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Bong-Soo Kim, MD

Professor, Clinical Neurosurgery
Director, Neurosurgical Spine Surgery
Director, Minimally Invasive & Complex Spine Fellowship Program

Bong-Soo Kim
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About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Comprehensive approach to spine care, ranging from minimally invasive spine surgery to complex spine surgery
  • Minimally invasive treatment of spinal disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Herniated disc, stenosis, spondylolithesis, scoliosis, tumors, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, infections, congenital disorders and spinal cord injury
  • Minimally invasive spinal fusion
  • Minimally invasive spinal deformity surgery
  • Cervical artificial disc
  • Kyphoplasty for compression fractures and spinal tumors
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • NeuroOncology, including brain and spinal cord tumors, spinal radiosurgery
  • General neurosurgery

Research Interests

Dr. Kim is interested in developing minimally invasive endoscopic techniques for addressing a multitude of spinal conditions.

Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Minimally Invasive and Complex Spinal Surgery, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship, NeuroOncology and Stereotaxis, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
  • MD, Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea


  • Korean Board of Neurological Surgery
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

Digital Bibliography

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Kim BS, Markus B, Jallo J: Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy. Jandial R, McCormick P, and Black p (eds): Essential Techniques in Operative Neurosurgery. Philadelphia: Elsevier (in print)

Kim BS, Jallo J: Intracranial pressure monitoring and management of raised intracranial pressure. Loftus C (ed): Neurosurgical Emergencies, 2nd edition. American Association of Neurological Surgery: New York: Thieme: 2008 : pp 1l -26

Kim BS, Sandhu F, Perez-Cruet M, Refai D, Fessler RG: Surgical approaches to craniocervical junction and the upper cervical spine. Frymoyer J and Wiesel S (eds): The Adult and Pediatric Spines, 3rd edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: 2004: Vol. 2 pp 753-759... Expand