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

99 Patient Ratings
83 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 can function again. Dr Kim operated on my disk herniation. The pain is gone. He did a great job.





I had a wonderful experience with the first surgery of my life. My throbbing leg pain that brought tears is gone. I was able to return to work two weeks after surgery with Dr Kim.



After surgery with Dr Kim, the improvement is night and day. It was a phenomenal success. I received wonderful care from the staff. Dr Kim is very caring.




Very pleased with my surgery with Dr Kim



Dr Kim did revision cervical spine surgery. All my symptoms in my arms and hands went away after surgery. I recommend him to anybody.


As soon as I woke up, my arm pain was gone. I highly recommend Dr Kim to everyone


Dr Kim helped cure my terrible leg pain.




I was back at work in 3 days. Dr Kim is a miracle worker!


Dr Kim did a wonderful job. My root canal surgery was harder than his spine surgery. All of my symptoms have resolved.


I had an excellent experience other than constipation from my spine tumor surgery




Hip pain and leg pain are gone after my minimally invasive spine surgery


I had lumbar fusion a month ago. My leg pain has been resolved



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