Prof. Kee D. Kim

Department of Neurological Surgery

University of California Davis School of Medicine, USA

Associate Professor, Co-Director of Spine Center



1992 M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA

1986 B.S. Biology, Yale University, USA



  1. Zwienenberg-Lee M, Kim KD and JP Muizelaar: Injuries to the Central Nervous System, Chapter 2, ACS Surgery: Principles and Practice, WebMD, Inc., 966-981.
  2. Kim KD, Fox A and J Silverthorn: The Atavi Approach to Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Chapter 123, Kim, Vaccaro and Fessler, (ed), Spinal Instrumentation Surgical Techniques, Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., New York, New York. 904-907.
  3. Fox A and KD Kim: The Endius WAVE and TiTLE Pedicle Screw Internal Fixation Systems, Chapter 124, Kim, Vaccaro and Fessler, (ed), Spinal Instrumentation Surgical Techniques, Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., New York, New York. 908-911.
  4. Carter K, Roberto R and KD Kim: Nonoperative Treatment of Cervical Fracture: Cervical Orthoses and Cranioskeletal Traction in Patients with Cervical Spine Fractures, Chapter 10, Kim D, Ludwig S, Vaccaro A and JC Chang, (ed), Atlas of Spine Trauma with CD-Rom, Elsevier, 88-103.
  5. Shahlaie, K, Zwienenberg-Lee M, Kim KD, and JP Muizelaar: Injuries to the central nervious system, ACS Surgery: Principle and Practice, (ed), Trauma and Thermal Injury, DOI 10.2310/7800.S07C02. 10.
  6. Hutton DS and KD Kim: Odontoid Screw Fixation, Section 6, Procedure 58, Jon Park and Melanie G. Hayden Gephart, (ed), Core Techniques in Operative Neurosurgery, Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia. 409-415.


  1. Shahlaie K, Hawk MW, Hu BR, Theis JH, and KD Kim. Parasitic central nervous system infections: echinococcus and schistosoma. Reviews in Neurological Diseases, 2(4): 176-185.
  2. Stevens KJ, Spenciner DB, Griffiths KL, Kim KD, Zwienenberg-Lee M, Alamin T, and R Bammer. Comparison of minimally invasive and conventional open posterolateral lumbar fusion using magnetic resonance imaging and retraction pressure studies. Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques, 19(2): 77-86.
  3. Shahlaie K. and KD Kim. Occipitocervical Fusion using Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2: Adverse Effects Due to Tissue Swelling and Seroma Spine. Spine, 33(21): 2361-2366.
  4. Roberto RF, McDonald T, Curtiss S, Neu CP, Kim KD and F Pennings. Kinematics of Progressive Circumferential Ligament Resection (Decompression) in Conjunction With Cervical Disc Arthroplasty in a Spondylotic Spine Model. Spine, 35(18): 1676-1683.
  5. Cappuccino A, Cornwall GB, Turner A, Fogel G, Duong HT, Kim KD and DS Brodke. Biomechanical Analysis and Review of Lateral Lumber Fusion Constructs. Spine, 35(26S): S361-S367.
  6. Kim KD, Wright NM and The Spinal Sealant Study Group. Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) Hydrogel Spinal Sealant (DuraSeal™ Spinal Sealant) as an Adjunct to Sutured Dural Repair in the Spine: Results of a Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized Controlled Study. Spine, 36(23): 1906 - 1912.
  7. Mohammed A, Eleraky MA, Duong HT, Esp E, and KD Kim. Expandable Versus Non-expandable Cages for Thoracolumbar Burst Fracture. World Neurosurgery, 75(1): 149-154.
  8. Khanna P, Chau C, Dublin AB, Kim KD and D Wisner. The Value of Cervical Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Evaluation of the Obtunded or Comatose Patient With Cervical Trauma, No Other Abnormal Neurological Findings, and a Normal Cervical Computed Tomography. The Journal of Trauma Injury, Infection, and Critical Care, 72(3): 699-702.
  9. Kim KD and ES Kim. Unknown Case: Part 1. Spine, 38(3): 277.
  10. Kim KD, Li W and C Galloway. Use of a Radiopaque Localizer to Reduce Radiation Exposure. Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research, 2011: 5:6.
  11. Kim KD and Kim ES. Unknown Case: Part 2. Spine, 38(4): 368.
  12. Fedor M, Kim ES, Ding K, Muizelaar J, Kim KD. Spontaneous Spinal Epidual Hematoma: A Retrospective Study on Prognostic Factors and Review of the Literature. Korean J Spine, 8(4): 272-282.
  13. Rhyne AL, Blumenthal SL, Frank EH, Hsu KY, Kim KD, Youssef JA, Wang JC, Arnold P, BenDebba M, Block KM, Juarez TG, Chiacchierini RP, Ehmsen RJ, Krelle JS, diZerega GS and the Oxiplex Clinical Study Group.. Oxiplex reduces leg pain, back pain and associated symptoms following lumbar discectomy. Spine, 15;37(8): 631-41.
  14. Lee C and Kim K. Stem cell microenvironment as a potential therapeutic target. Regenerative Medicine, 7(1): 3-5.
  15. Jared D. Ament, M.D., M.P.H., and Kee D. Kim, M.D. Standardizing cost-utility analysis in neurosurgery. Neurosurg Focus, 33(1): 1-6.
  16. Panchal RR, Hutton DS, Kim KD. Bilateral Cerebellar Infarcts from Vertebral Artery Insufficiency Caused by Cervical Osteophytes, J Spine 1:122. doi:10.4172/2165-7939.1000122.
  17. Heum Dai Kwon, Rudolph J. Schrot, Edward E. Kerr, Kee D. Kim. Coccygodynia and Coccygectomy. Korean J Spine, 9(4): 326-333.

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