Richmond Physicians

Joseph S. Kim, MD

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Special Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

Board Certified

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate Education: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Medical Degree: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA


  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA


  • UCLA Comprehensive Spine Center, Los Angeles, CA; Orthopaedic Research Fellowship, Pittsburgh, PA

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Richmond Academy of Medicine
  • Medical Society of Virginia

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Francis Medical Center
  • OrthoVirginia, St. Mary's Operatory


  • Chief Resident of the Year Award, 2007
  • North American Spine Society Outstanding Paper Award, 2004
  • Resident Research Award for Best Paper, 2003
  • Cervical Spine Research Society Research Grant Winner, 2003
  • Selected to be chief editor, The Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Journal
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Recognized as the Best Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, Richmond Magazine’s Top Docs issue, '13, '14, '15, '16, '17, '18

Interests and Community Involvement

  • Football, traveling, spending time with family