H. Kim, M.D.
Using the best of western medicine and eastern philosophy to maximize the body’s
ability to heal itself from pain.
In 1987 Dr. Kim graduated from
Rutgers University with a major in biology and a minor in music. In
1992 he graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
In 1996 he completed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
(PM&R ) at Thomas Jefferson University. After
graduating, he became an Assistant Professor at
MCP/Hahnemann University. In 2000, he opened his private practice
focusing on Pain Management. He is board certified in both
and Pain Medicine. As a PM&R physician, also known as a
physiatrist Dr. Kim developed expertise in treating many diverse conditions such
as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, cardiac & pulmonary conditions,
neurologic disease, orthopedic injuries, and chronic pain. Because of his own
experiences with chronic pain he began to take a special interest in pain
He has studied a wide variety of treatment modalities ranging from physical
therapy programs such as the
Neuromuscular Reeducation Manual
Medicine, and various needling and injection techniques. He has studied with
some of the most renowned physicians such as Chan Gunn, M.D. in
Vancouver, British Columbia and Erik Stalberg, M.D.
in Upsala University – Upsala, Sweden. He has further broadened his skills
through the Integrative Medicine Center at Jefferson University,
where he was one of 3 physicians in the state of Pennsylvania awarded a
Bravewell Fellowship to study Integrative Medicine with
Andrew Weil, M.D. He uses all this knowledge to help his patients even
more. He conducts clinical research with a number of universities and has
several ongoing projects. He has written a comprehensive article, The
Evolution of Acupuncture in the medical journal “Seminars of
Integrative Medicine”. He lectures locally, nationally, and
internationally for a variety of audiences including the National
Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dr. Kim is very involved in his professional community. On a local level, he was the President of the NJ Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,
the NJ Delegate to the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC), a member of NJ
PIP (Personal Injury Protection) coalition, and is an active member of the NJ
Medical Society and the Philadelphia Pain Society. On a national level, he was the President of the National Myofascial Pain Special Interest Group,
a member of the
American Academy of PM&R,
and a member of the AMA. He was a recipient of the
Physician of the Year Award by the NRCC and has been asked to provide
input on health care issues on a national level. He has been invited to a number
of prestigious events including President George Bush’s Inauguration.
He is a credentialed diplomate of the
American Academy of Pain Management.
He is a member of other local, regional and national organizations. Dr. Kim has
made a number of T.V. and radio appearances including WWDB, Philadelphia Health
Talk, Jan. 1998, The David Ingram Show, Vancouver British Columbia, 2001, Ask
the Experts, Vancouver British Columbia Radio, 2001, and was featured on
Fox 29 News on 2-26-04.
Dr. Kim has a number of interests outside of his busy medical career. He is happily married.
Dr. Kim has been an avid exercise enthusiast for many years and enjoys
a exercise program which integrates endurance, strength training and
flexibility. He is also an accomplished musician, a composer and singer,
and plays a number of instruments including guitar, bass, drums, and
keyboards. He writes, performs, produces, and engineers his own music. He is a
collector of fine vintage guitars, basses, amplifiers, and drums. He builds his
own custom electric guitars. He is involved in his community and contributes to
a number of charities as well as belonging the local chapter of
as a Paul Harris Fellow. He also contributes to a number of
other causes which he feels would benefit humanity.