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

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
Characterization of the Genomic and Immunologic Diversity of Malignant Brain Tumors through Multisector Analysis.
  • Schaettler MO, Richters MM, Wang AZ, [...] Kim AH, [...] Dunn GP
  • Cancer Discov 2022
Identification and Management of Aggressive Meningiomas.
  • Patel B, Desai R, Pugazenthi S, [...] Kim AH
  • Front Oncol 2022
CDC20 regulates sensitivity to chemotherapy and radiation in glioblastoma stem cells.
  • Mao DD, Cleary RT, Gujar A, Mahlokozera T, Kim AH
  • PLoS One 2022
Competitive binding of E3 ligases TRIM26 and WWP2 controls SOX2 in glioblastoma.
  • Mahlokozera T, Patel B, Chen H, [...] Kim AH
  • Nat Commun 2021

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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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