Albert Kim, MD, PhD

Albert Kim, MD, PhD

Neurosurgeon, Surgeon

Primary Academic Title

August A. Busch Jr. Distinguished Professor of Neurological Surgery, Director, Brain Tumor Program, Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

As director of the Siteman Brain Tumor Center Dr. Kim oversees all patients diagnosed with brain tumors, regardless of the type. Learn more about how Dr. Kim and Siteman are advancing treatment for brain tumors and care of all brain tumor patients.

Research Interest

Brain tumors, including skull-base tumors. Research interests include tumor microenvironments and advanced imaging of brain tumors.


  • 2003: MD/PhD, New York University School of Medicine


  • 2003 - 2004: Intern, neurosurgery/general surgery, Harvard University, Boston
  • 2004 - 2010: Resident and chief resident, neurosurgery, Harvard University
  • 2010 - 2011: Fellow, cerebrovascular and skull-base surgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami

Board Certification

  • 2015: American Board of Neurological Surgeons

Selected Research Publications

Association of county-level socioeconomic status with meningioma incidence and outcomes.
  • Pugazenthi S, Price M, De La Vega Gomar R, [...] Kim AH, Ostrom QT
  • Neuro-oncology 2024
Glioblastoma-infiltrating CD8+ T cells are predominantly a clonally expanded GZMK+ effector population.
  • Wang AZ, Mashimo BL, Schaettler MO, [...] Kim AH, [...] Dunn GP
  • Cancer Discov 2024
Multimodal neuro-nanotechnology: Challenging the existing paradigm in glioblastoma therapy.
  • Kudruk S, Forsyth CM, Dion MZ, [...] Kim AH, [...] Artzi N
  • Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2024
Epigenetic regulation during cancer transitions across 11 tumour types.
  • Terekhanova NV, Karpova A, Liang WW, [...] Kim AH, [...] Ding L
  • Nature 2023
The Conventional Dendritic Cell 1 Subset Primes CD8+ T Cells and Traffics Tumor Antigen to Drive Antitumor Immunity in the Brain.
  • Bowman-Kirigin JA, Desai R, Saunders BT, [...] Kim AH, [...] Dunn GP
  • Cancer Immunol Res 2023
The function of histone methylation and acetylation regulators in GBM pathophysiology.
  • McCornack C, Woodiwiss T, Hardi A, Yano H, Kim AH
  • Front Oncol 2023

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Contact Information

  • Washington University Medical Campus

    4921 Parkview Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63110

  • South St. Louis County

    5225 Midamerica Plaza
    St. Louis, MO 63129

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