Daniel C. Kim, MD

We are thrilled to have Dr. Kim on board with us at Southlake Orthopaedics. He will see patients at both locations Grandview and at our MedPlex office off Valleydale Road. Dr. Kim’s specialty is spine surgery.  He most recently completed his fellowship with Twin Cities Spine Surgeons, one of the birthplaces of modern spine surgery.  Dr. Kim’s goal is to continue providing the best standards in spine care from spinal deformity surgery to minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Kim completed medical school from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, and then completed his orthopaedic residency training at the University of South Alabama, where he served as Academic Chief Resident.  He also holds a Master of Science in Physiology from Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Dr. Kim was selected by the North American Spine Society in their “20 Under 40” list of top spine surgeons in the country for 2022

Training & Education

Medical School

University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 2015

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama 2020

Spine Fellowship

Twin Cities Spine Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 2021

About Dr. Daniel Kim

I enjoy spine surgery due to the complexity of decision making, the current technological advances in the field, and the amount of positive change I can help produce in a patient’s quality of life.

I feel most successful when I guide patients through the complex journey of spine surgery with engagement of the patient and their family.  Developing a plan which focuses on not just surgery, but the patient’s quality of living and the goals they want to achieve in life.

A commitment to national standard quality of care; top fellowship trained colleagues; with a continued focus on research and education to continually improve outcomes for patients.  Southlake’s experienced staff is dedicated to a patient first philosophy; comprehensive non-operative and operative services including therapy, imaging, injections, bracing, and more.  The relationship with a leading spine hospital in the Southeastern region as Grandview Medical Center and what they offer through their orthopaedic services complements the scope of services offered by Southlake Orthopaedics Sports Medicine and Spine Center.

Enjoy playing soccer, tennis, golf, skiing, traveling, and going on hikes with our dog Bear.  I am fluent in English, Spanish, and Korean.

Videos & Presentations

“Dr. Daniel Kim, member of NASS, was selected by the North American Spine Society in their “20 Under 40” list of top spine surgeons in the country.”
“Dr. Daniel Kim, member of NASS, was selected by the North American Spine Society in their “20 Under 40” list of top spine surgeons in the country.”

Daniel C. Kim, MD

"Striving to Introduce a National Standard of Care for All Americans"

Dr. Daniel Kim has always been fascinated with the intersection between the health care and technology fields. Growing up in Silicon Valley, he became drawn to the innovation technology offered in the surgical field, especially in spine care. His early exposure traveling and studying around the country cemented his desire to ensure more efficient and optimal quality care for his patients through the use of technology.

Kim completed his fellowship at the Twin Cities Spine Center and then began practicing in Birmingham, Alabama. “I want my patients who drive in an hour from rural Alabama to get the same exact quality care in my office and OR as they would if they were in New York City, Chicago or LA.” His commitment to extending quality care to all American citizens reaches beyond just his practice. Dr. Kim is also a leader in the Birmingham Spine Club which allows young spine surgeons in the greater Birmingham area to discuss cases and support each other throughout their careers.

To further his goal of introducing a national standard of care to all Americans, Dr. Kim continues to be an active member of national societies such as NASS, SRS, CRS and SMISS. He has presented at the conferences of these societies to bring awareness to new advances in medicine that could benefit all of his patients. Dr. Kim strongly believes continuing education through courses and readings is imperative to maintain a high quality of care and he routinely engages in these practices himself.

When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Kim can be found hiking or spending time with his dog and fiancée.