Don Kim

Dr. Don Kim
Podiatry - M.D.

Dr. Kim has been the Medical Director of Kim Foot & Ankle Centers, Inc. since 1991. He enjoys all aspects of podiatry; however, he has come to “Super-Specialize” in ankle reconstructive surgeries. His specialization is based upon years of training, teaching, and a passion for helping his patients regain their ability to move through their lives pain free. Dr. Kim is also the director of the Kim Foot & Ankle Charity Foundation, which he has created as a result of his Annual Shoe Drive (first started in 1997). Dr. Kim is married and enjoys reading and exercising. He also enjoys traveling, with some of his favorite destinations being Hawaii, Asia, and the Caribbean. His main interests are in teaching and helping to get others healthy. Dr. Kim believes that education is the key to a healthy life, and that prevention is the best way to stay healthy!

Education

Undergraduate
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
5. Bachelor of Science in Biology
6. Minor in Japanese
Medical California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, CA Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Externship USC/LAC Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA Residency Training Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Hospital, Loma Linda, CA Podiatric Surgical Residency

Board Certification

Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine (1995-2005)
Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine
Fellow, American Board of Disability Analysts (1997)

Certifications

Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment
Laser Surgery
Fluoroscopic Surgery
Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery
Endoscopic Heel Spur Surgery

Consulting Staff

Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Hospital, Loma Linda, CA Department of Surgery
ATTENDING STAFF Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
Adjunct Faculty in the Department of External Programs
New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY

Hospital Medical Staff Privileges

Bellflower Medical Center, Bellflower, CA
Coast Plaza Doctors Hospital, Norwalk, CA
Gardena Community Hospital, Gardena, CA
Garden Grove Hospital & Medical Center, Garden Grove, CA
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, CA

Evaluator Credentials

Qualified Medical Evaluator – State of California #908505
EDD Evaluator – State of California

Memberships

American Diabetes Association
American Podiatric Medical Association
Baja Crippled Children’ Clinic
California Podiatric Medical Association
Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Association

TEACHING CREDENTIALS

Director, Podiatric Surgical Residency ProgramBellwood General Hospital, Bellflower, California (1994-2004)