H. Mike Kim, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery. He is an active researcher who focuses on staying up to date with the latest treatment methods in order to deliver the best solutions for his patients. In June 2020, Dr. Kim was elected to join the ranks of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES). Membership in ASES is a privilege and an honor awarded only to experienced orthopaedic surgeons who concentrate on shoulder and elbow surgery.

Education & Training

Medical School

Kyungpook National University


Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

  • Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma

  • University of Missouri School of Medicine GME

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

  • Barnes Jewish Hospital


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


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Academic Information

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


1100 Virginia Ave
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

Research Profile

Dr. Kim is an active researcher in both clinical and basic science. His main research interests are biomechanics of shoulder replacement, prosthetic shoulder joint infection, and rotator cuff muscle fatty atrophy. He was one of the recipients of the prestigious Neer Award in 2009, which is awarded to the best basic and clinical research papers of the year. Dr. Kim was awarded multiple research grants including OREF/ASES/Rockwood shoulder clinical research grant and OREF Young Investigator grant. He has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific articles and presented his research in numerous national and international meetings. He serves Editorial Review board of Journal of Orthopaedic Research and serves as Associate editor of Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Open Access and Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty. He also serves as a reviewer for Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society and is actively involved in multiple research initiatives of the Society.

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics of shoulder replacement
  • Prosthetic joint infection of shoulder
  • Treatment of rotator cuff muscle fatty atrophy
  • Cost-effectiveness of ultrasonography in rotator cuff conditions
  • Elbow instability

Areas of Expertise

  • Shoulder conditions
    • Arthritis (Reverse shoulder replacement, Anatomic shoulder replacement)
    • Rotator cuff tear (Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair)
    • Fractures and dislocations
    • Stiffness (frozen shoulder)
    • Labral tear (Arthroscopic labral repair)
    • Instability
    • Winging scapula
  • Elbow conditions
    • Arthritis (Elbow replacement)
    • Fractures and dislocations
    • Stiffness
    • Instability (Ligament reconstruction)
    • Arthroscopic elbow surgery
    • Athletic injuries

Awards & Honors

  • Neer Award for excellent basic research study, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, 2009
  • OREF/ASES/Rockwood Clinical Shoulder Research Grant, Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation, 2012
  • OREF/Zimmer Young Investigator Research Grant, Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation, 2013
  • OREF Resident research grant, Consequences of glenoid perforation and cement extrusion in total shoulder, 2017
  • OREF Resident research grant, Effect of immobilization methods on clinical outcomes following reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, 2019

Professional appointments

Invited journal review

  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
  • Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Editorial review board
  • Journal of Biomechanics
  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Case Connector
  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Essential Surgical Techniques

Professional committees

  • Elbow fracture study group, Multicenter research study committee, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • Cutibacterium acnes in shoulder arthroplasty study group, Multicenter research study committee, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

Professional membership

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)
  • Editorial Review Board, Journal of Orthopaedic Research
  • Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)
  • Arthroscopic Association of North America (AANA)
  • Early Career Reviewer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health (NIH)


  • Zale LC, Pace IG, Lewis GS, Chan J, Kim HM. Interdepartmental Imaging Protocol for Clinically-based 3D-CT Can Provide Accurate Measurement of Glenoid Version. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018. Jul;27(7):1297-1305
  • Klomps LV, Zomorodi N, Kim HM. Role of Transplanted Bone Marrow Cells in Development of Rotator Cuff Muscle Fatty Degeneration in Mice, J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017. Dec;26(12):2177-2186.
  • Lewis GS, Conaway WK, Wee H, Kim HM. Effects of anterior offsetting of humeral head component in posteriorly unstable total shoulder arthroplasty: Specimen-specific finite element modeling. J Biomech. 2017 Feb;28;53:78-8
  • Kim HM, Andrews C, Lewis G, Roush E, Pace G. Effect of Ulnar Tunnel Location on Elbow Stability in Double-Stranded Lateral Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Mar;26(3):409-415
  • Kim HM, Roush E, Kiser C. Intraoperative Fluoroscopic Assessment of Proper Implant Height. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Nov;25(11):1874-1881
  • Kim HM, Chacon A, Andrews S, Roush E, Cho E, Conaway W, Kunselman AR, Lewis GS. Biomechanical Benefits of Anterior Offsetting of Humeral Head Component in Posteriorly Unstable Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Cadaveric Study. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2016 Apr;34(4):666-674
  • Updegrove GF, Armstrong AD, Kim HM: Preoperative and Intraoperative Infection Workup in Apparently Aseptic Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 24,491-500, 2015.
  • Cho E, Zhang Y, Pruznak A, Kim HM. Effect of Tamoxifen on Fatty Degeneration of Rotator Cuff Muscles in Chronic Rotator Cuff Tear: An Animal Model Study. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2015 Dec;33(12):1846-1853
  • Kim HM, Caldwell JM, Buza JA, Fink LA, Ahmad CS, Bigliani LU, Levine WN. Factors affecting satisfaction and shoulder function in patients with recurrent rotator cuff tear. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am, 96:106-12, 2014
  • Kim HM, Dahiya N, Teefey SA, Middleton WD, Stobbs G, Steger-May K, Yamaguchi K, Keener JD. Location and Initiation of Degenerative Rotator Cuff Tears: An Analysis of 360 Shoulders, Journal of Bone and Surgery, (American), 92:1088-1096, 2010

Book Chapters

  • Kim HM, Armstrong AD. Lateral Collateral Ligament Insufficiency. In: Steinmann SP and Ring DC, ed. Advanced Reconstruction: Elbow 2nd Edition. Rosemont: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2016
  • Kim HM. Elbow Anatomy. In Andrew Green and Roman Hayda, ed. Postoperative Orthopaedic Rehabilitation: Rosemont: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2016
  • Kim HM, Armstrong AD. Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries. In: Steinmann SP and Lee DH, ed. Elbow Trauma: A Master Skills Publication. Rosemont, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2015
  • Stannard JP, Kim HM. Surgical Treatment of Combined PCL Medial and Lateral Side Injuries: Acute and Chronic. In: Fanelli GC, ed. The Multiple Ligament Injured Knee. A Practical Guide to Management. Second Edition. New York: Springer, 2011
  • Tashjian RZ, Kim HM, Galatz LM, Yamaguchi K. Elbow Arthroscopy Portals and Techniques. In: Trumble TE and Budoff JE, ed. Wrist and Elbow Reconstruction & Arthroscopy, Master Skills Publication. Rosemont: American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2008
  • Galatz LM, Kim HM. Minimally Invasive Techniques for Proximal Humeral Fractures. In: Iannotti JP and Williams GR, ed. Disorders of the Shoulder. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008
  • Kim HM, Tashjian RZ, Yamaguchi K. Arthroscopic Medical Epicondylectomy, In Levin, Blain, and Ahmed, ed, Minimally Invasive Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, London, UK: Informa Healthcare, 2007

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