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Dong  H.  Kim, MD, FAANS
Kim, Dong H.
6431 Fannin St, Suite 7.146
Houston, TX 77030

Elected: 2011

Dong H. Kim was born in Seoul, Korea on February 11, 1964. His family immigrated to the US when he was seven years old. He graduated from Stanford University and then in 1990 from the University of California San Francisco Medical School. After general surgery training at Harvard, he completed his neurosurgery training under Dr. Charles Wilson at UCSF. He went on to complete a fellowship in cerebrovascular surgery and skull base tumors with Dr. Arthur Day at the University of Florida.

Dr. Kim has held faculty and hospital appointments at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and at Cornell University Medical College, The New York Hospital, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

In October 2007, Dr. Kim moved from Boston to Houston and now serves as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Director of the Mischer Neuroscience Institute. He was the also Program Director of the Neurosurgery Residency Program from 2008 to 2011.

His clinical interests include cerebrovascular disease, brain tumors, and trigeminal neuralgia. His research interests include identifying genetic defects leading to intracranial aneurysms and brain tumors. He also studies the usefulness of stem cell therapy following neural injury. He is the recipient of grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Stroke Association.

Dr. Kim received the Partners in Excellence Award at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2005 and 2006. He was awarded the President’s Gold Circle Award from Memorial Hermann Hospital in 2008 and the Breakthrough of the Year Award for Growth in 2009, also from Memorial Hermann.

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