Louis J. Kim M.D.

Louis J. Kim M.D.

Bio

Dr. Kim is the Chief of the Neurological Surgery Service at Harborview Medical Center and UW Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery. He is part of a…

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Patient Care Philosophy

My goal is to seamlessly combine cutting edge neurosurgical technology and compassionate patient care.

Personal Interests

Hiking, skiing, running, golf, reading.

Research Interests

Dr. Kim has received funding for his research through the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NINDS), FDA, Department of Defense, and Washington Research Foundation.

His clinical research relates to patient outcome measures and refinements in surgical and endovascular techniques in aneurysm, AVM, skull based tumor, and cavernous malformation surgery. He is engaged in several prospective cerebrovascular clinical trials charged with the goal of improving both the way we deliver neurosurgical care and patient outcomes.

His laboratory research investigates aneurysm flow and computer fluid dynamics modeling, neurosurgical robotics technology, neuroendoscopic neurosurgical instrument design and development, quantification of radiation dosing for diagnostic and endovascular procedures, and minimally invasive access techniques for skull base and cerebrovascular surgery.

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
Columbia UniversityMedical education1999
Banner Good Samaritan Medical CenterInternship
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical CenterFellowship
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical CenterResidency

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1999

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of Neurological SurgeryNeurological Surgery2011
Dr. Kim is the Chief of the Neurological Surgery Service at Harborview Medical Center and UW Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery. He is part of a select group of neurosurgeons across the country fellowship-trained in both open vascular/skull base microsurgery and endovascular techniques for the treatment of cerebrovascular and spinal vascular diseases. He specializes exclusively in the treatment of cerebrovascular and spinal vascular lesions, including cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), cavernous malformations, dural arteriovenous fistulae (dAVFs), intracranial stenosis, carotid artery stenosis, spinal AVMs, and brain and spine tumor embolizations. Patients with cerebrovascular disease looking for an unbiased, expert opinion on the appropriate microsurgical or endovascular management should seek out an appointment in his clinic. Dr. Kim is board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

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