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Young-Jo Kim | Education

Medical School

Harvard Medical School

1994, Boston, MA


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

1995, Boston, MA


Orthopedic Surgery

Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program

1999, Boston, MA


Boston Children's Hospital

2000, Boston, MA


Texas Scottish Rite Hospital

2000, Dallas, TX

Young-Jo Kim | Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (General)

Young-Jo Kim | Professional History


  • 1993 - Kappa Delta Award of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 1995 - Harris Yett Award in General Surgery at the Beth Israel Hospital, Boston
  • 2007 - Kappa Delta Award, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons


Professional Societies (Active Member)

  • 1986 - Sigma Xi
  • 1990 - New York Academy of Sciences                    
  • 1994 - Orthopaedic Research Society    
  • 2000 - Massachusetts Medical Society   
  • 2000 - Osteoarthritis Research Society International 
  • 2001 -  Int Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  • 2003 - Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • 2004 - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 2005 - SICOT (The Int Society of Orthopaedic Surgery Traumatology)      
  • 2011 - Hip Society
  • 2012 - International Pediatric Orthopaedic Think Tank      
  • 2014 - International Hip Society


Leadership Positions

  • Editorial Board Member, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
  • Editorial Board Member, Orthopedic Reviews
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery

Young-Jo Kim | Media

Answers Blog

What you should know about hip labral tears in young athletes

Answers Blog

Jenna's comeback from PAO surgery

Answers Blog

AI could change the way we look at hip preservation

Young-Jo Kim | Publications

I have always been interested in science and initially during my studies at MIT was intending to become a physicist or an electrical engineer. However, I was drawn to biomedical engineering and eventually orthopedic surgery during my graduate studies at MIT. During my graduate studies, my research focus was on understanding how mechanical forces affect cartilage biology. When I was contemplating what specialty to enter, I came upon the notion of using hip osteotomies to alter hip mechanics and perhaps prevent or slow down the progression of hip osteoarthritis. This would lead to a lifelong partnership between Dr. Michael Millis and myself.

Early on, I recognized that we needed a better imaging metric to understand how our surgeries can affect hip cartilage. Recognizing this, I established collaboration with Diego Jaramillo, Martha Gray and Deborah Burstein to implement a clinical protocol for delayed Gadolinium Enhanced MRI of Cartilage. To date this is the best protocol to understand the subtle biochemical changes that occur in cartilage with alterations in mechanics. Hip preservation surgery has now rapidly evolved into specialty onto itself. My current focus is on improving surgical education as well as helping set up large clinical trials to demonstrate the efficacy of our surgical procedures.