Paul J. Kim, D.P.M., is the Medical Director of the Wound Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is also a Professor in the Departments of Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern.

Dr. Kim received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in psychology and biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1995. He earned a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 2002, receiving multiple honors. He then completed a surgical foot and ankle residency program in 2005 at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. Dr. Kim also received a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Research Management from Arizona State University in 2012.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Dr. Kim has received intramural and extramural research grants in wound care, diabetic limb salvage, and tendon pathology. He has chaired multiple committees related to research, evidence-based medicine, and the diabetic limb for national and international organizations.

He is a national and international speaker and has authored over 150 basic science, clinical manuscripts, and book chapters on foot and ankle medicine and surgery topics, with a specific interest in the diabetic limb function preservation.

Education & Training
  • Other Post Graduate Training - Arizona State University - Phoenix Campus (2009-2012)
  • Graduate School - Arizona State University - Phoenix Campus (2009-2012), Clinical Research
  • Residency - Inova Fairfax Hospital (2002-2005), Podiatric Medicine & Surgery
  • Medical School - Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (1998-2002), Podiatric Medicine & Surgery
  • Undergraduate School - University of Colorado at Boulder (1991-1995), Psychology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Wound Care
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage
  • Biomechanical Surgery of the Lower Extremity

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Paul Kim, D.P.M.

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