Dr. William Chul Kim MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. William Kim is an orthopedic surgeon in Torrance, California. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and has been in practice for 31 years. Dr. Kim accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 45 doctors at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and one of 48 at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: General Orthopedic Surgery, Hip & Knee Reconstructive Surgery

Education & Medical Training

UCLA Medical Center
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1981 - 1982

Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1975 - 1981

Lutheran Hospital - La Crosse
Internship, Transitional Year, 1974 - 1975

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Class of 1974

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

The Biomechanical Effect of Increased Valgus on Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Cadaveric Study.
Bryant, B. J.,Tilan, J. U.,McGarry, M. H.,Takenaka, N.,Kim, W. C.,Lee, T. Q.

Biomechanical effects of joint line elevation in total knee arthroplasty.
Fornalski, S., McGarry, M. H., Bui, C. N., Kim, W. C., Lee, T. Q.

Biomechanical effects of kneeling after total knee arthroplasty.
Wilkens, K.J., Duong, L.V., McGarry, M.H., Kim, W.C., Lee, T.Q.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Tennessee Network 5
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • PriorityHealth HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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