Richard Kim, MD, MS

Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Kim earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from University of California, Riverside. This followed with a Masters of Science in biochemistry and neurophysiology. He then went on to earn his Medical Degree from St. Louis School of Medicine in Missouri, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

Dr. Kim performed his postgraduate training in General Surgery at New York University, followed by Neurosurgery residency also at NYU. He then went on to advanced training with a fellowship in Epilepsy Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Kim is a diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Kim is currently Medical Director of the Hoag Functional Neurosurgery Program of the Hoag Neuroscience Institute in Newport Beach, California.

An active researcher, Dr. Kim has published numerous scientific articles, authored and co-authored numerous textbook chapters and has been an invited speaker at many professional conferences. His subject areas of publication range widely, and include brain tumors, spinal disorders, brainstem vascular disorders, epilepsy, and even the use of the Internet in the publication of neurosurgical information.

Dr. Kim is active in many professional organizations, serving on committees with the American Epilepsy Society, the Epilepsy Alliance of Orange County, the Epilepsy Foundation of America and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Kim is a highly skilled and experienced neurosurgeon, with expertise in complex neurosurgical treatments for brain tumors, movement disorders, spinal disorders, hydrocephalus, epilepsy,  trigeminal neuralgia and others. He lives in Anaheim Hills, California with his wife and 3 children.

Dr. Kim is an avid cyclist, with experience in competitive mountain and road cycling. He is too modest to list his cycling accomplishments here, but will gladly talk about cycling.


About Dr. Kim


Richard Kim, M.D.
949.642.6787 tel
949.642.4833 fax

3900 W. Coast Hwy,
Suite 300
Newport Beach,
California 92663