Heakyung Kim, M.D.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Heakyung Kim

Dr. Kim received her medical degree in 1984  from Ewha Woman’s University, College of Medicine, Seoul Korea.  She currently serves as the A. David Gurewitsch Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Pediatrics of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College and Director of Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine at New York Presbyterian.  Dr. Kim is board-certified and specializes in single event multilevel chemoneurolysis (SEMLC) with botulinum toxin and ethanol injections, botulinum toxin injections to salivary glands for drooling management, intrathecal baclofen (ITB) and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. 


Dr. Kim joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 2011, prior to which she served as an Assistant Chief for the Division of Child Development, Rehabilitation and Metabolic Disease; a Medical Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine; and a Medical Director of the Cerebral Palsy Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


Dr. Kim is has been working internationally to build a “comprehensive team approach for the children with special needs.” Her international work has been extended to Chile, Mexico, Nepal, China, Korea, Dubai and Italy through lectures and workshops along with patient care.


Dr. Kim is fluent in Korean.


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • Amerigroup [Medicaid]
  • Amerigroup [Medicare]
  • CIGNA [Medicare]
  • Health First [POS]
  • Health First [Medicaid]
  • Health First [HMO]
  • Local 1199 [Union]
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Multiplan [PPO]
  • Neighborhood Health Providers [Medicaid]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare HMO]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty HMO]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom HMO]
  • Unicare [PPO]
  • United Health Care [PPO]
  • United Health Care [POS]
  • United Health Care [HMO]
  • United Health Care [EPO]
  • United Health Care [Columbia POS]