Dr. Young-Jo Kim, MD

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Dr. Young-Jo Kim, MD
Dr. Young-Jo Kim, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Boston, MA. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Kim's Care Philosophy

"I have always been interested in science and initially during my studies at MIT was intending to become a physicist or an electrical engineer. However, I was drawn to biomedical engineering and eventually orthopedic surgery during my graduate studies at MIT. My research focus was on understanding how mechanical forces affect cartilage biology. When I was contemplating what specialty to enter, I came upon the notion of using hip osteotomies to alter hip mechanics and perhaps prevent or slow down the progression of hip osteoarthritis."

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Dr. Kim's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Dr. Kim did my periacetabular osteotomy in 2006. This was scary because the same surgery had gone terribly wrong for me at another hospital. Dr. Kim, hospital and staff were wonderful, thank goodness! 15 years later, I can say with certainty and a track record what an amazing job he did. It was so worth the travel to do this long distance from NYC. My only regret is that I couldn't get my first hip done with him. I'm reminded every day by the pain in my other side. I simply didn't know better.
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Dr. Kim's Care Philosophy

"I have always been interested in science and initially during my studies at MIT was intending to become a physicist or an electrical engineer. However, I was drawn to biomedical engineering and eventually orthopedic surgery during my graduate studies at MIT.  My research focus was on understanding how mechanical forces affect cartilage biology. When I was contemplating what specialty to enter, I came upon the notion of using hip osteotomies to alter hip mechanics and perhaps prevent or slow down the progression of hip osteoarthritis."

Dr. Kim says...

"Early on, I recognized that we needed a better imaging metric to understand how our surgeries can affect hip cartilage. Recognizing this, I established collaboration with Diego Jaramillo, Martha Gray and Deborah Burstein to implement a clinical protocol for delayed Gadolinium Enhanced MRI of Cartilage. To date this is the best protocol to understand the subtle biochemical changes that occur in cartilage with alterations in mechanics. Hip preservation surgery has now rapidly evolved into specialty onto itself. My current focus is on improving surgical education as well as helping set up large clinical trials to demonstrate the efficacy of our surgical procedures."

Dr. Kim's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Perthe's Disease
  • Slipped Epiphysis

Education

  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Boston Children's Hospital

    Completed in 2000

    Texas Scottish Rite Hospital For Children

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Graduated in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Surgery