Kim Holistic Foot & Ankle Center

701 E 28th St. #111, Long Beach, CA 90806

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! Visit KWellness to learn more.

EDUCATION

Undergraduate

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • 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 Program
  • Bellwood General Hospital, Bellflower, California (1994-2004)