Won Kim, MD

Won Kim, MD

Health Sciences Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery




Neurological Surgery

Institutional Affiliation

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica



Functional Neurosurgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2015 - 2016


Neurological Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2009 - 2010


MD, UCLA School of Medicine, 2009


Neurosurgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2010 - 2016

Board Certification

Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2020

Contact Information

Clinical Interests

Brain Tumor, CNS Lymphoma, Facial/Hemifacial Spasms, Hydrocephalus, Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Meningiomas, Metastatic Cancer - Brain Cancer From Other Organs, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Pituitary Tumors, Stereotactic Biopsy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia

Scientific Interests

Dr. Won Kim is interested in studying the genetic alterations and the immune environments that allow brain metastases to survive within the central nervous system. By furthering knowledge regarding these factors, his hope is to find novel ways to target these tumors through immunotherapeutic means. Additionally, he is interested in improving the ability to quantify tumor burden and detect early progression through the sampling of cell free DNA in the cerebrospinal fluid.

Highlighted Publications

Chung LK, Beckett JS, Ong V, Lagman C, Nagasawa DT, Yang I, Kim W. Predictors of Outcomes in Fourth Ventricular Epidermoid Cysts: A Case Report and a Review of Literature. World Neurosurg. 2017 Sep;105:689-696. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.06.037. Epub 2017 Jun 12. Review.

Kim W, Chivukula S, Heaney A, Wang M, Bergsneider M. Transsphenoidal surgery for prolactinomas. Transsphenoidal Surgery-Complication Avoidance and Management Techniques. 2017

Kuan EC, Yoo F, Kim W, Badran KW, Heineman TE, Sepahdari AR, Bergsneider M, Wang MB. Anatomic Variations in Pituitary Endocrinopathies: Implications for the Surgical Corridor. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2017 Apr;78(2):105-111. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1585588. Epub 2016 Aug 10.