Louis J. Kim M.D.

 Louis  J. Kim M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Cerebrovascular, Neurological Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Stroke


Neurological Surgery, Stroke Center, UW Medicine Pituitary Program




Primary Location

Neurological Surgery Clinic at Harborview

908 Jefferson St., 5th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 

Cerebrovascular Lab at Harborview

325 9th Ave., 1st Floor, Ste. 127
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.744.3905|Map It 

Neurological Surgery Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor, Surgical Pavilion
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.5637|Map It 


Louis J. 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 professor of Neurological Surgery.

D. 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.


Columbia UniversityMedical education1999


Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological SurgeryNeurological Surgery2011
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