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NYU Langone Provider
NYU Langone providers are employed by NYU Langone Health as part of our physician network, known as the Faculty Group Practice.

Charles Kim, MD

NYU Langone Provider
NYU Langone providers are employed by NYU Langone Health as part of our physician network, known as the Faculty Group Practice.
  • Specialties: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Management
  • Languages: English, Korean, Spanish
  • Phone: 646-501-7200
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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
  • hip pain
  • patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • osteoarthritis of the knee
  • osteoarthritis
  • spinal arthritis
  • sciatica
  • cervical spine disc herniated
  • degenerative disc disease
  • lumbar disc disease
  • herniated disk
  • scoliosis
  • muscle strain
  • low back strain
  • chronic pain
  • sports injury
  • bursitis
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • musculoskeletal pain
  • myofascial pain
  • neuropathic pain
  • shoulder pain
  • postherpetic neuralgia
  • fibromyalgia
  • lower back pain
  • reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome
  • sprain
  • osteoarthritis of the shoulder
  • joint pain
  • back strain
  • tailbone fracture
  • cervical disc disease
  • foot tendinitis
  • cumulative trauma disorder
  • hammer toe
  • plantar fasciitis
  • triceps tendon rupture
  • hip arthritis
  • sacroiliitis
  • knee tendinitis
  • spinal narrowing
  • neuroma of foot
  • tendon injury
  • biceps tendon rupture
  • spondylolysis
  • elbow tendinitis
  • frozen shoulder
  • acromioclavicular sprain
  • hand fracture
  • tendon rupture
  • radiculopathy
  • wrist fracture
  • hip fracture
  • shoulder bursitis
  • leg pain
  • sports hernia
  • osteitis pubis
  • hand injury
  • bunion
  • spondylosis
  • finger fracture
  • pain in the arms
  • golfer's elbow
  • ankle arthritis
  • tennis elbow
  • rotator cuff syndrome
  • wrist pain
  • hip labral tear
  • shoulder labral tear
  • lysis of adhesions of spinal cord
  • stress fracture
  • osteochondritis dissecans
  • hand pain
  • cartilage injury
  • spondylolisthesis
  • foot arthritis
  • pelvic pain
  • groin tendinitis
  • ankle sprain
  • piriformis syndrome
  • torn knee cartilage
  • sacroiliac sprain
  • knee ligament tear
  • shoulder tendinitis
  • neck pain
  • tendinitis
  • pain management
  • pain rehabilitation
  • acupuncture
  • hip arthroplasty

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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This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
    • Aetna Meritain Health
    • Aetna Open Access EPO
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Plan
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Healthscope
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
    • Nippon Life-Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Large Group
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Large Group
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access HMO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access PPO Large Group
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Local 32BJ Employees
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS PPO/EPO Small Group
    • New York Hotel Trades
  • Cigna
    • Apwu Health Plan
    • Cigna Great West PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Managed Care/POS
    • Cigna NALC
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access PPO
    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Consolidated Health Plans-NYU Student
    • Great West HMO
    • MVP-Cigna Network
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Commercial
  • Elderplan
    • Elderplan
    • Elderplan FIDA
  • Emblem
    • Emblem Select Care Basic Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Bronze Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Gold Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Platinum Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Silver Exchange
  • Empire BCBS Health Plus
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 1
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 2
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 3
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 4
    • BCBS Healthplus Gatekeeper exchange
    • BCBS Healthplus NY Child Health Plus NY
    • BCBS Healthplus NY Medicaid Managed Care NY
    • BCBS Healthplus Special Needs
  • Fidelis Care
    • Fidelis Care Bronze Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Catastrophic Cvg Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Child Health Plus
    • Fidelis Care Gold Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Medicaid Managed Care
    • Fidelis Care Medicare
    • Fidelis Care Native American Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Platinum Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Silver Exchange
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 1
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 2
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 3
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 4
  • GHI
    • American Plan Administrators
    • GHI CBP (City of New York Employees)
    • GHI Emblem Health EPO
    • GHI Emblem Health PPO
    • GHI HMO
    • GHI HMO Medicare
    • GHI Medicare PPO
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
    • GHI Network Access - Benefit Services of PA
    • GHI Network Access - Total Plan Concepts
    • IUOE Local 14-14B
    • Wlny-TV Inc.
  • HIP
    • Emblem Essential Plan 1
    • Emblem Essential Plan 2
    • Emblem Essential Plan 3
    • Emblem Essential Plan 4
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Bridge
    • HIP Child Health Plus
    • HIP EPO
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicaid Enhanced Care
    • HIP Medicare VIP
    • HIP POS
    • HIP Prime Bronze
    • HIP Prime Gold
    • HIP Prime Platinum
    • HIP Prime Silver
    • HIP VIP Medicare - VIP Go
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare Managed Care
  • Health Smart
    • WTC Health Program-HHC
  • Healthfirst
    • Health And Recovery Plan (Harp)
    • Healthfirst Bronze Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Bronze Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Child Health Plus
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 1 & 2
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 3 & 4
    • Healthfirst Gold Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Gold Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Green Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Medicaid
    • Healthfirst Medicare
    • Healthfirst Medicare/NYU Risk
    • Healthfirst Personal Wellness Plan
    • Healthfirst Platinum Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Platinum Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Senior Health Partners
    • Healthfirst Silver Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Silver Total, Pro, Plus EPO
  • Local 1199
    • Local 1199 - NYU Hospital Member Choice
    • Local 1199 PPO
  • Magnacare
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicaid of New York
    • NYS Medicaid
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Part B
  • Metroplus
    • Metroplus Bronze Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Child Health Plus
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 1
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 2
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 3
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 4
    • Metroplus Gold
    • Metroplus Gold Care 2
    • Metroplus Gold Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Medicaid Managed Care
    • Metroplus Medicare
    • Metroplus Medplus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Platinum Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Silver Plus Plan Exchange
  • Multiplan
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
    • Health Republic Of NJ
    • Humana Health Plan
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Kaiser Foundation
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Multiplan-Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co
    • PHCS
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • NYSHIP - The Empire Plan
    • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
  • POMCO Insurance Company
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Qualcare Inc.
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
    • TriWest
    • US Family Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • UMR WTC Health Program
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Viacom Employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice NSLIJ
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Value, Advantage and HDHP (New York University employees)
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice (JP Morgan Employees)
  • Veterans Choice
    • Veterans Choice Program-VACAA
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