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Drs. Gunn & David Kim on TPN Instructors
Meeting on February 2004


 David 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 PM&R 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 management.

 He has studied a wide variety of treatment modalities ranging from physical therapy programs such as the McKenzie and Egoscue Methods, 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 Rotary International as a Paul Harris Fellow. He also contributes to a number of other causes which he feels would benefit humanity.


The picture on the left is before treatment. Notice how crooked Dr. Kimís spine is.
The picture on the right is after treatment.

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