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Peter Kim

Peter D. Kim, MD, PHD

  • Neurological Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Peter Kim, M.D., Ph.D., is a pediatric neurosurgeon at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare and Shriners Children's Twin Cities. He is board eligible with the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. He received an undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. Dr. Kim received his Ph.D. in molecular biology and biochemistry from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. He completed a neurosurgical residency at SUNY Syracuse, and was a visiting resident at Boston Children's. He completed a fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh (UPMC Children's).

Areas of special interest to Dr. Kim include Chiari malformation, tethered spinal cord, spina bifida, craniofacial disorders, hydrocephalus and spasticity.

Dr. Kim is published widely, with numerous peer-reviewed journal articles as well as several book chapters. He is co-editor of a book on infections of the central nervous system. He has presented his research on molecular mechanisms of tumor recurrence as well as outcomes assessment in neurosurgery at national meetings.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery - General
Education and Training

Graduate School
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT

Medical Education
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
United States of America

Leadership and Memberships
  • Member, Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)


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