Meet Dr. Baruch Kim

Dr. Baruch Kim 

Completed Residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - NYU Langone Health  

Completed ACGME Pain Medicine - NYU Langone Health 

Founder of BestDocz 

Dr. Kim has obtained his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Stony Brook University with a pure desire to study the "human mind." At Stony Brook University, he participated in conducting a research study in human memory. Dr. Kim finished his medical school in New York and completed his internship in Michigan. Dr. Kim has completed his residency training at the Rusk Rehabilitation where he served as a chief resident. 

Dr. Kim has been featured in the newsletter at NYU Langone Health on multiple occasions with his institutionwide projects in patient safety. He has contributed to improving the interpretation service at NYU Tisch, NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, and NYU Brooklyn Hospital for all physicians. Dr. Kim also made official institutional guides in animations on how to report patient safety events at three hospital sites, and how to perform the IPASS (handoff). He has also created tutorial animations on High-Reliability Organization for all house staff at NYU with his sincere dedication to supporting "the culture change" in patient safety. 

Dr. Kim has numerous leadership positions at the regional and national levels. Dr. Kim has also contributed as a co-author in the Essentials of Regenerative Medicine in Interventional Pain Management. He also has published quite a few articles, medical journals and presented case reports at national conferences. 

Dr. Kim has completed his fellowship in pain medicine in the ACGME-Accredited Interventional Pain Management Fellowship Program at NYU Langone Health. The program at NYU, with Johns Hopkins, is an award-winning recipient of The American Academy of Pain Medicine’s Pain Medicine Fellowship Excellence Award.

Dr. Kim entered the field of healing in 2003 as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) student. In 2006, he obtained a New York State license as a Physical Therapist Assistant. He has worked at over 25 different facilities as a licensed PTA treating patients with musculoskeletal injuries, neurological disorders such as strokes, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and cardiopulmonary rehab – for 5 years prior to entering medical school. 

Dr. Kim recalls many of his patients suffering from chronic pain. Dr. Kim then decided to be the leader of the interdisciplinary team comprised of physical therapy, occupational therapy, social worker, case management, and nursing staff to further enhance the level of his understanding of the complexity of pain.

Dr. Kim always had a strong desire to create an opportunity for like-minded physicians to network and learn from each other. The passion for making things better for future physicians and patients eventually led to the birth of BestDocz and now, its appearance in the medical community.

Dr. Kim has made his appearance on the website of Man's 4th Best Hospital as an interviewer of the author of The House of God, Dr. Samuel Shem. In 2020, The House of God was on the Washington Post list of “12 novels that have changed our lives”—Shem being the only author still alive. In 2019, in an MDLinx vote by doctors of “The 10 Most Influential Books,” The House of God was Number 1. 

Having been trained in a Rehabilitation Medicine Residency and Anesthesia Pain Fellowship at NYU, he entered the field of pain medicine with a pure desire to become a superb diagnostician for his future patients. During his residency training at the Rusk Rehab, he completed a 300-hour course to obtain certification in acupuncture. He founded ALL OF PAIN in hopes of providing treatment options for patients suffering from all kinds of pain.

During his leisure time, Dr. Kim likes to travel to attend medical conferences.

Peer-Reviewed Presentations/Publications

- Badge Buddy to provide House Staff with easy accessibility to resources for national physician burnout reduction Authors:  Kim B, Khan F (Advisor, Dr. Samuel Shem, author of the House of God)


  • American Society of Anesthesiologists Orlando, Florida, 2019

- Patient Safety Animation Tutorial Video created by House Staff: How to use patient safety reporting system at NYU Langone Health, Bellevue Hospital, and Manhattan VA Hospital: Kim B, Chung R, Taufique Z, Hochman K, Moroz A, Ambrosino M, Phillips D

  • Annual Quality and Safety Day NYU Langone Health 2019

- Patient Safety Animation Tutorial Video created by House Staff: How to Perform the I-PASS Handoff: Kim B, Moroz A, Ambrosino M, Phillips D

  • Annual Quality and Safety Day NYU Langone Health 2019

- Implementation of the Verbal Handoff (VHO) initiative for Rusk Rehabilitation Discharges to Subacute Rehabilitation: Duarte A, Belford Z, Kim B, Goldberg Adrienne, Im B, Moroz A

  • Annual Quality and Safety Day NYU Langone Health 2019

- Fall Prevention Improvement Program: Belford Z, Duarte A, Kim B, Lavin P, Im B, Moroz A


  • Annual Quality and Safety Day NYU Langone Health 2019


Moroz A, King A, Kim B, Fusco H, Carmody K. Constructing a Shared Mental Model for Feedback Conversations: Faculty Workshop Using Video Vignettes Developed by Residents.


