Sun Jin Kim, MD

Chief, Joint Replacement
Clinical Director, Center for Joint Replacement Surgery
Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

Sun Jin Kim, MD - Chief, Joint Replacement,  Clinical Director, Center for Joint Replacement Surgery, Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery - Joint Replacement
  • Montefiore At 1250 Waters Place
    1250 Waters Place
    Bronx, NY 10461-2720

  • Joint Replacement

  • (718) 920-2060


As Chief of Adult Reconstruction at Montefiore, Sun Jin Kim, MD, specializes in adult reconstruction, primary and revision hip and knee replacements, nonoperative management of hip and knee arthritis. He is well versed in patient-specific technology, minimally invasive approaches, and blood-conserving surgical options. He also serves as an Assistant Professor at our Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Kim received his medical degree from the prestigious Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Following his orthopedic residency, also at Northwestern University, he participated in the Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, where he received the Philip D. Wilson Award for Outstanding Fellowship Research.

He holds memberships in the Eastern Orthopedic Association, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), the American Medical Association (AMA), the Korean American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). A respected expert in his field, his work is widely published.

In addition to his Philip D. Wilson Award, Dr. Kim has earned the Attending Physician of the Year Award (2007 and 2011), the Patients’ Choice Award (2008 through 2011) and Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 and 2011). Dr. Kim is fluent in both Korean and Spanish.

Research Focus

Orthopedic surgery with an emphasis on hip and knee arthritis and joint reconstruction, minimally invasive procedures in adult reconstruction of the hip and knee; translational research on prevention and early nonsurgical intervention of knee arthritis; longitudinal study of implant survival and design

Clinical Focus

Nonoperative management of hip and knee arthritis, adult reconstruction; primary and revision hip and knee replacements; minimally invasive approaches; patient-specific technology; partial knee replacements; blood-conserving surgical options

Education & Training

  • Medical School

    Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

  • Residency

    Northwestern University Medical School

  • Fellowship

    Hospital for Special Surgery


  • Attending of the Year Award [ 2007, 2011 ]

  • Philip D. Wilson Award for Outstanding Fellowship Research

  • Patients' Choice Award [ 2008-2011 ]

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition [ 2010, 2011 ]

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