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Albert H. Kim, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery
Assistant Professor, Neurology
Assistant Professor, Developmental Biology
Surgical Director, Pituitary Center

Specialty Areas

Brain Tumors
Skull Base Tumors
Gamma Knife
Neuro Oncology
Pituitary Tumors
Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Neurological Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Languages

Korean

Areas of Clinical Interest

Brain tumor, Brain tumors (open and minimally invasive approaches), including glioblastoma, glioma, astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, meningioma, pituitary tumors, acoustic neuromas, craniofacial tumors, skull base tumors, Gamma Knife, Pituitary Center

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Neuroscience Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 6
Office Phone: (314) 362-3577
Fax: (314) 362-2107

Center for Advanced Medicine - South County

5201 Midamerica Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63129

Office Phone: 314-362-3577
Fax: 314-362-2107

Education

Education

Residency: Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women's/Children's Hospitals, Boston, MA 2009
Fellowship: Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Neurosurgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL 2011
Chief Resident: Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women's/Children's Hospitals, Boston, MA 2010
Masters Degree: Biology/Biomedical Science, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis MO 1999
AB, East Asian Studies: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 1994
MD, PhD: New York University School of Medicine, New York 2003

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Stem nourished by branches: glioblastomas co-opt classic neurotrophic factor signaling to maintain stem-like cell pool.
Taiwo R, Mahlokozera T, Kim AH
Stem Cell Investig. 2018; 522. doi: 10.21037/sci.2018.07.01.

PMID:
    30148155
    [PubMed]
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Glioblastoma Treated With Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy: Safety, Efficacy, and Outcomes.
Kamath AA, Friedman DD, Akbari SHA, Kim AH, Tao Y, Luo J, Leuthardt EC
Neurosurgery. 2018 Aug 22; doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyy375.

PMID:
    30137606
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Identifying SYNE1 ataxia and extending the mutational spectrum in Korea.
Kim JS, Kim AR, Youn J, Lee C, Kim NS, Park WY, Park JK, Kim NKD, Cho JW
Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2018 Aug 13; pii: S1353-8020(18)30360-2. doi: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2018.08.009.

PMID:
    30119932
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Chalcone derivatives from the root bark of Morus alba L. act as inhibitors of PTP1B and α-glucosidase.
Ha MT, Seong SH, Nguyen TD, Cho WK, Ah KJ, Ma JY, Woo MH, Choi JS, Min BS
Phytochemistry. 2018 Aug 10; 155114-125. doi: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2018.08.001.

PMID:
    30103164
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Korean National Oral Health Survey Data on the Symmetry of Primary Dentition Surface Caries.
Kim AH, Ahn ES, Shim YS, You YO, Jeon EY, An SY
J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2018 Aug 7; doi: 10.17796/1053-4625-42.6.8.

PMID:
    30085865
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Comparative Effectiveness of Local and Systemic Therapy for T4 Prostate Cancer.
Kim AH, Konety B, Chen Z, Schumacher F, Kutikov A, Smaldone M, Abouassaly R, Khanna A, Kim SP
Urology. 2018 Jul 7; pii: S0090-4295(18)30630-7. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2018.06.038.

PMID:
    29990574
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Radiologic Response and Disease Control of Recurrent Intracranial Meningiomas Treated With Reirradiation.
Lin AJ, Hui C, Dahiya S, Lu HC, Kim AH, Campian JL, Tsien C, Zipfel GJ, Rich KM, Chicoine M, Huang J
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 Sep 1; 102(1)194-203. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.05.011.

PMID:
    29970312
    [PubMed - in process]
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Stereotactic radiosurgery and immunotherapy in melanoma brain metastases: Patterns of care and treatment outcomes.
Gabani P, Fischer-Valuck BW, Johanns TM, Hernandez-Aya LF, Keller JW, Rich KM, Kim AH, Dunn GP, Robinson CG, Chicoine MR, Huang J, Abraham CD
Radiother Oncol. 2018 Aug; 128(2)266-273. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2018.06.017.

PMID:
    29960685
    [PubMed - in process]
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JOURNAL CLUB: Primary Anorectal Melanoma: MRI Findings and Clinicopathologic Correlations.
Park HJ, Kim HJ, Park SH, Lee JS, Kim AY, Kim SW, Hong SM
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Aug; 211(2)W98-W108. doi: 10.2214/AJR.17.18807.

