Kimberly Safman, MD
Kimberly Safman, M.D. specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, and completed a Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at University of California, Irvine Medical Center and her Fellowship in Anesthesia Pain Management at the Pain Management Medical Center in Long Beach. Dr Safman is Board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Pain Medicine Subspecialty Board.
A second generation physiatrist, Dr. Safman began her medical career in surgery but was later drawn to physical medicine, rehabilitation and pain management when she realized the positive impact the field had on the patients’ lives. “I’m most successful when my patients no longer need me.”
Dr. Safman’s Team
Physician Assistant – Kathy Rabago, PA-C
To learn more about Kathy Rabago, please click here.
Appointment Scheduler – Mary Giberson
Phone: (949) 722-5089
Fax: (949) 630-4970
Mary is the appointment scheduler for Dr. Safman. She is responsible for scheduling office appointments for the doctor. If you have a question about your visit to the office or new-patient paperwork, please contact Mary directly.
Triage Medical Department
If you have a clinical question about your care, medication, or follow-up needs, please contact the Triage Medical Department.
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Procedure Scheduler – Ivette Garcia
Phone: (949) 722-7038 x3586
Fax: (949) 630-4943
Ivette is the Procedure Scheduler for Dr. Safman. She is responsible for coordinating and scheduling all out-patient procedures for the doctor. If you have any questions about your procedure, please contact Ivette directly.
Bachelor of Arts, Biology : 1991
Boston University, Boston Massachusetts
Doctor of Medicine : 1996
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
Graduate School Education
Master’s of Science, Physiology : 1992
Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
- Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation : 2002
- UCI Medical Center, Orange, CA
- Residency in Urology : 1999
- UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
- Fellowship in Anesthesia Pain Management : 2003
- Pain Management Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
- American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Pain Medicine Subspecialty Board
- American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- American Academy of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
- American Pain Society