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

126 Patient Ratings
110 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 had back surgery with Dr Kim. My awful pain is now gone; and now I can walk without falling. I highly recommend Dr Kim.


I had a artificial disk placed for a herniated disk. My arm and hand pain are gone.


My arm numbness is gone after surgery with Dr Kim.



















Dr Kim: thank you for your extraordinary abilities that were fully challenged by my complex and grueling surgery. Thank you for quite literally saving my life. Pam Jordan


Dear Dr Kim: Once again, we want to thank you for the excellent care given to Bob with his spine fusion on 2/6/18. We appreciate you very much! Please thanks your office staff for their assistance. Robert and Rebecca Baughman



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