Meet Dr. Kim
Dr. David Kim is dual board-certified, award-winning, 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 a 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). During his time at Harvard, Dr. Kim served 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. His clinical approach is founded on doing what is in the best interest of the patient and as if he is treating a colleague, friend, or loved one. Dr. Kim designs customized treatment plans to not only diminish pain, but also to reestablish function and ability.
Specialties & Expertise
Specializing in a variety of pain conditions, Dr. Kim offers excellence in care in treating neck and back pain, joint pain, headache and migraines, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), pelvic pain, refractory angina, and post-surgical pain. He utilizes the latest in cutting-edge techniques such as regenerative medicine, ultrasonography, kyphoplasty, and BOTOX along with selective nerve stimulation for endovenous ablation for venous insufficiency, post-stroke pain and paralysis, peripheral nerve stimulation, and minimally-invasive spinal procedures for spinal stenosis. Dr. Kim is also skilled in an array of interventional therapies for cancer and palliative care, including plexus and sympathetic blocks, intrathecal pumps, and metastatic spinal tumor ablation.
Among his areas of expertise, Dr. Kim has a special interest in spinal cord stimulation. As the Fellows Research Chair for the North American Neuromodulation Society, he remains at the forefront of innovative procedures and emerging technology. Dr. Kim is pleased to offer the most advanced techniques in spinal cord stimulation and considers this approach an excellent, minimally-invasive alternative to surgery and traditional treatment for leg pain, back pain, CRPS, neuropathy, and sciatica. He believes it to be an effective therapy for those who experience pain following spine surgery.
Though he was born and raised in Denver, CO, Dr. Kim currently resides in Austin, TX with his wife, sons, and dog. He is a dedicated basketball fan and in his spare time enjoys working on his golf game, partaking in wine and scotch tastings, and exploring new local dining destinations with his family.
Awards & Honors
- American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA), board member, resident, and fellow committee
- 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
"Love my experiences with Dr Kim. He is an incredible doctor who not only treats his patients but also “hears” them. He tries to get to the root of the problem. He is very knowledgeable and compassionate and takes what ever time that is needed for each visit. His staff is incredibly friendly and professional. I’m so lucky to have found such an incredible doctor and the amazing staff is a huge plus! He has been such an incredible help to me."
"I am always treated with polite respect. Everyone knows me by name. Dr. Kim has found the perfect way to treat my pain and I couldn't be happier. I recommend Dr. Kim anytime someone I know needs to see someone about chronic pain."
"Dr. Kim is a no nonsense doctor. He wants you to feel better and be able to get back to life, as you know it. The office is clean conveniently located and has a pleasant staff. I have improved and gotten rid of more than half my pain."
"Thank you Dr. Kim and staff for always being kind and helpful. Dr. Kim has made my life better with his treatments. Thank you for not brushing aside my issues and thank you for not prescribing pain pills. I would tell everyone that he is the go to man for relief of pain without the pain med."
"The nurses and Dr Kim had extremely wonderful bedside manners and I felt like they actually cared about me as a person, not just a patient. I absolutely will recommend him. I was recommended by Dr Balderas who also had great things to say about Dr Kim and he was correct. Thank u for making this process easy for me. I have 2 more procedures to go thru but I will be less nervous the next times because this time was so well done. Thank u!"