Anthony Kim


Medical director of the 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.

Clinics I work with

Stroke Clinic

400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

My reviews


Overall Experience
48 Reviews
dr Kim was wonderful. He spent over an hour with me and was very thorough. he answered all my questions. I was so glad I got to have this appointment with him. I definitely would recommend him.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
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Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
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Knew the important information about your medical history
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The provider showed respect for what you had to say
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The provider spent enough time with me
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Decorative Caduceus

Stroke Recovery Initiative - Registry for Stroke Research Studies

Total Number of Participants in the Registry