Chair of Patient Safety Committee, AAOS
Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco
Co-director, Mills-Peninsula Orthopedic Ankle Center
Site Director, Malawi, Health Volunteers Overseas
Mills-Peninsula Health Services
VA Medical Center, Palo Alto
VA Medical Center, San Francisco
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Mills-Peninsula Physician Network
University of San Francisco
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco
Professional Activities & Personal Interests
Dr. Kim enjoys overseas travel, soccer and surfing.
He also strives to bring innovative treatment options to his patients and transforming lives through his continued work with:
American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
California Orthopedic Association
Orthopedic Overseas/Health Volunteers Overseas
Abbott Society, UCSF
Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology (IGOT)
Extensive Right Shoulder Rotator Cuff surgery. Dr. Kim did a wonderful job and my recovery was faster and much better than I expected considering my age (70+) and other health problems (rheumatoid arthritis). All because of Dr. Kim's expertise!! My highest recommendations.
Dr. Kim operated on my bi-malleous fracture in December 2019. Over all my experience was excellent and with hard work and patience I have returned to close to 100%. I fully expect to be at 100% very soon!! Great job Dr. Kim
This was the best experience I've ever had with surgery. I had zero pain after surgery because of the nerve block. Recovery has gone very well so far. Three months after surgery I am walking around on my own, no crutch, cane or boot. I give Dr. Kim and his team a 10 out of ten.!!
Great experience, top to bottom. Always keeps me informed, provides very detailed information regarding my medical care and very straight forward with the information. Quick without feeling rushed. I highly recommend Dr. Kim.
This was the best experience I've ever had with surgery. I had zero pain after surgery, because of the nerve block. Recovery has gone very well so far. Three months after surgery I am walking around on. my own, no crutches, cane or boot. I give them a 10 out of ten.
I recently had a total shoulder replacement (arthroplasty) under the care of Dr. Todd Kim and his team. I am very pleased with the outcomes!! The care was excellent and at every stage I would definitely recommend Dr. Kim!!
In early February 2019 I had shoulder surgery on my right shoulder. From my first appointment to my last appointment I felt heard, understood and well cared for. Dr. Kim and his team are Awesome!! They answered all of my questions and concerns over the course of my surgery and recovery. I am very happy with the care I received!!
On or about this time in 2019, I came to Dr. Kim with shoulder injury (rotator cuff). Dr. Kim's staff scheduled surgery on August 15. 1 Month and 15 days to the date I was able to happily report that I am 95% pain free and back (almost) to regular function of shoulder. Thank you to Dr. Todd Kim and an amazing staff for a job well done. Please keep up your amazing work!!
Dr. Kim did an amazing job on my foot. He listened to my concerns and we came up with a plan to heal. Surgery went great!! For the first time in a very long time - I have no pain in my foot!! his staff are amazing and kid. Darryl's support and help I am grateful for. They made getting casts way easier. He is a rockstar!!
Followups have been great!! Surgery and post-op procedures were all timely and informative. Being this was my first surgical experience in my life (at 45), it was effectively painless. Thank you Dr. Kim and team!!
Dr. Kim and Darrell have been excellent at answering my questions. My elbow surgery went well and my rehabilitation has gone better than expected. I am so grateful to have had such a skilled surgeon. Appointments with the office are easy to make and availability has been very good. Thanks so much!!
As always Excellent - Respectful - of my time. Privacy and care!! Provides excellent teaching materials for pre-operative/post-operative and continued care. Takes time to evaluate patient and very understanding!!
The care I received was wonderful. Dr. Kim did an excellent job removing the hardware from my ankle. The Post Op care was wonderful. I felt he really cared and listened to all my concerns. The staff was also very warm and professional.
Dr. Kim and his team were very professional and helpful. He did an excellent job giving feedback and answering all questions. He was thorough and encouraging. Overall, it was a very positive experience.
Had ankle ligament surgery very excellent care, explained what was going to be done and why in easy to understand terms. Felt comfortable with whole experience - from discussing what should be done, through surgery and after care.
Dr. Kim has been absolutely wonderful in dealing with my issues related to my previous shoulder surgery. He did a first class job treating the shoulder. He always provided adequate explanation of the procedures and expectations.
Great staff, they knew everything going on. with my procedure. Pain before procedure 6-7, and 1 year 5 months later little to no pain. Recovery was good, always felt cared for and like I was important. Never left out to dry for questions. Great experience.
Today was a 3. month review of my left reverse shoulder replacement. My results are excellent in my opinion and Dr. Kim agreed. He listened attentively to my questions and answered each one completely. My surgery and recovery have been a very positive experience.
Dr. Kim provided me with great care before, during and after my procedure. He addressed all of. my concerns and made accommodations to put me at ease for my procedure. The daily pain I was experiencing has gone away completely and allowed me to do simple tasks I hand't been able to accomplish pre-procedure. I could not be happier with my experience here.
All staff were professional, empathetic, and very helpful. All of my questions were answered. Great team here including Jeff, Erica, Daryl, and front desk staff. Most of all, so glad this group helped me on my way to walking/healing again!!
I had a right reverse shoulder replacement done, followed doctors orders and am happy to say I am very glad and happy with the outcome. The first six weeks were challenging because I had to keep my arm immobilized. The best thing about this was that for the first Time in years I was able to get off of my daily pain medication.
In July I came in for shoulder pain. Dr. Kim reviewed an inflamed rotator cuff. I received a cortisone shot and it helped with the pain extremely. He also discussed exercises with me to strengthen the shoulder. Very helpful!! Thank you Dr. Kim.
Dr. Kim performed surgery on my left elbow for tennis elbow. I came into the office unable to touch my nose and it was so painful. Dr. Kim was very successful in repairing my tendon and now I'm back in action. Thanks Dr. Kim and staff.
Dr. Kim was personable, knowledgeable and attentive throughout my pre-op, surgery, and post-op meetings with him. I was very confident in his expertise, which made all the difference in my experience and work with multiple doctors.
From the beginning to end, I had a great experience working with Dr. Kim and his staff. They provided quality service. All procedures and appointments were time efficient. I appreciated this very much because I hate waiting.
Dr. Kim as always is great! He makes you feel at ease, is a good listener, and makes sure you have a time to get all your questions answered. He takes time to go over carefully what needs to be done and besides being a great surgeon he is wonderful with the follow-up. All the staff here from receptionist to x-ray and the nurses are a pleasure to interact with!
It was great, he fixed my shoulder and after 5 months I was able to completely swim again. I am so grateful for this and I definitely recommend him. Appreciative of the care and treatment of staff pre and post-op - very supportive.
Dr. Kim examined my right shoulder and was very pleasured. X-rays were reviewed and he said everything is where he put it. Dr. Kim was very pleasant and said I should see him again in 2 years. Great experience and would highly recommend. Thank you Dr. Kim!!
Dr. Kim was extremely professional and caring. He explained what my foot surgery entailed in clear terms. I have felt that his post surgery appointment have been very beneficial and always allows me time to ask my questions and gives me a thorough answer. Thank you Dr. Kim!!
Dr. Kim has been on godsend to me. He performed my surgery to remove metal in my foot that was causing extreme pain. He is compassionate and thoroughly explained that procedure, what to expect and what I could do during the healing process. I felt very taken care of. I would and do recommend Dr. Kim to my family and friends.
Dr. Kim and Darryl have met and exceeded my needs with my foot surgery. Although I had to repeat the surgery I understand that the first time was less invasive and normal procedure. Also wanted to mention that Jeff was great!!
Followup Appointment - one year from left ankle bone fusion surgery. Very successful procedure. Dr. Kim is very professional, attention to any concerns and thorough. I can walk without pain now and exercise. Before surgery I was limping constantly and in extreme pain!! Thank you Dr. Kim.
Dr. Kim explained my condition and gave a clear picture on what needed to be done to improved my frozen shoulder. Found the office staff to be professional and helpful. Highly recommend their orthopedic department.
Dr. Kim is professional, kind and thorough. The office staff are incredible and very helpful.
Dr. Kim and his entire staff are a superb team of professional care givers. Their knowledge and concerns for their patient displays a care I've seldom seen surpassed by other medical groups. I recommend this Dr. and his team!
The ankle surgery went without further incident. The ankle healed without problems. The care and recommendation were well thought out. The Dr. and other staff were professional, patient-centered and accessible when after-hours contacts were necessary. Very pleased.
4.5 months post-surgery for multiple shoulder issues. Extremely happy with outcome and Dr. Kim;s professionalism. Learned that shoulders are complicated, and a thoughtful, observant, careful physician like Dr. Kim is key to a good outcome. I'd recommend him to others unconditionally. Barry Shiller
Dr. Kim thoroughly explained the surgery and what to expect. I found there were no surprises. The surgery went well as did my recovery. Staff and assistants were very pleasant. Thank you Dr. Kim. Diane Hull Chapman
After breaking my clavicle in multiple locations, Dr. Kim gave us a clear picture of the best recovery options and what to expect. I am very happy to say that I am back doing my normal activities with no pain!
Total Ankle Replacement after years of persistent pain. Dr. Kim walked me through the process addressing my concerns and questions. Surgery and rehabilitation went well. M. Frenna
Excellent. From intake right after I broke my ankle to pre-op, post-op services. Dr. Kim is kind, attentive and excellent surgeon. My ankle is 100% back to normal and I have resumed all of my regular activities. I'd recommend I'm any day! Katie Brossman
Dr. Kim is an amazing doctor, very professional, down to details event the smallest, he listens to all my concerns and worries. Follow-up appointment with him and his office are very pleasant. Would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a great surgeon. ~ Anna
Dr. Kim is an excellent doctor and surgeon. From day 1 of seeing him, through the surgery and post op, I felt totally comfortable that he was the right doctor for my job. My surgery went very smoothly and I am able to resume all my prior activities.
After 8 months of pain, Dr. Kim was wonderful, he told me I would have no pain and I haven't. Therapy was great and very helpful. Dr. Kim was wonderful through this whole process. Nancy Kirialett
Dr. Kim did a great job making me feel comfortable with my decision to have surgery by explaining the process to me and thoroughly answering any questions I had. The healing process was easier than expected and the staff and Dr. Kim were extremely encouraging and helpful along the way!
Dr. Kim did an amazing job putting my elbow back together after a bad break. He and his team have always been professional and efficient. Dr. Kim has followed up with me numerous times over the past few months and always making sure I was on the road to full recovery. Many thanks for a job well done!! Teresa Gherardi
I am very happy and pleased with my two reverse replacement surgeries performed by Dr. Kim. He is an excellent doctor and surgeon and am very fortunate to have his care. Highly recommend Dr. Kim to my friends and family. Charlotte Wilson
Dr. Kim was extremely thorough with what to expect from the surgery. I felt completely confident with him and would highly recommend him to other patients. I was very satisfied with the follow-up visits as well. He was very thorough with his exams and explained everything in an easy to understand manner. He was very professional and compassionate. Dennis Fisieano
Dr. Kim repaired my ruptured left achilles tendon on 10/26/17. Dr. Kim was highly recommended by. my colleagues. I fell he did an excellent job with my achilles repair. Dr. Kim's staff have all been great as well (respectful, punctual, positive and thorough). Thank you to all!! Michael Grimes
Felt really confident in my experience with Dr. Kim. He explained procedure very dearly and what to expect. Instilled a lot of trust and relieved my anxiety about surgery. Thank you very much Dr. Kim
