Albert H. Kim, MD, PhD

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Specializes In
  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Tumors
  • Pituitary Tumors
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Korean


Sees Patients For

Brain tumors (open and minimally invasive approaches), including glioblastoma, glioma, astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, meningioma, pituitary tumors, acoustic neuromas, craniofacial tumors, skull base tumors, Gamma Knife

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital



Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery

Academic Title(s)

August A. Busch Jr. Professor of Neurological Surgery
Professor, Neurosurgery, Genetics, Neurology and Developmental Biology
Director, Brain Tumor Center
Surgical Director, Pituitary Center
Co-Leader, Neurorestorative Therapy Group, Hope Center
Senior Vice-Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

Research Interests

Brain tumors continue to be challenging and often devastating neurological diseases. Dr. Kim’s laboratory is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms that drive tumor cell behavior in glioblastoma, a malignant brain cancer that is almost invariably fatal, as well as in aggressive forms of benign brain tumors, including meningiomas and pituitary tumors. Using his scientific training as a molecular neurobiologist and his experience as a board-certified brain tumor neurosurgeon, Dr. Kim has acquired expertise in generating model systems–patient-derived glioblastoma cell lines and CRISPR/Cas9-based tumor models in neural stem cells–for both mechanistic and translational studies. His laboratory utilizes multidisciplinary approaches, from genetics and biochemistry to cell biology and preclinical in vivo brain tumor models, to discover new treatments for patients.



2011 Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Neurosurgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL


2010 Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women's/Children's Hospitals, Boston, MA

Chief Resident

2010 Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women's/Children's Hospitals, Boston, MA


2003 New York University School of Medicine, New York

Masters Degree

1999 Biology/Biomedical Science, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis MO

AB, East Asian Studies

1994 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA