Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery
St Louis, United States
Albert H. Kim, MD, PhD is Director of the Brain Tumor Center, Herbert Lourie Professor of Neurosurgery, and Professor of Genetics, Neurology, and Developmental Biology at Washington University School of Medicine and Siteman Cancer Center. He also serves as the Surgical Director of the Pituitary Center and is Co-Leader of the Neurorestorative Therapy Group at the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders. After obtaining an A.B. in East Asian Studies at Harvard University, he received a M.S. in Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Washington University and then received his MD-PhD degrees at New York University School of Medicine. He completed a neurosurgical residency at the Boston Children’s Hospital/Brigham & Women’s Hospital program at Harvard Medical Center and further completed a fellowship in skull base and cerebrovascular surgery at the University of Miami. His clinical focus is the management of complex brain tumors, both malignant and benign. He has been continuously funded by the NIH since 2012. Dr. Kim’s laboratory focuses on understanding brain tumor cell heterogeneity and identifying the mechanisms that drive tumor cell growth and treatment resistance using genomic, biochemical, and imaging approaches. He has served in leadership positions in the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors, the Society for Neuro-Oncology, and the Southern Neurosurgical Society. He is an Associate Editor of Neuro-Oncology Advances and Neurosurgery.