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Dr. Daniel Kim MD

Dr. Daniel Kim MD


Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
(713) 486-8100



Director, Reconstructive Spinal and Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Mischer Neuroscience Institute
Professor, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery

The 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:

  • Artificial disk replacement
  • Birth palsies
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Congenital spine disorders
  • Median nerve injuries
  • Nerve sheath tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neuromodulation for nerve injuries
  • Neuromodulation for chronic headache
  • Pelvic plexus injuries
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Peroneal nerve injuries
  • Pudendal nerve entrapment
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Radial nerve injuries
  • Sciatic nerve injuries
  • Spinal AVMs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spine and spinal cord tumors
  • Spine deformity
  • Spine disk herniation
  • Spine fractures
  • Spine infection
  • Tibial nerve injuries
  • Ulnar nerve entrapment

Physician Details

Medical Education
Tulane University Health Sciences, 1989
Internships & Residency
Louisiana State University at New Orleans - Neurosurgery, 1995
University of Florida Gainesville - Neurosurgery, 1998
PCP Number
Cities Served
Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston, Missouri City
ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007


Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup MMP Perinatal*
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks PPO*
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Corporate Remedies Worker's Comp*
  • Corvel Worker's Comp*
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - PPO Network*
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - Worker's Comp*
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health - Worker's Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Injury Management Organization Worker's Comp*
  • Interplan Health Group (IHG)*
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Olympus (International) - PPO Network*
  • Political Subdivision Workers Comp Alliance*
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Worker's Comp
  • Rockport - PPO Network*
  • Superior CHIP/Perinatal*
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • Texas True Choice - PPO Network*
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare Star Plus Perinatal*
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • USA Managed Care Organization - Worker's Comp*
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp