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Yongjung (Jay) Kim, MD

Spine Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Languages: Korean
Office Phone: (212) 305-4565
One of America's Top Doctors


Yong Jung (Jay) Kim, MD specializes in care and treatment of spinal disorders in both adults and children including scoliosis, kyphosis, sagittal or or coronal imbalance, arthritis, trauma, tumor, instability, and degenerative conditions. Each treatment plan is based on the most accurate diagnoses and aimed at minimal surgical intervention and maximum mobility without pain.

Dr. Kim, a prolific writer and researcher, was a Research Scholar for six years at Washington University School of Medicine Spinal deformity Service from 2000-2006. He has won numerous honors and awards from the Scoliosis Research Society and Cervical Spine Research Society, has written over 60 peer-reviewed publications and co-authored thirteen book chapters. Dr. Kim has made over 170 presentations at national and international meetings since year 2000 and has been guest lecturer over 40 times in Scotland, Greece, Germany, France, Spain, United States, and Korea since year 2005.

Area of Expertise

Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.

Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, NYP Employee Plan, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]

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

Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]

Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, HMO, POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Access (Exchange), EPO, Gatekeeper (Exchange), HMO, Medicare Managed Care, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Local 1199 [NYP Employee Plan]

MagnaCare [MagnaCare]

MVP Health Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care]

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]

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

VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, Special Needs Plan]

WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]


Seoul National University College of Medicine

MD, 1985 Seoul National University College of Medicine (Korea)

Internship: Seoul National University Hospital

Residency: Asan Medical Center, South Korea

Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery, NY

Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

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161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

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51 West 51st Street
Suite 370
New York, NY 10019

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ColumbiaDoctors Tarrytown

155 White Plains Road
Suite W100
Tarrytown, NY 10591

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Englewood, NJ - 500 Grand Avenue

500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631

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Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Transit Advisory Notice

Starting Jan. 5, 2019, 1 trains will bypass the 168th Street subway station at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center until early 2020.