Advanced Orthopedics Welcomes Physiatrist to Its Staff

Posted on March 9, 2011 By

Dr. Kristie Y. Kim, a board-certified physiatrist, has joined the medical team of orthopedic surgeons at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (AOSMI) of Freehold, Monroe, and Wall townships.  Dr. Kim will see outpatients at the Freehold and Monroe offices of AOSMI and provide consultations in physical medicine and rehabilitation at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold, and CareOne at Jackson.

Dr. Kim will focus her practice on restoring function to people who have a wide-range of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions, such as sore shoulders, strokes, injuries, acute and chronic pain, arthritis, tendonitis, and back and neck pain, among others. She will offer non-surgical approaches to pain, including physical therapy; and injections of muscles, bursae, and nerves. Dr. Kim is also licensed to perform medical acupuncture treatment for indicated patients.

Before joining AOSMI, Dr. Kim was a consulting physician at Peninsula Regional Medical Center and an attending physician at Ability Rehabilitation Association, Good Sam Hospital, Johns Hopkins University, both in Maryland, covering post-surgical and post stroke patients, amputees, or patients with neuromuscular conditions. She coordinated their care with physical therapy, OT and speech therapy; and with rehabilitation, pain management and medical acupuncture.

Dr. Kim completed residencies at Downstate Medical University Center of New York in the departments of physical medicine and rehabilitation, and internal medicine after earning her M.D. at Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.  Dr. Kim also received training for medical acupuncture for physicians at the UCLA School of Medicine, California.  Dr. Kim holds an MBA from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University, New York.

She is a board-certified diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Acupuncture. She is also board-qualified in the American Board of Pain Medicine.

Dr. Michael Greller, board-certified surgeon and a managing partner of AOSMI, said, “Dr. Kim is a welcome addition to our medical staff.  She will benefit our patients by providing options to comprehensive pain management and alternative therapies.”                        ###