Director, Reconstructive Spinal and Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Mischer Neuroscience Institute
Professor, Vivian L. Smith Department of NeurosurgeryThe University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School
Dr. Daniel Kim is a fellowship-trained, board-certified neurosurgeon
who is an expert in minimally invasive spinal surgery, both endoscopic
and robotic; peripheral nerve surgery; and complex spinal
reconstruction. Dr. Kim has won numerous awards and honors, authored
hundreds of papers and published 17 surgical textbooks.
He is a preeminent researcher in peripheral nerve repair through
nerve transfer and nerve graft, and is also recognized for his work in
neurorehabilitation through robotics and cortical stimulation, spinal
biomechanics and innovative neuromodulation treatments for chronic pain.
Dr. Kim is also adjunct professor in the department of Bioengineering,
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Rice University.
Before his appointment at Mischer Neuroscience Institute, Dr. Kim
served as a professor in the departments of Neurosurgery and Orthopedic
Surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). He was the director of
spinal neurosurgery and reconstructive peripheral nerve surgery for both
programs. Before that, he was a full professor at the Stanford
University School of Medicine.
A graduate of the University of Oklahoma in chemical engineering, Dr.
Kim received his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine
before completing his neurosurgery residency at Louisiana State
University. He completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the University
of Florida with Richard Fessler, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Kim is committed to providing exceptional clinical care in order
to provide the highest quality outcomes for his patients, and
specializes in the treatment of the following diseases and conditions:
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Phone: (713) 704-7100
Fax: (713) 704-7150