Dr. Dong Kim, M.D.

Dr. Dong Kim, M.D.

Professor & Chair, The Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery; Director, Mischer Neuroscience Institute; Professor, Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

Email Address: Dong.H.Kim@uth.tmc.edu
Phone Number: 713-500-6170


Education & Training

  • Undergraduate Degree:
    Stanford University, Stanford, California
  • Medical Degree:
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California
  • Internship:
    Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Residency:
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California
  • Fellowship in Cerebrovascular Surgery and Skull Base Tumors:
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida


  • Brain Aneurysms
  • AVMs
  • Brain Tumors
  • Meningioma
  • Neuro Oncology
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Chiari Malformation

Board Certifications

  • Diplomat, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Selected Bibliography

  • Kim DH, Van Ginhoven G, Milewicz DM. Familial aggregation of both aortic and cerebral aneurysms: evidence for a common genetic basis in a subset of families. J Neurosurg 56:655-661, 2005.
  • Pannu H*, Kim DH*, King T, Guo D, Shete S, Van Ginhoven G, Chin T, Chang K, Oi Y, Milewicz DM (*Authors contribution equal). Association of MMP2 and MMP9 polymorphisms with intracranial aneurysms. J Neurosurg. 105(3):418-23, 2006.
  • Krishna V, Kim DH: Ethnic Differences in Risk Factors for Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. J Neurosurg. 107(3):522-529, 2007.
  • Avidan N, Tran-Fadulu VT, Chen JH, Yu RK, Mathew S, Pannu H, Guo DC, Yuan J, Stankiewicz P, Yatsenko SA, Ahn C, Braverman AC, Willing MC; Abuelo D, Kim DH, Shete S, Milewicz DM. A Novel Locus for Familial Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Dissection Mapped to 15q24-26 (TAAD3): Locus Specific Phenotypes for Familial Aortic Disease. Circulation. In press.
  • Guo DC , Pannu H, Tran-Fadulu VT, Papke C, Yu RK, Avidan N, Divecha D, Scherer S, Estrera A, Safi H, Vick III GW, McConnell V, Marian AJ, Kim DH, Tung PP, Buja LM, Rama CS, Shete S, Milewicz DM. Mutations in genes encoding smooth muscle contractile proteins, ACTA2 and MYH11, cause hyperplastic vasculomyopathy and lead to diffuse and diverse vascular diseases. Nature Genetics. 39:1488-1493, 2007.
  • Santiago-Sim, T, Depalma, SR, Ju, KL, McDonough, B, Seidman, CE, Seidman, JG, Kim DH: Genomewide linkage in a large Caucasian family maps a new locus for intracranial aneurysms to chromosome 13q. Stroke. 40[suppl 1] S57-S60, 2009.
  • Santiago T, Mathew S, Pannu H, Milewicz DM, Seidman CE, Seidman J, Kim DH: Sequencing of TGF-beta pathway genes in familial dases of intracranial aneurysm (submitted). Stroke. 40:1604-1611, 2009.
  • Guo DC, Papke CL, Tran-Fadulu V, Regalado ES, Avidan N, Johnson RJ, Kim DH, Pannu H, Willing MC, Sparks E, Pyeritz RE, Singh MN, Dalman RL, Grotta JC, Marian AJ, Boerwinkle EA, Frazier LQ, LeMaire SA, Coselli JS, Estrere AL, Safi HJ, Veeraraghavan S, Munzy DM, Wheeler, DA, Willerson JT. Mutations in smooth muscle alpha-actin (ACTA2) cause coronary artery disease, stroke, and Moyamoya disease, along with thoracic aortic disease. Am J. Hum Genet. 84(5):617-617, 2009. Epub 2009 Apr 30.
  • Tran-Fadulu V, Pannu H, Kim DH, Vick GW 3rd, Lonsford CM, Lafont AL, Boccaladro C, Smart S, Peterson KL, Hain JZ, Willing MC, Coselli JS, LeMaire SA, Ahn C, Byers PH, Milewicz DM: Analysis of multigenerational families with thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections due to TGFBR1 or TGFBR2 mutations. J Med Genet. 46(9):607-613, 2009. Epub 2009 Jun 18.
  • Xiaoxin Cheng, Yaping Wang, Qian He, Yiyan Zheng, Dong Kim, Scott Whittemore, and Qilin Cao: Astrocytes from the contused spinal cord inhibit oligodendrocyte differentiation of adult OPCs by increasing the expression of bone morphogenetic proteins. J Neuroscience in press.