David Kim, MD

Interventional Pain Management Specialist

David Kim, MD

Dr. David Kim is a double board-certified physician in both Interventional Pain Management and Anesthesiology. He brings a wide variety of experience and advanced pain management treatment options to the team.

Our philosophy at The Spine & Sports Health Center is that each patient’s pain is unique, and Dr. Kim is well-suited to diagnose and treat his pain with his wide variety and depth of training and experience. He brings a wealth of knowledge in a medical field that requires a particularly comprehensive and detailed approach. Dr. Kim also believes in treating the patient as a whole, and is focused on applying the most cutting-edge, evidence-based techniques to treat a variety of concerns including: headaches, back pain, neck pain, nerve pain, pelvic pain, and more.

Dr. Kim also believes in the importance of continued advances to modern medicine and looking towards the future. Not only was he awarded with the Selmeczi and Stokes memorial award for humanism, devotion, and work ethic, but he has also published extensively in basic science, translational work, and clinical research in pain medicine and neurobiology.

Patients love his positive outlook and his dedication to the three “C’s”: compassion, commitment, and competence!

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Professional Affiliations & Associations

  • American Society for Regional Anesthesia
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Pain and Neuroscience


  • Kansas University Medical Center


  • Rush University Medical Center

Medical Education

  • Washington University School of Medicine


  • Katalin Semeczi, MD and Curt J. Stokes III, MD Memorial Award 2019
  • Placed second for Pain Medicine Presentation at Midwest Anesthesia Resident’s Conference 2017-2018
  • Rush Surgical Society Research Competition 2017


  • American Society of Pain and Neuroscience; Miami, FL 2019
  • Midwest Anesthesia Resident’s Conference; Cincinnati, Ohio 2018
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Conference; Boston, MA 2017
  • Midwest Anesthesia Resident’s Conference; Chicago, IL 2017
  • Rush Surgical Society; Chicago, IL 2017
  • Association for Chemoreception Sciences (ACS) Annual Meeting; St. Petersburg, FL 2010
  • International Symposium on Olfaction and Taste, ACS Annual Meeting; San Francisco, CA 2008
  • Society for Neuroscience; Washington, D.C. 2008


  • Eshraghi Y, Chakravarthy K, Schuster N, Abdallah R, Vallejo R, Strand D, Sayed D, Kim D, Kim C, Shirvalkar P, Meacham K, Deer T. “Practical Guidelines to Study Design and Scientific Manuscript Preparation in Neuromodulation”. Journal of Pain Research. Accepted March 2021
  • Kim DH, Pearson-Chauhan KM, McCarthy RJ, Buvanendran A. “Predictive Factors For Developing Chronic Pain after Total Knee Arthroplasty.” J Arthroplasty. November 2018.
  • Mahlokozera T, Vellimana AK, Li T, Mao DD, Zohny ZS, Kim DH, Tran DD, Marcus DS, Fouke SJ, Campian JL, Dunn GP, Miller CA, Kim AH. “Biological and Therapeutic Implications of Multisector Sequencing in Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma.” Neuro-Oncology. March 2018.
  • Aum DJ, Kim DH, Beaumont TL, Leuthardt EC, Dunn GP, Kim AH. “Molecular and Cellular Heterogeneity: the Hallmark of Glioblastoma.” Neurosurgical Focus. December 2014.
  • Godzik J, Kelly MP, Radmanesh A, Kim D, Holekamp TF, Smyth MD, Lenke LG, Shimony JS, Park TS, Leonard J, Limbrick DD. “Relationship of syrinx size and tonsillar descent to spinal deformity in Chiari malformation Type I with associated syringomyelia.” J Neurosurg Pediatr. February 14, 2014.
  • Akbari HS, Limbrick DD, Kim DH, Narayan P, Leonard JR, Smyth MD, Park TS. “Surgical Management of Symptomatic Chiari II Malformation in Infants and Children.” Child’s Nervous System. February 7, 2013.
  • Kim DH*, Chang AY*, McTavish, TS, Patel HK, Willhite DC. “Center-surround vs. distance-independent lateral connectivity in the olfactory bulb.” Front Neural Circuits, May 31; 6:34, 2012. (* co-authors)
  • Han BH, Zhou ML, Vellimana AK, Milner E, Kim DH, Greenberg JK, Chu W, Mach RH, Zipfel GJ. “Resorufin analogs preferentially bind cerebrovascular amyloid: potential use as imaging ligands for cerebral amyloid angiopathy.” Mol Neurodegen, December 22; 6:86, 2011.
  • Kim DH, Phillips ME, Chang AY, Patel HK, Nguyen KT, Willhite DC. “Lateral Connectivity in the Olfactory Bulb is Sparse and Segregated.” Front Neural Circuits, April 25; 5:5, 2011.


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