Dr. David Kim, MD

Dr. David Kim, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. David Kim, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Ohio in 1990 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.Read his story

123 Summer St # 320

Worcester, MA 01608

Contact Information

(508) 964-5580

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 97% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Release
very high
more than 96% of peers
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Kim's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kim "A graduate of Columbia University, Dr. David Kim was inspired to become a physician by his father, who was also a surgeon. "When I was younger my father taught me that medicine was the most noble profession to enter and I still feel the same way," he explains. Dr. Kim has been trained in many aspects of surgery and is not only a fully trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon but is also an expert in performing hand surgery and microsurgery. "Plastic surgery is a powerful discipline, it really does mesh well with the other types of surgeries that I do. Plastic and reconstructive surgery can help restore functionality so it can have a major impact on people's lives." Some of the more common reconstructive surgeries that Dr. Kim performs are reconstruction after cancer, correcting congenital deformities in children such as cleft lip and palette, as well as hand surgery for arthritis, congenital deformities, trauma and nerve problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Kim is experienced in microsurgery, which refers to surgery performed under a microscope. A microsurgeon reattaches blood vessels and nerves that are too small to see without magnification. "It's a subspecialty in and of itself and a valuable technique in reconstructive surgery," he explains. In addition to surgery, Dr. Kim also enjoys doing research "It's difficult balancing between academics, writing and research, but I enjoy it. I have published over six textbook chapters and more than two dozen research papers on various aspects of surgery." Dr. Kim sees patients interested in plastic surgery one day a week and is in Orthopedics two days a week. The other days are spent in the operating room. Dr. Kim is board-certified in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He serves on the advisory board of the American Board of Surgeons writing examination questions for board certification. In addition to his work at Reliant Medical Group, Dr. Kim is dedicated to helping those who are less fortunate. He travels throughout the world and performs operations on children with acquired and congenital deformities. "It's something I feel impassioned about. I've had wonderful parental guidance and great teachers so I know what to do medically once I'm there – that's the easy part. The most difficult thing is saying goodbye to patients and their families after establishing such strong bonds." During his free time Dr. Kim enjoys cycling and is a devoted New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan."


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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Kim does not have any board certifications listed.

26  Conditions Treated

26  Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Medical College Of Ohio
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Temple University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Western Pennsylvania Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • St Vincents Hospital Austral
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Temple University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Kim has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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