Newport Orthopedic Institute
(949) 722-7038
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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

Appointment Scheduler – Shaun Rakhshani

Phone: (949) 722-5089
Fax: (949) 630-4970

Shaun is the appointment scheduler for Dr. Safman. He 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 Shaun directly.

 Triage Medical Department

If you have a clinical question about your care, medication, or follow-up needs, please contact the Triage Medical Department.

Phone: (949) 722-5035
Fax: (949) 630-4931

*Please note that due to HIPAA Regulations, we cannot respond to you via email. Once your email is received, you will receive a call from one of our staff members. If you wish to communicate via email only, please log-in to your secure NextMD account here. If you would like to create a NextMD account, please contact our office.

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.

Primary Specialty

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Arts, Biology : 1991

Boston University, Boston Massachusetts

Medical Education

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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine Subspecialty Board


  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • American Academy of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American Pain Society