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Anthony Kim, M.D., M.S.

Medical director of the UCSF Stroke Center

Dr. Anthony S. Kim is a vascular neurologist and medical director of the UCSF Stroke Center. He specializes in stroke prevention, management of transient ischemic attack and stroke, and management of cerebral aneurysms. Kim primarily cares for patients in the hospital, including the Neurointensive Care Unit. He also provides follow-up care, initial consultations and second opinions for patients with complex neurovascular disorders in the UCSF Neurovascular Disease and Stroke Center. Conditions he treats include stroke, arteriovenous and cavernous malformations, carotid stenosis, and intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage.

In his research, Kim's interests include stroke epidemiology, prevention and diagnosis; acute management of stroke; and the use of information technologies to improve the quality of health care. Kim earned an undergraduate degree at Brown University and a medical degree at UCSF, where he completed a neurology residency and served as co-chief resident. He completed a fellowship in vascular neurology and earned a master's degree in clinical research at UCSF. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Heart Association, and American Stroke Association. Kim is an assistant professor of Neurology at UCSF.

Clinics

Neurovascular Disease and Stroke Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-8897
Fax: (415) 353-8705

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

UCSF School of Medicine 2002

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Neurology 2006

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Vascular Neurology 2009

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Chiong W, Kim AS, Huang IA, Farahany NA, Josephson SA. Testing the presumption of consent to emergency treatment for acute ischemic stroke. JAMA. 2014 Apr 23-30; 311(16):1689-91.
  2. Kim AS, Johnston SC. Temporal and geographic trends in the global stroke epidemic. Stroke. 2013 Jun; 44(6 Suppl 1):S123-5.
  3. Lau AY, Wong KS, Lev M, Furie K, Smith W, Kim AS. Burden of intracranial steno-occlusive lesions on initial computed tomography angiography predicts poor outcome in patients with acute stroke. Stroke. 2013 May; 44(5):1310-6.
  4. Kim AS, Johnston SC. Is hypertension the key to reaching the healthy people 2000 goals by 2020? JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jan 14; 173(1):51-3.
  5. Navi BB, Kamel H, Shah MP, Grossman AW, Wong C, Poisson SN, Whetstone WD, Josephson SA, Johnston SC, Kim AS. The use of neuroimaging studies and neurological consultation to evaluate dizzy patients in the emergency department. Neurohospitalist. 2013 Jan; 3(1):7-14.
  6. Kim AS, Poisson SN, Easton JD, Johnston SC. A cross-sectional study of individuals seeking information on transient ischemic attack and stroke symptoms online: a target for intervention? PLoS One. 2012; 7(10):e47997.
  7. Navi BB, Kamel H, Shah MP, Grossman AW, Wong C, Poisson SN, Whetstone WD, Josephson SA, Johnston SC, Kim AS. Rate and predictors of serious neurologic causes of dizziness in the emergency department. Mayo Clin Proc. 2012 Nov; 87(11):1080-8.
  8. Kim AS. Who Best to Create a Sense of Urgency for Acute Stroke Treatment? Commentary on "Neurohospitalists Improve Door-to-Needle Times for Patients With Ischemic Stroke Receiving Intravenous tPA". Neurohospitalist. 2012 Oct; 2(4):117-8.
  9. Kamel H, Easton JD, Johnston SC, Kim AS. Cost-effectiveness of apixaban vs warfarin for secondary stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. Neurology. 2012 Oct 2; 79(14):1428-34.
  10. Kim AS, Young KC. The value of PRACTISE to improve thrombolysis rates for acute stroke: a 17-year quest. Neurology. 2012 Aug 7; 79(6):494-5.
  11. Navi BB, Kamel H, Shah MP, Grossman AW, Wong C, Poisson SN, Whetstone WD, Josephson SA, Johnston SC, Kim AS. Application of the ABCD2 score to identify cerebrovascular causes of dizziness in the emergency department. Stroke. 2012 Jun; 43(6):1484-9.
  12. Kamel H, Johnston SC, Easton JD, Kim AS. Cost-effectiveness of dabigatran compared with warfarin for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation and prior stroke or transient ischemic attack. Stroke. 2012 Mar; 43(3):881-3.
  13. Giles MF, Albers GW, Amarenco P, Arsava EM, Asimos AW, Ay H, Calvet D, Coutts SB, Cucchiara BL, Demchuk AM, Johnston SC, Kelly PJ, Kim AS, Labreuche J, Lavallee PC, Mas JL, Merwick A, Olivot JM, Purroy F, Rosamond WD, Sciolla R, Rothwell PM. Early stroke risk and ABCD2 score performance in tissue- vs time-defined TIA: a multicenter study. Neurology. 2011 Sep 27; 77(13):1222-8.
  14. Kim AS, Johnston SC. Global variation in the relative burden of stroke and ischemic heart disease. Circulation. 2011 Jul 19; 124(3):314-23.
  15. Kim AS, Nguyen-Huynh M, Johnston SC. A cost-utility analysis of mechanical thrombectomy as an adjunct to intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator for acute large-vessel ischemic stroke. Stroke. 2011 Jul; 42(7):2013-8.
  16. Kim AS, Sidney S, Klingman JG, Johnston SC. Practice variation in neuroimaging to evaluate dizziness in the ED. Am J Emerg Med. 2012 Jun; 30(5):665-72.
  17. Dhand A, Nakagawa K, Nagpal S, Gelfand JM, Kim AS, Smith WS, Tihan T. Cardiac rupture after intravenous t-PA administration in acute ischemic stroke. Neurocrit Care. 2010 Oct; 13(2):261-2.
  18. Kim AS, Fullerton HJ, Johnston SC. Risk of vascular events in emergency department patients discharged home with diagnosis of dizziness or vertigo. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Jan; 57(1):34-41.
  19. Giles MF, Albers GW, Amarenco P, Arsava MM, Asimos A, Ay H, Calvet D, Coutts S, Cucchiara BL, Demchuk AM, Johnston SC, Kelly PJ, Kim AS, Labreuche J, Lavallee PC, Mas JL, Merwick A, Olivot JM, Purroy F, Rosamond WD, Sciolla R, Rothwell PM. Addition of brain infarction to the ABCD2 Score (ABCD2I): a collaborative analysis of unpublished data on 4574 patients. Stroke. 2010 Sep; 41(9):1907-13.
  20. Kim AS, Sidney S, Bernstein AL, Douglas VC, Johnston SC. Urgent neurology consultation from the ED for transient ischemic attack. Am J Emerg Med. 2011 Jul; 29(6):601-8.

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