Louis J. Kim M.D. Accepting new patients

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Cerebrovascular, Neurological surgery, Skull base surgery, Stroke care




Louis Kim, M.D., is chief of Neurological Surgery and director of the Associate Residency Program at Harborview. Dr. Kim is also UW's vice chairman and a professor of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Kim strives to create active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes. Dr. Kim specializes exclusively in the treatment of cerebrovascular and spinal vascular lesions. He is board-certified in neurological surgery and is part of a select group of neurosurgeons across the U.S. fellowship-trained in both open vascular/skull base microsurgery and endovascular techniques for the treatment of cerebrovascular and spinal vascular diseases. Dr. Kim’s clinical research relates to patient outcome measures and refinements of surgical and endovascular techniques in aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation, skull based tumor and cavernous malformation surgery. He is engaged in several prospective cerebrovascular clinical trials charged with improving neurosurgical care delivery and patient outcomes.

Personal Interests

When away from practicing medicine, Dr. Kim enjoys spending time hiking, skiing, running, golfing and reading.
Neurological Surgery Clinic at Harborview

Neurological Surgery Clinic at Harborview

908 Jefferson St., 5th Floor Seattle, WA 98104


Brain tumors, Cerebrovascular, Epilepsy, General neurology


Cerebrovascular Lab at Harborview

325 9th Ave., 1st Floor, Ste. 127 Seattle, WA 98104


Cerebrovascular, Neurological surgery, Ultrasound

Neurological Surgery Clinic at UWMC

Neurological Surgery Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor, Surgical Pavilion Seattle, WA 98195


Back/spine injury treatment, Brain tumors, Chronic pain, Head & neck surgery

Columbia University

Medical education, 1999

Barrow Neurological Institute

Fellowship, Endovascular Neurosurgery

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center

Internship, General Surgery

Barrow Neurological Institute

Residency, Neurological Surgery


Board Certifications
  • Neurological Surgery, 2011, American Board of Neurological Surgery