Yongjung (Jay) Kim, MD

Expertise in: 
Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Accepting New Patients
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Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Spine Surgery, Spine, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Congenital Anomalies of Spine, Complex Spine Instrumentation, Cervical Spine Disease, Cervical and Lumbar Spine Surgery, Arthritis of Spine, Surgery, Stenosis of Lumbosacral Spine, Spine Surgery, Kyphosis, Spine Problems, Congenital Spinal Malformation, Spine Pain, Pediatric Spine Surgery, Spine Instrumentation Surgery, Scoliosis, Spine Injury, Congenital Anomaly of Spine, Pediatric Spine Deformities, Spinal Surgery, Balance Disorder, Spine Disorder, Spine Deformity, Spine Care, Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Spine, Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Trauma, Traumatic Spine Stabilization, Neck/Cervical Spine Surgery, Neck and Lumbar Spine Problems, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Microsurgery of the Spine, Degenerative Spine Disease

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Yongjung (Jay) Kim, MD - Spine Surgeon at The Spine Hospital NYP/Allen

Yong Jung (Jay) Kim, MD specializes in care and treatment of spinal disorders in both adults and children including scoliosis, kyphosis, sagittal or or coronal imbalance, arthritis, trauma, tumor, instability, and degenerative conditions. Each treatment plan is based on the most accurate diagnoses and aimed at minimal surgical intervention and maximum mobility without pain.

Dr. Kim, a prolific writer and researcher, was a Research Scholar for six years at Washington University School of Medicine Spinal deformity Service from 2000-2006. He has won numerous honors and awards from the Scoliosis Research Society and Cervical Spine Research Society, has written over 60 peer-reviewed publications and co-authored thirteen book chapters. Dr. Kim has made over 170 presentations at national and international meetings since year 2000 and has been guest lecturer over 40 times in Scotland, Greece, Germany, France, Spain, United States, and Korea since year 2005.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia


  • Korean


  • Male

Schedule an Appointment

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:


CUMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
New Patient Appointments:
ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
New Patient Appointments:
ColumbiaDoctors Tarrytown
155 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591
New Patient Appointments:
Englewood, NJ - 500 Grand Avenue
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631

Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • NYP Employee Plan


  • MagnaCare

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care




  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Seoul National University College of Medicine
  • MD, 1985 Seoul National University College of Medicine (Korea)
  • Internship: Seoul National University Hospital
  • Residency: Asan Medical Center, South Korea
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery, NY
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