In short, no surprises. The pre-op joint class was pot-on and the pre-op visit answered all my questions. The OR Q device is great!! But you sure can tell when it runs out... The post-op pain (and it's duration) can not be over-emphasized enough!! This is one bear of a post-op course.. Thank you to everyone!! Stephan Gray
I only had bad pain from day 3-5. After that little to none. I have been able to do most normal things. I still have range of motion restrictions which I expect. Surgery with Dr. Kim was great and he has been following my progress well. Darice Streeter
Dr. Kim is awesome! I was so afraid of my operation not being successful. And from the start to finish his skill and demeanor and positivity ensured that it was successful and that I could make it through it all. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Kay Schatek
I had a great experience with Dr. Kim. I was nervous at first but he assured me that all would be well. He also explained all the after care very clearly to ensure a successful recovery. Trey Kujirawka
My experience with the surgery was very good. I didn't know what to expect since it was my first operation but everyone treated me nice and explained everything to me. Dr. Kim is a very good doctor and I can easily recommend him. Zenaida Rodriguez
I had shoulder surgery in October of 2016 and I found everyone involved with the procedure was very helpful and professional. Should I need any other help in this area, I would ask for Dr. Kim. I believe he helped me avoid excessive pain in recovery. Carol Tiura
Dr. Kim did an excellent job with preparing me for surgery. Surgery was perfect and recovering well. He provided me with all the information and instructions I needed for surgery and post-op. Michele Orque
The day of the service everything went well. I was well informed about how everything will be.
Dr. Kim has been amazing. I have had several complex issues and surgeries. Dr. Kim is an excellent surgeon, has a great bedside manner, extremely professional and kind. He does not rush surgery unless it is needed. Highly recommend without any reservations. He thoroughly explains issues and answers all concerns. Mary Lund
From the start of my ordeal Dr. Kim was very kind and thorough in explaining options for the healing process of a fractured bone in my right foot. I chose surgery to have a screw inserted and have been comfortable so far 7 days after surgery. Overall a great experience. Richard M.
My experience with Dr. Kim went really well. Everyone was really nice and helped me recover. Dr. Kim has been a great physician and all his x-ray and cast crew were great too. Jeff the cast person was really good as he new how to make my cast comfortable. Marion Storough
Dr. Kim is experienced, thorough and provides a comprehensive approach to my care. He listens to my concerns and addresses all of my questions in a manner I can understand. The front desk and back office staff are always very kind and professional. Vickie Lewis
Dr. Kim is an amazing doctor who was very thorough and successful in performing shoulder surgery. Not even a year and I'm happy to be back to my normal active life. I would do it again if needed and recommend Him to anyone and everyone. Brian Cutajar
Excellent professional care. Have had 2 shoulder replacement with full return of function by Dr. Kim. Office is very responsive and prompt to handle any questions or administrative issues. Donald Schaenkemth
Dear Dr. Kim ~ The very thought of going under the knife (or scape) and following immobility for weeks is and was very scary. But first-rate doctors like you made it positive, friendly, and easy. I had a goal of getting back to do a triathlon and thanks to your effective analysis and diagnosis and treatment, I did. I completed my first Triathlon - Donner Lake Tri, the past summer on July 24. You are a great doctor and a caring human being!! Thank you!! Oksana Walton
Hello Dr. Kim ~ I wanted to thank you for restoring the function of my left shoulder. It is back to normal now,. It hit me yesterday as I was lifting something up and putting it on a shelf above my head, I wouldn't be able to do this if you hand't fixed it so well. Thank you very much!! Scott R.
