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Saechin Kim, MD, PhD

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Kim specializes in pediatric hip preservation surgery, pediatric sports medicine, as well as pediatric and adult spinal reconstruction.

Department of Orthopaedics


  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Orthopaedics
Clinical Interests
Pediatric orthopaedics
Hip preservation surgery
Pediatric sport injuries
Pediatric fractures
Adult spine surgery
Adult spine reconstruction
Pediatric spine surgery
Pediatric spine reconstruction
Molecular mechanisms of osteogenesis
Hip morphology and function
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Fellowship, Inselspital
Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


Dr. Saechin Kim earned his BS at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986, and he earned his MD, PhD at Harvard Medical School in 1994. He completed his residency at Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program in 2000, following which he completed an Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In 2001, Dr. Kim completed the M. Muller North American Orthopaedic Fellowship with Prof. Reinhold Ganz in Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland and with Dr. Paul Glazer, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA.

Dr. Kim specializes in hip preservation surgeries, pediatric sports medicine, and pediatric and adult spinal reconstruction.


Dr. Kim's research interests are in improving surgical techniques to correct scoliosis and the molecular processes involved in an animal model of avascular necrosis of the femoral epiphyses, which may be a model for Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease.


Select Publications:

Galvin BD, Kim S, Horvitz HR. Caenorhabditis elegans genes required for the engulfment of apoptotic corpses function in the cytotoxic cell deaths induced by mutations in lin-24 and lin-33. Genetics. 2008 May; 179(1):403-17.

Siebenrock KA, Tannast J, Kim S, Morgenstern W, Ganz R. Acetabular reconstruction using a roof reinforcement ring with hook for total hip arthroplasty in developmental dysplasia of the hip-osteoarthritis minimum 10-year follow-up results. J Arthroplasty. 2005 Jun;20(4):492-8.

Kim S, Rodrigue S, Mansfield F. Nonoperative treatment for lumbar disc herniation with radiculopathy and for lumbar spinal stenosis. Curr Opin in Orthopedics. 1999 Apr;10(2):137-141.

Kim S, Magendantz M, Katz W, Solomon F. Development of a differentiated microtubule structure: formation of the chicken erythrocyte marginal band in vivo. JCB. 1987 Jan;104(1):51-59.

Orthopaedic Spine Center
55 Fruit Street
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, Suite 3E
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-8523
Fax: 617-724-0551

Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA 01923-3623

Phone: 888-644-3248