James Kim, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at UT Southwestern, where he serves as The Division Chief and Fellowship Program Director of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine. After receiving his BA in chemistry and biology at Williams College in Massachusetts, he received his medical degree and completed his residency at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He then completed his fellowship in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine at Duke University in Durham, NC. Dr. Kim joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor at The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA and The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA prior to joining the faculty at UT Southwestern.

As a fellowship-trained regional anesthesiologist, Dr. Kim has research interests in regional and acute pain management, namely the effectiveness of fascial plane and truncal blocks. He is also heavily involved in resident and fellow education, winning numerous teaching awards throughout his career, including the faculty teacher of the year awards at UVA, UPenn, and UT Southwestern. He is an associate faculty member of The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and serves as an associate editor for Open Anesthesia/IARS – Regional anesthesia and acute pain section.


Medical School
Georgetown University School of Medicine (2012)
Georgetown University Medical Center (2013), Internal Medicine
Georgetown University Medical Center (2016), Anesthesiology
Duke University Hospital (2017)