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Anthony Kim


Medical director, UCSF Stroke Center
Clinical researcher and early adopter of new technologies

Dr. Anthony S. Kim is a vascular neurologist and medical director of the UCSF Stroke Center. He specializes in preventing strokes, managing transient ischemic attacks and strokes, and managing cerebral aneurysms – weak spots in brain arteries that can rupture. Kim primarily cares for patients in the hospital, including those in the neurology intensive care unit. At the UCSF Neurovascular Disease and Stroke Center, he provides follow-up care, initial consultations and second opinions for patients with complex neurovascular disorders. Conditions he treats include arteriovenous and cavernous malformations, carotid stenosis, and intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage.

In research, Kim's interests include stroke epidemiology, prevention and diagnosis; acute management of stroke; and using 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 of advanced study degree in clinical research at UCSF. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

  • Education

    UCSF School of Medicine, 2002

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Neurology, 2006

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Vascular Neurology, 2009

  • Board Certifications

    Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

    Vascular Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

I believe in applying the best-available science at the bedside and taking the time to truly understand each patient as an individual.

Where I see patients (1)

    My work

    After a-fib and a stroke, he’s back on his bike

    When Gary – with a history of atrial fibrillation – had a life-threatening stroke, his care team performed an embolectomy. Dr. Kim helped support Gary's full recovery.

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    42 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 01, 2023
    Couldn't be more happy with Dr. Kim's competent and detailed answers to my questions friendly demeanor and general empathy for my situation
    Oct 20, 2023
    Dr. Kim was very concerned about how I was feeling and he explained my condition very well.
    Sep 03, 2023
    Dr. Kim was excellent!
    Dec 15, 2022
    Dr. Kim was very effective in describing my condition in much better detail than my previous discussions when my stroke occurred.
    Nov 24, 2022
    Dr. Kim was awesome!
    Nov 03, 2022
    Dr. Kim is a very kind and thoughtful person. He answered all my questions and did not rush me.
    Sep 15, 2022
    I would rate Dr. Kim A plus!
    Aug 20, 2022
    Aug 14, 2022
    Doctor Kim is one of the most knowledgeable thoughtful empathetic and respectful doctors I have ever encountered...perhaps the best.
    May 18, 2022
    He was the very pleasant to discuss my medical condition with.
    May 18, 2022
    Dr Kim provided excellent explanations of my resent health events.
    Mar 19, 2022
    He was well able to handle any questions I had.
    Feb 24, 2022
    Dr. Kim was attentive knowledgeable understanding and caring and took time to explain things to me
    Feb 17, 2022
    Explained things well
    Decorative Caduceus

    Stroke Recovery Initiative - Registry for Stroke Research Studies

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