Dr. David Kim – Pain Management Physician

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.

Personal Interests

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


"Dr. Kim & his staff have been top notch!! Dr. Kim explains the procedures and requests questions. They have made this painful experience much easier for me!"



"I really like Dr. Kim and his staff. They are all very helpful and friendly, yet very professional. Getting an incline table would really help with the process."



"The staff & physician were cohesive, professional providing the perception of a quality team. Dr. Kim listened, is non-biased and took charge of pain regimen for better quality of life. I appreciate that he is a Harvard grad. Thee rigor and competencies of my physicals and specialists is very important to me."



"Excellent staff, great care from Dr. Kim, and on time with appointments."



"I was very nervous about getting a c6-c7 neck injection without sedation. I have received several injections in various parts of my spine, but always with sedation. I know that the numbing shot that is given first burns very badly. I was not looking forward to it. However, Dr. Kim was so very awesome! He put the numbing shot in very VERY slowly, so that it really did not hurt that bad at all! Other shots of numbing medication I have received from other doctors hurt like HECK!! His bedside manner was extremely calm and kind. I have 2 other injections scheduled with Dr. Kim the same way and I will walk into those 2 appointments with NO FEAR!! I would recommend dr. Kim and Tri County Pain to anyone looking for a pain management doctor."



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