D. Kyle Kim, MD, PhD


D. Kyle Kim, MD, PhD is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of a variety of conditions affecting the brain and spine. He has extensive experience in the minimally invasive approach to treatments of tumors, vascular lesions, and degenerative conditions. This includes disk herniation, spinal stenosis and compression. Dr. D. Kyle Kim has special interests in vascular compression lesions of the brain including trigeminal neuralgia. He has specialized training and experience in microsurgical techniques applied to conditions involving the brain or spine.

Dr. Kim is committed to an individualized attention to each patient’s needs, whether it involves a surgical solution or not. His goal is to find the best outcome for every patient.

Dr. Kyle Kim

Dr. D. Kyle Kim attained University of Chicago on scholarship earning a B. A. in General Studies in Humanities. He then finished an M.D./PhD. Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago.

Doctor Rating

5.0 out of 5

Dr. Kyle Kim

54 Patient Ratings
39 Patient Comments


Dr. D. Kyle Kim underwent a general surgery internship followed by neurological surgery training at the University of Washington in Seattle. His neurological surgery training included a year at Atkinson Morley Hospital in Wimbledon, United Kingdom. He also completed a cerebrovascular surgery fellowship at the University of Washington.

Professional Experience

After completing his neurological surgery training, Dr. D. Kyle Kim eight years at Allegheny General Hospital/Hahnemann Medical College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He then moved his practice to Seattle at Group Health Permanante where he spent ten years before joining Seattle Neurosurgery/OPA. Dr. D. Kyle Kim’s practice comprises a variety of conditions affecting the brain and spine. He applies an individualized approach to the achieve the best outcome for every patient. Dr. D. Kyle Kim’s professional memberships include the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and Joint AANS/CNS Section of Cerebrovascular Surgery. He has been recognized a Top Doctor both by Seattle Magazine and Metropolitan Seattle Magazine.

Personal Interests

Dr. D. Kyle Kim primary activities revolve around his family, including his wife, Mia, and their three children. The older two children are physicians as well. His hobbies include reading, following sports, and bicycling.


  • Dr. D. Kyle Kim received a B.A. from the University of Chicago. He then obtained an MD/PhD from Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago.
  • Neurological Surgery Residency
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Cerebrovascular Surgery Fellowship
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Board Certification

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery


  • American Society of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Joint Cerebrovascular Section of AANS/CNS


  • Top Doctors Seattle Magazine/Seattle Metropolitan Magazine

Conditions Treated

Cranial Conditions

    Acoustic Neuroma-Vestibular Schwannoma
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Cerebral aneurysms
  • Craniopharyngiomas
  • Ependymomas
  • Glioma
  • Meningioma
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Primary and Metastatic (Secondary) Tumors
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Hemifacial Spasm (HFS)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia

Spinal Conditions

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Arthritis
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Foraminal Stenosis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trauma
  • Vertebral Compression Fracture

Patient Reviews


I feel so much better after surgery. I'm very grateful to Dr Kim


Very happy with my care. I'm doing very well after my fusion.


It's a miracle how well the surgery went.


Absolute great.


Doing great after disk replacement surgery


Amazing result from front and back cervical spine surgery. Walking better. Hands working much better.


Doing great. Pain gone after surgery


Very happy with results of surgery


I can't believe my neck pain is no longer waking me up. Thank you.


I received excellent care from Dr. Kim and would not hesitate to refer others to him.


I highly recommend Dr. Kyle Kim for any surgery for the back spine is done my health has been great we drove six hours just to come to see him and I recommend him to anyone


I had a herniated disc at C6 that was compressing my spine. Dr. Kyle Kim not only took the time to explain the surgery I needed, he also returned my phone calls promptly and made me feel like I was his only patient. He is kind, thoughtful and very skilled in his profession. I feel very fortunate to have had him preform the surgery. He is a lovely man and I am extremely grateful.


Very happy with results of surgery. Was improved almost immediately after my back surgery


Doing very well 6weeks after fusion. Walking 3 1/2 miles at a time with my hiking group.


Very happy with my doctor


Wish I had surgery sooner...an outstanding experience


I am grateful for your skills and responsiveness.


Excellent care.Dr .Kim was a superb neurosurgeon and the best bedside manner. Michael Boyer M.D.


Dr Kim did a fabulous job and looking forward to a full recovery


I recently had a discectomy of my L-4/L-5. After months a d months of trying to avoid surgery we decided it was time. Dr Kim and his staff were amazing. There were a couple discs in my lumbar region that had herniated but one was asymptomatic. He recommended we only operate on the disc causing symptoms. Anytime a surgeon wants to cut less I'd say is a good sign. He's honest, I'm at the one month Mark and I feel better than I did before surgery, and I'm only a third of the way recovered. The surgery went amazing. He was able to make it out patient. And has showed genuine concern every step of the way. I highly recommend these guys!


Excellent care in all regards; a caring man, a not so common man, compassionate, personable and highly skilled. Karl Segan said, "there are billions of stars in the universe"; I'd give them all to Dr. Kim.


Fabulous experience - Dr Kim is a skilled professional that provided instant relief to my back pain.


Dr. Kim and his team did an awesome job on my back. I feel a million times better than before my surgery and it has only been two weeks.


Thank you so much! I feel so much better.


Dr. Kim is my new sweetheart! I suffered with sciatic pain for over 2 years. He explained my procedure (lamenotomy) both at the office and on the morning of my surgery. He answered all of my questions before and after. Thank you! Thank you!

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