Paul E Kim, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology

Section Chief of Neuroradiology

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Dr. Kim, a native of Ohio, received a BS in biomedical sciences from University of Michigan and a medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. He did his residency in diagnostic radiology and a fellowship in Neuroradiology at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. After completion of his residency and fellowship training he joined private practice, West Valley Radiology Medical Group, in West Hills from September 1994 till August 1999. He reinstated his medical privileges at USC from September 1999 – present. He has been an invited instructor for the American Society of Spine Radiology and currently a reviewer for the American Journal of Roentgenology and Neurosurgery. He also has been an invited author for multiple textbooks and journals.


  • Corrigendum to: Glutathione Increase and Seizure Burden Decrease in Patients with Intractable Epilepsy on Ketogenic Diet J Epilepsy Res. 2023 Dec; 13(2):63-64. . View in PubMed
  • Brain Glutathione Increase and Seizure Burden Decrease in Patients with Intractable Epilepsy on Ketogenic Diet J Epilepsy Res. 2023 Jun 30; 13(1):1-6. . View in PubMed
  • A cross-sectional study to test equivalence of low- versus intermediate-flip angle dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI measures of relative cerebral blood volume in patients with high-grade gliomas at 15 Tesla field strength. Front Oncol. 2023; 13:1156843. . View in PubMed
  • Common Data Elements in Head and Neck Radiology Reporting Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2020 Aug; 30(3):379-391. . View in PubMed
  • Virtual Read-Out: Radiology Education for the 21st Century During the COVID-19 Pandemic Acad Radiol. 2020 06; 27(6):872-881. . View in PubMed
  • Advanced Imaging Techniques in Diagnosis of Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) Front Neurol. 2020; 11:165. . View in PubMed
  • Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES): Pathophysiology and Neuro-Imaging Front Neurol. 2020; 11:463. . View in PubMed
  • Differential Clinical Presentation, Intraoperative Management Strategies, and Surgical Outcomes After Endoscopic Endonasal Treatment of Cystic Sellar Masses World Neurosurg. 2020 Jan; 133:e241-e251. . View in PubMed
  • Lessons Learned from the Initial Experience with Pedicled Temporoparietal Fascial Flap for Combined Revascularization In Moyamoya Angiopathy: A Case Series World Neurosurg. 2019 Dec; 132:e259-e273. . View in PubMed
  • Orphaned Middle Cerebral Artery Side-to-Side In Situ Bypass as a Favorable Alternative Approach for Complex Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysm Treatment: A Case Series World Neurosurg. 2019 Oct; 130:e971-e987. . View in PubMed
  • Headache and Brain Tumor Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2019 May; 29(2):291-300. . View in PubMed
  • Postoperative Antiplatelet Therapy in the Treatment of Complex Basilar Apex Aneurysms Implementing Hunterian Ligation and Extracranial-to-Intracranial Bypass: Review of the Literature with an Illustrative Case Report World Neurosurg. 2019 Mar; 123:113-122. . View in PubMed
  • Atypical central neurocytoma with metastatic craniospinal dissemination: a case report Clin Imaging. 2016 Nov – Dec; 40(6):1108-1111. . View in PubMed
  • Predicting Meningioma Consistency on Preoperative Neuroimaging Studies Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2016 Apr; 27(2):145-54. . View in PubMed
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery to the resection cavity for brain metastases: prognostic factors and outcomes J Radiosurg SBRT. 2015; 3(3):179-186. . View in PubMed
  • Radiosurgery for metastatic disease at the craniocervical junction World Neurosurg. 2014 Dec; 82(6):1331-6. . View in PubMed
  • Clinical applications of diffusion tensor imaging World Neurosurg. 2014 Jul-Aug; 82(1-2):96-109. . View in PubMed
  • Image coregistration: quantitative processing framework for the assessment of brain lesions J Digit Imaging. 2014 Jun; 27(3):369-79. . View in PubMed
  • Medicolegal hazards: potential pitfalls for neuroimagers Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2012 Aug; 22(3):527-38. . View in PubMed
  • Intramedullary abscess of the spinal cord in the setting of patent foramen ovaleWorld Neurosurg. 2011 Sep-Oct; 76(3-4):361. e11-4. . View in PubMed
  • Visualizing the future: enhancing neuroimaging with nanotechnology World Neurosurg. 2011 May-Jun; 75(5-6):626-37; discussion 618-9. . View in PubMed
  • Diffusion tensor imaging in the assessment of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament: a report on preliminary results in 3 cases and review of the literature Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Mar; 30(3):E14. . View in PubMed
  • From atom to brain: applications of molecular imaging to neurosurgery World Neurosurg. 2010 May; 73(5):477-85. . View in PubMed
  • Molecular imaging, part 1: apertures into the landscape of genomic medicine World Neurosurg. 2010 Apr; 73(4):307-16. . View in PubMed
  • Novel use of an endovascular embolectomy device for retrograde suction decompression-assisted clip ligation of a large paraclinoid aneurysm: technical case report Neurosurgery. 2008 May; 62(5 Suppl 2):ONSE412-3; discussion ONSE413-4. . View in PubMed
  • Imaging of the cerebrum Neurosurgery. 2007 Jul; 61(1 Suppl):123-46; discussion 146. . View in PubMed
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery: adjacent tissue injury and response after high-dose single fraction radiation: Part I–Histology, imaging, and molecular events Neurosurgery. 2007 Jan; 60(1):31-44; discussion 44-5. . View in PubMed
  • Imaging of primary central nervous system lymphoma Neurosurg Focus. 2006 Nov 15; 21(5):E4. . View in PubMed
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging for brain mapping in neurosurgery Neurosurg Focus. 2003 Jul 15; 15(1):E1. . View in PubMed
  • Imaging of the pituitary and parasellar region Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2003 Jan; 14(1):55-80vi. . View in PubMed
  • Intramedullary Cervical Spinal Cord AbscessWorld Neurosurg. 2017 Oct; 106:1049. e1-1049. e2. . View in PubMed