Dr. Paul Kim, MD

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Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery | Male

Mount Tam Orthopedics 18 Bon Air Rd Ste 120 Larkspur, CA 94939 Get Directions
Dr. Paul Kim, MD
Dr. Paul H. Kim was raised in the Bay Area, where he attended El Camino High School in South San Francisco. He received his undergraduate education from University of California, Irvine with a bachelor's degree in Chemistry. After college he went to podiatry school at Samuel Merritt College, School of Podiatric Medicine and obtained a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree (DPM). Dr. Kim subsequently pursued a medical degree (MD) at Wayne State University, School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. He graduated with High Honors and Distinction. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery training at University of Washington, which has been ranked by US News as one of the best orthopedic residency programs in the United States. Dr. Kim completed a prestigious Foot & Ankle fellowship at the nationally renowned Hospital for Special Surgery / Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, NY, widely regarded as one of the best orthopedic hospitals in the United States. His training there included tackling complex surgery of the foot & ankle such as ankle replacement, foot & ankle arthritis, ankle instability, foot & ankle trauma/fractures, reconstructive surgery, sports medicine, fracture care, arthroscopic surgery and deformity correction. Dr. Kim practices at Mt. Tam Orthopedics & Spine Center. He is dedicated to helping patients return to their lifestyles and activities with the philosophy of always seeking non-operative treatment and reserving surgery as the final option only when conservative treatment has failed. He serves and works with patients throughout Marin County, San Francisco & surrounding areas and operates at Marin General Hospital and Marin Specialty Surgical Center. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife as they travel around the globe, enjoy the outdoors, and is a fan of the San Francisco Giants & Oakland Raiders.

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Mt. Tam Orthopedics18 Bon Air Rd Ste 120
Larkspur, CA 94939
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Dr. Paul H. Kim was raised in the Bay Area, where he attended El Camino High School in South San Francisco. He received his undergraduate education from University of California, Irvine with a bachelor's degree in Chemistry. After college he went to podiatry school at Samuel Merritt College, School of Podiatric Medicine and obtained a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree (DPM). Dr. Kim subsequently pursued a medical degree (MD) at Wayne State University, School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. He graduated with High Honors and Distinction. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery training at University of Washington, which has been ranked by US News as one of the best orthopedic residency programs in the United States. 

Dr. Kim completed a prestigious Foot & Ankle fellowship at the nationally renowned Hospital for Special Surgery / Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, NY, widely regarded as one of the best orthopedic hospitals in the United States. His training there included tackling complex surgery of the foot & ankle such as ankle replacement, foot & ankle arthritis, ankle instability, foot & ankle trauma/fractures, reconstructive surgery, sports medicine, fracture care, arthroscopic surgery and deformity correction. 

Dr. Kim practices at Mt. Tam Orthopedics & Spine Center. He is dedicated to helping patients return to their lifestyles and activities with the philosophy of always seeking non-operative treatment and reserving surgery as the final option only when conservative treatment has failed. He serves and works with patients throughout Marin County, San Francisco & surrounding areas and operates at Marin General Hospital and Marin Specialty Surgical Center.

During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife as they travel around the globe, enjoy the outdoors, and is a fan of the San Francisco Giants & Oakland Raiders. 

Dr. Kim's Care Philosophy

I strive towards helping my patients return to their active lifestyles with the philosophy of first trying non-operative care and reserving surgery only as the final option.

Dr. Kim says...

Achilles Tendon Injuries & Conditions

Ankle Instability

Ankle Arthritis

Ankle Fractures

Osteochondral Lesions of Ankle

Foot Arthritis

Foot Fractures

Big Toe Conditions

Lesser Toe Conditions

Midfoot Conditions

Heel Conditions

Diabetic Foot

Rheumatoid Arthritis

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  • Total Ankle Replacement
  • Foot & Ankle Arthrodesis (i.e., fusion)
  • Bunion & lesser toe correction
    • SCARF bunionectomy
    • BOAT bunionectomy
    • Lapidus bunionectomy
    • Silver
    • Akin osetotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Cartilage Repair
    • Osteochondral Lesion
    • Mosaicplasty / OATs
    • Microfracture
    • Tendonosocpy
    • Subtalar arthroscopy
  • Ankle ligament repair & reconstruction
    • Anterotalofibular Ligament repair & reconstruction
    • Deltoid Ligament repair & reconstruction
    • Spring Ligament repair & reconstruction
  • Tendon repair & reconstruction
    • Posterior tibial tendon
    • Anterior tibial tendon
    • Peroneal tendon
  • Post-traumatic reconstruction of Foot & Ankle
  • Reconstruction of Flatfoot or Cavovarus Deformity
  • Foot & Ankle Fractures and Trauma
    • Ankle Fractures
    • Lisfranc Injuries
    • Jones Fracture
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
  • Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentration Injection (BMAC)
  • Hallux Rigidus surgery (ie, Big toe arthritis)
  • Achilles tendon rupture and degeneration

Dr. Kim says...

Thank you for your valuable feedback. We strive towards providing the utmost care for our patients and your feedback helps us continue to improve our service. Please contact our office if you have any suggestions.

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteopenia
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Education

  • Medical School
    Wayne State University

    Graduated in 2009

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Washington

    Completed in 2010

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Washington Medical Center

    Completed in 2014

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hospital For Special Surgery

    Completed in 2015

  • Undergraduate School
    Uc Irvine

    Graduated in 2000

  • Other Education
    California College Of Podiatric Medicine

    Completed in 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatric Foot Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Ankle Arthrodesis
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Joint Replacement, Small-Bone
  • Joint Surgery
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Reconstructive Foot Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Arthoscopy
  • Steroid Injection