Stefan Kim, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

Stefan Kim

Contact Info

kim01294@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-624-6666

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery


Neurosurgeon


MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC

Residency, neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond

Fellowship, neurosurgical oncology/spine oncology, Neurosurgery Department, University of Texas at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

BS, Electrical engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Summary

Dr. Stefan Kim joined the department following two years of serving as a neurosurgery consultant at Kijabe Hospital in Kenya, Africa. “I truly believe life has greater meaning when you devote yourself to serving others, especially those who are poor and desperate,” he said. “There is about one neurosurgeon for about two to three million people in Sub-Saharan Africa, so it is not hard to imagine that many people, especially the poor, have virtually no access to surgical care and many perish as a result.”

Prior to his work in Africa, Dr. Kim spent 10 years on the neurosurgery staff at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA, and as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, in Boston, MA. He is excited about being back in an academic setting. “I really enjoy interacting with residents and look forward to learning and growing with them,” he said. “I also hope to have opportunities to expose some of the residents to neurosurgical work in Africa.”

Dr. Kim specializes in neurosurgical treatment of the spine, including degenerative disk disease, spine tumors, trauma, and deformities. His research interests focus on spine oncology and deformities. “The U of M has an excellent orthopedic and neurosurgery spine program and I look forward to participating in their collaborative research efforts,” he said.

Expertise

Spinal surgery, degenerative disk disease, spine tumors, trauma, and deformities

Awards & Recognition

  • Crutchfield, Gage and Thomson Award for best resident presentation at the annual meeting of the Neurosurgical society of Virginia, 2006
  • Synthes Award for Research on Brain and Craniofacial Injury (presentation given during 2006 CNS meeting in Chicago), Stefan Kim, Nam Tran, Ross Bullock, Harold Young, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond
  • Mahaley Award for clinical tumor research (presentation given during 2007 AANS meeting in Washington, DC), Stefan Kim, Raymond Sawaya, Ian McCutcheon, Sujit Prabhu, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Kim's research interests focus on spinal oncology and deformities.

Publications

Publications

  1. Kim SS, McCutcheon, IE, Raymond, S, Weinberg, JS, Lang, FF, Prabhu, SS: Awake Craniotomy for Brain Tumors Near Eloquent Cortex: Correlation of Intraoperative Cortical Mapping with Neurological Outcomes in 300 Consecutive Patient. Neurosurgery 2009; May 64(5) 836-45.
  2. Kim S, Tran ND, Vincent HK, Rodriguez A, Hinton DR, Bullock MR, Young HF. Aquaporin-1 Mediated cerebral edema following traumatic Brain Injury: Effects of Acidosis and Corticosteroid Administration. J Neurosurgery 2010; May 112(5):1095-104.
  3. Schirmer CM, Shills JL, Arle JE, Cosgrove GR, Dempsey PK, Kim S, Martin CJ, Magge S: Heuristic Map of Myotomal Innervation in Humans using Direct Intraoperative Nerve Root Stimulation. J Neurosurgery Spine 2011; Jul:15(1):64-70.
  4. Tatsui, CE, Siki D, Rao G, Kim SS, Salaskar A, Habotiglu M, McCutcheon IE, Rhines, LD: Prognostic Relevance of Visceral Metastasis in 267 Consecutive Patients Undergoing Surgery for Spinal Metastasis from Renal Cell Carcinoma. J Neurosurgery Spine 2014 Jan;20(1):108-16.

Presentations

  1. Aquaporin-1 Mediated Cerebral Edema following Traumatic Brain injury, 2006 CNS meeting in Chicago, Stefan Kim, Nam Tran, Ross Bullock, Harold Young
  2. Awake Craniotomy for Brain Tumors in Eloquent Areas: Correlation of Intraoperative Cortical Mapping with Neurological Outcome in 300 Consecutive patients, 2007 AANS meeting in Washington, DC, Stefan Kim, Suit Prabhu, Raymon Sawaya, Ian McCutcheon, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  3. Prognostic Relevance of Visceral Metastasis in 250 Consecutive Patients Undergoing Surgery for Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma of the Spine, 2007 CNS meeting in San Diego, CA, Claudio E. Tatsui, Stefan Kim, Claudio E. Tatsui, Laurence D. Rhines, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.