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Christopher Kim, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine



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Christopher Kim

About Christopher Kim, MD

Dr. Christopher Kim is a fellowship-trained sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon. He decided to join The Iowa Clinic after meeting the kind and dedicated physicians and staff, and wished to share in the positive culture and mission of the clinic. He recognized that The Iowa Clinic was a place where he could provide the best possible care to his patients.

Throughout his career, Dr. Kim received training by the team physicians for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) and Winnipeg Jets (NHL). He completed his fellowship training at Duke University, during which he served as team physician for the Duke Blue Devils Athletic program. Prior to joining the team at The Iowa Clinic in September 2020, he served as team physician to the Saint Louis University Billikens, a Division 1 College program in the A10 Conference.

Dr. Kim specializes in the treatment of shoulder and knee injuries, including surgery utilizing minimally-invasive and arthroscopic techniques. He chose to become a sports medicine surgeon because he enjoys treating athletic injuries, and finds sports medicine surgery interesting. The most rewarding aspect of his job is seeing patients getting back to their loved activities.

He moved to Iowa with his wife and three boys. They enjoy the outdoors, and spend time camping, cycling, and hiking. He is an avid sports fan, and enjoys watching college basketball and football.


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Board Certified
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons - Canada


Duke University 


University of Manitoba College of Medicine - Canada

Medical Degree

University of Manitoba College of Medicine - Canada

Undergraduate Degree

McGill University - Canada

Areas of Medical Expertise

Clinical Interests

  • Arthroscopic and Open Shoulder Surgery 
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Sports Medicine Surgery

Medical Societies

  • Canadian Orthopaedic Association
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Piedmont Orthopaedic Society Duke University
  • Missouri Shoulder and Elbow Society


Primary Location

Orthopaedic Surgery - West Des Moines

Located within: The Iowa Clinic - West Des Moines Campus

5950 University Avenue
3rd Floor
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Other Locations/Campuses

Waukee Surgery Center

Located within: The Iowa Clinic - South Waukee Campus

1025 Southeast Tallgrass Lane
Waukee, IA 50263

Orthopaedic Surgery - Ankeny

Located within: The Iowa Clinic - Ankeny Campus

1410 Southwest Tradition Drive
2nd Floor
Ankeny, IA 50023

Orthopaedic Surgery - South Waukee

Located within: The Iowa Clinic - South Waukee Campus

1025 Southeast Tallgrass Lane
2nd Floor
Waukee, IA 50263

Kim, Christopher

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