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Suzy Kim, MD, Physical Medicine/Rehab, Brea, CA, VA Long Beach Healthcare System

SuzyKimMD

Physical Medicine/Rehab Brea, CA

Neurorehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Sports Medicine (Non-Surgical)

Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury St. Jude Centers for Rehabilitation & Wellness / Paradigm LLC

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  • Office

    St. Jude Centers for Rehabilitaion & Wellness
    2767 E. Imperial Highway
    Brea, CA 92821
    Phone+1 714-578-8706
    Fax+1 714-578-8715
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Summary

  • Dr. Suzy Kim is a physiatrist in Orange County, CA and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including VA Long Beach Healthcare System, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, and St. Jude Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Keck School of Medicine of USC and has been in practice 22 years. She specializes in catastrophic neurologic and orthopedic injuries, spinal cord injury medicine, and sports medicine (non-surgical). She treats medical conditions related to spinal cord injury rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, orthopedic conditions, and spasticity.

Clinical Expertise

  • Neuro-rehabilitation, Traumatic brain injury, Spinal cord injury rehabilitation, Thoracic spinal cord injuries/conditions, Lumbosacral spinal cord injuries/conditions, Sports medicine, Spasticity, Sports-related upper extremity injuries, Neuromuscular scoliosis, Spinal cord injuries, Post-traumatic neuropathic pain, Quadriplegia, Medical device design, Neurorehabilitation, Post-amputation rehabilitation, Neurogenic Urinary Bladder, wheelchair seating, exoskeleton

Education & Training

  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern UniversityResidency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2001 - 2004
  • Advocate Health Care
    Advocate Health CareInternship, Internal Medicine, 2000 - 2001
  • University of Southern California School of Medicine
    University of Southern California School of MedicineClass of 2000
  • University of California, Berkeley
    University of California, BerkeleyBA, Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, 1994

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2004 - 2024
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Medical Advisory Board United States Olympic Committee, 2019
  • Team Physician US Olympic Committee (USOC) Sports Performance, Division for the US Paralympic Teams at the Paralympic Games, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 2016
  • Team Physician US Olympic Committee (USOC) Sports Performance, Division for the US Paralympic Teams, Para Pan American Games, Toronto, Canada, 2015
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • Sports Cardiology and the Paralympic Athlete  
    B Toresdahl, S Kim, I Asif, , CJ Chang, Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal., 2018
  • Hello, Neurogenic Bladder!”  
    Suzy Kim, MD, "Bladder News” Issue No. 12, Winter 2010, Astra Tech USA Newsletter, 2010

Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Age and Time Since Injury are Associated with Larger Cortical Activation After Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
    SC Cramer, S Kim, R Gramer, S Page, KG Sharp., Society for Neurosciences, 1/1/2012
  • Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens: A Rare Complication of IVC Filter in an Individual with Paraplegia: A Case Report
    K Shem, S Kim, American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Conference, 2006

Lectures

  • Catastrophic Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries 
    2016
  • "Neurosurgical Management and Rehabilitation for Acute Spinal Cord Injury" 
    USC Neurotrauma Society - 2015
  • "Custom Wheelchair Seating Evaluation" 
    2015
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Other

  • "Living With and Beyond Disability" 
    Suzy Kim, MD, Healthradio.net
    1/1/2011
  • "Multicultural Communities Outreach Campaign for Paralysis Resource Center" 
    Suzy Kim, MD, Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Media Release
    1/1/2007
  • "Sexuality and Fertility after Traumatic SCI" 
    Suzy Kim, MD, Core Knowledge in Spinal Cord Injury
    www.Disaboom.com
    1/1/2007

Committees

  • Expert Review Board, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Creating Opportunities & Independence Grants 2016 - Present
  • SCI Sub-Specialty Board Exam Writer, American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2013 - Present
  • Expert Field Reviewer, Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Individuals with SCI, 3rd Edition, Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine, Paralyzed Veterans of America 2016 - 2016
  • Part II Oral Boards Examiner, American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2012 - 2015
  • Expert Field Reviewer, Clinical Practice Guidelines for Acute Care after SCI, Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine, Paralyzed Veterans of America 2007 - 2007

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations