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Won Kim, MD

  • Brain and Tumor Neurosurgery|
  • Neurosurgery
Westwood Neurosurgery | 300 Stein Plaza Suite 420, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Dr. Kim completed his neurosurgical residency training at UCLA with a fellowship in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. His clinical interests include the treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors deep within the brain using a wide variety of surgical modalities to best suit each individual patient and tumor type. Using technologies including the laser ablation of tumors (Visualase), white matter preserving corridor surgery (BrainPath), and stereotactic radiosurgery, he is able to treat many tumors traditionally deemed “inoperable.”

In addition to the treatment of tumors within the brain, Dr. Kim specializes in advanced endoscopic techniques to surgically remove tumors of the pituitary and skull base. Working hand-in-hand with a multidisciplinary surgical team of otolaryngologists and oculoplastic surgeons, he is able to treat tumors in a minimally invasive manner that avoids large craniofacial incisions and maximizes functional outcomes.


Areas of Clinical Expertise:

Brain Tumors:

  • Primary brain tumors (astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, glioblastomas, etc.)
  • Metastatic tumors
  • Meningiomas

Pituitary Tumors:

  • Endoscopic endonasal resection of pituitary tumors

Hemifacial Spasm and Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia:

  • Microvascular decompression


  • Brain metastases
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Meningiomas
  • Schwannomas
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy:

  • Metastatic Brain Tumors / Radiation Necrosis
  • Primary Brain Tumors


  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Endoscopic third ventriculostomy




Medical Board Certification

Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2020


Functional Neurosurgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2016


Neurosurgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2016


Neurological Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2010


MD, UCLA School of Medicine, 2009



West Los Angeles

Westwood Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery| Brain and Tumor Neurosurgery| Pediatric Neurosurgery +3 more specialties

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


Meet Won Kim, MD
Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Surgery for Skull Base Tumors
Treatment of Brain Metastases



Metastatic brain tumors and leptomeningeal disease


  • National Institute of Health R25 Research Grant, 2012
  • Co-investigator, Interdepartmental Brain Metastasis Seed Grant, UCLA, 2018.


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021, 2023
  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2019