in reducing societal opioid burden and establishing national standards for pain excellence.
His clinical approach is founded on doing what is right for the patient, as if he is treating a friend, colleague, or loved one. He designs customized treatment plans not only to decrease pain, but to recover function and ability.
Dr. Kim was born and raised in Denver and currently resides in Austin with his wife, two sons, and puppy. He is an avid basketball fan and in his spare time enjoys playing golf and exploring new local food spots with his family.
Dr. Kim specializes in a variety of pain conditions including neck and back pain, spinal stenosis, disc herniations, sciatica, whiplash, joint pain, arthritis, headaches/migraines, neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome, pain after motor vehicle accidents, neuropathy, and post-surgical pain.
He utilizes a true multi-modal approach via therapy, medication management (minimal opioids, if at all), interventional procedures, and surgery, when indicated. Dr. Kim employs cutting-edge techniques such as ultrasonography, spine and joint injections, regenerative medicine (PRP and stem cells), kyphoplasty, peripheral nerve stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, and minimally-invasive spinal surgery.