Jaehon M Kim

Jaehon M Kim, MD

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Orthopaedics


Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery


Jaehon M. Kim, M.D. is an upper extremity and microvascular surgeon at the Leni & Peter W. May Department of Orthopaedics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Kim received his medical degree at Weill-Cornell Medical College, and completed his residency at Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program in Boston. He was one of the few national recipients of the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation grant. For his subspecialty training, Dr. Kim was accepted into the fellowship program at the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore, considered one of the most competitive and finest surgical training in the world. Dr. Kim's education is unique in that he was mentored by world-renowned surgeons in both orthopaedic and plastic surgery.

Dr. Kim specializes in all aspects of upper extremity surgery ranging from simple to complex problems of the musculoskeletal system. He performs minimally invasive surgeries such as endoscopic and arthroscopic procedures as well as delicate reconstruction of neurovascular structures utilizing the state of the art microscope. Other surgeons routinely refer patients to Dr. Kim for challenging injuries and conditions. Dr. Kim is academically active, and is the author of numerous book chapters and primary research articles. He has presented his work at national and international meetings.

Dr. Kim currently lives with his loving wife and adoring daughter.



Endoscopic carpal tunnel release

Wrist and elbow arthroscopies

Tendon repairs / transfers

Peripheral nerve repairs / decompression


Total joint replacement and fusions

Tumor excision

Fracture fixation

Free tissue transfer




Sports and work related injuries

Traumatic fractures / dislocations

Peripheral nerve injuries / compressions

Brachial plexus


Vascular insufficiency

Tendon lacerations




American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Focus

  • Acute Compartment Syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Finger Dislocation
  • Finger Extensor Tendon Injury
  • Finger Flexor Tendon Injury
  • Finger Fracture
  • Forearm Fracture


MD, Weill Cornell Medical College

Internship, Surgery (General), Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program

Fellowship, Hand Surgery (Ortho)/Microsurgery, The Curtis National Hand Center - MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

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