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Julia M. Kim, PhD


About Dr. Kim

Dr. Julia Kim is a Clinical Psychologist at Hospital for Special Surgery. She served as Senior Psychologist at the Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center for 7 years, where she helped inpatients recover from medical, surgical and physical conditions. Treatment included psychological and neurological evaluations and psychotherapy for a wide-range of medical conditions, including musculoskeletal, spinal cord injury, neurological disorders, cardiac and pulmonary issues, limb loss, stroke and traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Kim's focus is to develop an Integrative Care Program, designed to incorporate psychological services to a multi-disciplinary care team. She works closely with physicians and surgeons to optimize the best possible medical outcome.


Clinical Psychology

Specialized Centers

Center for Brachial Plexus and Traumatic Nerve Injury
Limb Salvage and Amputation Reconstruction Center (LSARC)

Special Expertise

Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Anxiety, mood and psychiatric disorders; health and rehabilitation psychology due to medical and sports-related injury or trauma. Psychological and Neuropsychological Evaluations.

Patient Stories


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Clinical Psychologist, Hospital for Special Surgery


American Psychological Association


National Merit Scholar
Illinois State Scholar


PhD, Long Island University, New York


Bronx Psychiatric Center, New York
New York Psychoanalytic Institute, New York
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Kim

Patient Education

Blog Posts


Research Interests

Effects of psychological factors on medical/surgical treatment expectations and outcome.

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of April 19, 2023, Dr. Kim reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

Dr. Kim in the News

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