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Bong-Soo Kim, MD


Associate Professor, Clinical Neurosurgery

Director, Neurosurgical Spine Surgery
Director, Minimally Invasive & Complex Spine Fellowship Program

Telephone: 215-707-7200

Fax:  215-707-3831

Email: bongsookim@temple.edu


Department of Neurosurgery


Educational Background:


MD (combined College and Medical School Program), Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea (graduated with honors)


Residency, Neurosurgery, Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea


Residency, Neurosurgery, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


Fellowship, NeuroOncology and Stereotaxis, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH


Fellowship, Minimally Invasive and Complex Spinal Surgery, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL


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clinical Interests:

  • Comprehensive approach to spine care, ranging from mimimally invasive spine surgery to complex spine surgery
  • Minimally invasive treatment of spinal disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Herniated disc, stenosis, spondylolithesis, scoliosis, tumors, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, infections, congenital disorders and spinal cord injury
  • Minimally invasive spinal fusion
  • Minimally invasive spinal deformity surgery
  • Cervical artifical disc
  • Kyphoplasty for compression fractures and spinal tumors
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • NeuroOncology, including brain and spinal cord tumors, spinal radiosurgery
  • General neurosurgery

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board certification(s):

  • Korean Board of Neurological Surgery
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

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RESEARCH Interests:


Dr. Kim is interested in developing minimally invasive endoscopic techniques for addressing a multitude of spinal conditions.


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Kim BS, Markus B, Jallo J: Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy. Jandial R, McCormick P, and Black p (eds): Essential Techniques in Operative Neurosurgery. Philadelphia: Elsevier (in print)

Kim BS, Jallo J: Intracranial pressure monitoring and management of raised intracranial pressure. Loftus C (ed): Neurosurgical Emergencies, 2nd edition. American Association of Neurological Surgery: New York: Thieme: 2008 : pp 1l -26

Kim BS, Sandhu F, Perez-Cruet M, Refai D, Fessler RG: Surgical approaches to craniocervical junction and the upper cervical spine. Frymoyer J and Wiesel S (eds): The Adult and Pediatric Spines, 3rd edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: 2004: Vol. 2 pp 753-759

Perez-Cruet M, Kim BS, Sandhu F, Fessler RG: Minimally invasive spine surgery: Thoracic update. Haid RW, Subach BR, and Rodts GE (eds) : Progress in Neurological Surgery: Advances in spine stabilization. Karger 2003:16: 266-276

Kim BS, Roonprapunt C, Lamarca, Kothbauer K, Jallo GL, Epstein F : The current management of intraranial ependymoma in children. Annals of Neurosurg. 2002: 2(3): 1-10

Jallo GL, Kim BS, Epstein F : The current management of Intramedullary spinal cord tumor in children and young adults. Annals of Neurosurg. 2001: 1(1): 1-10


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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

16398485. Ray P, Jallo GI, Kim RY, Kim BS, Wilson S, Kothbauer K, Abbott R, Endoscopic third ventriculostomy for tumor-related hydrocephalus in a pediatric population. Neurosurg Focus 19:6(E8)2005 Dec 15

15367808. Kim BS, Kothbauer K, Jallo G, Brainstem astroblastoma. Pediatr Neurosurg 40:3(145-6)2004 May-Jun

15291022. Perez-Cruet MJ, Kim BS, Sandhu F, Samartzis D, Fessler RG, Thoracic microendoscopic discectomy. J Neurosurg Spine 1:1(58-63)2004 Jul

15226075. Kim BS, Jallo GI, Kothbauer K, Abbott IR, Chronic subdural hematoma as a complication of endoscopic third ventriculostomy. Surg Neurol 62:1(64-8; discussion 68)2004 Jul

12411723. Kim BS, LaMarca V, Jallo GI, Tuberous sclerosis. Pediatr Neurosurg 37:5(276-7)2002 Nov

11859971. Steinmetz MP, Barnett GH, Kim BS, Chidel MA, Suh JH, Metastatic seeding of the stereotactic biopsy tract in glioblastoma multiforme: case report and review of the literature. J Neurooncol 55:3(167-71)2001 Dec