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Daniel Kim, MD, is a board certified neurosurgeon who specializes in complex spine surgery. He attended medical school and completed his neurosurgical residency at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University, respectively. Dr. Kim has a neurosurgical focus on disorders of the spine. He is interested in all aspects of spinal care, including: degenerative conditions, trauma, revision surgeries, deformity and spine tumors.  He uses both open and minimally invasive techniques in the operating room, and he embraces the latest technology to make spinal surgery as safe and effective as possible.

Dr. Kim has published on multiple neurosurgical topics and continues to be active with academic research. He currently serves as an editor for the International Journal of Spine Surgery.

In his free time, Dr. Kim enjoys the outdoors, barbequing, fishing and playing golf.

Dr. Kim is seeing patients at our Carmel and Kokomo offices. To schedule an appointment, please call (317) 428-5058.


Juris Doctor
Indianapolis School of Law, Indianapolis, IN

Medical School
Indiana University, School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Indiana University, School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Certifications & Memberships

Board Certification
American Associations of Neurological Surgery

Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic- Board Member and Volunteer
Shalom Health Clinic- Board Member and Pro-Bono Corporate Attorney
International Violin Competition of Indianapolis- Board Member


  • Relaxing incision of nostril sill to expand the transnasal transphenoidal approach: technical note. Kim DL, Cohen-Gadol AA. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2013 Mar 9.
  • Indocyanine-green videoangiogram to assess collateral circulation before arterial sacrifice for management of complex vascular and neoplastic lesions: technical note. Kim DL, Cohen-Gadol AA. World Neurosurg. 2013 Feb;79(2).
  • A novel method for confirmation of hemispheric disconnection during hemispherotomy surgery. Kim DL, Osburn LL, Cohen-Gadol AA. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2010:46(1):71-5.
  • Long-term follow-up of solitary intracerebral juvenile xanthogranuloma. Case report and review of the literature. Fulkerson DH, Luerssen TG, Hattab EM, Kim DL, Smith JL. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2008:44(6):480-5.
  • Assessment of disc space preparation with a balloon device during minimally invasive interbody fusion. Poster presentation at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 2011.
  • Patient-tailored polymer implant cranioplasty after resection of complex skull base mass lesions involving the cranio-orbital bone. Poster presentation at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 2009.

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Doctor, Indianapolis Monthly, 2023


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