I had a right should that was constantly in pain. I couldn't do many normal activities. After surgery, I went back to working in 3 weeks (school was on vacation) without any pain. My shoulder is 95% better. I am still working on behind back motion. All other movements are great!! Thank you Dr. Kim - Linda Ballentine
Dr. Kim performed a successful bicep and rotator cuff surgery on my right arm on 12/15/2016. At my pre-op appointment, Dr. Kim was thorough explaining my injury issues, in addition to addressing my concerns about the procedure, recovery time and although the idea of surgery seemed daunting to me. I felt reassured that Dr. Kim was the right Dr. for me. He is very professional and knowledgeable, with a friendly demeanor. Now at 11 months after surgery I am delighted with the results. I am completely back to all my normal activities, with no pain and feeling good. It was the right decision to have the necessary surgery at the time. Carol Axley
Dr. Kim and his staff were honest and helpful in deciding if surgery was a good option for m. They fully explained all procedures and possible outcomes with and without surgery. Leaving me confident and well informed with my decision. David F.
Dr. Todd Kim has really a deep and sincere concerns for the welfare of his patients. I can feel his empathy when he advised me to have my right foot operated on. What a truly great and dynamic doctor he is!! Benjamin M.
Dr. Kim is extremely knowledgeable about all my concerns with my left ankle. He has answered every question I have had. Everything he said to expect related to my surgery was correct. I have complete trust in him.
Not finished with procedure but so far has been very professional experience. Caesta
Friendly and professional. Dr. Kim knows that you are in pain and wants to do his best to make you feel better. He knows what he is talking about and can explain the procedure in such a way that you feel comfortable. Podesta
Dr. Kim did a great job in thoroughly examining my shoulder and referring me to a Physical Therapist. His calm demeanor assisted me in asking all the questions I had about my pain and expectations going forward. Mubeen A.
I was very impressed with the diagnosis process which lead to my surgery. All of my concerns and questions were answered in a timely and professional manner. I will highly recommend Dr. Kim and his associates to anyone. Donna F.
Dr. Kim was very clear and detailed in explaining what would happen before and after my procedure. The followup visits with the PS have been very thorough and the coordination between Dr. Kim's office and my physician therapist have been seamless and helpful to my recovery. Wayne Lee
Dr. Kim is a good doctor who listens to my concerns and explains in full detail. Had surgery with Dr. Kim and so far so good. Dr. Kim was even considerate with not damaging or cutting me open near my tatoos. Brian Rutger
Get Nothing But Great Care From Dr. Kim and the staff. I have had a lot of tousles with my right foot. As of today, 99% of the problems have been addressed and taken car of with the utmost of care!! J. Butterworth
Dr. Kim is a wonderful doctor. He has a very upbeat, outgoing personality. He is straight forward and direct but with compassion. I have had a lot of doctors, but Dr. Kim is by far the best yet. Jeff Eichardt
My elbow break was very serious and complex. The first surgery by another surgeon failed. Dr. Kim was able to correct the original surgery and my elbow has now completely healed with full use. Thank you Dr. Kim. Russell Boyd
Extremely happy with the results of the procedure and Dr. Kim's (as well as his staff) care. Advice given was spot on and follow-up was excellent combination of medical expertise and physical therapy resulted in a fantastic recovery. I would have no reservations in recommending Dr. Kim for Foot and Ankle injury treatment. Chres Chanduer
I had an extreme inflamed left knee - I could not move it to stand, walk, get up - I was in terrible terrific pain for 1.5 months. Atrophy setting in. Dr. Kim was wonderful. Brought me and my leg back to life again. K. Vandarakis
In working with Dr. Todd S. Kim for the past 8 months, I have finally learned to listen to what my body is actually telling me, instead of pretending I am hearing what I want to hear. Great Surgeon. Barb Lubben
Dr. Kim was an excellent surgeon and repaired my shoulder so that I am still without pain and can move my shoulder without a lot of discomfort. All my followup visits have been great. Very pleased with my surgery. Carol G.
Everything about the Orthopedic department at Peninsula Bone & Joint has been positive - from the receptionist to Dr. Kim. Thank you.
