Dr. Samuel Kim, MD

Dr. Samuel Kim, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
48 y/o

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Dr. Samuel Kim, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 9 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.Read his story

Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center

156 William St Fl 11

New York, NY 10038
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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more than 85% of peers
Subdural Hemorrhage
more than 81% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 63% of peers

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Dr. Kim's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kim "Dr. Samuel C. Kim, assistant professor of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, is a board-certified neurosurgeon who has been in practice for 10 years. Dr. Kim received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and his M.D. from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and he completed a neurosurgery residency at Tufts New England Medical Center. Dr. Kim's expertise is in complex spinal surgery, brain tumors, peripheral nerve surgery, and vascular diseases of the brain. He performs surgery at New York Downtown Hospital."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kim "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

34  Conditions Treated

  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
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12  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • New England Medical Center-Tufts
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kim has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Samuel Kim, MD
Dr Kim is one of the best surgeons I have ever met. He is informative as well as caring. Whilst other doctors might be good at their chosen profession, Dr Kim adds bedside manner to his encounters. No question is unnecessary. He cares about his patients. If only more doctors adapted the same...Read More
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FCB in Jamaica, NY – Sep 07, 2018
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My Mother use to say "God made man great" God gifted some of His creations with His gifts. Dr Kim has been gifted. He also has chosen a staff with their gifts. I was so well taken care from beginning to the end. Thanks to this Great Team. Marsha Richberg..
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Marsha Richberg in Far Rockaway Queens, NY – Aug 30, 2018
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I had a very good experience, He was clear and to the point regarding my condition. Felt comfortable and appreciated his honesty. I will defenetly will continue to visit him.
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Ivette Ortiz in New York, NY – Apr 06, 2018
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My husband had a double-disc lumbar micro-discectomy with Dr. Kim, and we both found him to be an exceptional surgeon and kind human being. My husband was restored to a pain-free, fully functional life thanks to Dr. Kim's combination of skill and compassion, and the support work of his Physician...Read More
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Erica Klein in New York, NY – Mar 21, 2018
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When I got to the office the staff was kind and understanding they made me comfortable right away. The nurses in the back gave out the same feeling. And the administration was on top of their responsibilitys as well as making me feel at ease. And of course Dr.Kim was amazing Im very grateful...Read More
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Maureen Ottomano in Briarwood – Jan 20, 2018
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