  • MedEdPORTAL. 2019;15. doi:10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10821.

- Optimization of Medication Management Program: Magsombol C, Kim B, Moroz A 

  • Annual Quality and Safety Day NYU Langone Health 2018

- Lumbar Radicular Symptoms, A Harbinger of Tumor Progression and Malignancy in Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Disease: A Case Report. Chiu YM, Kim B... Kim C, Portugal S, Sackheim KA


  • NYSPS 2017 Poster Competition (Westchester, NY)

- Onabotulinum neurotoxin A in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Headache: A Case Series. Chiu YM, Kim B, Sackheim KA


  • ASIPP 2017 (Las Vegas, NV)

- Acute Onset of Psychotic Symptoms Following Abrupt Discontinuation of Hormone Replacement Therapy in a Transgendered Woman with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Case Report. Chiu YM, Kim B, Amorapanth PX, Qu X 


  • AAPMR 2017 (Denver, CO)

- Effective Proprioceptive Exercises for Sensory Ataxia due to Thalamic Stroke: A Case Report.Kim B, Chiu YM, Qu X 


  • AAPMR 2017 (Denver, CO)

- Isolated Lateral Collateral Ligament Tendinopathy and Rupture – Two Cases of a Rare Injury Pattern: A Case Series.Kim B, Schleier A, Chiu YM, Stokes W


  • AAP 2018 (Atlanta, GA)

- Implantable Peripheral Nerve Stimulator Proximal Receiver Lead Migration in a Post Stroke Shoulder Pain patient with Rapid Weight Loss: A Case Report. Chiu YM, Kim B, Kim C 


  • NY/NJSIPP 2017 (Jersey City, NJ)

- Epidural Injection in a Phantom Limb Radiculopathy: A Case Report: Chiu YM, Kim B, Kim C. 

  • NY/NJSIPP 2017 (Jersey City, NJ)


- Hypertensive Emergency, a Harbinger of Underlying Large Vessel Vasculitis: A Case Report.Chiu YM, Kim B, et al


  • AAP 2018 (Atlanta, GA)

- A case of Herpes Zoster Peripheral Polyneuropathy Manifested by Foot Drop in a Discoid Lupus Patient: A Case Report. Chiu YM, Kim B, et al


  • AAP 2018 (Atlanta, GA)

-A Stable Type III C2 Fracture, Not all C2 fractures are Hangman’s Fractures: A Case Report and Review. Chiu YM, Kim B, et al


  • AAP 2018 (Atlanta, GA)

- Conservative versus operative management of a Calcaneal Unicameral Bone Cyst: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Chiu YM, Kim B, Stokes W


  • AAP 2018 (Atlanta, GA)

-Transient paraplegia secondary to traumatic bifrontoparietal vertex epidural hematoma with superior sagittal sinus tear: A Case Report Panchal R, Kim B, Chiu YM, Fusco H.  


  • AAP 2018 (Atlanta, GA)

Spontaneous spine and rib fractures in the setting of entering lactation interval and long-standing low calcium diet: A Case Report Kim B, Chen J, Chiu YM


  • AAP 2018 (Atlanta, GA)

Idiopathic Non-traumatic Syringomyelia in a Patient with Diabetes Mellitus Type 1: A Case Report: Kim B, Chiu YM, Oak K, Ahn J.


  • AAP 2018 (Atlanta, GA)

The Management of a Case of Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome And Minimally Conscious State: A Case Report: Mastanduno S, Hung C, Kim B, Panchal R, Chiu YM, Im B.


  • AAP 2018 (Atlanta, GA)

A basketball player with transient paraplegia secondary to traumatic bifrontoparietal vertex epidural hematoma with superior sagittal sinus tear: A Case Report. Association of Academic Physiatrists, Annual Meeting. 15 Feb 2018: Panchal, R, Mastanduno, S, Kim B, Chiu Ym, Fusco H


  • AAP 2018 (Atlanta, GA)

Baclofen associated Mania in a 52-year-old male with a T8 ASIA B Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Report: Chiu YM, Kim B, Nally E, Hon E, Sidelnik SA, Ragucci M, Petrucelli R, Qu X.


  • AAP 2018 (Atlanta, GA)


Lance-Adams syndrome: post-hypoxic myoclonus following the return of circulation: A Case Report: Seko K, Chiu YM, Kim B, Im B. 


  • AAP 2018 (Atlanta, GA)

Book Chapter Co-Author

Hip and Related Joints, Ligaments, Tendons (Essentials of Regenerative Medicine in Interventional Pain Management - American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP)

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