Young-Jo Kim, MD, PhD

Contact Information

  • Name: Young-Jo Kim
  • Degree: MD, PhD
  • Title / Position: Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Harvard Medical School, Orthopaedic Surgeon / IHDI Medical Advisory Board Member / Member Hip Preservation Advisory Board
  • Place of Employment / Office Name: Boston Children's Hospital
  • Street Address: 300 Longwood Avenue
  • City: Boston
  • State/Province: Massachusetts
  • Zip/Postal code: 02115
  • Country: United States
  • Office phone number: 617.355.7497
  • Office fax number: 617.730.0459
  • Medical or Surgical Specialty: Pediatric Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Education and Memberships

  • Medical School: Harvard Medical School
  • Residency: Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Orthopaedic Surgery Program
  • Fellowship training:

    Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery-Boston Childrens Hospital, and Texas Scoittish Rite Hospital Dallas, AO Fellow in Hip Surgery-Switzerland

  • Certifications:

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons,

  • Society Memberships (list up to four only):
    • Orthopaedic Research Society
    • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
    • American Academy of Orhtopaedic Surgeons
    • New York Academy of Sciences
  • Academic contributions for DDH research or education including publications:
    • Kim, Y. J.; Sah, R. L.; Doong, J. Y.; and Grodzinsky, A. J.: Fluorometric assay of DNA in cartilage explants using Hoechst 33258. Anal Biochem, 174(1): 168-76, 1988
    • Kim, Y. J.; Grodzinsky, A. J.; and Plaas, A. H.: Compression of cartilage results in differential effects on biosynthetic pathways for aggrecan, link protein, and hyaluronan. Arch Biochem Biophys, 328(2): 331-40, 1996.
    • Kim, Y. J.; Jaramillo, D.; Millis, M. B.; Gray, M. L.; and Burstein, D.: Assessment of early osteoarthritis in hip dysplasia with delayed gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of cartilage. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 85-A(10): 1987-92, 2003.
    • Murphy, S.; Tannast, M.; Kim, Y. J.; Buly, R.; and Millis, M. B.: Debridement of the adult hip for femoroacetabular impingement: indications and preliminary clinical results. Clin Orthop Relat Res, (429): 178-81, 2004.
    • Katz, D. A.; Kim, Y. J.; and Millis, M. B.: Periacetabular osteotomy in patients with Down’s syndrome. J Bone Joint Surg Br, 87(4): 544-7, 2005.
    • Kocher, M. S.; Kim, Y. J.; Millis, M. B.; Mandiga, R.; Siparsky, P.; Micheli, L. J.; and Kasser, J. R.: Hip arthroscopy in children and adolescents. J Pediatr Orthop, 25(5): 680-6, 2005./
    • Cunningham, T.; Jessel, R.; Zurakowski, D.; Millis, M. B.; and Kim, Y. J.: Delayed gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of cartilage to predict early failure of Bernese periacetabular osteotomy for hip dysplasia. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 88(7): 1540-8, 2006.
    • Tiderius, C. J.; Jessel, R.; Kim, Y. J.; and Burstein, D.: Hip dGEMRIC in asymptomatic volunteers and patients with early osteoarthritis: the influence of timing after contrast injection. Magn Reson Med, 57(4): 803-5, 2007.
    • Clohisy, J. C.; Carlisle, J. C.; Beaule, P. E.; Kim, Y. J.; Trousdale, R. T.; Sierra, R. J.; Leunig, M.; Schoenecker, P. L.; and Millis, M. B.: A systematic approach to the plain radiographic evaluation of the young adult hip. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 90 Suppl 4: 47-66, 2008.
    • Clohisy, J. C.; Carlisle, J. C.; Trousdale, R.; Kim, Y. J.; Beaule, P. E.; Morgan, P.; Steger-May, K.; Schoenecker, P. L.; and Millis, M.: Radiographic Evaluation of the Hip has Limited Reliability. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2008.
    • Espinosa, N.; Strassberg, J.; Belzile, E. L.; Millis, M. B.; and Kim, Y. J.: Extraarticular fractures after periacetabular osteotomy. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 466(7): 1645-51, 2008.
    • Mamisch, T. C.; Dudda, M.; Hughes, T.; Burstein, D.; and Kim, Y. J.: Comparison of delayed gadolinium enhanced MRI of cartilage (dGEMRIC) using inversion recovery and fast T1 mapping sequences. Magn Reson Med, 60(4): 768-73, 2008.
    • Rebello, G.; Spencer, S.; Millis, M. B.; and Kim, Y. J.: Surgical Dislocation in the Management of Pediatric and Adolescent Hip Deformity. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2008.
    • Jessel, R.; Zurakowski, D.; Zilkens, C.; Burstein, D.; Gray, M. L.; and Kim, Y. J.: Radiographic and patient factors associated with pre-radiographic osteoarthritis in hip dysplasia. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2009.
