Charles Kim, MD

  • Specialties: Rehabilitation, Pain Management
  • Languages: English, Korean, Spanish

About Me

Advances in modern medicine have added years to life. As a physician, I focus on adding life to those years—I am interested in improving quality, and not just quantity, of life. I was drawn to physical medicine and rehabilitation, or physiatry, because it gives me a chance to help people live more meaningful and enjoyable lives.

Pain is a big obstacle to achieving a higher quality of life. For this reason, I sought additional training in multiple specialties—I trained in anesthesia pain management and also became a certified medical acupuncturist. Through my practice at NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation, I offer physical therapy, medications, advanced nonsurgical interventional procedures, and pain therapies, such as medical acupuncture.

Because of my background in multiple specialties, people who’ve seen me for evaluations have often said they feel as if they are meeting with several experts at the same time. I treat people with spine issues, sports injuries, arthritis, and other complex chronic pain conditions. Using multiple approaches to manage these conditions allows me to come up with unique and creative treatment solutions.

One person’s condition may differ from another’s, even if the diagnosis is the same. Therefore, I treat each person individually, rather than taking a cookie-cutter, algorithmic approach to patient care. With an open mind and a scientific brain, I tailor and customize treatment for every person.

I’m honored to have been recognized for my treatment and expertise. I’ve received multiple Best Doctors awards since 2007 and several Patients’ Choice Awards from Vitals. I’ve also been included in Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” series, and have lectured locally and nationally at various meetings and conferences.

I’ve discussed my thoughts and opinions on pain management and medical acupuncture on multiple television and radio programs—including on the CBS Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show, ABC News, Fox News, and SiriusXM Radio programs—and in publications, such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily News, TIME, USA Today, The Canadian Times, and The Korea Times.


Conditions and Treatments

back pain, neck pain, hip pain, patellofemoral pain syndrome, osteoarthritis of the knee, osteoarthritis, spinal arthritis, sciatica, cervical disc disease, cervical spine disc herniated, degenerative disc disease, lumbar disc disease, slipped disc, scoliosis, muscle pull or tear, back strain, low back strain, piriformis syndrome, chronic pain, sports injury, tendonitis, bursitis, peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), musculoskeletal pain, myofascial pain, neuropathic pain, pain neck/shoulder, postherpetic neuralgia, fibromyalgia (FMS), leg pain, pain management, lower back pain, pain rehabilitation, reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSDS), sprain, sacroiliitis, osteoarthritis of the shoulder, joint pain, pelvic pain, acromioclavicular sprain, sacroiliac sprain, ankle sprain, spondylolysis, spondylosis, spondylolisthesis, pain in the arms, cumulative trauma disorders, coccyx fracture, acupuncture
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Credentials

Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Anesthesiology (Pain Medicine), 2004
  • American Board of PM&R - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2004
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Anesth/Pain Mgmt., 2004
  • Residency, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2003
  • MD from Suny - Brooklyn, 1999

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