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- Arthroplasty/Joint Replacement
- Basic Research
- Foot & Ankle
- Intervertebral Disc
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Orthopaedic Oncology
- Orthotics & Prosthetics
- Skeletal Health
- Sports Medicine
- Stem Cells
- Surgical Navigation/Robotics
- Trauma & Problem Fractures
Hubert Kim graduated with Honors and with Distinction from Stanford University in 1986 with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. He graduated from the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1993, receiving both his MD degree and a PhD degree in Cancer Biology as a Howard Hughes Pre-doctoral fellow. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California San Francisco in 1998.
Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Kim joined the faculty at the University of California, San Francisco and was appointed as a Staff Physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. In 2001 he joined the practice at the San Francisco General Hospital Division of Orthopaedic Surgery as an Attending Physician specializing in joint replacement and adult reconstruction.
Dr. Kim's research focus is the molecular and cellular mechanisms responsible for secondary injury cascades that are set in motion after mechanical trauma. He is particularly interested in tissues that have a very limited capacity for healing and regeneration where preservation of existing cells and tissue may be of particular clinical significance. Specifically, he is investigating the mechanisms involved in programmed cell death following acute trauma involving articular cartilage and the spinal cord. His goal is to eventually apply lessons learned in the laboratory to the design of better treatments for patients.
- 2004 - Present: Associate Professor in Residence, Associate Residency Program Director, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA.
- 2001 - Present: Attending Physician, San Francisco General Hospital, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
- 1998 - 2004: Assistant Professor in Residence, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA.
- 1998 - Present: Staff Physician, Orthopaedic Surgery Section, San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
- 1982-1986: BS, Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
- 1986-1993: MD, PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
- 1993-1994: Internship, General Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
- 1994-1998: Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
Grants and AwardsDr. Kim has received a number of institutional, national, and international awards including:
- Graduation with Honors and with Distinction, Stanford University, 1986.
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellowship, 1988-1993.
- Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching and Leadership, 1998.
- Young Investigator Award, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2000
- Career Development Award, Zimmer-Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, 2003
- Career Development Award, Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, 2003
- Poster of the Year Award, Arthroscopy Association of North America, 2003
- James O. Johnston Award for Excellence in Teaching, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2001, 2003 & 2006
- American Orthopaedic Association-Japanese Orthopaedic Association Traveling Fellowship, 2004
Membership & Committees
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Orthopaedic Research Society
- American Orthopaedic Association
- International Cartilage Repair Society