Was in just for a check of my foot (broken) from last year. Dr. Kim looked and said it was fully healed and my other concerns could possibly be looked at by another kind of Dr. .. He was very thorough... Thank you Dr. Kim.
All went well with x-rays and evaluation with Dr. Kim. Homer Potter
Very communicative and open to my family and me, a doctor who is clearly aware that there is a whole person attached to these ailing body parts.
Dr Kim was great at listening to my concerns and explaining both the diagnosis and surgery. I had confidence in him and felt well cared for throughout.
I love Doctor Kim he gave me hope I could walk normal again.
Thank you for everything you did towards my recovery, your the best and a true professional. God bless you.
He is the best doctor ever that he know what is wrong with my foot and I am very relief and so happy got my life back. Thanks Dr Kim….
I feel so blessed to have been under the superb care of Dr Kim and his wonderful caring staff. They are extremely knowledgeable and gifted. My surgery was a difficult one but with Dr Kim's expertise I am well on the road to a successful recovery. Thank you all!
Thank You Doctor Kim and your team for all of your hard work!
Excellent doctor. Explains procedure so you know exactly what's going to happen. Surgery went well and very happy with results. Highly recommend. Office staff friendly, professional and competent.
Thanks for fixing me!
Staff is great. Dr. Kim is awesome and front desk staff are very sweet and informative.
Always helpful in explaining medical scans and answering all questions pertaining to my injuries.
It is a pleasure to come here. Everything is clean, calm and soothing. All staff are polite and pleasant. Dr. Kim and the front desk staff are wonderful.
My surgery went very well. He accommodated me by doing surgery very soon after my injury. Post op care was good. One suggestion is to be more thorough teaching of patients to use crutches - almost hurt my self again.
Dr. Kim has been one of the most informative doctors I have ever met. He is patient and really took the time to make sure that both, my wife and I understood every option and aspect of my surgical procedure. I was very impressed.
Dr. Kim has stuck with me through a lengthy ankle issue and pain associated with it. He is thorough and is exploring all options to resolve the problem.
My visit was excellent, easy registration process, very little time spend in waiting area, facility was clean and prompt and my visit with Dr. Kim was excellent.
My visit with Dr. Kim was excellent. Great listener, explains everything very well and superb surgeon. Would highly recommend.
First time appointment... Very impressed with Jeff B., Dr. Todd Kim, and Shelly R. Thank you so much!!
The receptionist was really very friendly and courteous at the time of registration. Great job Dr. Kim and Shelly . You make the patients feel so comfortable.
Dr. Kim seems to care very much about his patients. Scheduling is easy and I am very satisfied.
Thank you for fixing my hip. Surgery went well - great post care. 5 Stars!!!
Dr. Kim provided attentive, extensive information regarding if I needed surgery or not, recovery times were great and all my concerns were fully addressed even though I only had fractures. Thank you Dr. Kim.
Although I treat many patients with similar orthopedic injuries, I believe that the best outcomes for patients result from individualized treatment plans. Not every injury is the same. And to be sure, every patient has his or her own goals. Whether your hope is to return to a high level of competitive sports or to be able to walk your dog without pain, forming the best treatment plan requires excellent communication and trust with your surgeon. I am committed to listening and working with you to find the best treatment approach for your injury and lifestyle.
My goal is to provide you the highest quality of care by offering the most advanced yet scientifically sound surgical treatments available. I am a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with dual-fellowship training in both Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Foot and Ankle Surgery. I specialize in reconstructive procedures such as shoulder and ankle replacements as well as minimally-invasive arthroscopic techniques.
I believe in advancement of the field through scientific study and education. I hold a faculty appointment in the department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. I am involved with clinical research which offers patients access to the newest treatments and which helps advance our knowledge moving forward. Through my affiliations with both University of California, San Francisco and Stanford, I work with and teach the next generation of orthopedic surgeons.
In my office, I work closely with my partners who are all board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons. Together, we cover a broad range of orthopedic specialties.