Dr. Heakyung Kim, MD

Dr. Heakyung Kim, MD

Pediatrics Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Female  ·  
60 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Heakyung Kim, MD is a pediatrics physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 25 years. She specializes in pediatrics physical medicine & rehabilitation and physical medicine & rehabilitation.Read her story

Weill Cornell Rehabilitation Medicine

525 E 68th St Fl 16

New York, NY 10065
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kim performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Cerebral Palsy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Brain Disorders
more than 52% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 35% of peers

Dr. Kim's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Kim's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kim "D. Kim received her medical degree from Ewha Woman's University, College of Medicine, Seoul Korea. She currently serves as the A. David Gurewitsch Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Pediatrics of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is Vice Chair for Pediatric Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation of the Dept of Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine and Director of Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine and Fellowship program of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Kim is board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. She specializes in single event multilevel chemoneurolysis (SEMLC) with botulinum toxin and ethanol injections, botulinum toxin injections to salivary glands for drooling and aspiration management, intrathecal baclofen (ITB) and non-invasive pulmonary rehabilitation. She uses ultrasound guided botulinum toxin injections to muscles and salivary glands. Dr. Kim joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 2011, prior to which she served as an Assistant Chief for the Division of Child Development, Rehabilitation and Metabolic Disease; a Medical Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine; and a Medical Director of the Cerebral Palsy Program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Kim is has been working internationally to build a "comprehensive team approach for the children with special needs." Her international work has been extended to China, Japan, Chile, Mexico, Nepal, Korea, U.A.E. and Italy through lectures and workshops along with patient care. Dr. Kim is fluent in Korean."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kim "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

2  Specialties

  • Pediatrics Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

2  Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

27  Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Pain
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Limb Length
  • Low Back Pain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Pediatric Neurological Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Sialorrhea
  • Spastic Gait
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spine Disorders
  • Torticollis

6  Procedures

  • Botox® for Cervical Dystonia
  • Botox® for Upper Limb Spasticity
  • Botox® Injection
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


  • EWHA Women's University / College of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Ewha Womans University, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Umdnj Nj Med School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Umdnj Nj Med School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kim has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kim to family and friends
3 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kim's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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