PMID:
    29927334
    [PubMed - in process]
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Internal dose escalation is associated with increased local control for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) brain metastases treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS).
Abraham C, Garsa A, Badiyan SN, Drzymala R, Yang D, DeWees T, Tsien C, Dowling JL, Rich KM, Chicoine MR, Kim AH, Leuthardt EC, Robinson C
Adv Radiat Oncol. 2018 Apr-Jun; 3(2)146-153. doi: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.11.003.

PMID:
    29904739
    [PubMed]
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The role of Twist1 in mutant huntingtin-induced transcriptional alterations and neurotoxicity.
Pan Y, Zhu Y, Yang W, Tycksen E, Liu S, Palucki J, Zhu L, Sasaki Y, Sharma MK, Kim AH, Zhang B, Yano H
J Biol Chem. 2018 Jul 27; 293(30)11850-11866. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA117.001211.

PMID:
    29891550
    [PubMed - in process]
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Comparison of patient-specific factors and outcomes for one- and two-stage basilic vein transposition fistulas.
Shevitz AJ, Kim AH, Morrow KL, Johnson DJ, Campos PR, Kashyap VS, Wong VL
J Vasc Surg. 2018 May 23; pii: S0741-5214(18)30420-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2018.02.026.

PMID:
    29803681
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Effect of combining inferior oblique muscle weakening procedures with exotropia surgery on the surgical correction of exotropia.
Bae SH, Kim J, Kim AY, Lee JY, Choi MY, Lim KH, Choi DG
PLoS One. 2018; 13(5)e0198002. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0198002.

PMID:
    29795692
    [PubMed - in process]
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Assessment of induced CYP3A activity in pregnant women using 4β-hydroxycholesterol: Cholesterol ratio as an appropriate metabolic marker.
Kim AH, Kim B, Rhee SJ, Lee Y, Park JS, Lee SM, Kim SM, Lee S, Yu KS, Jang IJ, Cho JY
Drug Metab Pharmacokinet. 2018 Jun; 33(3)173-178. doi: 10.1016/j.dmpk.2018.04.004.

PMID:
    29759884
    [PubMed - in process]
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Symptomatic bradycardia due to nicotine intoxication.
Paik JH, Kang S, Durey A, Kim JH, Kim AJ
Rev Bras Ter Intensiva. 2018 Mar; 30(1)121-126. doi: 10.5935/0103-507x.20180018.

PMID:
    29742227
    [PubMed - in process]
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A Total Offloading Foot Brace for Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Results From a Halted Randomized Controlled Trial.
Johnson DJ, Saar BJ, Shevitz AJ, Kim AH, Hammer L, Kendrick DE, Moorehead P, Kashyap VS
Wounds. 2018 Jul; 30(7)182-185.

PMID:
    29718811
    [PubMed - in process]
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Two Small Intravenous Catheters for High-Rate Contrast Medium Injection for Computed Tomography in Patients Lacking Superficial Veins to Accommodate a Large Catheter.
Son BG, Kim MJ, Park MH, Kim K, Kim J, Kim SY, Lee KJ, Choi SH, Kim AY, Park SH
Korean J Radiol. 2018 May-Jun; 19(3)489-497. doi: 10.3348/kjr.2018.19.3.489.

PMID:
    29713227
    [PubMed - in process]
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Surviving travel or travelling to survive: the association of travel distance with survival in muscle invasive bladder cancer.
Kim AH, Kim SP
Transl Androl Urol. 2018 Mar; 7(Suppl 1)S83-S85. doi: 10.21037/tau.2018.01.16.

PMID:
    29645020
    [PubMed]
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A clinical guidance to DFNA22 drawn from a Korean cohort study with an autosomal dominant deaf population: A retrospective cohort study.
Kim BJ, Han JH, Park HR, Kim MY, Kim AR, Oh SH, Park WY, Oh DY, Lee S, Choi BY
J Gene Med. 2018 Jun; 20(6)e3019. doi: 10.1002/jgm.3019.

PMID:
    29607572
    [PubMed - in process]
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Advancing the Quality of Care for Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer Patients: Novel Uses of Patient-Reported Outcomes.
Sedlacek HM, Kim AH, Chen WM, Kim SP
Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Jun; 25(6)1475-1477. doi: 10.1245/s10434-018-6427-4.

PMID:
    29560573
    [PubMed - in process]
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Areas of Research Interest

The goal of my laboratory is to use a combined genomic and developmental approach to identify critical signaling nodes that drive malignant brain tumor growth and invasiveness. Also, The underlying hypothesis of the research is that abnormalities in processes that govern normal neural development contribute to malignant transformation and behavior. My laboratory therefore focuses on common signaling pathways in brain development and malignant brain tumors, with an emphasis on glioblastoma multiforme and medulloblastoma.