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.
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.