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Giving back to the community. St. Joseph Health System Office

Richard B. Kim, MD

Specialty
  • Neurosurgery
    (Board Certified)
Address
DISC Sports & Spine Center
3501 Jamboree Rd.
Suite 1250
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
DISC Sports & Spine Center
3501 Jamboree Rd.
Suite 1250
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Phone
(949) 988-7855
Fax
(949) 988-7858
Hours
Mon - Thurs 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fri 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

More Information

Website
discmdgroup.com/physicians/richard-b-kim-md

Video

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Neurosurgery
    Education
    • College
      UC Riverside - 1985
    • Medical School
      George Washington School of Medicine - 1987
    • Medical School
      Medical St. Louis University - 1990
    • Internship
      New York University Medical Center - Neurosurgery - 1991
    • Residency
      New York University Medical Center - Neurosurgery - 1997
    • Fellowship
      Yale University School of Medicine - Fellowship: Epilepsy Surgery - 1998
    Areas of Interest
    • Epilepsy Surgery
    • Pediatric Neurological surgery
    • Pediatric Neurosurgery
    • Herniated Disc
    • Sciatica
    • Lumbar Stenosis
    • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
    • Spine Fusion
    • Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion
    • Disc Replacement
    • Latera Lumbar Interbody Fusion
    • ALIF
  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography

    Dr. Richard Kim was born and raised in Southern California. He earned his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

    Dr. Kim’s post-graduate training included an internship and residency at New York University Medical Center and a fellowship in epilepsy surgery at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Kim served as program director of Hoag Epilepsy Center from 2006 - 2013. In 2015, Dr. Kim became the Medical Co-Director at DISC Sports and Spine Center at the Newport Beach location, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons.

    An active researcher, Dr. Kim has published numerous scientific articles and chapters in neurosurgical textbooks, on subjects ranging from surgery for epilepsy to complex spine surgery.

    Dr. Kim believes DISC Sports & Spine Center and St. Joseph Hospital offer the best of modern technology and leading-edge treatments with a very personalized and responsive, patient-centered approach.

    Dr. Kim’s expertise spans a broad range, beyond epilepsy surgery and complex brain mapping. He is an accomplished surgeon of the spine, with a very busy practice in cervical, thoracic, and lumbar complex surgery. Dr. Kim also helped lead Hoag’s Pituitary Tumor program, and pioneered a minimally invasive endoscopic approach to resection of pituitary tumors.

    Dr. Kim specializes in the following conditions and procedures:

    • Epilepsy Surgery
    • Pediatric Neurological surgery
    • Pediatric Neurosurgery
    • Herniated Disc
    • Sciatica
    • Lumbar Stenosis
    • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
    • Spine Fusion
    • Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion
    • Disc Replacement
    • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
    • ALIF
    Certifications
    Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgeons - November 2001-Present
    Areas of Expertise
    Asst. Clinical Prof., Directior of Epilepsy Surgery
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