Paul S. Kim, M.D.
Paul S. Kim, MD, Assistant Director of Vascular & Interventional Services for Spectrum Medical Group, received his MD degree from Washington University School of Medicine. He went on to train in diagnostic radiology at the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital and completed his fellowship training in Vascular & Interventional Radiology at The Johns Hopkins University & Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Professional society memberships include the Society of Interventional Radiology, Radiological Society of North America and American College of Radiology.
Dr. Kim specializes in the evaluation and treatment of Peripheral Vascular Disease and Oncology. Throughout the year he leads a free community service to screen patients that might have blocked arteries of the legs. He is able to offer non-surgical methods of opening up blood vessels to allow for faster ambulation and wound healing along with a shorter recovery time. He is serving as principal investigator of a national NIH-sponsored clinical trial on a new treatment for Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT).
Using state of the art techniques such as tumor ablation and chemoembolization, he has helped develop a minimally invasive program to treat cancers of the liver, kidney, lung and bone.
Did You Know? We treat varicose veins and spider veins? Varicose veins are swollen veins which protrude in a rope-like manner under the skin. Normal veins, by virtue of one-way valves, channel blood against gravity up the leg and back to the heart. When a valve becomes defective, it allows blood flow to leak back down the leg resulting in congestion and swelling of the vein. This is a medical condition called Venous Insufficiency.