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Samuel C. Kim, MD, FAANS

Neurosurgeon, Director of Neurosurgery

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Abrazo Neuroscience Institute Central
6036 N 19th Ave
Suite 505
Phoenix, AZ 85015
Phone: (480) 428-3376
Fax: (480) 428-3377

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
5 out of 5
2 Ratings


  • Residency: Tufts University, New England Medical Center, Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital, Lahey Clinic, Boston, MA
  • Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

About The Provider:

Dr. Kim is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon who has been in practice since 2003. He joined Abrazo Neuroscience Institute from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City where he was an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and Site Chief of Neurological Surgery at New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital. Dr. Kim specializes in complex spine surgery and the treatment of brain tumors and neurovascular disorders. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS spine surgery), degenerative spine disease, spine tumors, and spinal trauma.

As a part of the Abrazo Neuroscience Institute, Dr. Kim works very closely with pain management physicians, neurologists, neuroradiologists and other clinical subspecialists to deliver comprehensive methods of treatment that are tailored to each patient's specific condition. He approaches every patient with each unique individual's needs in mind.

This desire stems from having dealt with severe medical illness in his own family, giving him the ability to naturally and genuinely empathize with his patients. Dr. Kim strives to build relationships with his patients on both a personal and clinical level and takes pride and satisfaction in seeing their clinical improvement. Referring physicians and patients alike can know that they will receive phenomenal care when Dr. Kim is on the case. In his spare time, Dr. Kim enjoys playing sports, he played collegiate tennis and enjoys golf and ice hockey as well. Dr. Kim enjoys studying foreign languages and speaks Russian, Korean, and French.

Special Interests:

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS spine surgery)
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Brain Tumors
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Vertebral fractures

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