    • Jette, A. M. et al.: A computer-adaptive disability instrument for lower extremity osteoarthritis research demonstrated promising breadth, precision, and reliability. J Clin Epidemiol, 2009.
    • Mahan, S.; Katz, J.; and Kim, Y. J.: To Screen or Not to Screen? A Decision Analysis of the Utility of Screening for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hips. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2009.
    • Tiderius, C.; Jaramillo, D.; Connolly, S.; Griffey, M.; Rodriguez, D. P.; Kasser, J. R.; Millis, M. B.; Zurakowski, D.; and Kim, Y. J.: Post-closed reduction perfusion magnetic resonance imaging as a predictor of avascular necrosis in developmental hip dysplasia: a preliminary report. J Pediatr Orthop, 29(1): 14-20, 2009.
    • Sah, R. L.; Kim, Y. J.; and Grodzinsky, A. J.: The effect of mechanical compression on cartilage metabolism. In Methods in cartilage research. Edited by Mauroudas, A., and Keuttner, K., Academic Press, 1990.
    • Kim, Y. J.: Residual Pediatric Hip Deformities and Its Impact on the Adult Hip. In The Young Adult With Hip Pain Monograph. Edited by Beaule, P. E., American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2007.
    • Matheney, T., and Kim, Y. J.: Hip, Pelvis, and Femur Disorders: Pediatrics. In Orhopaedic Knowledge Update 9. Edited by Fischgrund, J. S., American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2007.Matheney, T., and Kim, Y. J.: Hip, Pelvis, and Femur Disorders: Pediatrics. In Orhopaedic Knowledge Update 9. Edited by Fischgrund, J. S., American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2007.
    • Yen, Y.-M., and Kim, Y.-J.: Osteotomy of the Hip and Pelvis. In Biologic Joint Replacement, pp. 235-244. Edited by Cole, B. J., and Gomoll, A. H., 235-244, Thorofare, NJ, Slack Incorporated, 2009.
    • Burstein, D.; Velyvis, J.; Scott, K. T.; Stock, K. W.; Kim, Y. J.; Jaramillo, D.; Boutin, R. D.; and Gray, M. L.: Protocol issues for delayed Gd(DTPA)(2-)-enhanced MRI (dGEMRIC) for clinical evaluation of articular cartilage. Magn Reson Med, 45(1): 36-41, 2001.
    • Millis, M. B., and Kim, Y. J.: Rationale of osteotomy and related procedures for hip preservation: a review. Clin Orthop Relat Res, (405): 108-21, 2002.
    • Gray, M. L.; Eckstein, F.; Peterfy, C.; Dahlberg, L.; Kim, Y. J.; and Sorensen, A. G.: Toward imaging biomarkers for osteoarthritis. Clin Orthop Relat Res, (427 Suppl): S175-81, 2004.
    • / Dillon, J. E.; Connolly, S. A.; Connolly, L. P.; Kim, Y. J.; and Jaramillo, D.: MR imaging of congenital/developmental and acquired disorders of the pediatric hip and pelvis. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am, 13(4): 783-97, 2005.
    • Kim, Y. J., and Millis, M.: Safe Surgical Dislocation of the Hip. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics, 15(4): 338-344, 2005.
    • Kim, Y. J.; Ganz, R.; Murphy, S. B.; Buly, R. L.; and Millis, M. B.: Hip joint-preserving surgery: beyond the classic osteotomy. Instr Course Lect, 55: 145-58, 2006./Beaule, P. E.; Clohisy, J. C.; Schoenecker, P.; Kim, Y. J.; Millis, M.; and Trousdale, R. T.: Hip arthroscopy: an emerging gold standard. Arthroscopy, 23(6): 682, 2007./
    • Felson, D. T., and Kim, Y. J.: The futility of current approaches to chondroprotection. Arthritis Rheum, 56(5): 1378-83, 2007./
    • Kim, Y. J.: Nonarthroplasty hip surgery for early osteoarthritis. Rheum Dis Clin North Am, 34(3): 803-14, 2008./ Kim, Y. J.; Bixby, S.; Mamisch, T. C.; Clohisy, J. C.; and Carlisle, J. C.: Imaging structural abnormalities in the hip joint: instability and impingement as a cause of osteoarthritis. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol, 12(4): 334-45, 2008.
    • / Mamisch, T. C.; Bittersohl, B.; Hughes, T.; Kim, Y. J.; Welsch, G. H.; Dudda, M.; Siebenrock, K. A.; Werlen, S.; and Trattnig, S.: Magnetic resonance imaging of the hip at 3 Tesla: clinical value in femoroacetabular impingement of the hip and current concepts. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol, 12(3): 212-22, 2008.
    • Stubbs, A. J.; Kim, Y. J.; and Swank, M. L.: Section VIII: Novel approaches to imaging and tracking of hip topology. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 91 Suppl 1: 137, 2009.
  • Optional Personal Statement: My current clinical and research efforts are focused on devising treatment strategies for and understanding the role of abnormal mechanics in the development of premature osteoarthritis. The cause of arthritis is thought to be mechanical in origin due to abnormally increased load seen with instability or internal impingement.

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