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Saechin Kim, MD, PhD

  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Adult Spinal Reconstruction Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School


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



Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Pediatric orthopaedics
  • Pediatric spine surgery
  • Hip preservation surgery
  • Pediatric sport injuries
  • Pediatric fractures
  • Molecular mechanisms of osteogenesis
  • Hip morphology and function
  • Adult spine surgery
  • Congenital musculoskeletal deformities
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Minimally invasive techniques
  • Pediatric and adolescent hip disease
  • Scoliosis
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
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Pediatric and Adult
Provider Gender


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.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

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.

News & Events


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
Fax: 617-724-0551

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