Dr. Kristie Kim Becomes Board-Certified in Pain Medicine

Posted on November 17, 2011 By

Dr. Kristie Y. Kim, who joined the medical team of orthopedic surgeons at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (AOSMI), Freehold, this March as a physiatrist, has become a Diplomat of the American Board of Pain Medicine, making her a board-certified physician in pain  medicine. To earn this designation, Dr. Kim completed the credentialing process and successfully passed an examination.

Dr. Kim, who is also a board-certified diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the American Board of Acupuncture, focuses 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 acupuncture, physical therapy; and injections of muscles, bursae, and nerves.

Dr. Kim coordinates the care of patients with physical therapy, OT and speech therapy; and with rehabilitation, pain management and medical acupuncture. An avid runner herself, Dr. Kim has a special interest in sports injuries as well as injuries related to accidents, which may lead to chronic pain problems.

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.

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.

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.

The Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (AOSMI) is an orthopedic practice located at Pond View Professional Park, 301 Professional View Drive, Freehold, and 312 Applegarth Road, Monroe Township, with satellite offices in Jackson and Wall townships.  The board-certified surgeons at AOSMI, who have a combined 100 years of experience, provide advanced medical care.  For more information, call 732-720-2555 or visit www.AdvancedOrthoSports.com.