Dr. Leslie Kim M.D.

Dr. Leslie Kim
Areas of Care:
  • Orthopedics
  • Arthritis

Dr. Leslie Kim is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and has been in active practice with WBOMG for 20 years. While he treats most general orthopaedic problems, he has specific expertise in the arthroscopic surgical treatment of shoulder and knee injuries. Special interests include Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy, Primary Total Hip and Knee Replacement, Workers Compensation and Forensic (Medicolegal) Orthopaedics.

Dr. Kim is a graduate of Stanford University and Stanford Medical School. General surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency were completed at UCLA. He also received post-graduate fellowship training in arthroscopic surgery, orthopaedic trauma in Munich Germany, and reconstructive surgery at Scripps Clinic.

Following Dr. Kim's formal training, he gained additional experience while working at the Olympics and serving as team physician at Skyline College. In addition, he acquired extensive experience in the workers compensation system as the director of industrial medicine for a large statewide medical group.

Dr. Kim is an attending orthopaedist at Seton Medical Center in Daly City and Mills Peninsula Health Services in Burlingame, and has a long standing commitment to various organizations servicing the medical profession and community. He is currently First Vice President of the California Orthopaedic Association; Chair, IT Council, California Medical Association; Board of Directors (Executive Committee), Mills-Peninsula Medical Group; and Vice-Chairman of the Orthopaedic Surgery Department at Mills Peninsula Health Services. He is past president of the San Mateo County Medical Association, Trustee on the California Medical Association Board, Member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Councilors, and Chairman of the Orthopaedic Department at Seton Medical Center. Because of his interest in health information technology, he also previously represented physicians on a California State Commission advising the Governor on health IT financing.

Outside the office, Dr. Kim has developed a particular interest in sports fitness and physical conditioning. He has participated in competitive triathlons and marathons, and remains active as a runner. Having been born and raised in Hawaii, he is also an avid water sports enthusiast.

Curriculum Vitae for Leslie H. Kim, M.D.

Education and Training

University of Hawaii Honors Program
Honolulu, Hawaii
Stanford University
Stanford, California
Bachelor of Science, Biology
Stanford Overseas Campus
Clivedon, England
Hopkins Marine Station
Monterey, California
Graduate Oceanography
Stanford University Medical School
Stanford, California
Doctor of Medicine

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
General Surgery Internship
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
Universitat Munchen
Munich, West Germany
A.O. Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship
Fall 1983
Arthroscopy Fellowship with Norman Sprague, III, M.D.
Los Angeles, California
Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation
San Diego, California
Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship


Graduation with honors and distinction, Stanford University
Phi Beta Kappa


California Sate Medical License, 1979-present
National Board of Medical Examiners, 1979
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1992; recertified 2002.
Qualified Medical Evaluator, appointed by Industrial Medical Council State of California

Employment Since Training

West Bay Orthopaedic Medical Group, Inc., private practice, Daly City and Burlingame, California, 1989-present.
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, Director of Medical Operations CBL Medical, Inc., 1984-1988.
Attending Orthopaedist, Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, California, 1983-1987.

Director of Industrial Medicine, Medi-Center, Bakersfield, California, 1984-1985.
Physician Specialist, Olympic Village Polyclinic, 1984 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles, California.

Positions Previously Held


Team Physician, Skyline College, San Bruno, California, 1989-2007.


President, San Mateo County Medical Association, 1998.
Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seton Medical Center, 2006-2010.
Board of Trustees, California Medical Association (Chair, Practice Empowerment Program), 2000-2008.
Counselor, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Councilors (Chair Executive Committee and Chair Bylaws Committee), 2006-2012. 


Northern California Orthopaedic Medical Group, Inc., 1997-2009.

Positions Currently Held


Seton Medical Center, Daly City, California, 1989-present.
Mills-Peninsula Health Services, Burlingame, California, 1989-present.


First Vice President, California Orthopaedic Association.
Chair, IT Council, California Medical Association.
Board of Directors (Executive Committee), Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (IPA).
Vice-Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mills-Peninsula Health Services.

Societies and Associations


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1993


American Medical Association
California Medical Association
Western Orthopaedic Association
California Orthopaedic Association
San Mateo County Medical Association
Bay Area Knee Society

Areas of Special Interest

Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy
Industrial Medicine
Joint Replacement


Research Assistant, Palo Alto Veterans Hospital, 1974
Development of Quantitative Staining Techniques.
Research Assistant, Stanford University Medical School, Division of Plastic Surgery, 1977-1978
Fascicular Microsurgical Nerve Repair Techniques
Computer Analysis of Rhythm Entrainment, Stanford University, Biology Honors Thesis, 1974, Falconer Bioscience Library
Results of Revisions for Aseptic Failed Knee Arthroplasties, Kim, L. And Finerman, G., (presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, March 15, 1983, Anaheim, California), Orthopaedic Transactions, Volume 7, Number 3, p. 535, 1983
The Effect of Total Knee Arthroplasty on Tibial Rotation and Quadriceps Forces, Kim, L., Colwell, C., (presented at the Annual Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting, San Francisco, California, 1987), Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society, 1987
Arthroscopic Evaluation and Treatment of the Previously Operated Knee, Christie, W., Kim, L. and Sprague, N., Arthroscopy, The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery, Vol. 4, p. 194-199, 1988


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