Paul Kim, MD

  • Orthopedic Surgery
Paul Kim, MD
Accepts new patients
Treats adults


6719 Alvarado Rd
San Diego, CA 92120
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488 E Valley Pkwy Ste 316
Escondido, CA 92025
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332 Santa Fe Dr
Ste 110
Encinitas, CA 92024
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2125 Citracado Pkwy Ste 310
Escondido, CA 92029
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  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine

Hospital Affiliations


  • Korean
  • English


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 in addition to 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.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, 2013

Medical Education

  • Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, MD, 2004


  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2010


  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine, 2011
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Clinical Research, 2005

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