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Jaehon Kim

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Orthopaedics
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Education

  • 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

Biography

     

    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.

     

    EXAMPLES OF PROCEDURES PERFORMED

    Endoscopic carpal tunnel release

    Wrist and elbow arthroscopies

    Tendon repairs / transfers

    Peripheral nerve repairs / decompression

    Microsurgery

    Total joint replacement and fusions

    Tumor excision

    Fracture fixation

    Free tissue transfer

    Replantation

     

    INJURIES AND CONDITIONS

    Sports and work related injuries

    Traumatic fractures / dislocations

    Peripheral nerve injuries / compressions

    Brachial plexus

    Arthritis

    Vascular insufficiency

    Tendon lacerations

     

     

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Kim did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2012 and/or 2013: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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