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National Leader in Total Spine Health

National Leader in Total Spine Health

Dr. Sunny S. Kim

Dr. Sunny S. Kim


Dr. Sunny S. Kim is a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon with 25 years of experience. He has treated more than 15,000 patients. Dr. Kim is very skilled treating all types of spinal issues but is also one of the few spinal surgeons in the nation who is able to treat complicated spinal deformity cases that require verterbral column resections and pedicle subtraction osteotomies.

As mentioned, Dr. Kim averages more than 500 surgical spinal cases each year. He is among a select number of surgeons in the United States who can take out a thoracic disc herniation via XLIF in a minimally invasive manner. He also specializes in performing complex cervical spine surgeries which require a high degree of expertise, including XLIF, OLLIF, Kyphoplasy, TranS1, SI joint fusion and artificial disc replacement.


Medical Education

Dr. Kim’s medical education began at the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago, one of the top medical schools in the United States. After graduation, he pursued an Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the prestigious Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. Later, Dr. Kim became a Spine Surgery Fellow at Minnesota Spine Center, a fellowship program recognized as one of the very best in the country.