Heakyung Kim, MD

Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Board Certified)
Languages: Korean
Office Phone: (212) 305-3535, (212) 746-1500
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors

Biography

Dr. Kim received her medical degree from Ewha Woman’s University, College of Medicine, Seoul Korea. She currently serves as the A. David Gurewitsch Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Pediatrics of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is Vice Chair for Pediatric Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation of the Dept of Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine and Director of Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine and Fellowship program of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Kim is board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. She specializes in single event multilevel chemoneurolysis (SEMLC) with botulinum toxin and ethanol injections, botulinum toxin injections to salivary glands for drooling and aspiration management, intrathecal baclofen (ITB) and non-invasive pulmonary rehabilitation. She uses ultrasound guided botulinum toxin injections to muscles and salivary glands.

Dr. Kim joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 2011, prior to which she served as an Assistant Chief for the Division of Child Development, Rehabilitation and Metabolic Disease; a Medical Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine; and a Medical Director of the Cerebral Palsy Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Kim is has been working internationally to build a “comprehensive team approach for the children with special needs.” Her international work has been extended to China, Japan, Chile, Mexico, Nepal, Korea, U.A.E. and Italy through lectures and workshops along with patient care.

Dr. Kim is fluent in Korean.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Affinity [Essential (Exchange), Medicaid, Medicare]

CIGNA [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Connecticare [EPO, HMO, POS]

Connecticare (FLEX) [POS]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Medicare, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, HMO, Medicaid, Medicare]

Great West [PPO]

Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, HMO, Medicaid, Medicare]

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [ConnectiCare, EPO, HMO, Medicaid, Medicare, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]

Health Plus - Amerigroup [Medicaid]

Local 1199

MagnaCare [HMO, POS, PPO]

Medicare

Multiplan

Oscar (Exchange)

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare]

POMCO

UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Community Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare, POS, PPO]

VNSNY CHOICE [Select Health]

Education

Ewha Women's University College of Medicine (Republic of Korea)

Residency: Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine -UMDNJ

Fellowship: Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine -UMDNJ

Locations

Harkness Pavilion

180 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 1-199
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-3535

Fax: (212) 342-6852

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525 East 68th Street Baker Pavilion
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (212) 746-1500

Fax: (212) 746-8303

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A. David Gurewitsch Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center

Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College

Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College