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

63 Patient Ratings
48 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


All good


My surgery was a complete success. Being free from the extreme pain is a miracle. Dr. Kim has given me renewed vitality and energy pain free.


Thanks for everything...Dr Kim is the best!


Doing well after minimally invasive laminectomy. I'm pain free and walking again.


My experience with Dr. Kim was truly excellent from start to finish. He met with me very soon after my problems began, explained what was needed and scheduled surgery within a couple of days. He met with me after surgery several times and the outcome met all my expectations. What a relief to be pain free and able to resume normal activities! I enjoyed interacting with Dr. Kim, he is very friendly and encouraging. In short, my experience cervical could not have been better.


Dr. Kim was amazing. Highly recommend!


Great surgeon, caring and compassionate. When I experienced unexpected great pain after surgery, he was quick to help and accurate in his response. Would go to him in a heartbeat if I need to. Charles W. Millington DDS


Doing great after surgery


Did great with surgery.


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

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