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Heakyung Kim, MD $$

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Doctor

Professor and Chair at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

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Education and Training

Medical School
Ewha Womans University College of Medicine (1984)
UMDNJ / Univ. of Med/Dent New Jersey (1998), Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Board Certification
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab
  • Research Interests

    • Cerebral palsy
    • Lifespan care for people with cerebral palsy, including sexuality
    • Robotic therapy and exercise for spastic muscles in children with cerebral palsy
    • Spasticity and drooling management with botulinum toxin
  • Publications

    • Neurolysis in Handbook of Spasticity: A Practical Approach to Management.Suputtitada A, Kim H, Munin MC, Winston P (2022), Springer Publishing Company, LLC
    • Chapter 47 Cerebral Palsy in Braddom's Rehabilitation Care: A Clinical Handbook, 2nd edition. Kim H, Cassidy D (2022), Elsevier
    • Chapter 24 Pediatric Musculoskeletal Medicine in Principles of Rehabilitation Medicine. Kim H, Tenaglia A, Stumph J (2021), McGraw Hill Publishing
    • Chapter 3 Spasticity Management: Non-operative and operative management in Orthopedic Care of Patients with Cerebral Palsy: A Clinical Guide to Evaluation and Management across the Lifespan. Kim H, Del Rosario E, Anderson RE, Levin J, Bainton N, Bowman A (2020), Springer
    • Physical Abuse (non-Accidental Trauma) in PM&R Knowledge Now. Kim H, Erby M (2020)
  • Professional Activities

    • American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
    • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • Association of Academic Physiatrists
    • International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Awards and Honors

    • Nominee for CUIMC, Women’s History Month 2021-2022, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
    • Best Doctors 2012-2022, New York Magazine
    • New York Super Doctor, (2012, 2015-2022) Super Doctors
    • Top Doctors 2012-2022, Castle Connolly
    • Exceptional Women in Medicine, (2017, 2019, 2020, 2021) Castle Connolly
    • Best of The Best (Top 1% of America’s Most Honored Doctors), (2016, 2020, 2021) American Registry
    • Inductee, Academy of Clinical Excellence 2017, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons
    • Resident Alumni Award 2017, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Kessler Institution for Rehabilitation
    • America’s Most Honored Professionals (Top 1%) 2016-2017, American Registry
    • Distinguished Membership 2016, International Healthcare Leadership (IHL)
    • Teacher of the Year, (2015, 2022) Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia/Cornell
    • Samberg Scholars in Children’s Health 2013, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian
    • America’s Top Physicians 2003-2012, Consumer’s Research Council of America
    • Best Leader of Family-Centered Care in Action 2007, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    • Teacher of the Year, (2001, 2006) Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine
    • Invited Member 2006, Allergan Institute of Distinction
    • Outstanding Contribution Award 2003, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

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