Dr. David Kim is an award-winning, double board-certified, Harvard-trained pain management physician and anesthesiologist. He completed both his residency and fellowship at Harvard University, attending the prestigious Massachusetts General Hospital followed by fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (ranked the #1 pain medicine fellowship in the country by the American Pain Society and the American Academy of Pain Medicine).
While at Harvard, Dr. Kim also worked as a consultant for healthcare ventures in opioid risk stratification with the goal of mitigating societal opioid burden and establishing national standards for pain excellence.
Dr. Kim specializes in a variety of pain conditions including neck/back pain, joint pain, headaches/migraines, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, pelvic pain, refractory angina, and post-surgical pain. He utilizes cutting-edge techniques such as ultrasonography, Botox, regenerative medicine, kyphoplasty, selective nerve stimulation for post-stroke pain/paralysis, endovenous ablation for venous insufficiency, peripheral nerve stimulation, and minimally-invasive spinal procedures for spinal stenosis. He is also skilled in interventional therapies for cancer/palliative care, such as plexus/sympathetic blocks, metastatic spinal tumor ablation, and intrathecal pumps.
Dr. Kim has a special interest in spinal cord stimulation. As the Fellows Research Chair for the North American Neuromodulation Society, he is on the forefront of innovation and emerging technology. He offers the most advanced techniques in spinal cord stimulation and considers it an excellent, minimally-invasive alternative to surgery and traditional treatment for back pain, leg pain, sciatica, neuropathy, and CRPS. It is also an effective therapy for those who have pain after spine surgery.
His clinical approach is founded on doing what is right for the patient, as if he is treating a friend, colleague, or loved one. He designs customized treatment plans not only to decrease pain, but to recover function and ability.
Dr. Kim was born and raised in Denver and currently resides in Austin with his wife, sons, and dog. He is an avid basketball fan and in his spare time enjoys playing golf, wine/scotch tasting, and exploring new local food spots with his family.
University of Illinois at Chicago
MD – Medicine 2012
Internship – Transitional Year 06/12-06/13
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency – Anesthesiology 08/13-08/16
Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Fellowship – Interventional Pain Management 08/16-08/17
Interventional Pain Management – 2017
American Board of Anesthesiology – 2017
Board Member, Resident and fellow committee, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)
Raymond ZBICK Memorial Award in Outstanding Clinical Care in Anesthesiology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Harvard Medical School, Donald P. Todd Annual Award for Excellence in Pain Management
S.A. Scene Rising Star Doctor – 2018