Phone: 212 520 1686
Vice Chair and A. David Gurewitsch Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics and Orthopedic Surgery
Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center
Heakyung Kim, MD serves as Vice Chair and A. David Gurewitsch Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Orthopedic Surgery of Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center, Director of Pediatric PM&R at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Chief of Physiatry Department at Blythedale Children’s Hospital, New York, USA. She is the founding director of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Kim also serve as Associate Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine in the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center at Columbia University. She received her M.D. from the Medical School of Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea and was trained at the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Yonsei University, School of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea and at the Department of Rehabilitation of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. She is a board certified physiatrist in the USA and South Korea and holds subspecialty boards in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine and Brain Injury Medicine. She specializes in single event multilevel chemoneurolysis (SEMLC) with botulinum toxin and phenol/alcohol injections, botulinum toxin injections to salivary glands, musculoskeletal ultrasonography and pain management in children and adults with cerebral palsy. Her research interests focus on spasticity management and robotic therapy and exercise for weak spastic muscles in children with cerebral palsy and drooling management with botulinum toxin as well as quality of life for adults with cerebral palsy. Dr. Kim has been recognized as one of “America’s Top Doctors” by New York Magazine and Castle Connolly as well as a “Super Doctor” by New York Times. She is nationally and internationally regarded as an expert in pediatric rehabilitation medicine, especially pain management in people with cerebral palsy and spasticity management and drooling management with botulinum toxin as well as ultrasound guided injections. She was also served World Health Organization (WHO) as a member of development group for development of package of rehabilitation intervention 2030 for people with cerebral palsy.
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